NEW MEV EXOCET VARIANT ANNOUNCED

Sneak peek at forthcoming MEV Exocet RX impressed showgoers at Newark

The Mazda MX-5-based MEV Exocet is one of the UK’s top-selling kitcars and has been for several years. At Newark last weekend the Staunton, Gloucestershire company gave us a sneak peek of their new Exocet RX, which uses the mechanicals and crucially the Wankel rotary engine of the Mazda RX-8.

A brilliant concept the car is due for launch at the Classic Car show at the NEC in November although we’ll bring you more details when we are able to.

MX-5-based Exocet is already one of the UK’s best selling kitcars and More >

A GREAT CHANNEL

I’ve been enthralled lately by a rather cool YouTube automotive channel called ‘Parrott Bros’ run by brothers, Rob and Dominic Parrott.

They have some very entertaining content centred around their Audi TTs and perhaps most notably for totalkitcar.com readers, a build of an MK RX-5, which I thoroughly recommend. The guys have a really laid-back yet professional presenting style and I think you’ll enjoy their videos. You’ll find plenty of tips, tricks and hacks.

Search for ‘Parrott Bros’ on YouTube and don’t forget to subscribe and ding the little bell so that you’ll be notified every time they upload new content.

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MK SPORTSCARS – ONWARDS AND UPWARDS

Leading manufacturer MK Sportscars has recently moved to an even larger new premises and can now be found at Unit 5, Kestrel Park, Finch Drive, Springwood Industrial Estate, Braintree, Essex CM7 2SF.

The company is taking the much-loved Indy model to new levels and can offer the car in no fewer than six guises – Classic, R, RR, RX-5 (Mazda MX-5-based), RX-5 MC (bike engine) and RX-5 RR.

They also now produce the Striker, Phoenix and Fulcrum models as well as the parts department of AB Sportscars. Rounding off the company’s considerable activities is the Kit Car Direct parts operation.

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PUT A TOP ON IT

Cool new hardtop for the Quantum Xtreme

Rob Hancock of Quantum Sportscars was at the Newark show last weekend and among the display of Xtremes, the company’s new hardtop was unveiled.

A very pleasing on the eye top it impressed many with its quality. For a start, this isn’t a surprise because Rob is one of the finest laminators that I know.

Orders are being taken now and costs are competitive – prices start at £795 for an un-trimmed hardtop, with £995 featuring an Alcantara headlining. Doors are an additional £425

More information from www.quantumsportscars.com or 01364 388 008 or even 07565 956 138 ENDS.

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I’M FOREVER BLOWING BUBBLES …

Martin Langley, the man behind the electric Sparky iZett (Isetta 300 replica) project has been in touch with an update on how the little car is progressing.

* Awarded start-up funding in May

* Completed rolling chassis and video in June

* Acquired GRP replica bodyshell in July

* Promotional video of the completed prototype

* Proposed exhibit of the completed prototype at London Fashion Week September

* Proposed exhibit of the completed prototype at London EV show in November

The customer has a choice of products depending on their level of expertise. The Big Tomali comprises a replica of a BMW Isetta 300 three-wheeler with electric More >

KEEP YOUR TOOLS CLOSE AT HAND

Keep tools and parts close to hand and within easy reach with this mobile service table (part number 8371), perfectly designed to be positioned over a vehicle engine bay, in a vehicle via the doors, or over the car boot.

The simple but robust design allows the tray to be moved up and down by a single support, with height adjustment from 515mm up to 1300mm (great for commercial vehicles), ensuring the tray can be positioned at the required height for easy access.

The service table has a maximum loading capacity of 50kg, so will take a slave battery, and the tray More >

DON’T MESS AROUND WITH TYRES

Ring Automotive has reiterated the need to look after tyres, following research by road safety charity TyreSafe revealing that more tyre-related incidents are reported in summer than at any other time of the year.

With longer journeys to holiday destinations across the UK and Europe, plus heavier loads with passengers and luggage onboard the car, drivers are being reminded to check their tyre pressures and tyre condition before setting off.

Henry Bisson, marketing director at Ring, said: “The TyreSafe charity research reveals that there’s an alarming rate of tyre failure-related incidents on UK roads, particularly in the summer months.

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INVERTER GENERATOR RANGE FROM MACHINE MART

The superb NEW range of small portable Clarke Inverter Generators are ideal for providing a ready source of electrical power for camping, caravanning, motorhomes, market stalls, boats, etc.

These three models use ‘Sine Wave Technology’ ensuring the delivery of clean and stable power, vital when running sensitive electrical/electronic equipment such as TVs, computers and laptops.

Max power options range from 800W to 1800W and all three feature easy start, efficient 4-stroke engines that include an Eco throttle system and low oil/overload shutdown for greater fuel efficiency and reduced running costs

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GLIPTONE – NOT JUST LEATHER CLEANERS – GLASS, TOO

Heavy Duty Glass Cleaner is another cool product from New York’s king of car care, Gliptone, available in the UK now from the good folks at Staingard.

This is a professional-strength aerosol glass cleaner that is ammonia-free, can be used on tinted glass both inside and out.

A 696ml aerosol can costs just £7.70 and is available now from www.gliptoneeurope.com ENDS.

NEWARK 2022 – SHOW REPORT

DATE FOR 2023 IS JULY 22 & 23

PHOTOS BELOW

What a brilliant event the ‘new’ Newark show was. After a five-hour-plus journey up the M11 and A1 on Friday afternoon, I was hot and bothered when I arrived to set up.

It did feel good being in a venue that I first exhibited at way back in 1985 (right up until the show ceased in June 2013) and the place is as one almost with the kitcar industry although I was slightly concerned about the fact that there’d been a nine-year gap.

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