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EXCITING NEW ARRIVAL

Under the radar and unexpected new launch, this week (at Goodwood Festival of Speed) from Wells Motor Cars is the Vertige. Although not a kit (sadly), it is very specialist and extremely interesting.

It’s been developed in secret and has been designed to be simple to own and fun to drive. The instigator of the project is entrepreneur, Robin Wells, who has been working on the Vertige (French for vertigo, by the way) since 2014 when he was looking for a sportscar to buy.

Not satisfied with the choice on offer, he decided to create his own engaging the services of the More >

FANCY BEING THIS YEAR’S CAR BUILDER QUESTION MARK?

Car Builder Solutions is once again running their ‘cover competition’ for issue 35 of their catalogue. Car Builder MD, Matt Foreman told me: “The last two years have been really successful and it’s great to see so many of our customers builds.”

You can find full details via their website and all you have to do is submit an image of your car sending your entry to cover@carbuilder.com with the subject line ‘Issue 35 Cover Car’ for a chance to see your car on the cover and also to win £100 Car Builder voucher.

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THESE SCREWDRIVERS ARE ELECTRIC

 

You may think an electric screwdriver is a bit gimmicky but this example from Laser Tools (part number 7985) will change your mind and end up being your screwdriver of choice, it’s so versatile and convenient!

It’s a compact, comfortable (rubber-coated handle) electric screwdriver that is packed with features. It uses a quick-chuck and is supplied with a quick-chuck bit holder and 8 25mm long 1/4″-drive bits: PzDrive Pz0, Pz1, Pz2 and Pz3; flat 7mm and Torx® T15, T20 and T25. The screwdriver is powered by a Li-ion 3.6V 900MAH battery which is rechargeable through a USB socket on a PC More >

‘WIDE FIVE’ BRM-STYLE

This style of wheel is one of my favourites although the original BRM wheels were produced from magnesium and now swap hands for thousands of pounds each.

Heritage Parts Centre has captured the real look of the seventies once again with their own tribute to this iconic wheel.

Rather than magnesium, this version is produced from alloy although they retain the ‘wide five’ stud pattern and are available in 5 x 15in sizes with a more user-friendly offset of ET14.

They come in a matt black finish highlighted in silver. I think they’d look great on a variety of kitcars particularly if they More >

UPGRADE YOUR WORKSHOP STORAGE

UPGRADE your storage space to the ultimate garage or workshop storage solution! Be the envy of your friends or workmates with a great looking Clarke heavy-duty professional modular storage package, suitable for workshops, warehouses, garages or sheds! Ideal for trade and domestic use to create the perfect fitted garage and now available with FREE UK mainland delivery on all Clarke Modular Packages!

Choose from ten complete package systems for ease of ordering and you will know you have all the right units to build your package and you’ll also save money compared to buying all the units individually.

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QUALITY INSULATION

Dorset-based Dodomat offer some great sound insulation products that are ideal for kitcar enthusiasts.

Take their Dodo Barrier Pro is a mass-loaded vinyl with an integrated CCF closed-cell decoupling layer that is ideal for blocking and absorbing unwanted noises in a car. It can be used on cockpit floors, bulkheads and boot floors.

The product can work on road noise, engine noise and rackets from exhausts.

The material is 8mm thick and sold in single sheets measuring 900 x 600mm (0.54sq.m/5.81 sq. feet).

Prices start at £27 and you can find out about this and other Dodomat products via www.bespokeintegrations.co.uk or 07922 824 252 ENDS.

 

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LECARRA STEERING WHEELS FROM SUMMIT RACING

According to Summit Racing you look at your steering wheel more than any other part of your vehicle, so why not get one that’s worth looking at?

Lecarra makes 30 styles of steering wheels for everything from hot rods to race cars with a choice of 12 grip colours. Your eyes – and hands -will thank you.

Lecarra steering wheels are made in the USA and have hand-stitched leather grips. Most wheels are available with your choice of polished or black aluminium spokes, and Summit Racing carries hub adapters to fit many vehicles without airbag-style steering wheels. 

SEE LECARRA STEERING WHEELS AT SUMMIT RACING

www.summitracing.com or 1-800-230-3030 More >

TKC MAG – JULY/AUGUST 2021 COMMEMORATIVE ‘100th’ ISSUE

You’ll find not one but THREE competitions in the July/August 2021 issue of TKC MAG, a special commemorative 100thissue, no less!

You can win a superb Toolcab combo including a 124-piece toolkit from Sealey Tools 

You can win a Worx Hydroshot – the solution for cleaning stuff when you haven’t got access to a hosepipe and/or electricity.

You can win a trackday at BRANDS HATCH on the GP circuit courtesy of our good friends at OpenTrack.

The magazine is available in good – and no doubt, bad – newsagents NOW and also on digital platforms, too.

Alternatively, you can order a copy if you visit https://totalkitcar-com.myshopify.com/products/tkc-mag-july-august-2021-one-hundredth-issue ENDS.

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NEW FROM RPX

In addition to producing the RPX and RPS-S (MG TF and MGF-based, respectively) RPS Ltd also caters extensively for the MGB with their GRP parts and also the VeeBee Wing stuff.

They’ve recently been putting together a black MGB roadster and this features the aforementioned VeeBee wings and a new GRP grille surround that fit with the new Sebring Style valances they developed last year. The difference with these valances is that they are designed to bolt on as a replacement for a rubber bumper conversion.

The GRP grille surround costs just £69.50 a bargain when you consider that as-original chrome versions More >

CLASSIC COMBINATION

Amongst the thousands of parts on the Europa Spares inventory are a full range of Smiths instruments.

Founded by Samuel Smith in London in 1851, originally creating clocks and watches. Early in the 20th century, the company manufactured its first speedo. By the mid-century Smiths had become the main supplier of instruments to British car and motorcycle makers. Now in the hands of Caerbont Automotive Instruments, Smiths branded products continue to this day and are supplied to high profile luxury and sportscar manufacturers such as Jaguar and Aston Martin.

I was having a look through their website and was quite taken with More >