A very exciting electric kitcar project could still reach production if a partner can be found. It comes from the talented British-based, Polish designer, Zbigniew Dubiel and is called the Navrot, named after a famous Polish car designer called Cezary Nawrot who designed the Syrena Sport back in the late fifties.

Zbigniew takes up the story: “While creating this design, the biggest challenge for me was to visually connect the new electric powertrain technology with the kitcar community without creating an overly futuristic, or extravagant/extreme design.

“The whole idea to design and build this car came from the Polish investment company JJ Invest in the city of Lodz. The owner of the company is very passionate about cars and More >


The royal-warranted car cleaning experts at Autoglym are delighted to announce their success in the prestigious UK Business & Innovation Awards 2023. An independent panel of seasoned professionals with distinguished careers judged Autoglym’s best-selling Polar Series range for pressure washers as the winner in the Best Innovative Product category among business-to-consumer goods.

The annual UK Business & Innovation Awards is designed to recognise and promote innovation – a quality that drives business and society forward. Being judged as a gold winner in any of the award’s categories demonstrates that an organisation is delivering extraordinary levels of innovation in its product offering.

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A great article in the Merlin Knowledge Base describes how to assemble a fuel or oil line using the popular range of Aeroquip Push-Fit (Socketless) FC332 or FC598 hose and associated Aeroquip hose unions.

These are ideal for self-assembly kitcar applications. Note that the assembly process is the same if you’re using any of the Push-Fit unions Merlin Motorsport sells – whether using Aeroquip, Goodridge 536 series or their own Merlin Push-Fit unions.


The Aeroquip hose and Push-Fit union combination pictured here are a proven favourite for many for several reasons. It’s cost-effective, strong, robust and can be assembled at More >


Over the years, tightening emissions regulations have forced changes within the petrol industry and altered the formula of standard fuel. Leaded petrol disappeared from UK forecourts at the turn of the millennium, E5 biofuel was standardised in 2019 and in September 2021 the recipe of standard-grade unleaded petrol changed to double the content of renewable, non-fossil ethanol. This petrol is identified by the code E10.

While these changes are welcomed in order to help cut carbon monoxide emissions, ethanol-blended petrol can have a negative effect on a vehicle’s fuel system. How is that the case?

Ethanol is soluble in petrol but it More >


Installing an E or C-type can be fiddly and awkward sometimes, especially if access is difficult. Wouldn’t it be good to have a tool that would hold the clip securely for you while you place it is position and push it into place? Laser Tools to the rescue! Their new E-clip installation tool (part number 8438) is designed for just that.

Suitable for use with ‘E’ and ‘C’ type clips, it includes a magnetic clip holder together with an ergonomic handle which features a pound-through design allowing for the end of the tool to be struck with a small hammer to More >


One for our North American readers – Summit Racing™ Ultimate Rivets are perfect for racecar construction, car bodywork, metal fabrication, or any other job you can dream up.

Available with a small or large dome head, the aluminium body/steel nail rivets swell during assembly to hold materials tightly together. Plus, their sealed finish means they won’t collect dirt or slice unsuspecting fingers.

Summit Racing™ Ultimate Rivets are recommended for use with aluminium, composites, glassfibre, Lexan, steel, paper, rubber, plastic and more.

They are sold in packs of 250 in a variety of sizes in natural or black finishes.

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I was really pleased to get a chance to visit the ‘new’ Westfield Chesil operation in Bicester, Oxfordshire. General manager, Simeon Cattle was my guide for the day.

We have a full feature upcoming very soon in TKC MAG but suffice it to say the new 8000sq/ft workshop will house all things Westfield and Chesil with turnkeys being built at Simeon’s Project Shop operation around the corner.

A classic car enthusiast, Simeon founded Project Shop in 2010 and specialises in restoration, historic car race prep and much more. Any classic car built between 1950-1990 is fair game and they work on all More >


I was very impressed with a couple of products from Squid Ink Detailing last weekend. My cars were looking very dirty and grime laden. The weather, be it wet or icy, in recent weeks means I haven’t been able to clean them as I would like.

Great result

The products in question were Froth Snow Foam and their Pro-Seal Snow Foam Sealant.

I liked the snow foam as it dwelt on my car for about eight minutes and removed the crud before my very eyes.

Froth snow foam dwelt well

I then followed this up with the sealant. At no time, incidentally, did I have More >


The Clarke JET9500B Pressure Washer has a powerful and efficient 2400W induction motor, a large 1400ml detergent tank and 8m high-pressure hose. The adjustable spray nozzle includes High/Low & Pencil Jet/Fan settings, meaning it can be adjusted to suit the user’s needs.

Large 160mm wheels and a pull handle allow for easy handling whilst the integrated hose reel and lance storage means the unit can be neatly packed away and stored between uses.

  • Volts: 230V
  • Watts: 2400W
  • Pump Pressure: 2900 psi
  • Max Flow Rate: 420 L/hour
  • High-Pressure Hose Length: 8m
  • Wheels: Yes

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The tough and rugged Clarke PLS195B Heavy Duty Petrol Driven Pressure More >


New to the Laser Tools’ range is this neat, multi-function rechargeable aluminium pen light (part number 8597) that combines a 2W COB work lamp together with a 2W LED torch. The pen light body is manufactured from durable anodised aluminium and features a magnetic base and a pocket clip, making it easy to get the light where it’s needed.

The LED is a bright 150 lumens while the COB work lamp has two settings: high (170 lumens) or low (80 lumens) — working time 2 to 4 hours, charging time 2.5 to 3 hours. Powered by the built-in 3.7V 750mAh Li-ion More >