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A KINGDOM FOR MY (TWO) HORSE(S) – think about it!

A company that keep a very low profile, but offers a superb product is Citroën 2CV-specialist operation, Alexander’s 2CV, run by Alexander Boynton, based in Bury St Edmunds.

For many years, Alexander has offered parts, repairs and servicing facilities for the 2CV, and in recent times has produced the 2CV Pick-Up, which as the name implies, offers added practicality to the iconic French car’s fabled ride quality.

The car is built on a lengthened, galvanised 2CV chassis with an extended wheelbase. The pick-up still retains its interconnecting suspension but up-rated springs and shock absorbers are added. The lower bulkhead, toe board, floors More >


It’s a tough job making a tax disc sexy, but Richbrook and their design team are back with a new take on a motoring essential, and it’s one that can make life even easier for the driver who wants style at an affordable price.

Never one to rest on their laurels, the Richbrook design team has created a cost-effective alternative to the all-conquering, classic Richbrook Tax Disc Holder, one which incorporates a stunning, laser-etched backing complete with manufacturer logo in addition to a new, rather trick magnetic release mechanism that simply and easily ‘pops off’ when your new tax disc is More >


It seems like the designers and product teams at Wheelwright haven’t been taking many holidays recently with a seemingly endless array of superb new wheel designs emanating from its Kent HQ. The latest offerings serve up ‘OEM+’ good looks, great size and fitment availability in two keenly priced packages.

Launched under the new DRC (Deutsche Räder Co) banner, the first design is an attractive twin five-spoke called the DMG. Available in the popular 5×112 PCD and in 8 x18in and 9x18in widths with a thinner rim size that comes in both 32mm and 45mm offsets, with the ability to ‘stagger’ a More >


This new tap and die set with ratchet handle (part no: 5457) will cut both internal and external threads ranging from M3 to M12. The ratchet handle fits comfortably into the palm of the hand and makes one-handed thread cutting possible when access is difficult.

Supplied with two tap chucks, one die holder and a 75mm extension bar, the taps and dies are manufactured from high carbon steel for strength. All the taps and dies are available as spare parts to ensure a lifetime of use.

The set comes with comprehensive instructions and is available now at a price of £112.52 but More >


Newark short shorts? Shouldn’t that be ‘hot pants’ then?! Er, maybe not!

Here’s some other exhibits at Newark last weekend that stood out…

Loving the look of the still ‘in-progress’ STR from Lister Bell Automotive – Craig White is a skilled engineer and this is a serious piece of kit.

Another (Nottinghamshire-based) manufacturer, GREAT BRITISH SPORTSCARS, is selling plenty of kits at the moment and they had a fine display of their many wares, including this lovely ZERO, at Newark.

Loved the DNA Automotive stand, which featured this gorgeous, 5Scudo, model.

MNR Ltd showed the new hardtop arrangement for their VortX range More >


It was good to see Dave Jones at Newark with his recently re-acquired GTA Toyota MR2 body conversion kit, which looked pretty fine to these eyes.

We’ll have a feature on this soon, in the meantime, find out more about how Dave says you can build a GTA kit from around £6000 at or at the other end of 07855 549 112


Tribute Automotive brought not one but two examples of their new Mazda MX-5-based MX250 along to Newark last weekend.

The red car shown here is based on a Mk1 example of the iconic Japanese roadster, while Tribute boss, Chris Welch, also had a Mk2-donored version (albeit un-painted) on show outside. The pretty little body conversion seemed very popular all weekend.

More from or by calling 07901 544 241 ENDS.


It was good to see Ronart Cars and their marvellous W152, at Newark show last weekend. The car celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2012, incidentally…

To help commemorate this notable milestone, the company is producing a run of three special edition W152s, while if you order a kit before the end of June 2012 you’ll receive £1000 of accessories free of charge, to help you on your way with the build of this Jaguar-based delight…

More from or 01733 332 913 ENDS.

NEWARK SHORTS 2…Walking, hiking, biking AND TRIKING!

Three wheelers are enjoying a real boost in popularity at the moment, all ignited by a certain 3W from Malvern, of course, and it was great to see a FIVE-car Triking stand at Newark.

More from or 01953 850 044 ENDS.


TEAM MEV – Mills Extreme Vehicles and Road Track Race – had a very busy stand at Newark, with an impressive display of cars and visitors throughout the weekend…

MEV tR1ke or ENDS.