If strength is at the top of your air-cooled VW transmission wish list, you should absolutely consider starting with one of these ‘Rhino’ gearbox cases, with extra webbing and gussets for maximum durability.

Originally manufactured by Volkswagen for the Brazilian Kombi, they represent the ultimate OEM+ gearbox upgrade for your Beetle, Ghia or Split Bus. With extra clearance for 12v flywheels as standard, they are box-fresh and ready to accept your cogs of choice inside.

With stock strictly limited, they are offered for sale by Heritage Parts Centre, priced at £499.95. Simply surf on over to and search for part number More >


On Sunday morning at Malvern, a new kitcar rolled into the hall (having missed the first day due to other commitments).

The Northern Light 630, a very innovative three-wheeler, is classed as an eBike and weighs just 77kg. One of the men behind the project, Graham Browne, is a noted automotive designer.

He started working at TVR in Blackpool as a student under the late Peter Wheeler, initially working on the Tuscan, interior stuff on the Lee Hodgetts, Daren Hobbs and Martin Smith designed T350 and then the T400, Typhon, the Sagaris, Tuscan convertible and Sagaris 2 as chief designer.

When Wheeler moved on More >


New manufacturer Vale Automotive debuted their Porsche Boxster 986-based Boxster GT1 at Malvern last weekend.

Based near Derry in Northern Ireland the company endured a nightmare week pre-show, with a marathon Stranraer to Plymouth journey, an issue with their hired trailer that delayed the six hours saw them arrive at Malvern looking slightly frayed around the edges.

Their very striking demo car wasn’t completely finished but showed lots of promise. Kits are priced at £11,000 and the company can supply directly to anywhere in the UK (and Ireland, of course) from their base.

We’ll be bringing you more on this one in due More >


New at Malvern on the extremely impressive XCS Designs stand was a new version of their XCS 427 model, one that’s aimed at extremely tall drivers. It’s called the XCS 427 LT (Long Tail) and has an additional 50mm of length let into the chassis which means people of 6ft 6in plus won’t be precluded from Cobra replica ownership.

More information on this and the rest of the XCS range from or at the other end of 01799 513 476 ENDS.


Renowned lighting specialist, OSRAM, has a vast range of bulbs to suit every driver, so to make sure they are recommending the right replacement to their customers, it would be wise for workshops and technicians to understand the differences between the various OSRAM offerings.

There’s a common misconception with bulbs being a seasonal product only, however, bulbs can dim at any point during the year and it’s crucial to replace bulbs as soon as possible to ensure optimal lighting during dark nights. While the sun doesn’t set until 8pm, it’s still a safety critical component to replace, and therefore, provides factors More >


British artisan car detailing brand Supernatural is aiming for heavenly status with the launch of Deus, its new super-premium car wax.

Named after the Latin word for ‘god’ to signify its superiority, Supernatural Deus is the brand’s most exclusive, expensive and high-performance finishing product to date. Based on the already legendary Supernatural Hybrid wax, Deus car wax raises its surface-protecting qualities to virtual omnipotence through the additional infusion of graphene and quartz-based ceramic ingredients.

Supernatural Deus is effortless to apply thanks to its buttery texture and offers a formulation that is half-wax, half-sealant – polishing to a worshipful glow yet reflecting the light of truth with a crisp More >


Ferrule-type crimp connectors have grown in popularity over the years particularly when fitting aftermarket electronics to vehicles. Particularly useful for fitting auxiliary power management systems, charge controllers, etc, where WAGO® or screw-type connectors are used.

Wire ferrules, when used with the correct crimping tool, replace the need for tinning the wire ends with solder. The ferrules are crimped onto the end of a bare wire to improve support of the wire and the connection quality.

This new set from Laser Tools (part number 8582) includes a 4-tooth crimping tool that ensures a tidy and very strong crimp. This crimping tool gives a More >


The latest Tool Promotion from Sealey features a wide range of innovative tools and accessories, including a new range of floodlights. It also offers you an exciting opportunity to win the ultimate 105-piece tool kit worth over £865.

Discover the New Range of Floodlights:

Sealey’s Tool Promotion showcases over 180 new products, among them the cutting-edge LED15WFL 3-in-1 rechargeable floodlight. This impressive floodlight boasts a remarkable 1000-lumen output, providing exceptional illumination. The floodlight’s versatile design allows it to be folded into the stand, enabling dual-side room lighting, or extended for a long floodlight effect. Equipped with integral magnets, the LED15WFL floodlight can More >


Steve Hole tells the story of Manchester-based Beaujangle Sales Ltd. Images by Carol Hardy

Salford, Manchester-based company run by Nik Sandeman-Allen, a glassfibre specialist and well-known drag racer, Phil ‘Ziggy’ Smith.

The pair were passionate hot rod enthusiasts and ran separate operations (Smith as Mr Beaujangle in an Opus HRF called ‘Anomalous’ with Daimler V8) until they amalgamated their businesses, becoming known for building all manner of bonkers vehicles from their lock-up in Back Tootal Lane, Salford, under the Beaujangle Enterprises name. However, they were known to rodders as ‘Bojay’.

Smith, an ace welder, had previously worked on oil rigs and German shipyards More >


Thanks to a discovery of ‘new, old stock’ Burton Power is pleased to announce that it can now offer genuine Ford head gaskets for the Ford Essex V4 engine (Ford part: 692F 6051 AA). The gaskets are sold individually, so customers will need to purchase two for an engine set.

Ford Essex V4 gasket- order as part number FV776 at £18.00 each inc VAT

Applications: Ford Capri Mk1 2.0 V4 1969-1974 Ford Corsair 1.7/2.0 V4 1965-1970 Ford Consul/Granada Mk1 2.0 V4 1972-1975 Ford Transit Mk1 1.7/2.0 V4 1965-1978 Ford Zephyr Mk4 2.0 V4 1966-1972

N.B. These gaskets are only available while stocks last, More >

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