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OUTER SHELL

Performance 1 Coatings is a new ceramic coating specialist based in Witney, Oxfordshire.

The new advanced ceramic coating effectively reduces exhaust surface temperatures, with a whole host of benefits. These include reduced engine bay temperatures, protection for vulnerable components, located nearby, reduced cabin temperatures, exhaust corrosion resistance, plus increased exhaust gas temperatures for higher velocity. So it offers all of the benefits of a traditional exhaust wrap but with a far more durable and attractive finish.

Performance 1 Coatings has also launched a new service just for tailpipes, silencers or finishers. This gives heat protection for the rear bumper with a More >

PAINT OR GELCOAT? YOU CHOOSE…

Ian Hammond's stunning GBS Zero GT

A recent trend at Ollerton-based Great British Sports Cars has seen a growing number of customers for their Zero kits have been choosing the new painted option that typically adds around £1500 to the budget for a top class finish.

One such customer is Ian Hammond, who after a couple of years enjoyment in his Zero GT (bigger dimensions over standard package) in standard gelcoat finish with striking aluminium panels. However, just prior to Christmas he sent his car back to the GBS factory for a festive freshen-up…he’s kept his Gulf-inspired livery, but has now chosen More >

CATERHAM CARS CROSS THE POND

A first for Caterham Cars this week as they are attending the renowned Barrett-Jackson car auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. Together with its American importer Superformance, the company will be exhibiting its range of models during the eight-day event.

With increasing demand for the iconic Seven after its official USA launch in 2014, Caterham joins the spectacular exhibition at the prestigious auctions of vintage and modern cars. Caterham will display a line-up of three models, including the Seven 280, Seven 480 and Seven 620R.

Caterham Cars has well-established race series in the UK, France and Colombia, and now the company aspires to expand More >

TWENTY YEARS OF QUALITY FROM OMEX

Omex Technology celebrates 20-years in 2015...left to right Andrew Cornock (technical boffin!), Helen Wragg, Richard Wragg and business development manager, Simon Joyce.

Omex Technology purveyors of fine ECUs, engines and related products has a few things to celebrate in 2015, with a new business development manager, in the shape of former Jenvey man, Simon Joyce.

Plenty of developments with the company’s range of Ford Duratec and Zetec engines with all manner of options and strengths available to suit all sorts of applications. The line-up kicks-off with a 2-litre Focus-spec unit, moving to Duratec 2-litre, a VVC version of the Duratec and a More >

APPLE SCREENWASH

Dunno about you, but screenwash is a product that’s easy to forget and neglect but if you haven’t got any on a winter day especially, a dirty windscreen that you can’t get clean, will spoil your driving enjoyment.

I’ve tried every product known to man. Most have a horrid chemical smell, are too concentrated and/or leave the ‘screen smeary. Hopeless. I even tried shoving malt vinegar in the washer bottle once. Well, it works on your windows at home but not on a car windscreen.

It kept making me hungry though as I had a compulsion to buy some chips every time More >

SITTING COMFORTABLY?

Carbon fibre maestros, Tillett Seats was at the Autosport International show last weekend, with a large cross-section of their range. Among the items on display was a special example of their B4 seat.

A customer has ordered the B4 in a striking Gulf Oil livery for his seats, while another has ordered a pair for their living room. The addition of the bespoke colours adds around £240 inc VAT to the basic cost of the B4 at £759.60 inc VAT.

More information on all things Tillett from www.tillett.co.uk or 01795 420 312 ENDS.

NEW KITS FROM DREMEL

Dremel has kicked-off the new year with a raft of new and improved initiatives to help its users power on with their projects in 2015.

Dremel has improved its 8200 cordless multitool with enhanced runtime and less downtime (faster charging) allowing the user to perform heavier duty applications. The tool now contains a compact and powerful 2.0Ah 10.8V Li-ion battery, a high power 36mm electric motor to ensure ease of cutting, a slide speed switch providing full variable speed control up to 30,000 RPM.

It also has a motor-brake to ensure that the accessory on the tool stops spinning immediately after switching More >

NEW DICKIE DIRT AND MORE FROM DICKIES

The new Dickies 2015 catalogue has been launched with nearly 200 pages and is packed with a number of exciting new products and ranges with style, functionality and quality being paramount in driving the Dickies business forward.

Dickies has introduced another 10 new styles of safety footwear and added more colours to the existing range, new lines in the PU/Rubber sole and also extended the range to offer more S3 footwear for 2015.

With over 90 years’ experience in workwear manufacturing, generations of workers have found Dickies to be a brand they can trust.  Employing the latest developments in fabric technology and More >

EXTREME OIL FROM LUCAS

Lucas’ new XRF (Extreme Racing Formula) contains a unique blend of zinc, moly, phosphorous, and special additives.

“This is a major breakthrough in racing oils and lubricants” said Les Downey, managing director, Lucas Oil Products UK. “It raises horsepower in the toughest of environments and – most importantly – provides better engine protection between oil changes.”

The new zinc technology and special additives offer high performance racing engines a thicker and tougher film that can bond with the moving parts to help protect internal components from destructive metal-on-metal contact.

An 18 month long partnership between Lucas Oil and premier racing teams in major More >