GOING TO CALIFORNIA IN A ‘SEVERN’ SPEEDSTER

Severn Classics, sister company of Veranti Motor Company, and run by Steve ‘Sport’ Griffiths, offers its own range of kits including an Austin Healey ‘Frogeye’ Sprite package at £1750 alongside their eclectic classic car restoration work.

They’ve announced this week that they have also purchased the old Speedster projects formerly sold under the DJ Sportscars and Covin banners, and Steve will offer the standard kit and also the California variant.

Kit prices have yet to be announced but will be at the budget end of the market while offering what Steve describes as “genuine value for money” – the company will be More >

CATERHAM F1 DRIVER TRIES 620R FOR SIZE

Returning Caterham F1 Team driver, Kamui Kobayashi, warmed-up for the first Grand Prix of the season in Australia by taking his first ever drive in a Caterham Seven.

Caterham F1 driver, Kamui Kobayashi, had his first taste of a Caterham Seven when he put a 620R through its paces, recently.

The Japanese didn’t do things by halves either – his first ever Seven drive was at the wheel of the most powerful production Seven ever built and the ultimate incarnation of Caterham’s ethos of ‘accessible fun’, the raucous 620 R.

With 310bhp, a top speed of 155mph and a 0-60mph time of less More >

ACTION STATIONS

The B-G Folding Utility Work Station is a must-have product for all enthusiasts workshops with its multi-functioning capabilities.

The work station incorporates a tray on the top to hold a small selection of tools, a paper roll holder, a waste bin bag holder and an area for a 300mm x 400mm Euro bin to be fitted and store your consumables.

The product is fitted with 75mm diameter wheels, which allow ease of movement around the garage or workshop. The folding design makes transportation of the work station easy and keeps storage space to a minimum.

Manufactured from high-grade mild steel with a durable More >

KEEP COOL WITH SVC

SVC now offers Comex fans, which are used extensively in some very demanding environments so although kitcar builders often impose some tricky conditions on their cooling systems, the fans, aimed primarily at OEM installations are beefy enough to cope.

At the core of each Comex fan is a highly-durable DC motor, which rated to withstand temperatures of minus 40-degrees up 120-degrees Celsius. The dual bearing construction provides an extremely smooth performance with low power consumption and long-life.

Components used are first class and the use of dedicated ‘blower’ or ‘sucker’ blades, which help maximum airflow. Each fan is plastic injection moulded using More >

PLAY UNDER FLOODLIGHTS

Crikey, technology can be scary but sometimes it really can be great. Sealey two new LED floodlights are portable and completely wireless meaning that their potential is huge and can be used for lighting up dark garages or other areas where light is needed but not possible by conventional means.

The lifetime of LEDs are reported to be between 30-100,000 hours, which is obviously substantial in financial savings terms.

Light Emitting Diodes  – LED, as opposed to Surface Mounted Device Light Emitting Diodes – SMD LEDs – both technically feature the same LED technology, but SMD LEDs are designed differently and the More >

SUPPORT FROM LASER

On transverse-engined vehicles, when carrying out operations like clutch or gearbox removal the usual method for supporting the engine is the transmission jack. But, and it’s a big but, once the jack is in place, the hoist cannot be lowered or raised. The answer could be the new engine and gearbox support beam (part number 5750) from Laser Tools.

The support beam is quickly and easily fitted, hooking under and pivoting on the main cross-member, then the weight of the engine is transferred to the rear support legs letting the engine or gearbox height be easily adjusted from underneath. Once locked More >

MINI SPARES JOIN THE UNION

In keeping with their policy of maintaining the supply of parts that are no longer available from other sources, Mini Spares has just announced a two-way brake union, as used on the front subframe of classic Minis.

The union can be ordered as part number 21A654 and retails at £21.60 inc VAT with more details from 01707 607 700 or www.minispares.com ENDS.

BULL’S EYE FOR MOMO

2014 will be MOMO’s 50th anniversary and the company is set to release some notable products during the year to commemorate this milestone.

The MOMO Rush is a simple, yet sharp designed 10-spoke alloy wheel with a two-step rim and additional detail towards the centre of the spokes. Naturally the iconic MOMO logo features on the rim and centre cap.

The Rush is available in silver finish with sizes from 15in to 18in and four or five stud fitments. RRP per wheel: Prices start at £114.99 inc VAT for the 15in with 16in (£129.99 inc VAT), 17in (£145.10 inc VAT) and 18in More >

ARE YOU MISSING OUT?

Although I always prefer the feel of a ‘real’ print-on-paper magazine or book, it appears that there are many who like to read their magazines digitally on android or iPad devices etc etc.

That’s ALL digital formats – APPLE iPad, iPhone, Mini iPad, Kindle, Android and your PC or MAC – ALL DEVICES COVERED.

tkc mag has been available for about 15-months in this format and frankly, we’ve been amazed at the response with customers in a mindboggling 73 countries buying single copies and/or subscribing.

In case you were wondering the territories are – Albania, Anguilla, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, More >

RANA TO HALL’S GARAGE

Well-known MG specialists, Hall’s Garage of Bourne, Lincolnshire, erstwhile agents for the Tifosi Rana and Sebring Sprite replica, have now acquired the rights to both products, which should see them being marketed more pro-actively.

Hall’s will offer both models, with the Sebring, based on Austin Healey ‘Frogeye’ Sprite or MG Midget, to be sold as a brand new monocoque tub package, with the Rana being offered in more traditional kit form, revised for MG Midget Mk4 and Sprite Mk3, which bring with them a far superior folding hood frame. Rana kits cost £1850 inc VAT and as it is based on More >