It was good to see Ronart Cars and their marvellous W152, at Newark show last weekend. The car celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2012, incidentally…

To help commemorate this notable milestone, the company is producing a run of three special edition W152s, while if you order a kit before the end of June 2012 you’ll receive £1000 of accessories free of charge, to help you on your way with the build of this Jaguar-based delight…

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NEWARK SHORTS 2…Walking, hiking, biking AND TRIKING!

Three wheelers are enjoying a real boost in popularity at the moment, all ignited by a certain 3W from Malvern, of course, and it was great to see a FIVE-car Triking stand at Newark.

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TEAM MEV – Mills Extreme Vehicles and Road Track Race – had a very busy stand at Newark, with an impressive display of cars and visitors throughout the weekend…

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Founded in 2003, has helped more than 3.5-million motorists around the UK find new and used parts for their cars. The site provides an extensive, UK network of car dismantlers who are looking to sell car spares online for every make and model of vehicle.

Customers are able to submit one request that, in turn, is sent to every dismantler on the site. The scrap yards holding the parts then reply with competitive prices, which can then deliver.

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Saxon has introduced some great new products to retailers – the Sub Zero Ice car audio system and a range of socket extensions.

The multifunction car audio system has a host of features at an affordable price. The head unit boasts 4×40 Watts of maximum power and features an AM/FM tuner with presets and a brightly coloured LCD screen for easy viewing.

It has a detachable facia with carry case for extra security and is CD/MP3 and CD-R compatible – all for an RRP of £59.99.

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I’ve been keeping an eye on the little Fiat Seicento-based Animoto for a couple of years and spotted the current development prototype outside at Stoneleigh in May. It’s the work of brothers Steve and Tony Bradshaw who set-out to build a car each and I reckon have made a pretty good job of it.

Great news is that the Animoto will be making its official show debut at NEWARK this weekend…

Just to re-cap, the Animoto buggy is a simple, lightweight fun vehicle, which can be used as a pure off-road vehicle or can easily be built to be fully road legal.

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A kitcar manufacturer enjoying a very good 18-months is Sammio Motor Company who brought their latest model to Stoneleigh in May. Known as the Cordite it is the latest addition to the Sammio Spyder stable with this one being based on Triumph Spitfire rather than Herald, which has involved some re-jigging of the car’s layout, with the cockpit moved back 8in resulting in a shorter rear section, which to these eyes gives the car a balanced stance. The ‘valleys’ in the Spyder’s bonnet are also dispensed with to allow for fitment of the Spitfire’s carbs, which has also resulted in More >

POWER – REAL POWER, in conjunction with Ballistic Performance Components, has launched the EVO2 for the UK motor racing and trackday market. A small, super-lightweight, battery, developed and made in the USA, the EVO2 uses advanced lithium ferrous energy storage technology, derived from work originally carried out by Texas State University for use in wind energy installations on agricultural land.

This led to the production of lightweight, non-toxic, storage cells using recyclable technology, with the benefit of minimal power loss even when the battery was not in use for prolonged periods. In such circumstances, the EVO2 experiences only a 10 per cent loss of More >


The superb new ECO-TRAILER from Middlesbrough-based eco-truck seems like an ideal product for kitcar enthusiasts and manufacturers.

It has a lot going for it in addition to the stylish looks and features as standard, a galvanised chassis, tilting bed and a 2000kg payload (3000kg gross) and costs £6720 inc VAT.

Also included are an electric winch, side door (left or right), strapping points and an adjustable front wheel stop-bar. Options include two-tone paintwork (£720), internal lighting (£114), resin coated floor (£240) and a tyre rack (POA).

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Talking to our mate, Mal Curnin, boss of Yorkshire Engine Supplies the other day and he’s currently working extra hard to keep up with demand.

For those that don’t know, Mal is possibly THE man to go to for inline bike engines and supplies a whole raft of enthusiasts and kitcar manufacturers with their units and in addition to his engines being of good standard they also come with the appropriate paperwork and keys etc.

Mal can help you with any superbike engine needs and has all the usual suspects in his inventory including Suzuki Hayabusa, Suzuki GSX-R1000, Yamaha R1, Honda CBR1000 More >