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NEW OWNER FOR RS RETRO

As we closed for press, we heard that RS Retro, producers of a beautiful Ford RS200 pastiche has changed hands.

The owner of the business is RS200 fanatic, West Midlands-based businessman, Mark Murphy, who has achievable plans for the business, which involves continuing to supply kits and fully built cars while developing the products.

Mark certainly has a fine starting point on which to build. We’ll be bringing you more on this very soon.

In the meantime visit the nicely revamped website at www.rsretro.com ENDS.

NEW EVENT FOR 2024 – GBS FACTORY TOURS

Forget Lanzarote, this is the tour you want!

Great British Sports Cars is offering enthusiasts the opportunity to get a privileged insight into everything that goes into creating the GBS Zero and the associated products that they manufacture.

If you are thinking of buying a GBS Zero, have one already or if you are into your motorsport and engineering and would love to see what the company does then this is the event for you.

See how these are made!

They are taking place on Saturday, February 3 and Thursday, February 8, with various time slots available. Places are limited for each tour so More >

CLEANS CRUD OFF

The summer is a distant memory, which means that wash day for your beloved motor is usually a back-breaking combination of cleaning baked-on dirt, brake dust, salt and fallout from your wheels and bodywork. However, for those who like a simpler and easier driveway routine, there’s Dodo Juice Ferrous Dueller. A carefully configured wonder cleaner that evicts iron particles from their unwanted tenure on your motor!

Colour-changing iron removers are nothing new, of course. Perfect for paint decontamination and deep cleaning, their addictive and spectacular reaction when they come into contact with near-invisible iron contaminants makes every detailing session more fun. More >

LIGHTING THE WAY

Leading lighting specialist, OSRAM, reminds workshops and factors to focus on bulb sales this winter, especially as the component is more likely to fail in colder temperatures.

With more than 110 years in the automotive sector, renowned lighting specialist, OSRAM, highlights why bulbs are more likely to fail in winter and why factors and workshops should be informing their customers of these facts, so pre-empting bulb failure and improving their bulb sales.

It’s a focus every year as the clocks go back, that factors and workshops should concentrate on their bulb sales and ensure their customers have the best light for the darker nights ahead.

Naturally, drivers will notice if More >

CHARGING INTO WINTER

FEEL THE POWER with four new Clarke battery chargers, expanding their already extensive range!

 

The smallest of the latest additions is the Clarke IBC2 Intelligent 2A Battery Charger. It has a 6-stage fully automated charging cycle, delivering up to 2 Amps of charging. It can be used with all types of 6V/12V lead acid batteries (WET, MF, EFP, STD., GEL and AGM) and LiFePO4 batteries up to 60Ah.

This unit includes detachable battery clamps and ring terminals, fitted with an inline fuse for added usage. It also has several safety features including reverse polarity, short circuit and overload protection.

6 Stage Charging Cycle: More >

SHOPPING BY LASER?

Laser Tools is proud to unveil its new 2024 tool catalogue, which showcases some of the UK’s most exciting and innovative assortment of tools, workshop equipment, HSE, PPE, and much, much more!

This resource is brimming with hundreds of new items across an exceptionally impressive range of products. The catalogue serves as a visual reference for both technicians and tool enthusiasts, featuring an abundance of in-situ photos enhanced by key icons, guiding you directly to the tools you seek. The updated catalogue features user-friendly sections for easy navigation, including Hybrid/EV, Specialist Automotive, LGV, HGV, Motorcycle, General Hand Tools, Workshop, and an More >

YOU EXPECTED A MODS AND ROCKERS LINE DIDN’T YOU?!

Mini Spares now has its own powdercoated aluminium valve covers available in a choice of colours.

Unlike polished covers these black powdercoated valve covers don’t get that dingey look; simply wipe them and they’re clean (fins and Mini Spares logo remain a cast aluminium finish).

They are made to clear Mini Spares’ hi-lift rockers and come complete with an original style black plastic cap with names of oil companies embossed on it.

The Mini Spares alloy rocker covers are available in: • Blue – ROCKER CVR03 .£43.33 inc VAT • Red – ROCKER CVR02 . .£43.33 inc VAT • Black – ROCKERCVR . More >

MULTI-WELD WITH SUMMIT RACING!

Here’s one for our growing number of American readers (WELCOME!) –

Summit Racing’s new Multi-Process TIG Welder has an insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) converter that allows you to adjust the current range for deeper penetration on thick carbon steel or to weld thin-gauge steel, stainless steel, and aluminium.

It has mode adjustments for AC balance, welding current, current down slope, and gas time.

Additional features include: • 10-160 amp AC/DC output current • 220-volt power cord with 120-volt adapter • TIG torch with 9ft lead • Electrode holder for stick welding • 4.5-foot ground clamp cable • Foot pedal • Wire slag brush More >

XCS SHOWS YOU HOW

Great video from XCS Designs I spotted this week. They call it a ‘quick chat about their kits’ along with a few frequently asked questions.

The November/December issue of TKC MAG also features XCS’s Dieci Lotus Seven-inspired replica.

Click on the link below to find out more or visit www.xcsdesigns.co.uk. https://youtu.be/dNKZD936hEo?si=8fH-ERxsshGTFsZj ENDS.

BABY BUG

The Little Car Company has partnered with CMC Models to offer clients the unique opportunity to own a beautifully hand-crafted scale model of their Bugatti Baby II.

Customers who purchase their Bugatti Baby II in one of a select few liveries will receive one of CMC Models’ limited edition, hand-made models, celebrating the iconic status of the inimitable Bugatti Type 35.

The Bugatti Baby II is built in partnership with the famous French marque and is a 75 per cent scale, contemporary tribute to Ettore Bugatti’s original Type 35 masterpiece from 1926.

The fully electric vehicle was developed by The Little Car Company More >

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