RUNFLAT – LOVE OR HATE?

Some people cannot abide a run-flat tyre while others swear by them. If you are one of the latter then this new tyre from Maxxis may be of interest.

The new Victra M36 Plus Runflat from Maxxis is claimed to offer a comfortable quality of ride (not all runflats can claim that, let’s be honest!) as well as longevity, again not something that all can promise.

The tyre features reinforced sidewalls, which help support the weight of the vehicle in the event of a blow-out. Available now in 16in, 17in and 18in sizes from £75 each.

More information from www.maxxis.co.uk ENDS.

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REAL TREE WOOD!

Just like a high-quality gearknob feels great in the hand and somehow enhances the art of the manual gearchange, this new – and lovely – Cherry wood had puck from Revive Auto Apothecary is a thing of beauty.

More than just a luxury item it makes the application of paste wax and polishes a cinch as it allows evenly distributed pressure meaning that coverage is consistent on a panel while it also reduces strain on fingers and wrists.

You can use it with Revive’s applicator although whisper this – and don’t tell them – but any Velcro-backed pad can be pressed into More >

THIS WILL SHIFT IT!

This professional-grade high pressure, mobile hot washer from Machine Mart is perfect for really effective cleaning of cars, vans, boats, agricultural machinery and much more.

The Clarke KING 200 uses a hot jet of up to 90°C which will rapidly dissolve dirt or grime, powered by an economical diesel-powered water heating system delivering a maximum pump pressure of 2175psi and water flow rate of up to 600-litres per hour.

This hot pressure washer benefits from a heavy-duty brass pump head and induction motor for long term reliability. It also comes complete with an extra-long 1270mm gun and lance, an 8m high-pressure hose More >

NEW ZENFOX DASHCAM

Innovative dash cam manufacturer, Zenfox, has announced the launch of its ultimate triple channel dashcam, the Zenfox T3 3CH. Its three cameras allow drivers to record footage of the road ahead and at the rear but also within the vehicle itself.

The Zenfox T3 is available from the Zenfox website, from Amazon for $249.90 and Amazon UK for £239.95.

The front camera records the road ahead with

All three lenses are adjustable to ensure drivers get the perfect positioning. The front camera lens can be moved in all directions, while the interior IR and rear camera lenses can be rotated up and down.

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LIKE LAVA

I do like a tub of paste wax. I have a bit of a collection. One of my favourites also has one of the longest names. Lava Luminous Glow Infusion Paste Wax! It comes from Californian-based Chemical Guys. I like a lot of the company’s myriad products, all of them seemingly having a beautiful smell about them, while most – not all – work superbly, I find.

One of their best, in my view, is Lava. It has a lovely whiff of mango (I think) is a very soft paste and a little goes a very long way. Simply puts some More >

AT SPEED WITH ATSPEED

Essex-based master tuners, Atspeed, made good use of their time in lockdown by producing a totally new website.

The new site graphically features all the services that Atspeed provides including: rolling road power testing and engine mapping on their 1000hp rolling road, engine development, carburettor tuning and conversions, ECU installations and fuel injection conversions, ultrasonic carburettor and fuel injector cleaning, Smoke-Pro leak detection and general workshop repairs and servicing.

There is also an online shop for the purchase of engine components, carburettors, engine management systems and all the components associated with engine tuning.

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A BEAUTIFUL BOUNCING BABY BUGATTI!

Not strictly one for us but given our love of all things ‘specialist’ and this is way cool, I decided to run it!

At the Geneva International Motor Show in 2019, Bugatti announced a 110th birthday present to themselves, the re-imagining of the original ‘Bugatti Baby’

Since then the design concept has been completed and the little car has gone into series production with deliveries commencing soon.

Developed in partnership with The Little Car Company, the Baby II has been described by those who have had the opportunity to drive it as ‘more of an unruly teenager than a Baby’.

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PRESSURE – GOT ME UNDER PRESSURE

Webcon has announced a new fuel pressure regulator for use with carburettors which will reduce high EFi fuel pressure down to low pressure.

This reduction allows a more stable high pressure/high flow, EFi type, fuel pump with a swirl pot to supply a carburettor fed engine. The result is a smoother, uninterrupted fuel supply which is less affected by fuel vapour lock or centrifugal forces during cornering, acceleration or braking – all without the need of an ECU or full EFi conversion.

The WFR602 Regulator can also be used with low-pressure fuel pumps and is suitable for both normally aspirated or turbocharged More >

FIDANZA BEEF UP TRIUMPH CLUTCHES

Summer’s here and hopefully, the current restrictions will still allow us to get a little top-down driving done before the autumn sets in. To add to the fun Fidanza, Americaʼs leading performance flywheel specialist has a direct replacement lightweight aluminium flywheel to improve the performance of the classic Triumph Spitfire.

The Fidanza aluminium flywheel replaces the heavy standard flywheel and improves the power-to-weight ratio thus making the engine more responsive and improving performance and acceleration.

The flywheel is made from high-quality machined 6061 T6 aluminium with a 1050 steel friction surface, CNC-machined fastener holes and chamfers with military-grade fasteners.

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REVIVE WITH A QUICK SPRAY

I really like Quick Spray Wax from Revive Auto Apothecary. It’s a perfect companion to their Quick Detailer and acts as a great ‘topper’, which is a final gloss coat over an application of wax. It leaves a hydrophobic finish that results in a crazy amount of beading.

Longevity is good with no water-spots left following inclement weather, which can happen with some other similar products, rather the Revive Quick Spray Wax retains its original high-gloss.

I got at least one month of high performance from just one application of this product and this remained a constant thanks to a further application More >