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This is one to cross off your bucket list! Manufactured from heavy-duty, high-grade stainless steel this 12-litre bucket (part number 5929) from Laser Tools is far stronger and easier to clean than plastic or galvanised buckets.

The advantages over plastic alternatives are numerous: this stainless-steel bucket can tolerate very high temperatures, so can be used for combustible materials such as ashes, etc – very much stronger than plastic and of course, fully recyclable.

There is another big advantage – the spun manufacturing construction means no seams — therefore this stainless-steel bucket is more hygienic and easier to clean, making it suitable for More >


Never a week or month goes by without news about MK introducing a new product or acquiring an existing one.

Well, news this week is that the Rayne, Essex-based company has taken over the range of models formerly produced by Raw Striker, which in recent years have faded from view although have always remained available.

This brings the Striker, Phoenix and Fulcrum under MK Sportscars’ control using the ‘MK’ name rather than ‘Raw’.


The trio of new arrivals join the MK Indy range and various elements of the old AB Performance business as well as the Kit Car Direct operation under MK’s control.

I’ve More >


Merlin Motorsport is one of the largest stockists of Samco Sport Performance Hoses in the UK. They stock all Samco race parts, including elbows, straights, T-pieces et al in the Classic, Pro Fuel and Xtreme ranges.

Also available are various pre-cut lengths of aluminium hose and joiners and Merlin can also make up specific lengths and runs for you. Indeed, Merlin boss Steven Roberts proudly says: “We keep over £135,000 worth of Samco parts in stock.”

More information from or at the other end of 01249 782 101 ENDS.



Love this new Impact Alarm Torch from Redline Security which should be of real interest to kit and specialist car owners, which can leave the occupants vulnerable if the ever-present concern of road rage occurs.

In addition to being a dazzling 400-lumen torch, it has a 20Hz strobe light and an ear-piercing 130dB siren/alarm. They provide the motorist with a way of legally protecting themselves should, god forbid, the worse happen.

Two sizes are available. The regular at 15.5cm costing £17.95 and a large version at 22.4cm at £24.95.

In low setting, a single charge can last up to eighteen hours for the More >


Mirka’s innovative product portfolio is expanding with the launch of two new pneumatic belt sanders (PBS) and two new file belts, designed for the bodyshop and manufacturing sectors. These products have been designed to ensure users have access to a complete solution that meets the constantly evolving requirements of their daily tasks and jobs.

The new Mirka® PBS 10NV and Mirka® PBS 13NV have been developed for removing paint in body shop work and collision repair and for grinding welding spots and seams in vehicle manufacturing.

The R&D team in Jeppo, Finland, designed these tools with the user in mind and focused on their overall useability More >


A great addition to your garage or workshop is the Squashlight! It is an innovative high-power torch within a ‘squashy sphere. This means that when space is tight and light is urgently needed Squashlight comes into its own.

It provides light where it is needed and it is made from a polyurethane polymer and the really clever part is the way the stepped hole punched through the centre of the sphere and allows the torch to be ‘locked’ into place.

A bargain at just £13.99 with more information from ENDS.


Yet more MK Sportscars news and the Essex-based kitcar manufacturer has appointed Driven to Obsession (DTO) Performance Cars, run by Craig Brake and based in Liverpool.

DTO can supply kits and fully built cars and everything else that the MK factory produces. Meanwhile, MK is soon to appoint a Japanese agent, more details on this soon.

More information from ENDS.


Featured in Sealey’s Bodyshop 2021 Promotion, you will find their new Shot & Soda Blasting Kit (Model No. SBKITA). The complete package includes SB997, SB99.KIT, SSP141, SBG25KG and B/25KG.

The SB997 – a 37L Shot Blaster with Water Trap & Wheels accepts a variety of grits up to 700microns and is suitable for stripping rust and paint from wheels, chassis, panels and other corroded/painted surfaces.

The tank has been pressurised for maximum power and comes equipped with a 2.4m rubber hose, five ceramic nozzles, in-line water trap for moisture-free grit blasting and a bayonet airline coupling and airflow regulator.

SB99.KIT is a conversion More >


I like this neat wall clock. An ideal item for the garage or office wall surely? It’s a spanner wall clock with a tyre tread backing plate.

It hails from Finish Line Furnishings and is handmade from reclaimed materials. Measuring 25cm high by 18cm wide and uses a single AA battery (not included) and costs £39.95. More information from ENDS.


Image © Malcolm Griffiths

Big news for the specialist car industry is that Caterham Cars has been sold by Tony Fernandes and Datuk Kamarudin Meranun to the company’s Japanese importer. The owners of AirAsia and the majority shareholders in Queens Park Rangers FC bought Caterham Cars in April 2011.

VT Holdings, run by Kazuho Takahashi is a very large company in Japan and under their SCI Co Ltd brand, they are the official Japanese importer for KTM X-BOW and Caterham Cars. Indeed, since 2009 they have been selling over 100 Sevens per year. The Caterham brand will remain under VT’s SCI banner More >