EXCITING NEWCOMER

Zenos Cars is a new British sportscar company, co-founded by Ansar Ali and Mark Edwards, who previously were CEO and COO, respectively of Caterham Cars.  The company specialises in the design, manufacture and retail of ultra-lightweight razor sharp handling sportscars, hardly surprising given the co-founders have spent most of their working careers at Lotus and Caterham Cars.

During Ali’s and Edward’s time successfully leading Caterham through a recession and then taking it into F1, and prior to that their time at Lotus Cars, they have observed increasing vehicle weights, higher entry prices, escalating repair costs and distant customer relationships; all this More >

CATALOGUE SHOPPING

It’s that time of year again when Burton Power launches their latest catalogue at Autosport International (January 9-12).

This year, new listings in the catalogue include a new range of compact alternator kits, Escort Mk2 indicator and light stalks, Escort Mk1/Mk2 grilles and a range of original looking gear-knobs for the Escort, Cortina and Carpi but with a five-speed shift pattern on them for converted cars.

Also new for 2014 – the polybush pages have had a revamp, with Powerflex and Super Flex given a whole page each. Also, the Burton Power CNC performance cylinder heads section has been expanded to include More >

DEI HAS IT ALL TIED-UP

There’s no doubting the usefulnesss of cable ties when working on a vehicle, but the little plastic blighters are close to being rendered useless in high temperature situations. Heat protection specialists DEI has just released a new stainless steel tie that not only resists heat but also has a new positive locking action to make sure whatever you want to secure stays where you put it.

The primary function is to retain DEI’s heat proof exhaust wrap but they also have many more applications besides. Being stainless steel they are rust-resistant making them suitable for use on boats, sports equipment and More >

BARB, BARB, BARB, BARB BARB-RA ANN!

These new BARB-connectors from Viper Performance are ideal for fitting a flexible hose to a component or stainless steel AN fitting pipe run.

The come with either male or female AN thread fittings on one end and a choice of 5/16in, 3/8in or ½in BARB fittings on the other. They are machined from 6061 billet aluminium and available in a choice of blue or black anodised finishes.

Prices from £7.49 inc VAT and you can find out more via 01952 670 702 or www.viperperformance.co.uk ENDS.

FOLLOW THE REGULATIONS

Webcon is pleased to announce that they now have an adjustable 1.5-5 psi fuel regulator, which is suitable for all Weber applications.

This OEM style regulator comes with 8mm BARB fittings for easy installation and can be ordered as part number WFR600 with an RRP of £57.54 inc VAT.

Further details from 01932 787 100 or via www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

MINI SPARES DISTRIBUTORS

Mini Spares can now supply a modern reproduction of the original body 23D Cooper S distributor, but with more advance for economy and acceleration. This has been tried and tested on Mini guru, Peter Baldwin’s rolling road and a performance curve chart is available on the Mini Spares website. The distributor comes with quick fit points and a heavy duty rotor arm.

As an option the original base plate for 32-ounce springs is available as 7H6949.

The distributor can also be used on other A-Series engined classics and kitcars and has an RRP of £44.10 inc VAT.

More details from 01707 607 700 More >

OIL AND ALCOHOL

The first three Top Alcohol Funny Car drivers in the 2013 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series all drove cars powered by engines that relied on Lucas Oil.

Frank Manzo amassed 755 points to become World Champion and used a Lucas Oil 20w50 Racing Only specification with a 50-wt mix. Both of the cars driven by runner-up John Lombardo and third placed Shane Westfield ran on Lucas Oil’s 60-wt specification. Lucas Oil 60-wt Racing Only is conventional oil, but its high zinc content makes it ideal for supercharged engines running at high revs. Typically, the Top Alcohol Funny Cars run at More >

SPICY MEXICAN TWO-SEATER

In a fitting end to a successful launch year, the new VŪHL 05 trackday supercar has been honoured with an international Design, Technology and Engineering award.

Established in 1992, and now regarded as a benchmark throughout the Americas and beyond, Mexico’s annual Quorum Awards recognise the very best examples of cutting-edge design and innovation. The VŪHL 05 triumphed in this year’s industry category and created history by being the first winning product to be actively involved in the Award ceremony.

The presentation took place recently at Mexico City’s stunning Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts), where the Award was proudly More >

SHINY, SHINY

Lucas Oils’ new Metal Polish is designed to produce maximum lustre from minimum effort, and is now even easier to use. Just apply, let it dry, then buff to a brilliant sparkle.

Aluminium and stainless steel exhausts, chrome wheel finishes, stainless steel bumpers or indeed any bare metal surface (including precious metals) are cleaned polished and protected by a single application of Metal Polish.

It is a particular favourite among custom-build specialists, kitcar owners, classic car and vehicle styling enthusiasts.  It is the solution of choice in vehicle showrooms wherever chrome, stainless steel or aluminium is a feature of the vehicle design More >

NEW SOCKS FOR YOUR TRUMPET!

Performance filtration specialist, Pipercross, has the perfect solution for anybody wishing to run carbs or throttle bodies on their race, road or off-road car, but needs to keep things neat and compact; the Universal Trumpet Sock, aka velocity stack sock!

Sold in pairs, this versatile little filter fits over the vast majority of velocity stacks and inlet pipes, simply dropping over the top and gripping thanks to the inherent tension in the foam. In instances where more security of fitment is needed, a simple cable tie around the base secures the sock firmly, ready to take on the worst the track More >