Nuts & bolts

  • STP additives target economy

    03 May 2012

    STP’s latest fuel additives have been geared towards fuel economy, with the company claiming they’ll also boost efficiency and reduce emissions by dissolving the carbon deposits left from combustion. Packed in 200ml bottles, petrol and diesel injector cleaner is £5.49 while treatment for both is £3.99. Find out more here.

  • MG brakelines

    02 May 2012

    Hosetechnik brake hoses improve braking efficiency over original rubber hoses that can stretch and bellow over time, says the company. Its latest offerings can be fitted to the MGA, MGB, TF, BGT and CGT, and come with a lifetime guarantee. Prices start at £45 for a three-line set, you can find out more here.

  • Millers Oils scoops Queen’s Award

    30 Apr 2012

    Millers Oils has been given the Queen’s Award for International Trade meaning that it can now display the accolade’s emblem for the next five years.  The company received the recognition thanks to exceptional international growth since 2009.  Find out more here.

  • Put a spanner in it

    18 Apr 2012

    Machine Mart is now offering the Clarke HD Plus range of tool chests and cabinets, which along with the usual heavy-duty steel construction and ball-bearing roller drawers, adds 5in wheels, a larger side handle and bigger drawer pulls. Find out more here.

  • Chris Barrie presents...

    17 Apr 2012

    Classic fan and Red Dwarf star, Chris Barrie will present his show The First 100 Machines at the Old Warden Rally on 20 May. Barrie will talk about seven years of filming documentaries covering everything from the Pacific steam locomotive, to the Vulcan Jet and Bugatti Veyron. Find out more here.

  • New pump from Laser

    17 Apr 2012

    Available in 1-litre and 500ml versions, Laser’s new vacuum pump is perfect for removing and replacing measured amounts of fluid from cooling systems, gearboxes and differentials. The 500ml version costs £22 rising to £32.96 in 1-litre capacity. Find out more here.

  • Pen mightier than tinworm?

    15 Apr 2012

    T-Cut has launched the T-Cut Rust Magic Pen, which it says will convert rust into a prepared surface in just 15 minutes. The formula is said to turn rust into a blue/black colour curing any rust and preventing further corrosion. Now this is something we have to try!

  • New venue for PFF

    15 Apr 2012

    Penny Farthing Fairs has added a new date and venue to its calendar of autojumbles and fairs. It kicks off at 10am on 6 May (with a second date on 29 July to be confirmed) at the spectacular Wentworth Woodhouse near Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

  • TV star returns to Festival

    15 Apr 2012

    Jesse James – star of American TV shows Monster Garage and Motorcycle Mania – will return to the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year in his Baja-style Trophy Truck. Organisers promise he will be "hooning around" Goodwood Park.

  • New edition of key book

    15 Apr 2012

    The excellent How To Repair Classic Car Bodywork has been reissued in a new, larger and revised format. The book, by Martin Thaddeus and published by Veloce, is ISBN 9781845844110 and costs £19.99.