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 >

WHAT’S YOUR POISON?

Wolfrace has launched the first of several new wheels for 2014 – the new Wolfrace GB Poison, in three distinctive colours. Poison is an eye catching twin-five-spoke wheel designed to enhance the looks of a wide range of four and five stud vehicles through simple but sporty looks and is available in a choice of colours including black with polished face, polar silver or racing black.

Both the polar silver and racing black versions come with a generous five year warranty when your purchase is registered on the Wolfrace website. In a rare move in the alloy wheel aftermarket, the polished More >

PRESSURE CHECKING THE EASY WAY

Having the correct tyre pressures can help save fuel, produces less emissions and is generally safer. This is why many mainstream manufacturers are now fitting Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS). A by-product of which is that the professional tyre technician needs the correct tools to maintain, service and repair these systems.

New to the Laser Tools range is this comprehensive TPMS set (part number 5724) that contains the tools required to correctly mount the TPMS sensor to the wheel rim.

Two ¼in drive torque wrenches are included (0.4-2Nm and 2-10Nm) to tighten the sensor valve nuts to the manufacturer’s recommended torque, and More >

TAKE IT EASY

Productivity can always be improved with the use of power tools. Two brand new and shining examples are Facom’s 3/8in and ½in titanium air ratchets. Ideal in automotive, industrial and engineering settings, these air ratchet wrenches make installing and removing nuts and bolts quick and easy.

With their light weight, compact design and trigger-operated power control, the 3/8in VR.JZ300F2 and ½in VR.SZ300F2 titanium air ratchets are ideal for use in confined spaces. The titanium head offers outstanding longevity and features a dust-proof mechanism to protect the moving parts while a socket ring retainer secures sockets in place while allowing easy removal More >

BRAKE ADAPTORS

Off the back of the overwhelming success of its recently launched metric stainless steel bleed nipples, Hosetechnik, the performance braking division of Forge Motorsport, has released a whole raft of other new products to help owners of classic and retro cars. The firm also now offers durable silicone rubber covers to protect the new nipples from corrosion and salt, too.

The new fitments mean that now, all 3/8 UNF, M10.1 and M8x1.25 calipers can be catered for. Hosetechnik has engineered each of the products from aerospace grade material, after an overwhelming number of requests from its dealers and end-users to create More >

NAH, YOU DON’T NEED A CODE, JUST TAKE THE LID OFF

With today’s advancements in technology Carnauba is no longer a ‘vital ingredient’ in car waxes.

Traditionally, a high carnauba content has been used as the main selling point. Nowadays there are other, synthetic materials that have been developed to improve on the benefits of carnauba wax, while eliminating the drawbacks.

CödeClean Luxury Concours Wax is a state of the art, completely pH neutral wax and contains no harmful acids or alkalines. The ingredients are a specially-developed blend of the highest quality synthetic hydro-carbon waxes, oils, silane derivatives and solvents. A little goes a long way and having sampled it I can say More >

WAR OF THE WORLDS

West Midlands-based Orson Equipment has been supplying the classic car market with wheel-related components for many years although of late have also been turning their attention to the kitcar market.

Given the amount of classic replicas and/or cars based on the components of Triumph and MGB I think they have a lot to offer our market.

Their inventory includes such as Dunlop-style wire wheels (prices from £192 inc VAT each), wheel spacers, conversion kits, spinners, splined hubs and hub removal tools from £96 inc VAT.

Find out more from www.orson-equipment.co.uk or call them on 01384 241 717 ENDS.

MX-5 PARTS FROM PIPERCROSS

Portsmouth-based Mazda MX-5 gurus MX5 Parts has created a stunning Closed Air Induction System in conjunction with filtration expert Pipercross. This attractive and effective upgrade promises to improve under-bonnet appearance, induction noise and performance in one easy fitment.

The kit is based around the ‘Viper’ enclosed carbon-fibre induction system, complete with a huge 100mm intake. By shielding the cold ducted air from the front of the car away from all ambient under-bonnet heat, the Viper ensures that the Mazda’s punchy NA engine has nothing but the densest air firing into its inlet manifold. The predictable result of this manifesting itself with More >