THERMAL PROTECTION

Boom Mat, the acoustic and thermal division of Design Engineering, Inc. (DEI), has now introduced an easy and cost effective way to reduce road noise while protecting your vehicle against moisture build-up.

Noise can interfere with the quality of your ride, especially in older classic vehicles, modified cars, kitcars and street rods. Moisture from condensation, snow mixed with road salt from your boots – or in the case of convertibles and sportscars, rain from a sudden shower – can work down into the carpet underfelt and eventually cause rust in the steel floorpan.

Boom Mat’s Heat Moldable Sound and Moisture Barrier addresses these problems. More >

COOL THREADS

Powervamp Racing has launched its new clothing line with a range of top-quality t-shirts.

The t-shirts are available in four attractive colours, (cherry red, black, sand and indigo blue), and will be available to buy from the company’s online store at www.powervampracing.com OR from any exhibitions they attend, including Autosport International show, NEC, 10th-13th January.

The design was created by Dan Rooms at Slick Attire in conjunction with Powervamp’s Ed Roller and portrays the PVR logo in a ‘retro’ style with new strapline.

Sizes range from small to XXL and are priced at £12.99, so, won’t break the bank!

More from www.powervamp.com or 01934 643 000 ENDS.

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RETURN OF THE BUGGYMEN

Bit of a scoop from our mate, contributor and beach buggy guru, James Hale, who also formerly ran GT Mouldings for many years.

Among the many buggy designs he had under his control over the years, one of the best was one of his own, the GT Buggy, and news this week is that it will soon be back in production with another buggy meister, Dave Fisher, via his Kingfisher Kustoms operation

Full details are yet to be announced but Dave will be offering both long and short wheelbase versions with more details via www.kingfisherkustoms.co.uk ENDS.

GET RID OF NASTY NIFFS

Have you ever dropped milk in your car? The smell after a few days can be un-bearable and won’t go away. Likewise, other nasty niffs that can get in the way of our motoring enjoyment.

A new product from Transco Blanx claims to be the best odour eliminator on the market.

The Odor Rescue vehicle interior deodorising kit is a new bio-degradable chlorine dioxide technology that can be used to deodorise cars, boats, trucks and any un-occupied enclosed space.

Odor Rescue is designed to easily and effectively remove all organic and chemicals odours caused by cigarettes, pets, urine, vomit, food, mould, mildew, petrol, More >

DON’T LET IT GO FLAT

Faulty or flat batteries are one of the most common causes of vehicle breakdowns, especially during the colder months of the year. Aimed at roadside assistance professionals attending breakdowns and garage-based mechanics who may have several cars parked at their premises awaiting repair, Facom’s new range of boosters offers a powerful and convenient solution to flat battery problems. The 12 volt B12.1AUK is the smallest booster offered by Facom and is suitable for starting light vehicles with petrol engines up to 4-litres and diesel engines up to 3-litres. The booster weighs less than 10.5kg, making it easy to carry and More >

THE SINGER SAID AS HE TURNED TO THE CROWD, LET THERE BE…

Powervamp Racing has announced its new range of branded workshop lights, with four in the range, which are supplied in PVR corporate red/black colours and are supplied in sealed blister packs.

The lights incorporate different features to cover a multitude of applications and have been designed for getting light into awkward spaces, where you need it most when working on the car.

The bright rubberised red casing also reduces the chance of losing the light if working at night while also giving the lamp an attractive appearance.

The prices start at just £4.55 for the 27-LED pocket model, (supplied with 3 x AAA More >

HOW’S YOUR MOOD? SOFT, INTERMEDIATE…

Here’s an interesting little item from tyre meisters, Pirelli, a set of wristbands that mark their involvement in Formula One™ and mirroring the various tyre compounds that are used by the teams.

The colours for the 2012 set have been announced as red – supersoft, yellow – soft, white – medium, silver – hard, green – intermediate and blue – wet and the only change for the 2013 season is a switch from the silver to orange on the hard compound.

The sidewall colours make it easier for the viewing public, at trackside and on TV, to see the different compounds being More >

TIDY WIRING

A new insulated crimping tool is now available to compliment Britool Expert’s competitively-priced range of electrical tooling.

The E050301B crimping tool features three separate crimping dies with a range 0.4 to 6mm², catering for most common connector sizes. A double-crimp profile is integrated to allow both contact and insulation crimping in one step, and enables use with PVC, PC and polyamide-insulated connectors.

Designed for prolonged use, the tool features a rugged design with ergonomically-shaped handles. To ensure long-term reliability, Britool Expert has tested the new crimping tool to 25,000 cycles.

Paul Woolley, UK Marketing Manager for Britool Expert, said: “Our mission with Britool More >

DRIFTING ALONG NICELY

Alutec is expanding its extensive product range with their first new design for 2013, the distinctive multi-spoke Burnside wheel, which is available now in two colourways.

Fresh from setting new world records for ‘fastest car drift’ and ‘most cars drifting simultaneously’, Alutec has named their new Burnside wheel, after a famous skate park in the USA.

The Alutec Burnside features precisely moulded twin spokes and concave centre section. The diamond black and polished version is particularly eye-catching thanks to alternate polished spokes, which stretch to the rim edge while the black spokes dish slightly to the inner rim.

The Alutec Burnside is available More >

TAKE THE METRO…

Exciting new model from Sylva Autokits is the J15M, effectively a heavily revised J15 chassis re-engineered to accept MGF components.

This innovative development makes use of the affordable MGF, which makes great sense for kitcar use as everything is in place on the donor, especially as the Rover two-seater is now so affordable and any known iffy spots such as front sub-frame won’t be needed for the J15M build.

Although fundamentally a good car, the MGF was always felt to be too heavy lacking a bit of dynamic appeal, when compared to such as the MX-5 and MR2, but remove the parts More >