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 >

IT’S ANOTHER LOVELY TRIBUTE

Tribute Automotive, manufacturers of the MX-250 and A352 will be launching a new model at this year’s Stoneleigh show, in the shape of the MRS200 a replica of the legendary Ford RS200 based on Toyota MR2 Mk3.

Pricing and further details are being kept under chests at the minute but rest assured, we’ll have full details for you very soon.

More information from 07901 544 241 or www.tributeautomotive.com ENDS.

RAW POWER

News from Raw Striker Ltd this week regarding their exciting hydrogen-powered car in association with Forze, who have already tried out the technology on smaller vehicles before moving to their current model based on a Raw Striker chassis.

Forze uses RAW Striker chassis

Forze team manager, Michel Haak said: “With this car we can shock and revolutionise the race world. Since last summer we have been working on the new model and many, many hours of time have been invested in the final design, which is currently being built on a Raw Striker spaceframe chassis.

Forze's hydrogen cell power unit

“This summer we will More >

3J CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Now available from 3J Driveline Ltd is their new NXG Ford Sierra 7in LSD unit, which is said to be the strongest, most progressive and versatile LSD unit in the marketplace.

This new 3J diff is ideally suited to various kit car fitments, such as GBS Zero, Caterham Seven, MK Indy, MAC#1 and various Tigers, to name but a few.

The 3J plate pack always runs with eight active surfaces, even in lighter settings, giving maximum surface area contact during use. The pre-load spacer helps generate the forces and rather than having two or three settings as per more conventional units, 3J More >

WHEEL AGREE

A bout of spring-like weather has provided the much-needed momentum for a little car cossetting after the long, hard winter. Not surprisingly, the nation’s cars receive minimal attention during the winter months and, according to the UK’s biggest motor accessory outlet, Halfords, April traditionally sees the scramble for car care products to bring back the shine.

Now’s the time to thoroughly clean your wheels (Armor All Wheel Cleaner, 710mm trigger spray, £4.49) and then create a robust, long-lasting barrier against the build-up of grime and brake dust with an application of Armor All’s revolutionary wheel protectant, Shield for Wheels.

Spraying Shield for Wheels More >

YOU CAN ALWAYS DREMEL IT

If you’re planning to do any DIY-jobs over the May Bank Holidays, Dremel comes to your aid with the launch of the ultimate DIY toolkit for every job you can think of around the house and garden, containing: a top-of-the-range cordless Dremel 8200 multi-tool, a whopping collection of 65 accessories, including EZ SpeedClic for quick keyless accessory changes, no less than five attachments – the Detailer’s Grip, Shaping Platform, Cutting Guide, Line & Circle Cutter and Comfort Guard, two batteries – one for the tool and other on charge to eradicate downtime.

This handy package is all packed into a high quality More >