MURTAYA RETURNS

Tyne and Wear-based ALS Sportscars, run by Andrew and Lin Starforth, has taken over the rights and moulds to manufacture the Subaru Impreza-based Murtaya, originally launched in 2006 by Adrenaline Motorsport to a cavalcade of dancing girls, neon lights and good publicity (well, only the latter one really, but you know what I mean!) until the manufacturer imploded in 2009.

It then re-appeared under a Devon company called Murtaya Sportscars, who worked very hard to re-establish the product, which let’s face it is a stunningly capable bit of kit with staggering performance and handling ability. Sadly, pressures of their main business More >

BEST OF BRITISH CLEVERNESS

With the demand for specialist cars built to ever higher specifications inevitably higher insurance values are required to cover them. However, therein lies the problem as very often owners of such cars find it difficult to get adequate value insurance and indeed some choose to under insure in order to get on the road.

It's not just Gardner Douglas customers who will benefit from the new Canems ECU Immobiliser.

Gardner Douglas Sports Cars has teamed-up with Canems Engine Management Solutions to develop an affordable integrated tamper-proof immobiliser that locks the vehicle via the ECU. The system can only be un-locked by waving More >

A KNIFE THROUGH BUTTER

Plasma cutters used to be the preserve of the fully-equipped professional engineering operation although recent advances have seen them become more affordable and available to the DIY enthusiast.

One company doing very nicely with their range of in-house designed plasma cutters and inverted welders is Loughborough-based PlasmaPart, run by Tim Buckle and Mike Spencer.

Visually pleasing range of machines with professional levels of performance that make work with metal a cinch. Once you’ve used a plasma cutter you won’t look back and it tackles conductive materials such as steel, aluminium and stainless steel with ease.

Prior to my visit to PlasmaPart I’d never More >

PLUG IN AND PLAY

Superb new ‘plug ‘n’ play’ wiring loom from sVc, which is currently available for front engine kitcars, with rear and mid-mounted versions coming soon. A well-produced item that is supplied with all connectors and wires colour coded, offering a fuss-free solution to what can be a nightmare area for many enthusiasts. Best part is it costs less than £200.

More information from www.s-v-c.co.uk or 01827 67714 ENDS.

VIPER PERFORMANCE CUSTOMERS SITTING PRETTY

You’ve seen it on the TV, but where do you buy petrolhead furniture?

Viper Performance was puzzled by that very question when they moved into their new premises recently. Eventually they found a talented British designer who could produce this type of furniture and now you can buy sofas and coffee tables just like these directly from Viper.

Viper’s own office furniture features an Alfa 157 seat and an Alfa Romeo V6 block but any similar parts could be used. The seat has been removed from the car, totally reconditioned, repaired and re-stained in a distinctive red. A special ‘suspension’ frame has More >

ELECTRIC HOUSEKEEPING

Mac Tools introduces its connector cleaning kits, ideal for ensuring good electrical conductivity across a range of applications.

Seven Round Pin Terminal Cleaners (ET8024)

This set of maintenance tools is designed specifically for removing corrosion and debris from automotive, industrial and marine, seven round pin connectors and terminals. Used for preventative maintenance and if necessary, re-sizing both male and female connectors, the ET8024 ensures good electrical connectivity and extends the life of trailer sockets and terminals. It can also be used as a gauge to inspect connector wear. List price is £33.70 inc VAT.

Terminal Connector Cleaners (ET8025)

The ET8025 is a comprehensive set More >

SHINY NEW WHEELS FROM WOLFRACE

Following on from several big wheel launches in 2013 including the stunning Ultra-Lite and Pro-Lite, Wolfrace is turning heads once more with the brand new Blitz 2, the latest design launched into the Eurosport range.

The familiar cross-thatch design has long been popular amongst modifying fans and remains the style of choice for many enthusiasts.

The new Blitz 2 takes the design made popular by the original ‘Blitz’ alloy wheel one step further by adding a high quality polished finished to the wheel face and rim, this addition adds a retro element to contemporary design.

Thanks to Wolfrace’s in-house engineering, the new Blitz More >

THAT’LL KEEP THE KIDS QUIET

Here’s an item probably more suited to your daily driver/tin top, but we thought it worthy of inclusion…

One or two of these will keep the kids quiet on long journeys

Driving in traffic is stressful enough without the children arguing in the back of the car. Maintain the calm with the ingenious CinemaSeat that secures your iPad and iPad mini in place over the back of the headrest. Let the kids enjoy films and cartoons or play their favourite Apps while you drive in peace.

Think of Griffin’s CinemaSeat as a present to yourself, to help you achieve stress free car journeys all More >

COVERED ALL YEAR ROUND

They may already be one of the best but Hamilton Classic want to keep improving the quality of their outdoor breathable cover material to give 100 per cent customer satisfaction.

For many car owners a garage is becoming more of a luxury, plus modern garages are so small they struggle to house anything more than a bicycle. Collectors soon run out of space so more and more cars are kept outside, under trees or in direct sunlight.

Cover specialist Hamilton Classic has been providing enthusiasts with covers for many years with thirty five different sizes available to ensure a great fit for More >

FORGET BIKING OR HIKING; I’M GOING TRIKING

It goes without saying that the Triking is not only a fine three-wheeler but is indeed, an industry icon. The memories of being hustled around the leafy lanes of Norfolk alongside founder, Tony Divey, remains etched in my memory bank. He had a unique way of becoming one with his creations and by crikey he was rapid. I have never cornered so fast and so sure-footed as when with Tony.

New, wider Triking Type 3. Still just as fab...

The company is now celebrating its 35th anniversary, although Mr D retired several years ago, and is now run by Alan Layzell.

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