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LOVING the look of the new RoadRunner Racing LM1

Superb new LM1 from RoadRunner Racing is taking shape although initially only available in fully built guise, kit availability is scheduled for later in the year.

The LM1 is based on a revised version of the equally cool SR1 single-seater, which made one feel like a Formula One driver, such was the fun it offered and the chassis of same is ideal for LM1 use, with a couple of revisions.

Suggested engine choices are both Suzuki units, in the form of GSX-R1000 or Hayabusa, with both offering mind-bending performance in such a lightweight sportscar.

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IT’S A PAGEANT CHOLMONDELEY-WARNER

Caterham Cars hopes to wow spectators at the annual Cholmondeley Pageant of Power with its supercharged Seven 620 R – the most powerful model ever produced by the company.

At the helm of the 310bhp two-seater will be Caterham’s Scott Mansell, who will compete head-to-head with some of the biggest names in the performance car world including Ariel, Aston Martin, Maserati and Lamborghini.

The hotly contested event attracts crowds in excess of 60,000, who will see over 140 of the world’s most impressive cars and bikes in action. The event also boasts a Battle of Britain memorial flight, marine stunts and a new More >

YOU WON’T ‘TYRE’ OF THIS ONE

Nice little publication from purveyors of classic tyres, Vintage Tyres, with a very special offer for totalkitcar.com readers.

Over the last year or so the team at Vintage Tyres has been putting together a book called ‘The Tyre’, which un-surprisingly tells the story of the pneumatic tyre. It’s and enjoyable and comprehensive publication and covers the history and development, how tyres are made, the sort of problems classic and vintage car and bike users are likely to encounter,  and of course what’s available today.

To nab a copy, all you need to do is email VINTAGE TYRES and mention ‘totalkitcar.com – and not only will they More >

MILLERS OILS SHOW BOTTLE

Specialist oil developer and producer, Millers Oils, unveiled its innovative Flowcontrol® bottle at a launch event at Silverstone circuit, this week (we were there!).

The container, with its easy-pour mechanism, revolutionises bottle design by enabling the user to control oil flow, without the use of a funnel, preventing contamination and spills. The design follows Millers Oils’ recognition of the difficulties and issues consumers face when topping up and changing oil at home.

“An independent test has shown that 80 per cent of cars that go into garages are low on oil,” said Mark Berry, business development manager – Automotive, Millers Oils.

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COOLNESS

Burton Power is pleased to announce that they have been appointed as stockists of Evans Waterless Coolant products.

Evans Power Cool 180° Waterless Coolant has many advantages over water…for example, it has a boiling point of over 180°C, far above the operating temperature of the engine. That means even hot spots within the system won’t cause it to boil.

The coolant remains in liquid-form at all times consistently doing its job of cooling the engine. It also has a freezing point of below -40ºC so is unlikely to freeze under typical winter conditions, so can be used instead of anti-freeze. As a More >

PAINLESS EXTRACTION

Webcon has just released modern versions of the old Weber extractor tools used to remove the chokes and auxiliary venturis from Weber carburettors.

These extractors have not been made for many years now although the new versions have seen Webcon’s engineers making some subtle design changes to both extractors to enhance their performance and also to minimise the risk of damage to either carburettor or venturi.

The extractor to remove chokes (venturis) from Weber carburettors is part number 9800910000 and retails at £149.94 inc VAT.

The auxiliary venturi extractor (on right) can be ordered as part number 9800920000 and retails at £99.94 inc More >

TEMPTATION FROM MOMO

New Nero Pedal and Gear Knob kit from MOMO is going to be very tempting for many kitcar owners…

The gear-knob is available as both standard and for lift-up reverse and features top grain black leather, black enamel insert and a MOMO logo on the top and has an RRP of £62.99 inc VAT.

Meanwhile, the pedal kit is suitable for manual transmission cars only and is machined from aluminium in a black powdercoated finish with rubber inserts and retails at £51.99 inc VAT.

For more details contact Momo UK on 01268 764 411 or via www.momo-uk.co.uk ENDS.

NICE MGF – EVEN BETTER SYLVA VECTIS

Celebrating a marvellous 33-years of continuous kitcar production in 2014 is the genius that is Jeremy Phillips of Sylva Autokits. Known, nay legendary, for his steady stream of great kitcars, some of the best ever produced, the man’s latest really does hit the spot.

One thing that owning and restoring a couple of project MGFs over the last year or so has revealed to me that the much-maligned ‘F’ really is an under-rated sportscar and ideal for kitcar donor use. Get the K-Series sorted and pay good attention to cooling (fit stainless steel underfloor pipes, aluminium radiator and Evans Waterless Coolant) More >

MODS AND ROCKERS (WELL, ROCKERS ANYWAY!)

Gurney Eagle and Gurney Weslake cylinder heads were fitted to many original GT40s and Cobras back in the sixties.

These cylinder heads are now hard to find and ridiculously expensive if you manage to locate a set. Most replica GT40s and Cobras have rocker covers that say either ‘FORD’ or ‘COBRA’.

Tornado Sports Cars, one of the world’s leading manufacturer’s (certainly the longest established) of Ford GT40 replicas, has now introduced small block Ford rocker covers with the correct period wording of Gurney Eagle or Gurney Weslake,  giving any replica engine bay a much more authentic appearance.

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BEST NOT AT THIS SHOW IN A DIRTY CAR!

Waxstock, the UK’s specialist car care and detailing show – and now the largest and most prestigious detailing event of its type in Europe – has moved to a brand new venue, the Ricoh Arena on the outskirts of Coventry, on Sunday, July 27, 2014.

Now in its third year, Waxstock 2014 promises to be the greatest detailing meet and car care retail event held to date, with exhibitors coming from as far as Germany and Singapore.

Organised by Detailing World, Zaino Europe and Dodo Juice, the event has attracted sponsorship from CödeClean, Angelwax and the Pro Valeters and Detailers Association. Over More >