Category: Weekend Shop

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Desk Car Show – 1:18 Cinema Car Replicas

Cars and pop culture go hand in hand. For every great movie or TV character, there is often a vehicle to go with them. In some cases, these vehicles become characters in their own right, be that through regular appearances or because, in very rare cases, they actually are characters (looking at you, K.I.T.T). Whatever […]

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Tool Up – Five Handy Multi-tools

Sometimes you just need a tool quickly. Nothing fancy. A blade to cut something, maybe a screwdriver to change the batteries in something. Perhaps you’re at a BBQ (remember those?) and you need to open a beer but there is no opener handy. Maybe you just want to always be prepared to mend, open or […]

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Scalextric – Slots of Fun

Scalextric has been around since the ‘50s, and as such, it has become a household name synonymous with small scale vehicular fun. As a giddy child, you may well have launched a ‘Might Metro’ off the track and into the skirting board, much to the chagrin of the family cat or your father’s passing ankles! […]

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Bay Beauty – Must-Have Engine Bay Cleaning Kit

Your engine is the heart of your car, without it you’d just have a really expensive storage shed. The engine gives your car soul and sound, it is the part that distinguishes it from other cars. And yet despite its importance, it is forced (in most cases) to live its life hidden away under a […]

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Virtual Racer – Five Ace Racing Games

For the most part, we’re still in a situation where we have to stay indoors due to the pandemic. We could use this time to build that flat-pack chest of drawers we bought eight months ago. Or, we could sort out the garden. Perhaps we could engage with our kids? Or, how about we do […]

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Don’t be a Spanner – Five Spanner Sets

You can buy specialist tools for all manner of jobs. Clever, well-engineered little devices that make those tricky jobs a doddle. One of the perks of the age in which we live is the ability to engineer and create such tools. However, clever, new and cutting-edge kit isn’t the final word in car repair. The […]

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Lockdown Reading – Five Automotive Books

Being stuck indoors is a bit rubbish, but we have to do it for now. So, how do we occupy our time? We could do that DIY we’ve been threatening to do for the last three years, we could tend to the garden, or perhaps tidy the garage? Or, we could fire up the kettle, […]

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Precious Paint – Must-Have Kit

Looking after the paintwork on your beloved classic can take up a lot of time. Given that we’re in virus-induced lockdown, time is something we all have an abundance of. We might not be able to go for a drive but we sure can lavish our classics with love and attention. So why not use […]

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Lock-Down Lego – Five Lego Cars to Build

The world is a bit of a strange place at the moment, what with the current pandemic. Many of us are stuck at home, be that because we’re now captains of the good ship Home Office, or because we’ve been furloughed until everything calms down. And while being at home is nice, it gets a […]

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Keeping Trim – Interior Removal Kit

Car interiors are important, given that’s where we spend most of our time. As such, you want everything to be in place, to be free from rattles and to not have any broken elements. However, over the course of restoration, those clips and fixings can and will break. You’ll scratch interior panels as you try […]