So you’ve been to Santa Pod and watched these ‘ET’ classes racing at Drag Racing events, Sportsman ET, Pro ET, Super Pro ET, but what’s it all about? Perhaps you’ve done your ‘Run What You Brung’, or ‘RWYB’ days and are now looking for the next affordable step to go racing without going to a full-on ‘heads-up’ class? On Saturday March 23, Santa Pod Raceway has the event for you.

You can go along to learn about Bracket Racing with the chance to give it a go yourself. It doesn’t matter what you drive or how fast it is, you can More >


The latest wheel from leading tuning house Dotz is the ‘Fast Fifteen’ boasts the latest casting and finishing technology in an innovative and modern design.

The design brief was to create a wheel that would look at home on a wide and diverse range of machinery. The result is a wheel with sharp lines that balances sporty looks with class and elegance.

As the name suggests, 15 carefully sculpted slim spokes radiate out in an asymmetric pattern to give the wheel a modern twist on the popular multispoke format. Available in a wide range of colours, diameters and widths, the wheel also More >


Mid-level, professional-quality tool kit range gets a revamp with modular-style storage.

Britool Expert, the leading mid-price-point tool manufacturer, has re-designed its range of roller-cabinet-based tool kits to incorporate a system intended to keep tools secure and tidy during storage.

The upgraded range of tool kits maximises the use of modular tool-packaging which fits snugly in the drawers of the roller-cabinet. On average, three modules can be placed in each drawer, and, with spaces moulded for each tool, finding the right one for the job in hand is made quick and easy.

Paul Woolley, UK Marketing Manager for Britool Expert believes that this new More >


Mac Tools introduces the ‘Knuckle Saver 2’ an improved version of its ‘Knuckle Saver’ spanner, which offers the added bonus of a 20 per cent reduction in price over the original.

The first ‘Knuckle Saver’ spanner featured a modified open-end to prevent slipping while providing 400 per cent more contact area than a standard spanner; this key feature continues to be utilised in the second generation model. Additionally, in response to feedback from professional mechanics, a number of enhancements designed to increase performance and comfort have been made.

A wider shank with a curved side edge adds strength and comfort, while overall More >


The Engine Management Academy (EMA) has launched new dates for 2012/2013 for their range of professional automotive courses which are held at prestigious UK motorsport venues as well as at their own Training Facility at Chieveley in Berkshire.

EMA provides a wide range of professional automotive courses covering the latest technology in engine management systems, engine tuning and mapping.

New courses will teach more about the subject of engine management, so you'll be fully switched-on about how your ECU actually works and what it does, such as the 710 from OMEX, one of the industry's leading suppliers.

Courses range from a one day More >


Good excuse to run an image of the brand new Great British Sportscars Zero demonstrator. Nice.

This new exhaust silencer from Kit Spares is much larger than their other exhausts in their range and features acoustic wadding and is said to be noticeably quitter and as a bonus is re-packable.

It’s priced at £295 inc VAT with the optional catalytic converter an additional £130 inc Vat, if required.

More from or 01623 860 990 ENDS.


New to the ever-expanding range of Power-TEC’s bodyshop products is the Surface Prep Pro (part no: 92331), an easy to use air powered surface preparation tool suitable for use on a variety of substrates.

Excellent on steel and alloy, will remove contaminants, rust, etc, and leaves a bright metal surface, which is keyed for subsequent primer coats. Also good for preparing soft substrates such as rubbers and plastics.

The comprehensive kit includes three wire wheel belts (fine, medium and coarse), an abrasive impregnated stripping wheel and a Stripe-Off vinyl remover wheel.

The Stripe-Off removes pinstripes, vinyl stickers, stripes, decals, etc, on painted metal More >


Philips’ battery powered penlight inspection lamp delivers 250 lux, is shock, dust and waterproof to agreed standards. It has a hook for hanging and angling the light, something that is made necessary because, crucially, it delivers the lighting performance of bigger and more expensive inspection lights. With a separate LED at the top of the unit, it can also be used as a torch. It comes with the necessary AAA batteries included, which should power it for up to 11 hours.

Despite setting new standards for performance and quality in its class, this mini marvel is extremely competitively priced with an More >


These new wheels offers a sideways look at the tired multi-spoke genre and shakes things up with hot blue candy highlights on each spoke edge, contrasting sharply with the mile-deep black paintwork. The highlights use paint technology only usually reserved for the biggest-ticket US showcars, so really ‘pop’ under show or flash lighting, or when the car is out in the sun.

The bolt face is deeply recessed into the heart of the wheel, giving it a purposeful appearance, while the arched profile of the spokes offers superb brake clearance, underlying its role as a high-performance essential.

Available in both 7 x17in More >


Facom has launched a new multifunctional cable stripper (872271) for round PVC cables with a diameter of 4mm to 28mm. The new tool is a must for quick, easy and safe cable stripping.

The unique spring-loaded trigger system and self-pivoting blade on Facom’s cable stripper reduce the effort needed to strip cables and wires by 30 per cent. Using their thumb, technicians open the mechanism, insert the cable into the opening and release the trigger, which grips the cable in place. Depth of the cut can be set using the convenient wheel-adjuster and the tool is then simply rotated around the cable at the push of just one finger. The process is More >