RUNNING, ER, DRIVING UP THE HILL

Another packed entry will start Torbay Motor Club’s Wiscombe Hill climb on Saturday 18th May, with over 120 cars and nearly 50 motorbikes filling yet another record entry for the club’s first speed event of 2013. Sponsored once more by loyal supporters, The Tipton Garage and Alansway Body Repairs, the event has attracted the cream of the South West’s hill climbing fraternity, pedalling a wide variety of saloon, sports and racing cars, with the motor bikes drawn from all across the country contesting the National Hill Climb Association series. Competitors are relishing the prospect of tackling another round of two More >

SEAGULLS? NAH, THEY’RE DUCTS!

Webcon has announced a new range of ducting hose, which are extremely high quality products made from durable rubber and designed specifically to withstand extreme off-road conditions, but are suitable for any applications.

Two sizes available and both feature 70mm inside diameter ends that can be used on round or oval plenums and air filters.

They are available as follows: 350mm length 9990119700 – £35.94 inc VAT, with 700mm length 9990073100 at £50.34 inc VAT.

Available directly from 01932 787 100 or visit www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

NO, A DUROMETER NOT A THERMOMETER

Viper Performance has just introduced a Shore A Durometer into its professional tool range. The Durometer is designed for testing the hardness of various rubber, polymers, elastomers, leather, wax and plastic products and can calculate a material’s resistance to permanent indentation.

Supplied in a box with instructions and a spare battery you can obtain yours, at £49 inc VAT, from www.viper-performance.co.uk or 0845 095 3423 ENDS.

A LOT MORE TORQUE

When selecting a torque wrench, determine what the average or most common torque setting will be when you use it. Then choose a torque wrench that will adequately cover your anticipated torque specifications by selecting one with an appropriate scale for your requirements. These new torque wrenches from Laser Tools are all ½in drive and available in three scale ranges:

Part number 5622 (25-135Nm, 18.5-100lb/ft), 5623 (50-225Nm, 40-166lb/ft) and 5624 (70-330Nm 52-244lb/ft).

The shaft of these professional quality torque wrenches is marked up in Newton metres (Nm), pound/foot (lb/ft), kilogram metre (kg-m) and pound/inch (lb-in) and each one comes with its own certificate of test More >

STONELEIGH 2013 – A VINTAGE YEAR

STONELEIGH 2013 – A VINTAGE YEAR

2CV SHOP – First time Stoneleigh exhibitor last weekend was 2CV Shop run by Darren Arthur.

As the name implies, the company specialises in all things Citroën 2CV and they came to the show with an example of the parts and components that they can supply plus one of their ABS plastic-bodied Mehari kit that is sure to appeal to lots of enthusiasts.

The pretty blue and white version on their stand was an example of the ultimate that can be done with all-new parts and upgrades known to man, while the yellow bodyshell gave an example More >

STONELEIGH 2013 – NEW LAUNCHES – ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR

NEW MODEL ROUND-UP STONELEIGH 2013 – ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR

Here’s a list of what we can expect to see launched at the National Kit Car Motor Show this weekend:

AB Performance – Big launch of the Sabre G2 from the Suffolk-based company run by bike engine maestro, Andy Bates now backed, of course, by businessman, Peter Jones of Dragons Den fame. Along with the car Andy will be displaying a chassis, wishbone kit aero section and other examples of his expertise. Should be a hive of activity that stand…

Backdraft Racing – Superb South African-made Cobra replica. The idea is More >

LUCAS JOIN THE DOTS!

Lubricants, workshop greases and engine additives manufacturer, Lucas Oil has added a new level of workshop expertise with the introduction of DOT 3 and DOT 4 synthetic brake fluid ranges.

Lucas Oil DOT 3 brake fluid is supplied in two separate sizes, including a 354ml and a 934ml size. The DOT 4 is supplied in a 934ml size.

DOT 3 and DOT 4 are blends of polyethylene glycol ethers and additives that meet or exceed the internationally recognised standard 116, set by the US DOT. Lucas Oil has introduced this synthetic brake fluid after testing under the toughest racing environments by some More >

SHINE A LIGHT

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 >

SO CUTTING

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 SPREADING

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 >