Machine Mart’s range of Clarke Impact Wrenches provides the power and efficiency to tackle a variety of applications.

This range includes two powerful battery-powered Impact Wrenches. The Clarke CIR18LIC is a best-selling ½in-drive impact wrench, supplied with two 2Ah batteries and a charger. It has a max torque of 450Nm and comes with three LED work lights, allowing you to clearly see where you’re working.

The Clarke CCIW160 is a lightweight, compact, yet powerful tool, and the latest addition to the range. Another ½in-drive impact wrench, the CCIW160 is also supplied with two 2Ah batteries and a charger. It offers a max More >


Heritage Parts Centre has announced the acquisition of Evolution Automotive Components (EAC), a leading Land Rover parts supplier based in Coventry. This acquisition marks a significant step for Heritage, who remain dedicated to providing the highest level of service and the best parts for classic VW, Porsche and now Land Rover.

As part of the acquisition, EAC’s entire stock holding will be transferred to Heritage’s 40,000 sq/ft warehouse in Shoreham-by-Sea, where it will be seamlessly integrated into its existing inventory. EAC customers will continue to purchase parts as normal through the respective channels they have been using.

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Grip, crimp, strip insulation and cut wires – all these functions are part of this new fully insulated set of long-nose pliers from Laser Tools (part number 8423). VDE-marked and manufactured to IEC 60900 standards for 1000vAC / 1500vDC live working, these pliers are part of Laser’s extensive range of insulated tools and workshop safety equipment designed for use on hybrid and electric vehicles.

These really are useful and versatile pliers: the long-nose jaws open to 95mm and the VDE insulated handles are equipped with slip guards. They are tough and robust, with strong plier body hardness of 42-48 HRC (Hardness More >


One for our North American readers … New Pig absorbent mats and other products have been soaking up spills, leaks and other messes in industrial settings for almost 40 years.

Now you can get that industrial-quality power for your home workshop with New Pig Absorbent Mats.

The mats are made from multiple layers of thermally bonded polypropylene that won’t rip, tear, or fray even when saturated with oil, grease, coolant, solvent, or most other liquids.

The mats have a dimple pattern to quickly absorb liquid for faster, easier clean-ups and the highly absorbent fibres won’t leave liquids or residue behind. The mats can More >


As part of their ‘fifty years of the Caterham Seven’ celebrations, Caterham Cars has announced that they’ll be moving to a new 54,000 sq/ft factory just down the road from their current home. They hope to be moved in by the end of 2023.

One problem that they have had is building Sevens quickly enough and they claim that the new facility will enable them to build over 750 cars a year.

“It’s fitting that, in our 50th anniversary year, we can invest in new premises to facilitate our ambitions, for the future of the Seven and the brand as a whole,” More >


A brand new stripped-out track-orientated model has recently been announced by XCS Designs. It’s called the Clubsport and we’ll let XCS Designs’ boss Harvey Rice describe the car to you:

“The 427 Clubsport package was conceived after looking at Cobra replicas in motorsport and the research and development team at XCS has taken a ‘clean sheet’ approach and designed a spaceframe chassis that allowed crash forces to be correctly distributed around the driver, offering considerably stronger rollover and side impact protection. The added bonus is that the resulting chassis has exceptional torsional rigidity, which allows our camber compensation set-up to work optimally.

“Many have shied away from taking this kind of car into a More >


As well as being the pioneers of the alloy wheel protector Somerset-based Rimbladesâ has just launched a new range of valeting products all with great packaging and bright colours. The range includes Tyre Shine Remover, Wheel & Tyre Cleaner, Alloy Wheel Cleaner, Glass Cleaner, Multi-Clean, Tar & Glue Remover, Ceramic Detailer and Ceramic Car Shampoo.

Prices are very attractive too and start at just £8.99 for a 500ml bottle.

Meanwhile, the product that made the company famous, Rimbladesâ are available in several styles and colours and available in DIY-fit form.

Visit or call the company on 01823 662 800, for more information. ENDS.

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A silicone hose company that I have been hearing a lot about lately is Mirfield, West Yorkshire-based Auto Silicone Hoses.

The company has a huge range of hoses available in shapes and sizes, suitable for air, vacuum, oil and fuel, available in no fewer than fifteen colours including classic black. So whether it’s straights, couplings, elbows or even bespoke shapes you are after they can help.

They also do stuff like rubber hoses, metal pipes, air ducting, PVC/layflat hoses, clips, clamps and filters.

They offer fast shipping and their prices are very good, too.

More information from or call them on 01924 496 111 More >


In addition to being a long-established supplier of performance parts and enhancements, Merlin Motorsport has long been a company used extensively by kitcar enthusiasts.

What I like is that you get a bit more from Merlin in that they have a regular stream of ‘how-to’ articles on a variety of subjects on their website. For example, I’ve just discovered a great

‘HOW TO’ ARTICLE ON PACKING & WRAPPING YOUR EXHAUST This includes – the difference between E-Glass and Basalt and how packing works.

Merlin also sells their own branded BASALT EXHAUST WRAP which comes in four colours – Brown, Natural, Black or White. These are very More >


Here’s one for our North American readers – Using a manual rivet gun can be a hand-cramping experience, especially if you are popping a load of them into a panel.

The Performance Tool Rivet Gun Drill Adapter Kit from Summit Racing solves that problem by converting your corded or cordless drill into a power rivet gun.

The adapter has an alloy steel nose and gearing to handle aluminium or stainless steel rivets.

The oversized nylon-reinforced ABS adapter body makes the tool easy to use.

The Performance Tool Rivet Gun Drill Adapter Kit comes with 3/32in (2.4mm), 1/8in, (3.2mm), 5/32in (4mm), and 3/16in (4.8mm) rivets.

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