Spotlight Accessories

Spotlight have recently launched a range of cool accessories to make their LED Torch even more useful to the millions.

Firstly we have the Spotlight Key Chain so that you can keep their torch around your neck, PERFECT for car shows and camping.

Then they have what they call the Fender Friend which allows you to use the Spotlight as a desk lamp or can be used under a car bonnet as it has a magnetic base. The MCP team are absolutely crazy about this product, “its a wicked little gadget, I always have one with me!  says Olly.

For more information please visit the Spotlight website.

There are more accessories to be released later his year so keep your eyes peeled, and most importantly, GET LIT !!

For more informati please visit http://www.spotlightcartorch.co.uk

Podzilla – S'no joke!

Arctic conditions may have ground the entire country to a halt, but staff at Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire came up with a unique solution to the problem. Their 12 foot tall Monster Truck, ‘Podzilla’!

The impressive beast usually entertains the crowds at many of the venues exciting events, but when a lack of gritters made the entire 180 acre site inaccessible, General manager, David Lloyd-Jones decided to pull off the covers and have some fun in the snow.

‘She’s not the most practical winter transport,’ he laughed. ‘With the race fuel that Podzilla runs, we only get 15 gallons to the mile, (yes that is the right way round!) but with those massive 6 foot tyres, the snow suddenly doesn’t seem to be much of a problem!’

As well as providing a useful mode of transport around Santa Pod’s enormous grounds, Podzilla seemed to be a big hit with local kids, who couldn’t resist the temptation to hook up their sledges for a 1200 horsepower tow. Weather permitting, Podzilla will be pressed back into normal service for the action packed Stunt Night at the venue on the 20th February, where scrap cars rather than snow drifts will be dealt with in a similar manner!

New Coilovers for VW Scirocco

The German manufacturer has just released details of its latest fitment for the much vaunted hot-hatch and couth coupe. The Pro-Street S kit uses a rust-proof stainless steel body and adjustable spring platform to give a height adjustment of between 10 and 70mm lower than stock. With damper settings and spring rates all computer matched at the factory, The Pro Street S gives a surprisingly compliant ride, even when wound down to its lowest setting.

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It’s not all about creating a killer stance of course, the springs used on the Pro Street S come straight from Eibach’s race proven ERS range, endowing the car with sharper cornering response and flatter attitude through the turns. Turn-in is greatly improved, and thanks to the car’s lower centre of gravity and improved airflow, stability, braking and speed are significantly enhanced.

Priced at just £808 and £849 + VAT for the Golf and Scirocco respectively, The new Eibach kits make a big difference at an extremely sensible price.

For more details check out your local car accessories store or find a stockist using the MaxxDirectory

Santa Pod Drift What You Brung Days

Thanks to Santa Pod, mastering the noble art of drifting (or holding your car in a controlled slide) has suddenly become much more attainable. Over the last few years, drifting has become one of the most popular forms of motorsport, emerging from its origins as an underground activity to become a mainstream art-form. Boasting its own championships, computer games – and even a dedicated Scalextric set!

Problem is, learning to drift can be quite tricky – and expensive. Particularly when you get it wrong! Drift competitions require a pretty high standard before you can enter, most drift-schools charge a small fortune – and funnily enough, neither the local constabulary or your local Tesco will appreciate you doing it on their turf.

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Santa Pod have saved the day once again with their series of ‘Drift What You Brung’ events being held throughout 2009. Here, for just £60 for the entire day, drivers looking to learn or improve their drifting can hone their technique in a totally safe and legal environment. With Santa Pod’s vast tarmac stretching for acres, it’s also a great place to get it wrong, with absolutely nothing to hit!

DWYB events are suitable for all skill levels from beginner to expert. For beginners, tuition is included starting with basic donuts and figure-of-eights before progressing to full drifting techniques. Entries are limited to 50 people per day to ensure each driver has adequate track time and cars can be kept ludicrously far apart. Sorted!

DWYB events take place on a Wednesday or Saturday, with gates opening at 8.30am, tracks open from 9.30am through to 4pm and the site closing at 5pm. Tyre changing facilities are available. There’s even an on-site Cafeteria and merchandise available throughout the day. Passengers, spectators or even groupies swooning at your epic car control can also come along for a fiver! All you need to bring is a valid driving licence, a car, obviously – and a crash helmet. Beware though, it is addictive, so a spare pair of rear tyres is also not a bad idea for those planning a real monster rubber-burning session.

For more details and all 2009 dates, please click to www.dwyb.co.uk or call the team on 01234 782828. Due to the popularity of the events, advance booking is highly recommended.

DWYB Dates 2009

•    14th Jan,
•    31st Jan
•    11th Feb,
•    28th Feb
•    11th March
•    28th March
•    15th April
•    29th April
•    13th May
•    3rd June
•    24th June
•    8th July
•    22nd July
•    5th Aug
•    19th Aug
•    16th Sept
•    7th Oct
•    24th Oct
•    11th Nov
•    2nd Dec
•    12th Dec