Nuts & bolts

  • 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.

  • Envy alert!

    06 Jan 2012

    A new book promises to take you behind the closed doors of some some of the most amazing garages - and classic car collections - in the world. Costing £35, Dream Garages International is by Lee Klancher, published by Motorbooks and has ISBN 978 0 7603 4075 2.

  • New Jag tome

    23 Nov 2011

    There is a new book by Peter Wilson dedicated to the one-off Jaguar XJ13. Published by Paul Skilleter Books it is ISBN 978 0 66857 1 1 and comes in several editions, starting at £75.

  • New MD for FJ

    23 Nov 2011

    Andy Fairchild has been appointed as managing director of insurance company Footman James, responsible for the development of the West Midlands-based broker and management of the company’s 200-plus staff.

  • Sheridan Thynne RIP

    23 Nov 2011

    Sheridan Thynne died suddenly while on holiday with his wife in Egypt. He was a key member of an aristocratic young group that included Piers Courage, Charles Lucas, Jonathan Williams, Charlie Crichton-Stuart and Frank Williams, and remained a life-long stalwart of motor racing. When Williams started his own F1 team, Thynne was a friend and advisor, later playing a major role in the team.

  • Recipe for a deep shine

    03 Nov 2011

    Here's one to get any petrolhead to share the kitchen with their other half: a Dodo Juice's Home Brew Car Wax kit! For £39.95 you get all the ingredients – including the finest Brazilian carnage wax - to knock up a 250ml jar of polish on the stove.

  • A century of the BARC uncovered

    01 Nov 2011

    Local motor sport guru Gareth Rogers has published another epic tome on his favourite subject. 100 Years of the British Automobile Racing Club (ISBN 878-0-7524-61809) is packed with period shots, illustrations and adverts and costs £25.

  • Cholmondeley to avoid rain

    01 Nov 2011

    Next year's Cholmondeley Pageant of Power will take place from 15-17 June, a month earlier than the annual event's usual July slot in a bid to avoid Cheshire's traditionally wetter July. See CPOP for more.