Bromyard-based, Holden Vintage and Classic, is a company well-known to kitcar enthusiasts, of course, and as their name suggests they specialise in often hard to find components and accessories that can make the difference when building a period-correct sympathetic replica whether it be Andre Hartford dampers to Bakelite-style toggle switches.

The company is celebrating a marvellous 25-year anniversary in 2013 and have just launched a thumping A4, 428-page catalogue (their tenth), which, I think, sets new standards for such items as it obviously packed with stuff of the essential, distress and impulse variety and features a superb clear and concise layout.

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It stinks, yep ValetPRO’s latest product, acid-free Dragon’s Breath stinks to high heaven, but that was only way they could ensure it removed the iron deposits found in ‘baked-on’ brake dust from a variety of surfaces including chrome, polished alloy wheels, glass and paint (including clear coats) quickly and effectively.

Dragon’s Breath causes a chemical reaction that forces the iron particles contained in brake dust and road grime to change state from solid to water. As the gel begins to work, particles in the iron turn a dark red/purple and can then be wiped away, rinsed or jetted washed-off. It’s so More >


Gloves in a Bottle is a unique hand care emulsion that works with the skin to form a protective shield that prevents chemicals irritating the skin and stops the dryness associated with frequent hand washing.

Unlike hand creams or barrier creams, this ‘shielding lotion’ does not wash-off, will not clog pores and protects skin continually for up to four hours.

We like this product. A lot.

Ideal for use at home or at work, Gloves in a Bottle is quickly absorbed and leaves absolutely no greasy residue on the skin, unlike heavy barrier creams. With Gloves in a Bottle the skin can still More >


We’ve been using Gibbs® Brand maintenance spray in the totalkitcar/tkc mag workshop for several years now and it really is a superb product that really does what it says on the label.

Created back in 1969 in America, by engineer, Paul Gibbs, his eponymous spray is a penetrant that has a multitude of uses for automotive, marine, motorcycle and around the house. It is more expensive than some others but it does a lot more, and does them effectively, too.

Another thing that sets it apart from most competitors is that it doesn’t contain any nasty chemicals and it is also the first More >


Over the years DEI has made quite a name for themselves in the heat protection world. Their latest offering is a pipe-shield that provides heat protection up to 732°C.

The DEI ‘Titanium’ Pipe Shield doesn’t actually contain any titanium but it does give titanium-like protection, the maker’s. The shield is actually made from lava rock fibres and is a two-ply material.

The outer layer is made from pulverised and stranded lava rock with a tightly woven weave for durability and strength. The inner material is made of a special high temperature resistant fabric (89 per cent silica) designed to withstand 176°C more More >


Viper Performance, European distributors of Aeromotive Products has announced a new Aeromotive Fuel Pressure Gauge that is available in two versions. A 0-15psi version for carburettor systems and a 0-100 psi gauge for fuel injection set-ups.

This is a ‘dry’ fuel pressure gauge (i.e. not liquid filled) with a diameter of 1½in and comes with a 1/8in NPT male connection to connect straight onto the regulator in the engine bay.

Order SKU 15632 for the 0-15 PSI version and SKU 15633 for the 0-100 PSI with both priced at £25 inc VAT. For more details, telephone 0845 095 3423 or visit ENDS.

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This new thread repair kit from Laser Tools (part no: 5555) includes seven re-thread taps and seven re-thread dies in the following popular metric sizes:

6mm x 1.00 (pitch); 8mm x 1.25; 10mm x 1.25; 10mm x 1.5; 12mm x 1.25; 12mm x 1.5; 12mm x 1.75.

Used for chasing worn and damaged threads and cleaning stubborn dirt and corrosion.

The kit also includes a very useful double-ended thread file in the following pitches: 0.75, 1.00, 1.25, 1.50, 1.75, 2.00, 2.50, 3.00, which is ideal for quickly cleaning and repairing hard to reach external threads.

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A welcome exhibitor at the Stoneleigh show recently was GDM Motorsport a company based in Staffordshire and well-versed in making all manner of charge coolers, swirl pots, radiators, general aluminium welding and fabrication, while they also market the Intercal range of oil coolers.

If you can’t find what you want off-the-shelf then GDM can help you as they can design and build you a fit and forget solution and from I can see their stuff is top quality.

The company is a division of GDM Heat Transfer Ltd, which has been operating in the heat transfer field for over 20-years. All design More >


AP Racing discontinued making four-finger type race clutch plates for the Mini several years ago, so Mini Spares is now offering their own version – C-AHT599 as well as a five-finger version, C-AHT597.

AP Racing’s sintered clutch plates were intended for heavy duty racing but were very expensive. The Mini Spares versions are more affordable but nonetheless reliable.

Order as C-AHT599 for four-finger or C-AHT597 for five-finger. Both retail at £187.92 inc VAT.

Brackets are also available (PCU103230) at just £24 inc VAT.

More details from 01707 607 700 or via ENDS.


Caterham Cars will celebrate 40 years of manufacturing and developing their iconic Seven with a free limited edition pack.

The stylish pack is available to the purchasers of the first 40 Seven orders taken from May 9 and can be applied to any car in the Seven range.

Caterham Cars has been building the Seven since 1973, when original owner, Graham Nearn, acquired the rights to the model from Colin Chapman. It has continually developed the sportscar but never deviated from Chapman’s original philosophy of “adding lightness” and placing the driving experience at the heart of the engineering process.

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