It is infuriating to lose or misplace your tools, but it can so easily be done in a workshop.

Inspection lamps are one tool that often seems to go missing. Many mechanics up and down the country have happily waved off a customer that has collected their car, to then suddenly realise they left the inspection lamp on the engine bay or under a wheel arch.

To help solve this problem Ring has given two of its bestselling inspection lamps a hi-vis makeover. The RIL2550 and RIL2900 now come in a fluorescent orange casing so that it can easily be spotted in More >


In addition to some new scissors, Facom has launched a super-sharp, lightweight pocket knife, suited to a wide range of cutting applications. Featuring a clever pivot design that allows the semi-serrated, high-quality, stainless-steel folded blade to be opened with one hand, the pocket knife has been designed with practical functionality in mind.

Durability is also crucial and 840.F is built to last. The ergonomically-shaped, anodised aluminium handle with red transparent polypropylene insert ensures longevity and adds style and comfort to the design, while a glass-breaking pommel built into the end of the handle, a belt clip and a nylon storage pouch More >


Great British Sportscars held their latest trackday at Blyton Park last Saturday and as the images show, a good time was had by all.

There’s a lot going on at the Nottinghamshire manufacturer at the moment with a new GRP and paintshop, located in Ruskington, Lincolnshire, now on stream, producing Zero bodies using all-new moulds recently introduced and also offering a paint service to customers.

The company has also recently appointed an American dealer, with the first batch of five kits being shipped across the Atlantic this week, while closer to home a new southern dealer in Hook, Hampshire is also about More >


Tribute Automotive, manufacturers of the MX-250 and A352 will be launching a new model at this year’s Stoneleigh show, in the shape of the MRS200 a replica of the legendary Ford RS200 based on Toyota MR2 Mk3.

Pricing and further details are being kept under chests at the minute but rest assured, we’ll have full details for you very soon.

More information from 07901 544 241 or ENDS.


News from Raw Striker Ltd this week regarding their exciting hydrogen-powered car in association with Forze, who have already tried out the technology on smaller vehicles before moving to their current model based on a Raw Striker chassis.

Forze uses RAW Striker chassis

Forze team manager, Michel Haak said: “With this car we can shock and revolutionise the race world. Since last summer we have been working on the new model and many, many hours of time have been invested in the final design, which is currently being built on a Raw Striker spaceframe chassis.

Forze's hydrogen cell power unit

“This summer we will More >


Now available from 3J Driveline Ltd is their new NXG Ford Sierra 7in LSD unit, which is said to be the strongest, most progressive and versatile LSD unit in the marketplace.

This new 3J diff is ideally suited to various kit car fitments, such as GBS Zero, Caterham Seven, MK Indy, MAC#1 and various Tigers, to name but a few.

The 3J plate pack always runs with eight active surfaces, even in lighter settings, giving maximum surface area contact during use. The pre-load spacer helps generate the forces and rather than having two or three settings as per more conventional units, 3J More >


A bout of spring-like weather has provided the much-needed momentum for a little car cossetting after the long, hard winter. Not surprisingly, the nation’s cars receive minimal attention during the winter months and, according to the UK’s biggest motor accessory outlet, Halfords, April traditionally sees the scramble for car care products to bring back the shine.

Now’s the time to thoroughly clean your wheels (Armor All Wheel Cleaner, 710mm trigger spray, £4.49) and then create a robust, long-lasting barrier against the build-up of grime and brake dust with an application of Armor All’s revolutionary wheel protectant, Shield for Wheels.

Spraying Shield for Wheels More >


If you’re planning to do any DIY-jobs over the May Bank Holidays, Dremel comes to your aid with the launch of the ultimate DIY toolkit for every job you can think of around the house and garden, containing: a top-of-the-range cordless Dremel 8200 multi-tool, a whopping collection of 65 accessories, including EZ SpeedClic for quick keyless accessory changes, no less than five attachments – the Detailer’s Grip, Shaping Platform, Cutting Guide, Line & Circle Cutter and Comfort Guard, two batteries – one for the tool and other on charge to eradicate downtime.

This handy package is all packed into a high quality More >


Engine care expert STP has introduced a two-part fuel additive pack that they say will help reduce cost and inconvenience to motorists whose cars are prone to failing the MoT test annually for flunking exhaust emission regulations. Last year, it’s a fate that befell over 680,000 cars, apparently.

While a quick pre-test check of items such as lighting, wipers and tyres are all easily accomplished, the same cannot be said for DIY measurement of the level of emissions. This is influenced by the extent of carbon deposits that build up in the engine through normal combustion. If left untreated, these deposits More >


Back for a second year, Street Nationals is bigger, better and busier than ever and the event is fast becoming a modified scene essential. Taking place on May 11/12, all the ingredients are there for one of the best ‘Pod events of the year!

This year’s show hosts the second round of the brand new FWD Drag series, which, as the name suggests, sees highly tuned front wheel drive cars battling it out for top honours in a class that humbles many RWD and 4WD machines. But that’s only the start of a packed itinerary of intense race action; there will More >