NOT THAT SORT OF SHAMPOO!

GTechniq’s products rightly have a great reputation for their quality. In my view, their recent re-branding with cool new labelling has lifted them to another level.

GWash has a pleasant grapefruit smell without being like a bubblegum factory however, the levels of suds were great but crucially didn’t ‘eat’ the water in the bucket, while unlike some rivals the product’s colour remained in the bucket.

The product performed beautifully was easy to use and seemed to rinse very easily, too. Nice smell of berries., I noted. A top-notch car shampoo.

A 500ml bottle costs £12.95 and is available via appointed Gtechniq re-sellers or More >

HP’S SAUCE!

The ECU specialists at HP Tuners would like to suggest that the company’s flagship MPVI3 dongle is the Christmas gift that genuinely covers all bases and will continue to be appreciated, long after the festivities have concluded.

HP Tuners MPVI3 is the fastest and most sophisticated OBD-II interface the company has ever produced. From vehicle diagnostics and data logging to scanning, calibration and more, the latest generation MPVI3 device and its VCM Suite software represent the only tuning solution that enthusiasts and tuning professionals will ever need for their OBD-II equipped vehicle.

Further information and benefits of the HP Tuners MPVI3 interface can More >

WHO TRUMPED?

Looking for the perfect gift for someone who loves cars? Top Trumps has it covered this Christmas!

Top Trumps has been a family favourite card game for over 40 years and has always been well-known for its car titles. Here are some of their latest packs…

007 James Bond Vehicles & Gadgets Top Trumps

Familiarise yourself with thirty vehicles and gadgets that are closely associated with the double-O agent known as James Bond. Pick from iconic weapons and tools like the wrist dart gun, Dentonite explosives and the Parker pen, as well as vehicles like the Q Boat and the Aston Martin Vanquish.

This pack of More >

THE STORY OF THE MAYA GT AND A TRIP TO CAMBER SANDS

George Holmes was a trained agricultural engineer who had been running a grocer’s shop in the Croydon area before moving to Camber Sands, East Sussex. His friend, Derek Bishop, from Greenwich, had previously run Heron Plastics and had been responsible for the Heron Europa and also for producing the bodies for Don Sim’s Diva operation. Meanwhile, down in East Sussex, George had bought a Nissen hut that was being used as a garage with two petrol pumps outside. A desolate location.

Camber GT – those headlights might not have been, ahem, road-legal!

The Camber was underpinned by a square tube steel chassis More >

WESTFIELD RELOCATES TO OXFORDSHIRE – BACK IN PRODUCTION SOON THEY SAY

I received a press release this week from Dr Nigel Trilk of Westfield Chesil, which reads as follows:

“I’m delighted to announce that our new business, Westfield Chesil Limited, having secured the assets and rights to build Westfield cars and Chesil Speedsters, has completed the move from the old Westfield Sportscars site in Kingswinford to our new home in Bicester, Oxfordshire, a town known for its fantastic automotive engineering history and local motorsport and classic car skills base.

“We’ll also benefit from having access to the Bicester Heritage site and excellent transport links for ease of access to the facility.

“We’re locating the More >

EXCITING NEW KIT FROM NORTHERN IRELAND

In the overall scheme of things, despite having a brilliant kitcar enthusiasts club, Northern Ireland hasn’t really had very many kitcar manufacturers. I think we worked it out recently at about eight manufacturers since 1949.

Anyway, the latest is a company called Vale Automotive located near Derry City and run by a nice chap called Shimie.

They are launching a Porsche Boxster (Mk1 986-generation) based body conversion. Although described as an original design there’s plenty of Porsche 911 GT1 in the car’s styling. Shimie tells me that a Mk2 (987-generation)-based version is also being developed.

 

Vale’s kit is a very interesting pastiche of More >

NEW MEV RX AVAILABLE NOW

MEV Kit Cars are exhibiting at the NEC Classic Motor Show this weekend where they launched their new Exocet RX!

Using the Mazda RX8 as the donor vehicle which gives over 230bhp on a chassis weighing less than half the weight of the donor vehicle. More on this one soon.

More from www.mevltd.co.uk or 01452 849 357 ENDS.

COOL DICKIE DIRT

RetroClassic Clothing has launched two new t-shirts in the run-up to Christmas celebrating the record-breaking exploits of Donald Campbell. Following in the wheeltracks of his illustrious father Sir Malcolm – himself a successful racing driver and record-breaker – Donald became the only man to break the Land Speed Record and the Water Speed Record in the same year, achieving that unique feat in 1964.

RetroClassic has collaborated with the Campbell Family Heritage Trust to produce the new t-shirts, which feature designs from the family’s photo archives. The first one shows Donald and Bluebird CN7 at Lake Ayre in Australia in July More >

NOT THOSE KIND OF TURKEYS!

Tornado Sportscars boss Andrew Sheldon has been in touch to tell me that he now has 8 Stack 48 IDF carb setups in stock and they have ten sets available.

Options include with or without vacuum take-off for brake servos and braided or rubber fuel hoses. A cold air box /Turkey tray as fitted to original GT40s will also be available shortly.

They have now introduced a new cold air ‘turkey’ pan to complement their 48 IDF carburettor and inlet manifold kits.

 The pan forms a heatshield to prevent the heat of the engine from causing fuel evaporation in the fuel lines and More >

BRAID UNIONS!

Looking for custom brake lines? Well, Merlin Motorsport can build custom brake lines as well as fuel and clutch lines in-house. They’ve got a ‘Goodridge’ room!

This is a no-hassle way to make up hoses to your specifications using any parts off their shelves. They really do have a vast range of Goodridge unions, fittings and all the right hoses.

The brake lines shown here were made up to a customer’s specifications. They are a low-volume assembly manufactured using the Goodridge 600 series swage fittings with the company’s fire sleeve covering to shield them from extreme heat.

They have the capability to produce one-off More >