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Machine Mart stocks a range of durable Clarke Trolley Jacks designed to assist you in the garage or workshop when working on a variety of vehicles.

The best-selling Clarke CTJ3000GB 3 Tonne Trolley Jack is specifically designed for the professional workspace and offers a lifting capacity of three tonnes. It features a super-strong chassis with heavy-duty wheels and castors, as well as a wide ‘footprint’ for stable use. The CTJ3000GB also features a long two-piece handle and comes with automatic overload protection. Priced at £131.98 inc VAT.

Saddle height: Min 136mm. Max 465mm

Dimensions (LWH): 572 x 328 x 175mm

Weight: 28.3kg

Another best-seller, the More >


When our Natalie raced in the 750 MC’s Kit Car Championship one of the friendliest competitors was Dave Roberts. He’s just written this excellent book

Chiselbury, the independent publisher, is pleased to announce the republication of ‘The Blunt End of the Grid’ by author Dave Roberts.  When first issued it was shortlisted for the Royal Automobile Club’s ‘Motoring Book of the Year’ in 2019.

This is a book which tells the story of the world of amateur motor racing. Far from the glamorous world of Formula One, it describes the real challenges, spills and thrills of the sport that grips thousands of More >


Castrol Classic Oils has produced a wide range of high-quality retro-style merchandise, every item of which is decorated with familiar Castrol branding.

The latest addition to the range is this GTX Classic Trucker Cap, which has been eagerly anticipated following the recent market reintroduction of the iconic Castrol GTX premium engine oil for younger and modern classics.

The cap features a green mesh back for ventilation and a gently curved peak, while the padded white front panel is emblazoned with the distinctive Castrol GTX logo and ‘Liquid Engineering‘ legend.

Castrol Classic Oils merchandise: GTX Classic Trucker Cap

  • £15.95 plus P&P
  • Single size with adjustable rear strap
  • Free More >


Change the way your remove transmissions forever! Developed by a time-served mechanic for Laser Tools – when combined with a traditional transmission jack this patented Laser transmission support arm (part number 8579), simplifies gearbox removal and fitting by supporting the gearbox from above. The specially-shaped arm goes up the side of the gearbox and gives an attachment point to hang the support strap and chains supplied.

Because the gearbox is hanging from the support it is much easier to manoeuvre both in and out of position. The Laser transmission support arm turns a transmission jack from underneath support, into a much More >


Classic cars might be far more stylish than a modern run-about from a used car forecourt, but when it comes to cubby holes and pockets, they fall a little short of the mark.

Fortunately, help is at hand as SSP produce these great bamboo-style parcel shelves for beam-axle Beetles of all ages.

Influenced by the aftermarket accessories of old, this full-width storage surface compliments your classic interior charm and is perfect for sunglasses, mobile phones, CDs, Sat Nav and more.

Priced at £101.95 you can find them on by searching for part number 111-857-110/A you will be pleased to know they qualify for More >


Webcon has announced the release of its long-awaited manifold and linkage set to allow the fitment of three Weber 40DCOE carburettors to the Triumph GT6 engine, which features in plenty of kitcars, of course.

The new kit features stepped manifolds to clear the sloping bonnet on the GT6. The new Webcon manifolds are designed, cast and manufactured in the UK to Webcon’s exacting quality standards. The set also includes a Webcon marine-grade stainless rod linkage system to ensure a smooth, accurate set-up and operational longevity.

The inlet manifold set and linkage can be ordered as part number MW0091 at £624.12 inc VAT.

Alternatively, More >


Here’s one for our North American readers from Summit Racing. Zyclop Speed Ratchets are now available at Summit Racing.

Loosen and tighten stubborn nuts and bolts fast and efficiently with Wera Tool Zyclop Speed Ratchets. The ratchet heads swivel freely and can be locked in any position using the slide switch on both sides.

The T-handle drivers provide plenty of hand space even in very narrow and difficult-to-reach areas.

Other features include: • Available in 1/4in, 3/8in and 1/2in drive • 0°, 15°, and 90° positions guarantee safe working without the ratchet head slipping • In the 0°position, the ratchet can be used like More >



Another of the well-known sixties tuning companies was Ley Street, Ilford-based Superspeed (Conversions).

The men behind the company were brothers, John and Mike Young and their operation was part of and located next to, Ford dealer, Youngs of Ilford founded by their father, Mike Young senior.

They rose to prominence with their racing activities when John and Mike took their first steps in motorsport in their maroon-hued (actually a BMC colour called Crimson Lake) Fords.

John began his career in the British Saloon Car Championship (then running to Group 2 regulations) in 1962 in an More >


Not content with producing not one but two glorious Ford Escort pastiches, MST Cars has announced their next model a limited edition run of Group B-spec Metro 6R4. 

These will use brand-new parts, they’ll be road-legal, with a mid-mounted V6 engine, four-wheel drive, sequential gearbox and an all-new carbon-fibre bodyshell produced in Wales in association with Innovate Composites.

No other details at the moment but we’ll bring you more news on this when we get it.

In the meantime, visit ENDS.


New universal vehicle battery pack from Swindon Powertrain High Energy Density (HED) gives a one-size-fits-all solution to vehicle builders and converters and does away with the need to use reconditioned packs, although depending on where they come from there’s nothing wrong with them.

I hate the term ‘plug and play’ but these HED packs have been designed to be a simple installation. Two versions are available – 30kWh or 60kWh the water-cooled packs come with a battery management system (BMS) and manual service disconnect.

They are suitable to be paired with a variety of electric motors and also Swindon’s own HPD range More >

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