What vehicle is my campervan based on?
7th August 2023 | By Oliver Galvin

Most campervans and motorhomes are based on a standard widely available van. There are many van models available, which are often rebadged under different names. This post summarises the most common models, the various names they are sold under, and campervans available which are based on them.

Review of Disklok Security Device for VW T6/T6.1 Transporter Campervan

Review and unboxing of a Disklok anti-theft vehicle security device in a VW T6.1 Transporter Campervan. Did this famous steering wheel lock live up to expectations?

Piloti Shoes Strike F1 AlphaTauri Deal
5th March 2020 | By Malcolm Carter

Piloti driving shoes have long been associated with quality, comfort and driving performance. In 2020 they can add another association - Formula One!

F1 remains the absolute pinnacle of motorsport. The ultimate test of man and machine. Piloti Shoes are proud to sponsor Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda for the 2020 F1 season.

Lazer Lamps LED Lighting Deals
12th February 2020 | By Malcolm Carter

Off-road, on the racetrack or down a country lane, you haven’t experienced high performance lighting until you’ve tried Lazer Lamps. The range from Lazer is designed and manufactured in the UK and trusted by professional drivers - from rally stars to HGV truck heroes. Carnoisseur can provide the full range and at great prices. This article looks at the tailored to fit, integrated lighting kits - particularly suited for modern 4x4s, pick-ups and SUVs, including Ford Ranger, Range Rover Discovery, VW Caddy and T6 Transporter.

TRS Motorsport Car Harnesses Explained
3rd January 2020 | By Malcolm Carter

Whether it’s a fully FIA approved motorsport harness or a high quality fast road safety approved harness suitable for trackdays, kit cars and modified road vehicles, TRS offer fantastic products at an excellent price. This article explains the features and benefits of the various TRS harnesses available.

Porsche Model Numbers
2nd January 2020 | By Oliver Galvin

Identifying the specific model of your Porsche can be confusing. This is a handy list of model numbers for each of Porsche's ranges of vehicles, along with their body type, model years, and other details.

Mercedes Model Numbers
19th December 2019 | By Oliver Galvin

Identifying the specific model of your Mercedes can be confusing. This is a handy list of model numbers for each of Mercedes' ranges of vehicles, along with their body type, model years, and other details.

BMW Model Numbers
19th December 2019 | By Oliver Galvin

Identifying the specific model of your BMW can be confusing. This is a list of model numbers for each of BMW's ranges of vehicles, along with their body type, model years, and other details.

Boot edge bumper protectors from RGM
21st November 2019 | By Malcolm Carter

It’s usually only when it’s too late that you realise there is a need for a boot edge paint protector. Seems like a simple thing or an unnecessary expense, but if you’ve ever scratched the paintwork on your brand new car, you’ll know the feeling of despair and recognise the value. Modern bumpers and boot edges are usually colour coded and repairing a scratch or gouge is really expensive and inconvenient. RGM Rearguards are the perfect way to protect your car's painwork whilst adding subtle style.

How to choose your CoverZone car cover
9th September 2019 | By Malcolm Carter

Keeping your pride and joy in pristine condition is really important for all car enthusiasts. This includes shielding your car from dust, adverse weather, harmful UV rays, bird droppings, scratches or the local cats who find your soft-top comfy. Carnoisseur now offer a full range of high quality CoverZone car covers, tailored to fit your specific vehicle, and suitable for a range of circumstances. Here are a few helpful tips on what to look out for when buying a car cover.

Protect your car from theft with Disklok
28th June 2019 | By Malcolm Carter

Car thefts in the UK have nearly doubled over the last 5 years and this is partially linked to the rise in keyless car entry systems on modern premium vehicles. Classic cars and modern classics' value has also exploded and fuelled a further rise in car crime. We have reviewed the options to protect your vehicle and outline here the value of having a Disklok Steering Wheel Lock.

Road Hero Space Saver Spare Wheel Kits
12th April 2019 | By Malcolm Carter

Spare wheels are being phased out by car manufacturers, but is this compromising drivers safety, convenience and their wallets? Is the Road Hero space saver wheel kit the ideal solution for complete peace of mind and safety?

The future of alloy wheels?
1st April 2019 | By Patrick Crow

The team at Carnoisseur were recently given exclusive access to the research and development department of one of the UK’s largest wheel manufacturers. To our surprise, the biggest project they are currently investing in is the design and testing of square alloy wheels.

They believe that new square alloy wheels could dramatically cut manufacturing costs, whilst also enhancing performance through improved aerodynamics and weight savings.

Jetex Exhausts
20th March 2019 | By Patrick Crow

Jetex exhausts have been made in Sweden since 1986. They are one of the oldest and most trusted manufacturers in the aftermarket, and at Carnoisseur we have been dealing with them since day one - if you don’t believe us just check out this page from our 1986 catalogue!

Zunsport Grilles
6th March 2019 | By Patrick Crow

Zunsport Grilles are a family business, that have been proudly manufacturing vehicle grilles in the West Midlands for three generations! The secret to their longevity and the popularity of their products is quite simple; they offer a high quality product that is simple to fit and does exactly what it is intended to do.

Momo Steering Wheels
4th January 2019 | By Patrick Crow

Momo are the world's number one manufacturer of high quality steering wheels for both race and road. They have a heritage that stretches back over 50 years, with a proven track record that is the envy of their competitors.

H&R Wheel Spacers
11th December 2018 | By Patrick Crow

It's often the small things that make a big difference. For instance, you wouldn't think that spacing out the wheels on your car by 5, 10 or 20 millimetres would make much of a difference to the way it looks or handles. You would be wrong!

Wheel spacers can make the difference between "so-so" and "spot-on". By reducing the arch-gap, spacers instantly create a more aggressive, attractive look whilst also widening the vehicle's overall track therefore improving handling.

New Piloti Pistone X Driving Shoes
28th November 2018 | By Patrick Crow

Say hello to the new Piloti Pistone ‘X’. Building on the success of one of Piloti’s most popular shoes (the all leather Pistone), the Pistone X takes another step (excuse the pun) towards the perfect everyday driving shoe!