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NEW ARIEL ACE IS ACE!

Built as a celebration of the ‘Black Ariels’, the motorcycles produced in the period from 1926 to 1930 when Ariel modernised and re-invented their bikes as ‘The Modern Motorcycle’, the latest model Ariel Ace has been named the ‘Iron Horse’.

Originally coined by Vic Mole, Ariel sales manager, back in the day, the Iron Horse legend was given to Ariel motorcycles from the mid-twenties onwards. Responsible for feats such as riding 10,000 miles without stopping, climbing Mount Snowdon and crossing the English Channel, all on an Ariel motorcycle, Vic Mole was influential in the design and modernisation of the Ariel brand.

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SMART TYRES

Another cracking product from the Polish ‘advantage through quality’ car care brand, Tenzi is their Tyre & Rubber kit, which I’ve enjoyed using recently. When the rain has relented. At least, after a period of rain when your car is looking a bit shabby, you can see real results by spending a couple of hours detailing it.

The Tyre & Rubber pack contains a 300ml bottle of product, a quality microfibre cloth and an applicator for accurate application to the tyre.

It gives a deep, wet-look effect on the sidewall that protects from water and dirt, while it deepens colour returning the More >

WHAT A GIFT

If you’re stuck for gift ideas this Christmas… why not let them choose for themselves with a Machine Mart gift card… Perfect for people with a craving for some tools and machinery. You can also order them online; an E-Voucher can be sent in a personalised email style, courtesy of Machine Mart, whatever the occasion may be.

Machine Mart gift cards and E-Vouchers can hold any value from £20-to-£500 and can be used in any of Machine Mart’s 64 superstores nationwide, online at https://www.machinemart.co.uk or over the phone by calling 0115 956 5555.

To find out more about Machine Mart’s gift cards, their More >

ROLL WITH IT!

New from Sealey is this Six Drawer Rollcab is constructed from heavy-gauge steel with steel inner walls for extra strength and durability. The AP3406 also has rust and solvent-resistant powdercoat paint. This design features perforated side panels for hanging tools and accessories.

There are six heavy-duty 45mm ball-bearing drawer slides to provide superior performance and carry heavier loads. All of the drawers are supplied with 2mm EVA drawer liners and one of the six drawers even has a safety system to prevent the rollcab accidentally tipping over.

The Sealey rollcab is supplied with two keys and comes fitted with Ø125mm castors with More >

ROLLIN’ AND A TUMBLIN’

This new vibratory tumbler polisher from Gunson Tools (part number 77159) is designed to clean and polish small metal objects and other items with rapid vibrating action. Small parts can be thoroughly cleaned and polished with the gentle cleaning action of the tumbler.

Ideal for de-rusting, cleaning or de-burring metal parts. Nuts, bolts, machine parts, sockets, small tools, any metal parts up to 7in (178mm) long are suitable for the tumbling process.

The heavy-duty, sturdy polyethylene vibratory bowl (with lid), sits on a plastic motor housing. The bowl rests on plastic mounted feet for added stability when operating. The tumbler bowl opening More >

HALFORDS READY SALTED

Halfords has launched a ONE METRE long stick of salt, which can rapidly thaw ice and melt snow ahead of the freezing weather.

The giant Winter Wizard Salt Stick costs just £3.50 and can cover 60 square metres.

The monster stick works like shake ‘n’ vac and home-owners and motorists just need to shake their stick and spread the salt over the affected area. It claims to work ten times faster than rock salt and can be used on steps, driveways, paths and car parks.

It launches as research by the retailer reveals that many motorists struggle with the cold weather when driving. More >

SUPER HYBRID PRODUCTS FROM TURTLE WAX

Regular readers will know that I follow the car care and detailing scenes very closely. Indeed, we feature products we think you’ll like here on the website and we also devote at least three pages per issue of TKC Mag.

About a year ago, some detailing YouTubers in the USA started to make really, positive noises about the Turtle Wax Ice range of hybrid products.

The Turtle Wax brand is still the number one in the USA where their ‘green bottle’ products were joined in recent years by the Turtle Wax Ice range. Actually, the brand can trace its history back to More >

LEASE A DONKERVOORT

The orders for the recently announced Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70 have surpassed those of its predecessor. So, in an innovative move, Donkervoort Automobielen has come up with a new concept, the Seasonal Lease.

With a Seasonal Lease, new owners can lease a Donkervoort D8 GTO as an ‘interim car’ and get down to the business of enjoying it straight away.

Here’s how it works

Fundamentally, the Seasonal Lease works just like any other type of lease. However, there are some differences. The duration of the lease is linked to the Donkervoort season, and the number of D8 GTOs in stock is not unlimited.

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EMERGENCY HERO

The genuine feeling of dread you experience as you realise your vehicle has a puncture is an all-too-familiar one for many motorists. Thankfully, Road Hero has stepped up with a simple, tailored spare wheel solution to make sure that your next puncture is an inconvenience, rather than a show-stopper.

Punctures are nothing new, of course, but what is new is that the vast majority of cars sold in the UK since 2012 DO NOT have a spare wheel fitted. On some cars, it’s a costly option, but on many, you’re left with a can of foam and a great deal of More >

GET A GRIP

Sealey’s new patented design Benchclaw™ is the latest product you never knew you needed, until now. This innovative product enables power tools fitted with Benchclaw™ to be quickly and easily mounted to conventional workbenches with a maximum platform thickness of 20mm.

Benchclaw™ is fitted with foldaway claws with auto-retract enabling use on the ground or flat-work surfaces without needing to disconnect Benchclaw™ from your chosen tool. It is suitable for a variety of tools including mitre saws and bench grinders with mounting hole centres between 100mm to 375mm so you can simply fit a pair to each of your tools for More >