THE MUSEUM. REINVENTED

As regular readers will know, TKC Mag/totalkitcar have always been big supporters of Richard Usher and his Blyton Park circuit so we’ve naturally been following his new project the Great British Car Journey attraction with real interest.

Never one to be deterred, Richard has overcome illness, floods and the pandemic and has this week announced that he and his team will be opening their Derbyshire venue in late May after signing a lease on the former Wire Works site in Ambergate, Derbyshire (just off the A6 between Derby and Matlock). A brilliant venue.

Richard said: “Signing the lease puts us on track More >

NEW WAY OF DOING THINGS

When it comes to car care it’s great to use quality microfibre towels and drying towels along with tyre applicator pads and wheel cleaning brushes and the like. An area where I often think could be improved upon is when it comes to cleaning your car’s interior.

There are some lovely potions and elixirs available to clean, condition and protect plastic trim but I have lost count of the times I’ve tried to clean an air-vent or get in tight to a switch on the dashboard or centre console only to be left a bit let-down because I just couldn’t reach More >

GIVE US A ‘WEV’!

Watt Electric Vehicle Company (WEVC) claims that it will redefine premium electric sportscars with its first model: the classic-inspired Coupe.

Carving out an entirely new niche, the two-seater, rear-wheel drive, mid-motor-mounted WEVC Coupe combines retro looks with the very latest in a lightweight, EV architecture, creating an engaging, real-world sportscar, yet one that conforms to modern safety standards.

Under the skin is WEVC’s in-house developed EV platform, called PACES. Made from bonded aluminium, it features an integrated battery enclosure built into the primary chassis as opposed to a separate battery case, allowing the entire platform to be lightweight and very structurally efficient – More >

GETTING THE BAND BACK TOGETHER!

New from our mate Dougal at Longstone Tyres are these lovely Michelin XZX 165HR15 White Wall tyres, which are absolutely ideal for a VW Beetle or a kitcar based on such a thing.

They are part of the Michelin Collection range at Longstone. Actually, that size was fitted to quite a few classic cars, too and are a radial replacement for 5.60-15 or 5.90-15 crossplies.

The tyre features a 28mm white band and have a speed rating of ‘S’ and are available now priced at £169.20 each or £648 for four or £802.80 for five.

More from www.longstonetyres.co.uk or 01302 714 072 ENDS.

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JUMPING BEANS

 

Burton Power claims that this is the most efficient dry-sump system currently available. It is suitable for YB Cosworth (N/A & turbo) and SOHC Pinto engines from clubman level up to serious full race.

The kit includes a smooth cast aluminium sump pan with a sealing O-ring to the block face, mounting bosses for a crank sensor bracket, twin filtered scavenge pick-ups and an integral baffle assembly.

The sump also contains various external mounting points which makes it possible to use a custom-made cradle to mount the 4wd front differential whilst providing clearance for the driveshaft.

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NEWS MGB SHELLS FROM BMH

News from the fine folk at British Motor Heritage concerning their MGB bodyshells.

BMW builds these in two batches every year and if you are in need of such a thing, orders for the first of 2021’s runs close on March 31.

As you probably know, BMH’s bodies are fabricated using the original tooling and even by some of the original MG workers and are first class. Prices start from £11,548.95 inc VAT with more information from www.bmh-ltd.com or 01993 707 200 ENDS.

AHEAD OF THE CURVE

This new brake pipe bending former from Laser Tools (part number 8032) allows the operator to copy the profile and curve of an existing brake pipe while avoiding kinks in the new pipe. The unique design allows the existing pipe to be laid alongside the new pipe as it is formed, to ensure an exact match.

Designed to be mounted in a vice, the existing brake pipe section is laid on the matching lower curve profile channel, and the new pipe is then formed on the upper channel. Five double-channel curve diameters are provided: 25, 35, 50, 65 and 80mm. It More >

NEW FROM THE MAESTROS

The royal-warranted car care experts at Autoglym are delighted to announce the arrival of a revolutionary advancement in car-cleaning technology. Rapid Ceramic Spray is the new and disarmingly straightforward way to lock in up to three months of hydrophobic paintwork protection on your vehicle.

Autoglym Rapid Ceramic Spray is designed to be used as the finishing element of a normal car-cleaning routine and is equally effective when applied to a wet or dry vehicle. It quickly bonds to painted or vinyl-wrapped surfaces to leave a highly durable, chemically resistant protective coating and a deep gloss finish.

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CASTROL CAN!

For more than 120 years, British company Castrol has been at the forefront of oil technology.

Company founder Charles Wakefield launched his first vehicle engine oil in 1906, a pioneering blend of mineral and castor oils that offered unrivalled lubrication properties. Since then, and through many further innovations, Castrol oils have lubricated the beating heart of everything from speed records to Mars missions.

Interestingly, Castrol was the first company of its kind to promote its products through sponsorship, which swiftly led to advertising and merchandising. By 1946, when the Castrol Classic branding was launched, they offered a wide range of workshop regalia More >

BODY BUILDING WITH SEALEY!

With over 260 deals inside, Sealey’s 28-page Bodyshop promotion offers a selection of tools and equipment which are ideal for technicians and enthusiasts alike. With discounts up to 55 per cent off the list price, it’s an ideal opportunity to stock up on some great products to help with your vehicle restoration and body repair work.  It launches on April 1 and is valid July 31, 2021.

Don’t miss the opportunity to enter Sealey’s latest competition on their website and be in with a chance of winning a PW616 Welding Helmet with Powered Respirator and a 100A Mig Welder. The competition More >