A new Cobra replica isn’t a regular occurrence these days and it stands to reason that when a new one does turn up it gets a bit of attention, to say the least.

The men behind this new one, Peter Walker and Gary Sanders, have been DJ Sportscars’ engineering and design gurus for many years and the likelihood is that the XCS will be sold under the DAX banner as a premium plus type product. The car will certainly feature a DAX-sourced bodyshell.

The specification will definitely have Cobra lovers drooling with power coming from a supercharged GM LS3 V8 delivering a More >


The Royale Sabre was rightly regarded as one of the finest traditional roadsters and came from John Barlow, one of the UK’s foremost kitcar design talents, who’ll be unveiling his latest creation, the RAZOR three-wheeler at Stoneleigh, of course.

Unfortunately, despite the acclaim, the car has had a bit of a chequered production history, although it sold in good numbers, although new custodian, Malcolm Badger of Automotive Creations, aims to change all that and has resurrected this cracking car and at Stoneleigh will unveil his all-new demonstrator powered by a Ford Zetec engine delivering 170bhp, which features a few revisions and More >


The prolific Stuart Mills he of Mills Extreme Vehicles, is well on his way to joining the exclusive club of iconic kit car designers and this weekend’s National Kit Car Motor Show at Stoneleigh will see him launch not one but TWO new designs…

The MEV X5 Lightweight features a Spyder body configuration that is sure to be attractive and affordable, and although it uses the Mazda MX-5 as donor, it eschews the Japanese cars chassis in favour of MEV’s own spaceframe and from I’ve seen thus far it will give it the appearance and stance of the highly-regarded Lotus 2-Eleven.

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Although it was announced this time last year, the National Kit Car Motor Show this weekend will mark the public debut of the De Havilland Motor Company’s new DVT GT and DVT GTS, exotic Italian-inspired body conversions based on MGF with ease of build very much in mind.

Details on this one have yet to be officially announced but you can find out more at the show or of course, here next Friday.

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Gary Janes is one of the UK’s most noted hot rodders – indeed he was one of the eleven founding members of the (in)famous Low Riders Club and has also been behind the Dooster and Bay Area Rods projects.

Since turning his attention to kitcars, Gary and his Sammio Motor Company operation have enjoyed good sales of fifties-inspired kits that evoke the specials era and use readily available donors that can be built on a shoestring.

The Sammio Spyder is Gary’s big seller, based on Triumph Herald, while a Citroën 2CV-based variant is called the Cheveux. Stoneleigh will see the launch of More >


Now, we all know that the (Phantom) Vortex GTR was one of the most stylish and pleasing kitcar designs of the last 15-years, which is hardly surprising given the pedigree of the man behind the project, Chris Greville-Smith and the car remains available, and should in my view, have sold many more than it actually has.

Chris, has a strong motorsport background with his own Phantom marque, while his dad raced GT40s at Le Mans, and Chris was a top-drawer designer who formerly worked for Ford, Land Rover and Jaguar. The distinctive rear lights on the gorgeous latest Jaguar XJ? That More >


Facom has launched a new range of mobile workbenches to complete its JET+ line-up launched last year.

The new JET+ mobile workbenches are available in six or seven drawer, three-module width and boast clever built-in features to increase efficiency for workshop owners and mechanics. As with the rest of the JET+ range, the workbenches offer high storage capacity with the added benefit of a cupboard for storing bulky items.

The Jet+ workbenches are built with durability in mind and are fitted with a robust 2mm aluminium worktop, reinforced with 15mm wooden board. An optional wooden worktop can be added separately.

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Santa Pod Raceway, the home of European drag racing, is already gearing up for one of Europe’s most prestigious Drag Racing meetings; The FIA/UEM ‘Main Event! This hugely popular, televised event is the first round of the prestigious European Drag Racing Championship and features the largest race entry and most packed Motorsport content anywhere in Europe! Over 200 teams and 17 bike and car race classes make this event unrivalled for both the quality and quantity of racing. Make it a date in your diary now! Friday-Monday June 1-4, 2012.

Exemplifying the very greatest, fastest, loudest and craziest spectacles in drag More >


Wolfrace, the well-known UK alloy wheel brand, celebrates the arrival of the London 2012 Olympics with their new Olympic alloy wheel – the latest rim to be launched in the aptly named Wolfrace Eurosport wheel range.

The Olympic is a dished five-spoke design with a polished lip and mock-rivet detail. Two colour options are available – Gloss black or Gunmetal.

Specification details for the new Olympic wheel are as follows; 6.5x15in four and five stud from £107.95 7.0x17in four and five stud from £123.95

The simple dished style, wide range of fitments and colour options will make the Olympic a popular choice amongst More >


Not one that will apply to many kitcars but with diesel cars now outselling petrol ones, we thought it relevant for you, dear reader.

Designed for use on the injector return side of a common rail diesel system, this new kit from Laser Tools (part no: 5260) measures the return fuel flow on engines up to ten cylinders, the extra cylinder capacity is very useful on certain commercial and marine applications.

Assists with the diagnosis of poor (or no) engine starting, rough running, overall lack of power and excessive smoke. A faulty or partially blocked injector will send excessive fuel back to More >