Nuts & bolts
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.
Chater's on the move
20 Sep 2011
Chater’s, the motor and motor sport bookseller, is heading back to Hook, Hampshire to newly refurbished premises that will increase the company’s floor space and include a customer showroom (open 9am-5.30pm on week days). The move will take place on October 10th and the new address is Unit 25/26, Murrell Green Business Park, London Road, Hook, RG27 9GR.
TR6 bootlids available
16 Sep 2011
British Motor Heritage (BMH) has relaunched the TR6 bootlid. It costs £350 and is available through the BMH dealer network. BMH MD John Yea said: “When we purchased BMH from BMW in 2001, the tooling for the outer skin panel of the TR6 bootlid was missing. Though there was sufficient stock to allow us to support production through to May 2008, we have sadly been unable to supply this important item since that time." Until now.
RIP Willie Rutherford
15 Sep 2011
Rally driver Willie Rutherford has died. Rutherford competed in a vast array of cars including Porsche 911, rotary-engined Mazdas, Ford Sierra 4x4, Escorts and, probably most famously, a Metro 6R4. Hitting a purple patch in the mid-'80s, Rutherford recorded wins on the Granite City Rally and Cumbria Rally in 1985 and the Yorkshire Rally the following year. Rutherford hung up his boots in 1986, but re-emerged in 2008 in New Zealand (to where he had moved) to drive a Porsche 911 on the Silver Fern Rally.
Lots for Silverstone
13 Sep 2011
Following the success of its inaugural sale at the Silverstone Classic, industry newcomer Silverstone Auctions is inviting entries for its 4 November fixture. The sale coincides with the Walter Hayes Trophy Festival, the traditional season closer at the Northamptonshire track. See: Silverstone Auctions.
American Hero released at last
05 Sep 2011
The Last American Hero, the Jeff Bridges movie based on the early life of moonshiner and racer Junior Johnson, is finally getting a DVD release. Recommended retail price in the UK is £15.99 and it is out on 12 September.
Driven by Desire
03 Sep 2011
Veloce publishes a biography of racing great Desiré Wilson on 19 September. Written by her husband Alan Wilson (with Andrew Marriott), it tells the story of the South African's 50-year (!) career up to the present day. It costs £24.99, ISBN: 978 1 845843 89 2.