Nuts & bolts

  • 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. 

  • New Mini Van tanks

    15 Apr 2012

    British Motor Heritage is offering a galvanised fuel tank for the Mini Van – latterly known as the Mini 95 – over 0.5 million examples of which were made between 1960 and 1982. RRP is £195 each, and for your nearst dealer click here.   

  • Pro battery tester

    16 Jan 2012

    Laser Tools has launched a new pro quality battery analyser and tester. With four basic test functions - battery, charging system, start system and maximum load - it costs £299. Click here for more.

  • New Super Resin Polish

    16 Jan 2012

    After two years in development, an all-new formulation Super Resin Polish has launched by Autoglym. It  is available in 325ml (£10.50), 500ml (£12.50) and 1 litre (£15.99) bottles, and is on sale from motor accessory shops, initially coming with a free Hi-Tech Finishing Cloth, worth £7.99.