SITTING COMFORTABLY

Here’s a seat that might well appeal to kitcar enthusiasts. It hails from Atech and is called the North Race Seat. At 930mm it is designed for taller occupants and is fully FIA-legal weighing in at just 8.6kg and features a pre-formed gelcoat GRP shell with what’s called an anatomic shell system exterior with side and head protection, a high-density sponge and a velour covering.

The HANS compatible costs £642 and is available from www.westwalesrallyspares.co.uk or call 01559 363 731 ENDS.

YES, BOSS!

One primarily for our North American-based readers.

Summit Racing’s Quick-Release Steering Wheel Disconnects are CNC-machined from aluminium to provide a zero-play connection between the steering wheel and the column.

The release mechanism is pinless – just pull the wheel to release.

These disconnects are available for five-bolt Grant or six-bolt MOMO style aftermarket wheel mounting patterns and fit most steering wheel hub adapters.

 Summit Racing™ Quick-Release Steering Wheel Disconnects ENDS.

CLASSIC KIT CARS & SPECIALS – GREEN CREDENTIALS – EVERGREEN ROADSTER

A very underrated kitcar that I always felt should have done better was the Evergreen Roadster, marketed by a Cornish classic car restoration company called Evergreen Motor Company. They were run by Peter Murphy and I think the ‘Evergreen’ name came from his Irish heritage.

The car was a very close replica of the Volkswagen Typ 14 Karmann Ghia, devised by German kitcar manufacturer, Rudolph Perfect Roadsters GmbH based in Mechernich in Germany’s ‘west midlands.’

They were founded in 1992 by Ralf Rudolph and brought its factory shutters down for the last time in January 2018.

The company was one of Germany’s leading More >

WESTFIELD’S NEW HOME

More news on the resurrection of the Westfield and Chesil brands this week.

After Westfield Chesil boss, Dr Nigel Trilk announced that the company will be moving from Kingswinford to Bicester, Oxfordshire more details have emerged this week.

Nigel has entered into an arrangement with classic car restoration company, ‘Project Shop’ of Bicester who will be acting as build agents and as the sales outlet for both marques.

Project Shop, Simeon Cattle said: “We are delighted to announce that we have entered into a partnership with Westfield Chesil to help them with their relocation to Bicester, help rebuild the brands and build their More >

FLEXY MAGNET

This super-flexible magnetic pick-up tool from Laser Tools (part number 7026) has a useful 300 mm length but features a very narrow shaft diameter of just 4mm, which makes it ideal for retrieving those metal nuts, bolts, screws and other metal pieces that have found their way into areas otherwise inaccessible.

If you’ve had to drill out a seized glow plug, this pick-up tool is narrow enough to be inserted into the aperture to retrieve any metal swarf or broken glow-plug debris.

The soft grip handle provides comfort and control over the movement of the pick-up tool. The flexible shaft can be More >

SOCKS AGAIN THIS YEAR FROM AUNTIE DORIS?

Are you struggling to come up with gift ideas for the car enthusiast who claims to already have everything? Look no further, because Castrol Classic Oils has curated a wide range of high-quality, retro-style merchandise that could solve your seasonal searching.

Whether destined for the home, workshop, a club meet or indoor display, these products combine Castrol’s distinctive post-war iconography with no-nonsense practicality. And by happy coincidence most of them also happen to match the seasonal colourway, which means that in no time you’ll be singing: “It’s beginning to look a lot like… Castrol, everywhere you go …”

With dozens of items to choose from, More >

FINE SMELLING WHEEL CLEANER? YOU BET

Martin Wheatley’s tiny boutique Squid Ink (isn’t that just the best name!) Detailing brand sure punches above its weight with some outstanding products.

Blue Lagoon wheel cleaner is the most pleasant-smelling wheel cleaner I’ve ever used.

Some of these wheel cleaners smell like a peroxide explosion in a hairdresser’s salon, while others smell like oven cleaners. Worse still are the ones that try and conceal the pong with flowery smells, which normally fail dismally. Lavender-tinged egss? No thanks!

Anyway, Blue Lagoon has a lovely bilberry meets cola cube scent, is safe on sensible wheel finishes and is also PH-neutral.

I used it neat, but More >

HEAVY LIFTING MADE EASY

Machine Mart stocks a range of durable Clarke Trolley Jacks designed to assist you in the garage or workshop when working on a variety of vehicles.

The best-selling Clarke CTJ3000GB Three Tonne Trolley Jack is specifically designed for the professional workspace and offers a lifting capacity of three tonnes. It features a super-strong chassis with heavy-duty wheels and castors, as well as a wide footprint for stable use. The CTJ3000GB also features a long two-piece handle and comes with automatic overload protection. Weight: 28.3kg

Another best-selling product is the Clarke CTJ2250LP 2.25 Tonne Low Profile Trolley Jack with Sockets. The CTJ2250LP features More >

SHIELD FOR YOUR TURBO

Keeping a turbocharger cool is the secret of maximising performance whilst encouraging faster spool-up and minimising turbo lag and one of the best and cost-effective ways of keeping a turbo cool is fitting a turbo heatshield. A turbo heat shield will also reduce engine bay temperatures and protect sensitive components.

DEI now offers a variety of turbo shields in three distinct ranges.

GEN-3 TITANIUM™ Turbo Shields is DEI’s most technologically advanced shield line.

GEN-3 TITANIUM features a silicone-coated TITANIUM LR outer layer, a silica blend insulation layer with a glass-silica-stainless weave inner layer and a protective stainless mesh liner. This is the strongest, More >

PROJECT 25 FOR RADICAL

Reinforcing its position as one of the world leaders in racecar engineering, manufacturing and single-make racing series organisers, UK-based Radical Motorsport has teased images of its new flagship, closed-cockpit track car under the codename of ‘Project 25’, which will enter production in Q4 2023.

‘Project 25’ has been designed to showcase the culmination of knowledge that Radical Motorsport has amassed through producing world-class racing cars from its UK premises for over a quarter of a century, currently present in 21 countries worldwide through its 33-strong dealer network.

With exact specification details limited at the time of writing, Radical has revealed that its More >