With the Clarke range of Garage/Workshops, available from Machine Mart you can protect your pride and joy from the elements this winter in a tight fit, well-lit, protected environment.

Using a heavy-duty advanced cover that is triple-layered, waterproof, fully UV treated for long term protection against sun, rain and wind, you can guarantee that you are investing in a product built to last. A drum-tight finish is provided through ratchet tight cover tensioning.

This range is easy to install through-bolt together hardware and joint supports with a powdercoated steel frame for optimum durability and stability. With various anchoring options, they can be erected More >


I like the penetrating sprays made by XCP™ Protection and I was interested to hear about their latest product called Clear Coat. It is a rust blocker available in a 400ml aerosol or 500ml trigger spray and is an easy-to-apply coating and equally (and importantly) easy to remove. Dunno about you, but I hate sticky gloop.

It is ideal for keeping bare metal and components corrosion-free and is ideal for kitcar use on chassis and engine parts for example.

It can also be used on chromium-plated parts meaning it’s good at keeping pesky road salt and crud at bay in winter months.

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New from Autosparks are these new bulkhead injection moulded plugs to suit Ford wiring harnesses.

Another useful service they offer is the reproduction of obsolete plugs and they can easily copy one of your existing plugs by 3D printing it. The plug is drawn and converted to a computer file and they print a button – just ‘loike’ magick!

Prices vary but the best bet is to get in touch via or call them on 0115 949 7211 ENDS.


I not only love the restoration work carried out by the Lyons father and son team (Michael and David) at their very smart garage in County Clare, but I LOVE their style.

They’ve grasped the lifestyle aspect of what they do and like to have a bit of fun. In all seriousness, their range of coffee is first class. I’m well into their MG Beans! They’ve just added a load of new ones including BeansMW, DBean5, Javaguar Beans, Mercedes Beans, Mini Beans and the limited edition LG66 Beans. All are priced at €15.

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Quite often access to a fastener is obstructed by another component, this could be on an engine, gearbox or perhaps behind the dashboard. You can just about get a hex (or Star® or spline) bit onto the fastener but not quite, and there is a danger of breaking the bit if you force it.

Laser Tools to the rescue with this Ball-End Socket Bit Set (part number 8048) which offers a comprehensive twenty-piece set of long, ball-ended socket bits in metric hex, Star and spline profiles. The ‘ball’ design means that the bit will fit snugly at up to a 25° More >


Buying for the tools and machinery fanatic in your life can be tricky! Trying to work out what they need, or what they’ve already got, can be a real mystery.

Combine that with the difficulty of buying for Christmas, when you want to really treat them and go above and beyond the usual pairs of socks or bottles of beer, and you’ve got yourself a really stressful situation!

If you’re stuck for gift ideas this Christmas … why not let them choose for themselves with a Machine Mart gift card?

Machine Mart gift cards and E-Vouchers can hold any value from £20 to £500 More >


Europa Specialist Spares is launching their new members-only club

Members benefits include:

Free Technical Advice

Access to Discounts, Offers and Competitions

Completely free to join, no pounds, shillings or pence needed. 🙂

Invites to Events

Fascinating open days

Latest on our products

Monthly Europa Bulletin

Become Part of the Europa Specialist Spares Family

Journey on with us

Are you a classic car/kit car enthusiast or perhaps an Automotive company interested in unique, vintage classic parts?


Then this could be a rewarding loyalty programme.


Reply to  with your name in the subject line to join the Europa Members Club or call 01283 815 609 or even visit ENDS.

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With the durability to endure a lifetime of daily use, the new Pro Combo Bucket from Auto Finesse has been designed to appeal to both industry professionals and detailing enthusiasts.

Featuring a large 20-litre capacity – along with a professional grit guard – this product is engineered to help prevent the recirculation of harmful particles into wash media.

The Pro Combo Bucket also benefits from a water-tight, rubber-sealed, screw-on lid which not only makes it ideal for accessory and solution storage when mobile but also means that it can double as a heavy-duty, detailer’s stool.

Priced at £28.95, the Pro Combo Bucket includes More >


Tex Automotive, the division of the British Motor Heritage Group (BMH) best known for its original specification classic mirror and wiper products, is offering a rapidly increasing range of complementary articles, some of which make perfect Christmas gifts for enthusiast drivers, male or female. Right now it also has some clearance items at unrepeatable prices, but don’t delay – once they’re gone, they’re gone! See for details.

Clearance items:

Genuine Irvin leather flying jackets – just £450

Quality leather travel bags in brown or black, with MG, Austin-Healey or zero branding – £118.80

Leather driving gloves in brown or black – a mere £15

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Ever since extreme turbo engines hit the scene, engine builders have been searching for a better way to hold intake charge pipes and other pressurized plumbing on their engines together. Traditional silicone couplers can blow apart as the boost climbs, and other methods like welding the pipes together are no good because the welds will crack and fail as the engine flexes.

Vibrant Performance HD Clamp Assemblies securely join two pipes together in applications making up to 800 PSI of static boost pressure. The clamps are also flexible, allowing up to 12 degrees of telescopic and angular movement to withstand all the More >