We’ve been using Gibbs® Brand maintenance spray in the totalkitcar/tkc mag workshop for several years now and it really is a superb product that really does what it says on the label.

Created back in 1969 in America, by engineer, Paul Gibbs, his eponymous spray is a penetrant that has a multitude of uses for automotive, marine, motorcycle and around the house. It is more expensive than some others but it does a lot more, and does them effectively, too.

Another thing that sets it apart from most competitors is that it doesn’t contain any nasty chemicals and it is also the first More >


With the weather cold and horrible (in my part of England, anyway), Anthony Cherry, boss of Bertini Cars, has been on with news of his new range of Bertini Racewear that has kicked off with a fetching and nice quality t-shirt, available in a range of sizes at £14.99 with free postage…

Oh, in case you were wondering, the beautifully sunny photos of a happy chap in said t-shirt looning about on a beach, was taken this week. It might surprise you to know that it wasn’t Skegness, or indeed Aylesbury,  though, rather than somewhere in gloriously warm and sumptuously sunny, More >


Burton Power is now stocking the Gold Plug magnetic sump drain plugs from America. These top quality plugs are constructed from a .303 stainless steel body that houses the strongest, highest temperature, N45SH Neodymium magnet available.

The magnet is secured in place with a proprietary two-step process and will never come out say, Burton Power. Advancements in technology and materials means Gold Plug is continually evolving and is at the forefront of engine protection technology.

The strong Neodymium magnet collects any ferrous swarf or wear particles missed by the oil filter, which are abrasive and potentially lethal to the engine. The magnet More >


The BMW Z3 is fast becoming a popular kitcar donor and the larger engined models are particularly prized. To further improve the unit, Fidanza Performance can supply an uprated

lightweight, aluminium flywheel (Fidanza part# 161081) for use on the 2.5-litre (1999-2002), 2.8-litre (1999) and 3-litre (2001-2002) versions.

Like all Fidanza performance flywheels, this model is constructed of 6061 T6 aluminium

for optimum weight reduction and tensile strength, delivering faster acceleration, quicker throttle response, better vehicle braking, increased clutch efficiency, and longer lasting durability.

Featuring a precision-machined, Rockwell hardened ring gear, along with Fidanza’s signature replaceable friction surface, this flywheel is built tough and will More >


Destination Nürburgring (DN), the premier track day operator for the world’s most fabled circuit, has announced the 2015 dates for its closed session, open pitlane, Nordschleife experience days.

2015 appears to be a stellar year for DN, with no less than three dates available to allow petrolheads to sample the charms of this iconic and demanding circuit, free from the distractions so commonly associated with Touristenfahrten (public) days. So, no bikers to negotiate, no buses to avoid, just a sensible group of fellow track enthusiasts with one clear focus; to learn and enjoy the track and have a good time.

DN11 kicks things More >


Straighten coils of brake pipe quickly and easily with the new Laser Tools tube straightener, part no 5968. Apparently, it can help make your hand-fabricated brake pipes look like factory replacements. Plus it’s important that any tube-bending operation begins with a straight tube. This will match the exact bends of the original without dealing with twists in the new pipe.

The tool can be mounted in a vice or permanently mounted to a bench. Using a simple five-wheel straightening method it works on any thin wall annealed brake pipe or tubing from 3/16in to ½in (4.75mm – 12.7mm), usually copper or More >


Merlin Motorsport has launched their 2015 catalogue this week and new lines include – Cobra’s Pro-Fit custom fit cushion system, TRS Harnesses, Alpinestars 2015 Racing & Kart wear range, Tilton pedal assemblies and new products by trusted names such as Zircotec, BG Racing, Goodridge, Stack and others…

You can pick-up your free copy from Merlin Motorsport’s store located at Castle Combe race circuit, order via phone or email or indeed HERE  – MERLIN 2015 CATALOGUE – BROWSE ONLINE ENDS.


At the end of last year Lewis Hamilton became F1 World Champion for the second time and joined the ranks of Sir Jackie Stewart, Graham Hill and Jim Clark.

To celebrate, and honour British F1 success, Mini Spares has re-released their oval Union Flag Keyring, so whenever you’re in a continental bar and Formula One is on the TV you can remind everyone who the champions are by dropping your keys on the table!

The price of this patriotism? Unlike most things in Britain it’s actually gone down in price. Last time it was on sale at £5.70, but now it can More >


If you've always fancied a Caterham Seven, now could be the time to press the 'go' button

Caterham Cars has launched a new scheme designed to offer buyers the finest pre-owned Sevens in the country.

‘Caterham Selected’ is the manufacturer’s first ever approved pre-owned car service, introducing an accessible and exciting ownership proposition for Caterham enthusiasts, looking for a modern or vintage Caterham and they can now purchase a pre-owned model benefitting from the same peace of mind as buyers of brand new vehicle.

Owners of a Caterham Selected vehicle will enjoy several benefits; an 81-point check as defined by Caterham’s own engineering More >


The latest neatly engineered solution from the good folk at Forge Motorsport is a CNC-machined one-way valve to improve the safety and braking performance of forced induction cars.

This all-new one-way valve has been designed specifically for vehicles that have either supercharger or turbo conversions, with 13mm fittings. It is designed to fit inline between the manifold and brake servo to prevent positive boost pressure entering the brake servo.

The brass billet piston and the aluminium billet body means it can withstand over 43 pounds per square inch of pressure, and has been tested extensively by Forge’s R&D division on both road More >