Although running Todmorden-based Carbon Copies Ltd for just a year, company boss, Warren Sheridan, has been involved in the GRP and composites industry for over 20-years and after a few beers late one night with an MK Indy-owning friend, he accepted the challenge of creating a set of panels to ‘fully clothe’ the popular LSIS model.

However, the result, seen here in 1/10th scale model rendering is much more than just a set of emperor’s new clothes as Warren has taken the opportunity to bring in several upgrades while at it. This also means that larger engines can now be accommodated More >


Donington show has always thrown up rarities in the owners field , not to mention innovative exhibitors and one of the most interesting I’ve seen for quite a year was exhibiting this year.

Tallon Systems UK, run by Alastair Badman, markets an ingenious range of mounts and accessories that can be used all-round the home but lend themselves especially well to automotive, particularly kitcar use.

Their line-up includes mini socket mounts and USB sockets that enable you to use, quite safely and hands-free, phones, tablets, satnavs, plotters and all manner of other electronic devices. Seems fairly logical to me for a kitcar More >


In order to provide industrial and automotive professionals with the widest possible choice of sensibly-priced, good quality tools, Britool Expert is steadily adding to its growing catalogue. The latest addition is a range of tape measures.

Certificated to the EC level II standard for measurement precision, the new tape measures include abrasion-resistant nylon-coated tapes, with the addition of three-point riveting on the end hooks of the 5M and 8M models. These features combine to offer superb accuracy, strength and durability; a must for any trade professional.

High levels of comfort have been achieved by incorporating a soft, non-slip casing and an ergonomically-shaped More >


Sebring International, one of the most respected kitcar manufacturers around, is FOR SALE.


Producers of an exquisite range of Austin Healey-inspired cars, many hundreds have found homes over the last 22-plus years and the sale is to include jigs, moulds and rights to produce the Sebring range.

Sounds like a cracking opportunity to acquire a well-respected and established kitcar marque.


Apply in the first instance to Andy Lancaster, mentioning ‘totalkitcar’ in your correspondence, on  01354 638 678 or via www.sebringinternational.co.uk or CLICK HERE to email ENDS.

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There are quite a few companies around who can offer engineering and mechanical work on your kitcar, but just with specialist painters, it takes extra skills to get a top-notch result on a GRP body, a medium with many different requirements to a standard metal car surface.

An example of some of the work carried out by Irntam Kitz

Similarly, there are only really a handful of build-type specialists around those that can offer a full catalogue of services from helping with registration and paperwork, kit delivery and collection, mechanical work and general restoration or re-build work.

One of these is Warwickshire-based Irntam More >


A car that features in the forthcoming September/October issue of tkc mag is the Lister Bell STR, a glorious pastiche of the Lancia Stratos that eschews all-out at-all-costs replication in favour of practicality and a gentle modernisation such as the larger than original wheels.

The Nottinghamshire-based company is run by Craig White, a man with quite a kitcar CV previously having worked at Litton Cars, Carson Automotive Engineering, Ultima Sports, Gardner Douglas Sports Cars and Great British Sports Cars before founding Lister Bell Automotive in 2010.

The STR came along almost by accident after Craig had meticulously built an old Allora Stratos kit More >


The Speed Demon – the world’s fastest piston engine wheel driven car – has set a new record for a Class C/BFS car, smashing the old record by 47.183mph.

Competing in the annual Bonneville Speed Week, in the United States, the Speed Demon raced to 451.933 mph, setting a new combined record of 437.183 mph.

If, on a first run, the car beats the old record, it qualifies for a record attempt. It then makes a second run. The two times are then averaged and if that number beats the previous record, a new one has been set. Simple!

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A torch is a glovebox essential for any vehicle, especially with spring and summer touring holidays approaching. The last thing you want is to be stranded on the road side in the dark.

From Ring’s essential range of torches comes the RIL50 pocket light. Only slightly bigger than a pen it will easily fit your glovebox without taking up valuable space.

The eight powerful LEDs and magnet clip provide a bright light ideal for close-quarters work that can mean the difference between getting going again or being left in the dark.

Being pocket-sized, it is also a great tool for mechanics or motoring More >


These new style security sockets (part number 5683) are designed for the triangular profile, tamperproof fixings found on VAG TDi engines (injection pump quality adjustor), Bosch injector and certain light fittings.

The five piece socket set includes M5 (8mm), M6 (10mm), M8 (12mm), M10 (15mm), M12 (16.5mm), all ½in drive and supplied on a socket rail for storage.

Good value and a useful addition to the toolbox – available now at £22.79 inc VAT, but remember to check your local supplier for the best prices and special offers.

More details from www.lasertools.co.uk ENDS.


One of the undesirable effects of summer – squashed bugs on vehicle paintwork, trim and glass – is quickly and effectively dealt with by the latest treatment from car care experts, Armor All.

The bug-busting Insect Remover trigger spray features a new, improved, powerful formula that takes away the hard work of removing stubborn insect residue from exterior bodywork, glass and plastic trim.

Safe on all exterior finishes, including modern-day clear coat paint systems, Armor All Insect Remover shows its versatility and value by being equally adept at removing tree sap and bird droppings, both of which can be hostile to bodywork finishes More >