Nuts & bolts
Wall to wall classics
22 Oct 2011
Fancy enjoying your classic indoors? Suffolk-based embroidery specialist Rekaptcha can create a wall-hanging showpiece using a photograph of your car for inspiration. Prices start from £400. Call: 01440 704439 to order.
Christmas is coming
17 Oct 2011
And the award for the first Christmas-related press release of 2011 goes to… Motoring Classics, the retail arm of British Motor Heritage. Mind you, it does seem to have a tempting range if you are stuck for gift ideas for a classic-loving friend or relative.
After a Cooper?
05 Oct 2011
The Mini Cooper Register has published buying advice on the famous front-wheel drive icon. The 28-page Mini Cooper - a Buyer's Guide costs jsut £6 (incl p&p) and details what to look for to assess both condition and authenticity. Contact the Mini Cooper Register to order.
Our Nige on L2B run
04 Oct 2011
Former F1 World Champ Nigel Mansell is to take part in this year's London to Brighton Veteran Car Run at the wheel of a 1902 Mercedes Simplex. The 1992 Williams champion will have Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Mike Penning MP as a passenger to mark 115 years of the annual 60-mile run on 6 November.
Carrera to star in Lambeth show
30 Sep 2011
If you’re a fan of one of Stuttgart's all-time greats – the 201mph Porsche Carrera GT – then don’t miss the chance to get up close to one this weekend. The Carrera GT that features in C&SC’s snapper James Mann’s new book, Art of the Supercar, will head up an exhibition of his work at the Lambeth Open on 1-2 October.
Designer pedal car
29 Sep 2011
One of London's top design shops has moved into pedal cars - for the kids of well-heeled parents. The Conran Shop now stocks hand-built replicas of the 1930s Bugatti Type 52 toy racer that marque founder Ettore Bugatti commissioned for his son Roland. The replicas, available in red or blue, boast ally coachwork and leather seats - along with a £5995 price tag!
22 Sep 2011
Falken has launched a new tyre – the Sincera SN807 – promising "a competitively priced period-look tread with contemporary radial construction technology". It comes in a range of diameters from 10” to 14” and more details can be found here.
New from Planet Polish
22 Sep 2011
Planet Polish has launched VSOP Automotive Finishing Wax in the UK. The handmade wax has been created from a blend of natural ingredients, is said to be suited to all paint types and costs £29.99. Click here for more.
New Oselli centre
20 Sep 2011
Oselli is relocating to larger, 8500sq ft premises with new workshops, a machine shop, and a 30-car showroom The new address is Unit D3, Greenway Business Park, Winslow Road, Gt Horwood, Bucks MK17 0NP.
New Mini book
20 Sep 2011
The Mini Story is a new book by former C&SC Editor Giles Chapman. Published on 17 October, it costs £8.99 and is bursting with snippets such as the fact that Sir Alec Issigonis designed the door-bins in early Minis around full-size gin bottles. ISBN 978 07524 6282 0.