As the nights draw in and the temperatures plummet, car owners begin to dread the Sunday morning removal of salt, mud and road grime as part of their car care routine. Luckily, the clever chemists at Dodo Juice have made it all the work of mere moments, with Crudzilla.

As the name suggests, this ballistic blue beast will rip through any accumulated crud, blitzing contaminants at the pre-wash stage to take care of most of the nasties before the contact wash stage begins, making it all much easier and much safer for the paintwork beneath. It’s also fabulous at stripping back More >


Increasing its product portfolio even further, renowned automotive lighting and auto electrics supplier, Ring, has introduced a professional heavy-duty Lithium Jump Starter, that has a host of features that workshops will find incredibly useful.

In order to continue to provide technicians with the best tools in order to carry out their tasks with more efficiency, Ring has launched a jump starter (RPPL1000) that is able to withstand the tough conditions of a workshop but is also lightweight (weighs 2kg) and compact, so it can be moved quickly and easily to where it’s needed.

The RPPL1000 jump starter is for 12V systems with More >


Exciting news for all tools and machinery fanatics, the NEW Autumn-Winter Machine Mart catalogue is out and ready in time for Christmas!

The 492-page catalogue is full to the brim with all the tools, machinery and equipment you need, whether you’re a hobbyist, DIY enthusiast or professional tradesmen.

This latest edition of the catalogue, the 71st in total, includes over 1000 price cuts and new products meaning it is a ‘must have’ for all enthusiasts.

With over 5000 products in the catalogue and over 15,000 ‘Xtra’ products online, you’ll be sure to find what you need at Machine Mart.

So get your FREE copy More >


New research has revealed that nearly half of UK homeowners (49 per cent) are considering paving over their front gardens to accommodate an electric vehicle in the future.

The poll of 2000 homeowners by EO Charging, an independent British charging point manufacturer, looked at how they are balancing the opportunity for greener motoring with the potential loss of green space, as lawns and borders make way for more paving to enable EV parking and charging.

It found that one in ten (13 per cent) UK homeowners currently own or have owned an EV.

The top three areas are London (29 per cent), West More >


It may seem a little premature to be polishing your jingle bells right now but if you want to kick your Christmas off with a bang you should know about the Heritage Santa Cruise on Sunday, December 3 ASAP, before your festive social calendar becomes too full to take part.

Being run for a thirteenth time in 2023, owners of VW, Land Rover, Porsche, and other cherished vehicles are invited to bring their families (and pets) to partake in this fancy-dress Father Christmas convoy, which spreads yuletide cheer across the Southeast and typically raises around £1000 for good causes.

In exchange for More >


The latest model from the Little Car Company is an 85 per cent scale Blower Bentley called ‘The Bentley Blower Jnr’ an authorised collaboration with Bentley Motors and a tribute to the iconic 1929 racer.

Featuring an electric, 15kW, 48-volt powertrain (producing the equivalent of 20bhp) with several drive modes with a quoted range of 75 miles and top-speed in the UK and Europe of 45mph restricted to 25mph in the USA.

It is classed as a quadricycle (L7e class) in the UK, but unlike a Renault Twizy or Citroën Ami, you need to be 17 rather than 16 to drive it More >



The Ford Type-9 five-speed gearbox (also referred to as a ‘Type N’ gearbox in some workshop manuals) was Ford’s first RWD five-speed box.

Today, it is commonly used for five-speed conversions on older vehicles. However, it is not just suitable for classic Fords, but also for other classic makes such as MG and Triumph as well as for umpteen kitcars, of course.

Burton Power has just taken delivery of a batch of these gearboxes that have been reconditioned using the GBT9200 long first gear conversion kit to Ford’s original equipment standards.

This partial gear kit is designed to lower the ratio More >


The Magneti Marelli distributor pick-up 71326901 was originally fitted to the Ford Sierra Cosworth and Lancia Delta Integrale, as well as a number of other Fiat and Lancia applications, but was discontinued by Marelli in 2021.

A small number of aftermarket options remained in production until early 2023, but these have also now been discontinued.

Webcon has announced the introduction of Webcon WPU088W which is a superb quality, replacement for 71326901.

WPU088W is priced at just £76.95 inc VAT and is available for immediate shipping.

Available now from 01932 787 100 or visit ENDS.


Mini Spares is pleased to announce it now has stocks of the latest Haynes Workshop Manual – Mini 1969-2001 (up to ‘X’ registration).

The book provides excellent information on almost any repair task that can be performed by a home mechanic and helps give the confidence to do it yourself.

It even includes roadside repairs and pre-MoT checks that you can do yourself. It’s a must for any Mini owner and makes the perfect present.

Order as BOOK-10 at £26.25.

For more details contact Mini Spares on 01707 607 700 or visit ENDS.


Merlin Motorsport is celebrating 36 years in motor racing in 2023 and amongst the vast stocks at their Castle Combe circuit-based store is over £150,000 of Samco Sport hoses including various pre-cut lengths of aluminium hose and joiners and they can make up specific lengths and bends for customers.

They carry all the Samco racing parts including elbows, straights, T-pieces etc., Classic, Pro Fuel and Xtreme products. They also keep a large range of Samco car kits.


Common questions they often get asked when it comes to measuring hoses and tubes is what do you More >