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CHRISTMAS CHEER FROM SCHOLL CONCEPTS!

Does your Christmas list include someone who loves to cruise around in their car? Tour the country in a camper van? Go off-roading in their 4×4? Pimp their ride? Or do they just enjoy keeping their vehicle dirt-free and gleaming? If so, high performance car care product retailer Spautopia has the perfect selection of gifts for you this Christmas!

Spautopia is the UK’s largest stockist of Scholl Concepts – the world-renowned German company whose products are used by top professional car detailers around the globe. The top quality range includes waxes, polishes, drying towels, shampoos, leather care products, interior dressings and More >

RATCHETING UP QUALITY

Facom has launched a new 3/4in version of its best-selling dust-proof ratchet.

A good quality socket set is an essential part of any tool-kit. Facom’s new KL.500PB (six-point sockets) and KL.501PB (12-point sockets) 3/4 inch socket sets are perfect for heavy-duty applications where high torque needs to be applied.

The new ratchet has been designed to offer the ultimate in control and reliability. Its double-sealed, dust-proof head ensures that liquid and dust contaminants cannot penetrate the market-leading 120-tooth mechanism. With this number of teeth and a 3° working arc, total precision and outstanding control are assured. The compact 52 mm head increases More >

REVOLUTIONARY SPECIAL OFFERS

Revolution Motorstore has three of their top-selling products on special offer this Autumn, which includes 15 per cent off the full range of Cobra sports seats, Team Dynamics ProRace 1.2 wheels and premium Yokohama and Vredestein tyres alongside either free fitting and four-wheel Hunter alignment.

For one month only all customers, online and in-store, the offer includes the entire Cobra range, which includes the Cobra Aqua, Classic GT, CS, RS and RSR seats, the Daytona Sport and the popular Cup, all available in a range of colours and trims from leather to suede and Alcantara.

Next up, for those wishing to upgrade More >

SEAL IT

Large unexpected bills can put people under enormous monetary strain, let alone those nasty surprises that crop up from time to time, such as costly car repairs.

The makers of Steel Seal, a simple, award-winning product that the maker’s claim repairs head gaskets swiftly and cheaply, can reduce or eliminate hefty garage repair bills when things go wrong (we’re going to try this stuff out on a project car in the near future. We’ll report back…).

The product sells for £39.99, with the average repair bill for a blown head gasket reaching £700, it’s no wonder that is a tempting alternative, for More >

LIVELY AND VERACIOUS

Hands-up. Who remembers the Veranti project? It first saw the light of day in early 2004 and came from the crayon-set of John Barlow, a gifted designer, but one more usually associated with more traditional style vehicles.

The Veranti was, and remains the most cohesive body conversion based on Toyota MR2 Mk2 that didn’t replicate something and remains a visually pleasing design. We’d guess that around 100 examples (mostly convertible, with a few coupés) were sold.

When John set-up Imperial Motor Company, the Veranti took a backseat, but I remember him telling me some years ago: “I wanted to create an original More >

INGENIOUS STUFF

There are certain tools and handy accessories that every kitcar enthusiast should keep in their toolbox or on the garage shelf. Real essentials.

One of these, is Contralube 770 a superb weatherproofing and corrosion protector for power and data connections, little areas where water gets in and can cause damage or where circuits have arc-ed out.

The silicone-free product has recently been improved further and is recommended for multi-pin, bullet, spade and any other type of push-fit-type connectors, and is fully synthetic so you won’t have to worry about it evaporating.

I first used it on my old BMW 3-Series (E46) that suffered More >

OVERFLOW PARKING

Latest cool new product from Ratsport are these new rad tanks manufactured from aircraft grade polished alloy measuring 20cm long, 8cm diameter  with a 29fl/oz capacity.

The kit is supplied with choice of both 12mm O/D (½in) and 15mm O/D (5/8in) with screw-in barbed alloy pipe stubs and a top-mounted machined alloy cap.

This tank features a removable screwed plug on the base with a powerful ceramic magnet that will trap metal and rust particles (present in most vehicles over a few years old) to prevent them continuing to re-circulate around the cooling system indefinitely and silting-up internal waterways.

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GOLD STANDARD

Pro detailer Charles Dujardin, brother of London Olympic Games double gold medallist British dressage rider, Charlotte Dujardin, will be conducting live demos at this year’s Classic Motor Show on the Scholl Concepts stand (TV108-109).

Unlike his sister, Charles’ fascination with horsepower is of the four-wheeled kind! He has over 10-years experience as a fully-qualified paint refinisher specialising in prestige bodyshop work, prior to launching his own detailing business in 2009.

Charles now runs his own Buckinghamshire detailing studio, Auto Wax Works, and combines an in-depth knowledge of paintwork with detailing skill and a genuine appreciation of Scholl Concepts high performance products.

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PUSH DON’T PULL

AP Racing, the leading manufacturer of performance braking and clutch systems for road and race use, has enhanced its innovative differential bore master cylinder range with the introduction of a Push Type design, offering race teams even greater flexibility in design and installation. Offering increased braking efficiency and enhance performance in racing applications, the AP Racing Pull Type differential bore master cylinder introduced last year has found favour in demanding race applications, including various GT Series. Joined by the new Push Type, the differential bore models will be available to other race categories including F1, sport cars, touring cars and More >

PERFORMANCE CIRCLES

Cooper Tire Europe has announced its new ultra-high performance (UHP) tyre – the Cooper Zeon CS Sport. Designed with the true driving enthusiast in mind, the CS Sport offers better grip, comfort, fuel economy and a longer tread life than its predecessor, the Cooper Zeon 2XS.

The first Cooper product to be developed in conjunction with new performance brand ambassador, David Coulthard, the Cooper Zeon CS Sport is the brand’s new flagship high-performance tyre, benefiting from ‘Optinoise’ technology to ensure quieter running and greater comfort, even at high speeds.

Handling is crisp and precise, while new additions enhance steering response and lateral More >