Here’s a great new venture that we think will be of great interest to totalkitcar/TKC Mag readers. It’s called The Machine Shop and is located in Hinckley, Leicestershire.

Basically, if you are struggling for workshop space or don’t have a covered area in which to work, or you have the skills to do a specific job but don’t have the equipment, join up at The Machine Shop and use their space and their tools and machinery. How often have you been left on a Sunday afternoon wishing for access to a TIG welder or a metal guillotine, for example?

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Team Sellars Racing (aka TSR Engineering) run by Stuart Sellars, are big players in the world of 750 Motor Club Locost and Sports Specials championships and for clubman racers, they offer a full package from racecar preparation to arrive and drive; from engine tuning to custom-built dampers.

They’ve also recently launched their new TSR Lotus Seven-inspired model for the new for 2020 Ma7da Series, which formerly ran as part of the Locost Championship under the control of the good folk at the 750 Motor Club.

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Rettendon, Essex-based RS Retro makers of superb RS200 replicas, have announced a new fully-built-only ‘Black Edition’ model, which features a full carbon-fibre body, MSA-spec roll-cage, a strengthened chassis, centre-lock wheels, an aero-package and competition-spec mono-shocks.

The Ford EcoBoost 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 engine will be enough to propel the stealthy and frankly gorgeous-looking RS Retro 200 model along very nicely. It wears a from £100,000 price tag but considering the specification, the rarity value and beautiful looks seem like big value for money.

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I was going to do an elaborate description of all the latest new parts from Great British Sports Cars’ Kit Spares division but the parts speak for themselves so here you go!

Pack of six aluminium bonnet locating pins in black /

Black aluminium GBS Gearknob /

Set of three aluminium stalks in black to replace the Ford stalks /

Seatbelts –

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It’s rare that a product like the Pioneer SPH-EVO8TAB-BT shakes the in-car entertainment world like King Kong on a New York Skyscraper, but when it does Pioneer carries the kudos of an A-list movie star.

Thanks to the portable tablet option afforded by this duo, this 8in Capacitive head unit redefines the notion of a double DIN stereo altogether.  Not only that, it benefits from Pioneer’s long-held audiophile reputation for high-end, high-resolution audio quality. Waze, Spotify, Bluetooth® connectivity are accompanied by the endless stream of downloadable apps from the Google Play store.

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Go on admit it. How many times, usually on a hot summer day in direct sunlight have you tried to polish your car, only to be left with a smeary mess that feels like you’ve stuck concrete all over the body? No matter how hard you try that polish haze will not shift!

I’ve been there over the years, which is why the news pieces on car care products on totalkitcar and in TKC Mag, bring you products that we know do work and come recommended.

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New from Summit Racing is this Summit Racing 450 HP Remanufactured 5.3L LS Crate Engine.

It’s an LS-Series long block rated at 450bhp and accompanied by and 480 lb-ft of torque.

The engine is machined and assembled for Summit Racing by us by the highly-rated crate engine experts, ATK.

It is based on the 5.3-litre LM7 found in 1999 to 2007 GM pickups and SUVs, in the USA but Summit and ATK have warmed it up a bit with a Summit Racing Pro LS roller camshaft. It’s even backed by a two-year, unlimited mileage warranty.

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Royal Warranted car-care expert Autoglym has released details of its latest detailing ‘must-have’ – the Polar Blaster snowfoam gun.

Polar Blaster is a unique foam gun designed to work in harmony with all Polar Series products, providing the speediest way to safely pre-wash, wash and protect your vehicle.

It creates lashings of thick, clingy foam with Polar Blast, optimises the density required to efficiently deep clean with Polar Wash and produces the perfect consistency to apply the hyper-hydrophobic Polar Seal in seconds.

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New from Kärcher is the K7 Compact model, which in essence their top-of-the-range K7 model in, er, compact form!

There’s no digital lance or detergent bottle cavity but the powerful, water-cooled 2.8kW motor remains and is still able to handle up to 550-litres of water per hour.

It’s small and easy to manoeuvre, but still has the same power as its big brother but not as wieldy. I think it’s possible to miss the features of the K7 Premier as the Compact version is so simple to use, by contrast.

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Here’s a great device for kit and specialist car enthusiasts. It comes from Ring Automotive and is a very compact Jump Starter Powerpack (RPPL700). Unlike some of these micro starters that in my experience, er, don’t start your car or manage one and then need re-charging, this one can carry out multiple jump starts on once charge.

What sets this one even farther apart though is that thanks to its rapid recharge technology you can leave it connected to your vehicle for 40-seconds after the vehicle has been jump-started and it will regain 100 per cent recharge ready for further use.

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