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MINI SPARES FLY THE FLAG

At the end of last year Lewis Hamilton became F1 World Champion for the second time and joined the ranks of Sir Jackie Stewart, Graham Hill and Jim Clark.

To celebrate, and honour British F1 success, Mini Spares has re-released their oval Union Flag Keyring, so whenever you’re in a continental bar and Formula One is on the TV you can remind everyone who the champions are by dropping your keys on the table!

The price of this patriotism? Unlike most things in Britain it’s actually gone down in price. Last time it was on sale at £5.70, but now it can More >

PREVIOUSLY ENJOYED CATERHAMS

If you've always fancied a Caterham Seven, now could be the time to press the 'go' button

Caterham Cars has launched a new scheme designed to offer buyers the finest pre-owned Sevens in the country.

‘Caterham Selected’ is the manufacturer’s first ever approved pre-owned car service, introducing an accessible and exciting ownership proposition for Caterham enthusiasts, looking for a modern or vintage Caterham and they can now purchase a pre-owned model benefitting from the same peace of mind as buyers of brand new vehicle.

Owners of a Caterham Selected vehicle will enjoy several benefits; an 81-point check as defined by Caterham’s own engineering More >

A ONE WAY BIAS FOR FORGE MOTORSPORT

The latest neatly engineered solution from the good folk at Forge Motorsport is a CNC-machined one-way valve to improve the safety and braking performance of forced induction cars.

This all-new one-way valve has been designed specifically for vehicles that have either supercharger or turbo conversions, with 13mm fittings. It is designed to fit inline between the manifold and brake servo to prevent positive boost pressure entering the brake servo.

The brass billet piston and the aluminium billet body means it can withstand over 43 pounds per square inch of pressure, and has been tested extensively by Forge’s R&D division on both road More >

AT POWER THROTTLE BODIES FOR THREE-POT TOYOTA

AT Power has developed new direct-to-head (DTH) throttles bodies for the three-cylinder Toyoya three-cylinder 1KR-FE engine with their development partners, and ECU specialists, Emerald M3D.

Adjustments to the inlet length, inlet taper and mapping have resulted in significant ‘bolt-on’ gains of up to 10bhp, claim AT Power from the OEM redline at 6000rpm to a new limit of 7000rpm.

This versatile engine has found a home in a wide-range of applications, from the OEM roadgoing Toyota Aygo, Citroën C1 and Peugeot 107, to hovercraft, light aircraft and lightweight racing applications. AT Power’s DTH throttle bodies offers a cost-effective, lightweight solution to significantly More >

COMMA’S ’50’ NOT OUT

2015 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Comma Oil & Chemicals Ltd. In the half century since it was established, Comma has evolved from a fledgling, privately-owned blender of mineral motor oils to become the leading supplier of high quality contemporary engine lubricants, coolants and automotive chemicals to the UK independent aftermarket.

Today, under the stewardship of Brazilian energy giant Cosan Lubricants, the company is rapidly extending its global reach and introducing the Comma brand to new markets in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

In 1965, when Comma’s founding partners filled the very first cans of Comma oil in Dartford, More >

LIGHTING UP

Ring Automotive’s High Performance Dual-Pack comprises their brand new High Performance headlamp and 9-LED torch; which is small enough to carry around, but powerful enough to light up any situation.

The headlamp has an operating time of eight hours, an 87-lumen output and beam distance of 57-metres. The 9-LED torch boasts an operating time of five hours, a 25-lumen output and a  beam distance of 13-metres to cater for all your lighting requirements.

The Dual pack makes an ideal gift and has an RRP of £11.99 with more information from www.ringautomotive.co.uk ENDS.

I NEED ALL THE HELP I CAN GET TOWING A TRAILER!

The Journey 1 by Hyndsight Vision Systems is a lightweight, fully wireless camera and monitor unit that can be used to assist rear vision and manoeuvering when towing any kind of trailer or caravan.

Supplied as a complete kit the Journey 1 includes: a wireless sunlight readable monitor, a wide angle camera with a non-fish-eyed view, two flush mounts, an antenna set and two chargers all in a protective case.

For those towing larger trailers, up to three additional cameras can be paired to one monitor allowing for a full 360° view. The monitor will work up to nearly 100-metres away from More >

MOSS UPDATES

The old Moss Europe website has performed valiantly over the years and like any favourite classic many people have come to love it. We had the same situation some years ago when the comfy old pair of shoes that was the original totalkitcar website design was definitely becoming unwieldy and needed a refresh.

Moss felt that their website, like any well-used cherished vehicle, was showing signs of wear and tear and in need of a major restoration. Ecommerce technology has developed at an incredible pace and Moss wanted to bring their customers the best website-experience possible.

The new Moss Europe site uses More >

ONE FOR MODEL COLLECTORS

Miniature racing vehicles are ten a penny, although a new arrival from Bilstein could interest scale model collectors and general motorsport fans alike.

Working closely with of Herpa Miniaturmodelle GmbH, Bilstein has produced a 1:87-scale model of one of their motorsport trucks as a high-quality collectors model true to the last detail. In its original size, the Mercedes-Benz Actros LH MP2, with a special assembly for conference and workshop areas, provides on-site support to numerous teams and racing drivers.

The high-quality collector’s piece is available in the famous colours of blue and yellow for €38.27 via the Bilstein fanshop at www.bilstein.de/fanshop ENDS.

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OUTER SHELL

Performance 1 Coatings is a new ceramic coating specialist based in Witney, Oxfordshire.

The new advanced ceramic coating effectively reduces exhaust surface temperatures, with a whole host of benefits. These include reduced engine bay temperatures, protection for vulnerable components, located nearby, reduced cabin temperatures, exhaust corrosion resistance, plus increased exhaust gas temperatures for higher velocity. So it offers all of the benefits of a traditional exhaust wrap but with a far more durable and attractive finish.

Performance 1 Coatings has also launched a new service just for tailpipes, silencers or finishers. This gives heat protection for the rear bumper with a More >