AHEAD OF THE CURVE

This new brake pipe bending former from Laser Tools (part number 8032) allows the operator to copy the profile and curve of an existing brake pipe while avoiding kinks in the new pipe. The unique design allows the existing pipe to be laid alongside the new pipe as it is formed, to ensure an exact match.

Designed to be mounted in a vice, the existing brake pipe section is laid on the matching lower curve profile channel, and the new pipe is then formed on the upper channel. Five double-channel curve diameters are provided: 25, 35, 50, 65 and 80mm. It More >

NEW FROM THE MAESTROS

The royal-warranted car care experts at Autoglym are delighted to announce the arrival of a revolutionary advancement in car-cleaning technology. Rapid Ceramic Spray is the new and disarmingly straightforward way to lock in up to three months of hydrophobic paintwork protection on your vehicle.

Autoglym Rapid Ceramic Spray is designed to be used as the finishing element of a normal car-cleaning routine and is equally effective when applied to a wet or dry vehicle. It quickly bonds to painted or vinyl-wrapped surfaces to leave a highly durable, chemically resistant protective coating and a deep gloss finish.

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CASTROL CAN!

For more than 120 years, British company Castrol has been at the forefront of oil technology.

Company founder Charles Wakefield launched his first vehicle engine oil in 1906, a pioneering blend of mineral and castor oils that offered unrivalled lubrication properties. Since then, and through many further innovations, Castrol oils have lubricated the beating heart of everything from speed records to Mars missions.

Interestingly, Castrol was the first company of its kind to promote its products through sponsorship, which swiftly led to advertising and merchandising. By 1946, when the Castrol Classic branding was launched, they offered a wide range of workshop regalia More >

BODY BUILDING WITH SEALEY!

With over 260 deals inside, Sealey’s 28-page Bodyshop promotion offers a selection of tools and equipment which are ideal for technicians and enthusiasts alike. With discounts up to 55 per cent off the list price, it’s an ideal opportunity to stock up on some great products to help with your vehicle restoration and body repair work.  It launches on April 1 and is valid July 31, 2021.

Don’t miss the opportunity to enter Sealey’s latest competition on their website and be in with a chance of winning a PW616 Welding Helmet with Powered Respirator and a 100A Mig Welder. The competition More >

FAST THREADS

Official 750 Motor Club formulae merchandise is now available via their partners at LogoMeUp. A full range of branded items from beanies to polos and hoodies can now be purchased for the majority of 750 MC formulae – simply head to the respective series or championship page at www.750mc.co.uk and click ‘Merchandise’ in the sub-menu to order direct.

SIXTY YEARS OF THE GLORIOUS E-TYPE

Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust (JDHT) has today unveiled a new E-type Evolution Exhibition at the British Motor Museum to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the launch of the Jaguar E-type. The exhibition tells the story of the evolution of the E-type from the racing C-and D-types of the 1950s, the E2A Prototype, its launch at Geneva on March 15, 1961, and finishes with a couple of very successful Racing V12 E-types from the 1970s.

Currently closed under COVID-19 restrictions the museum is planning to re-open on Monday, May 17 and the exhibition runs to the end of June. It starts with a More >

NEW KIT PACKAGES FROM REBEL PERFORMANCE

Rebel Performance Machines – stars of the March/April 2021 issue of TKC MAG – has been busy simplifying their kit packages and the first of their models to benefit from their new three stage packages is the tR1ke model.

Stage One is the chassis kit at £4495 and includes the tubular spaceframe chassis ready to accept Yamaha R1 (1998 to 2006 model years) components, ProTech fully adjustable dampers, front wishbones complete with poly-bushes, crush tubes and ball-joints, forged alloy front uprights complete with hubs with radial-type brake caliper mounts, rear alloy bulkhead, alloy centre console and alloy sheet for floor, cycle More >

MEV DOING WELL

A FINE BRACE – MEV EXOCET

I made my first visit to the ‘new’ MEV last week since Stewart and Sylvia Mutch acquired the Exocet kit from Stuart Mills back in June 2019.

The company is based in a very smart 3500 sq ft workshop in Staunton, Gloucestershire and visiting them is a very pleasing experience. They’ve carried on the momentum developed by Stuart Mills with the MX-5-based Exocet and have made a few neat developments themselves.

They have added what they call the ‘S’ – or ‘Sport’ – chassis (£600 extra) which features a bit more triangulation and is aimed at those More >

THINGS OF BEAUTY

I love the work of Davide Mariscotti of K&Y Fob, an artisan of beautiful key fobs. Indeed, I am the proud owner of one of Davide’s hand-crafted fobs.

He has now branched out into a range of simply beautiful leather bags and my favourite is the Corsa Weekender Bag crafted from suede. As one would expect there’s a nod to motorsport particularly to cars with suede or Alcantara steering wheels and seats. He does like a theme does Davide.

Keeping the classic shape as other Weekenders, this one is very soft to touch and hardwearing and even has a waterproof treatment. Large More >

SOFT TOUCH TRAYS

Laser Tools has just introduced a new range of rubber material, non-slip, semi-rigid tool trays that are ideal for general storage as well as keeping tools handy and in proximity when working. These trays are robust and durable but the flexible, soft-touch material will help prevent scratches on painted surfaces.

There are three trays in the range: part number 8043 is sized at 275mm x 145mm and is divided into three 20mm deep pockets with 15 hex bit holders (1/4in) moulded in.

Part number 8044is larger at 257mm x 232mm and has six pockets plus five socket holders which will take sockets up to a More >