Another very under-rated car care brand Dark Matter produce some very good products.

Their Dark Berry shampoo unsurprisingly has a summer fruits aroma and a novelty two-tone red-purple effect almost like a car care tequila sunrise! Shake the bottle to mix and agitate the active ingredients.

There is a nice amount of suds and a great lubricity that means that it’s easy to apply using the two-bucket method and a decent wash mitt. The car’s paintwork was very slick to the touch and it left a soft feel on the surface.

I liked this one a lot.

1-litre costs a very reasonable £11 with More >


As one of the aftermarket’s largest and most influential ECU calibrators, HP Tuners provides what it believes to be the most complete and cost-effective tuning and data acquisition solutions for enthusiasts and professional workshops.

The latest addition to this range of calibration options is the Remote Tuning Device (RTD) interface, a powerful OBD-II dongle that allows dealers, distributors and tuners to relay modified ECU software more easily to end-users.

* Read and flash with no need to modify or exchange the PCM/ECU

* Fastest flash time in the industry

* Option to lock the ECU recalibration or allow it to be shared

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Gemzoe Motorsport may be a new name in the kitcar world but MD, Dave Gemzoe has a very solid background in engine building having spent a period working for Mathwall.

In recent years he’s been building special Crossflows and the like mainly for use by Caterham customers looking for a bit of tuning or an engine transplant for their Sevens.

Dave has recently come up with an EcoBoost package that has been finding favour with Caterham owners although it can just as easily be used in other Lotus Seven-inspired sportscars.

Based on a 1.6-litre EcoBoost with an SCS Delta GDi4 ECU conducting operations power More >


Your vehicle’s cooling system really has to work hard. Everything’s fine when the system is new and the radiator core tubes are clean and free-flowing, but over time these very thin tubes can become contaminated and clogged. Introducing the new cooling system flusher from Laser Tools (part number 7686).

It’s the traditional method of radiator flushing using clean water, but now with the added power of the workshop compressed air supply. Connect up to a suitable hose or port on the vehicle radiator; attach the water hose and the compressed air supply to the tool and you’re ready to go. Press More >


Meet Eden and Bliss, possibly, in my view two of the nicest air fresheners and odour eliminators known to man. They come from the good folk at Angelwax and although devised primarily for car use and also for sorting out stinky carpets and the like, I’ve been liberally spraying them about the garage and the house.

Both are really pleasant, and I don’t have a favourite. The fragrance lasts a long time which is good although bizarrely it’s normally those horrible, acrid ones that don’t go away!

Bliss features a black plum and is inspired by a candle in Angelwax’s Annie Lane More >


As soon as I opened the bottle of Akira Brand’s Glacier Snowfoam I was hit by a lovely smell of cherry drops.

A 10:1 dilution rate and pour into a foam cannon giving the bottle a quick shake to agitate the product fully.  You can then watch as the foam will literally engulf your car. A decent dwell time of seven minutes means that the product has time to start lifting dirt and crud.

The product seems to be particularly easy to rinse while it also dispersed from my driveway very quickly too. I like the fact that there was no marring More >


With over £125,000 worth of Samco Hoses on their shelves at any one time, Merlin Motorsport is one of the largest stockists of Samco Sport Performance Silicone Hoses in the country. Lots of companies say they stock Samco stuff, but you will often find the bend or straight you are after is out of stock!

They supply all Samco Raceparts including elbows, straights, T-pieces etc, Classic and Xtreme products.

They also keep a large range of Samco car kits, too.



More from or 01249 782 101 ENDS.



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DEI’s new Motorcycle Leg Shield is designed to prevent leg burns from hot exhausts, thus keeping riders safe and pain-free (these will be good for kitcars with side-exiting exhausts, of course).

The universal sized 8in x10in shields feature a heavy-duty outer shell with an insulated inner layer. They slip on and off easily and are made to last.

DEI’s Motorcycle Leg Shields simply go around the leg and fasten with easy-to-use hook-and-loop straps. They are fully adjustable and large enough to fit over leathers and riding gear. They are ideal for road use but are tough enough for the most extreme riding More >


Burton Power has announced that it can now offer a standard clutch plate for OHV Crossflow Kent engines that have been mated to a Type 9 five-speed or Type E ‘Rocket’ gearbox.

The plate is 190mm in diameter and fits a 1in x 23 spline shaft and it can be ordered as part number C784AF at £42.50 inc VAT.

Available now from or at the other end of 0208 554 2281 ENDS.



Traditionally, adjusting the fuel pressure on an EFI system using an in-rail regulator has involved replacing the original fixed rate pressure unit with a higher pressure fixed unit.

Finding the optimum pressure meant having to experiment with different units, but now Webcon has a better answer.

Webcon part WFR060 is a superb quality, in-rail, 0-5 bar adjustable regulator that simply replaces the existing fixed pressure unit and allows the user to accurately set the pressure to the most suitable level with just one unit.

The item is available now from stock and priced at £83.18 inc VAT.

For further details contact Webcon UK on 01932 More >