Celebrated racewear brand Suixtil looks for UK distributor

Suixtil is a celebrated brand of racewear, famously linked to Fangio and his victories of the ‘50s and ‘60s.

Now Suixtil is seeking a suitable distributor for the UK.

AV PR promoted its celebrations and Fangio’s birth centenary a couple of years ago with his release:

Argentinian race wear label Suixtil’s presence at Goodwood Festival of Speed (30 June-2 July) fashionably celebrates both its motor racing heritage and the birth centenary of its most famous protégée, Juan Manuel Fangio, with a contemporary range of racing outfits sporting the unmistakable embroidered red logo.

The Argentinian race team and Fangio, its captain, would have worn Suixtil colours on both their clothes and their cars, as Suixtil was the very first brand to develop the concept of sponsorship.

Escuderia Suixtil, whose name became synonymous with podium victories in the ‘50s and ‘60s, was always sensitive to the top racing drivers’ needs for a combination of comfort and style. Now, as then, luxurious yet cool fabrics keep the cockpit heat at bay with a chic cut which encourages ease of movement.

Note to editors: Favourite racing outfit brand for most international top race car drivers in the ‘50s and 60s, Suixtil followed Fangio’s rapid ascent to stardom as well as that of many other racing drivers both in Formula One and in Sports car competitions (dressing winners of Panamericana, Le Mans 24 Hours, Targa Florio and Mille Miglia races). Suixtil’s current range of garments is made by craftsmen recreating the original livery: light blue race pants and a yellow or white short-sleeve shirt, both proudly sporting the distinctive red Suixtil embroidered name: the Heritage Line is a faithful rendition of the ergonomic and stylish clothes which made Suixtil famous. To mark 100 years since Fangio’s birth, Suixtil has added a special edition top in either short sleeves (Balcarce) or long sleeve (Buenos Aires), available from September to coincide with Goodwood Revival, another Suixtil appointment.

Big personality win for Bavarez’s Jensen FF at the 2014 Classic Motor Show

  •  Two-year project for the barn-find Jensen FF, restored and re-engineered by Bavarez
  • Out-of-the-box thinking and planning to create the unique Jensen
  • A celebration of old, using new techniques
  • The most expensive Jensen ever
  • Launched at one of the biggest classic car shows by international supermodel Harriadnie Beau

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18 November 2014

A triumph of bare metal, bulging supercharger and old-school finishing was unveiled on the stand of Oxfordshire-based creative craftsmen Bavarez: meet the most expensive Jensen ever produced, the Jensen FF Silver Slammington, launched at the 2014 Classic Motor Show.

The company, which has a long-standing history of working with Jensen models, transformed a rust-ridden, barn-find Jensen FF into a shiny, bold, handcrafted model which even won the approval of die-hard fans: the FF Silver Slammington (as the powerful FF has been christened by Bavarez) was appreciated by owners and experts alike such as historian Ulric Woodhams and TV star (and Jensen owner) Fuzz Townshend. “At the edge of classic cars versus custom cars, lies Bavarez’s eye-catching supercharged Jensen FF,” said Ulric.

Fuzz spent some time on the Bavarez stand to talk to the specialist’s team about the new FF: as the owner of his own classic car workshop, Fuzz was in the best position to appreciate the painstakingly accurate work carried out on the FF: every part which could be rescued, was saved; those which could not, were manufactured by Bavarez. After all, no two Jensens were made the same. The shell was dipped, cleaned and prepared for the many stages that followed.

Bavarez took two years to turn what was left of a matching-numbers Jensen FF into a car which gives more than a passing nod to the exhilarating philosophy of hot-rodding craft: the vintage-looking supercharger gleams as it sticks out from the bonnet, promising a theoretical 1,000bhp on tap. “Not that I would ever test it to the limit…” promises Mike Robins, the new owner, who met the original owner of the FF, Allen Crisp, on the Bavarez stand.

In the spirit of true hot-rod, glamorous showbiz, the FF was unveiled at the Classic Motor Show by international supermodel Harriadnie Beau. Harriadnie was the obvious choice for the task, having been involved with the Jensen brand for several years: the Interceptor was her mother’s favourite car, and Harriadnie has been immortalised with an Interceptor in photo shoots featured in the UK national press. “I was delighted to be asked to unveil such a special model for Bavarez,” said Harriadnie. “I have known the guys there for a long time and was sure that their hard work on the FF would pay off: it really is a super model in its own right.”

The Jensen FF is the most expensive Jensen model to date. For more information about Bavarez’s work and bespoke projects, visit www.bavarez.co.uk

TDI-Tuning favoured by owners of cars from the VW Group

29 January 2015



TDI-Tuning favoured by owners of cars from the Volkswagen Group

  1. UK tuning box designer and developer caters for top-end VW Group models
  2. Only actual parameters are modified by TDI-Tuning boxes to achieve required effect
  3. Tuning equipment can be re-programmed for over 4,000 different vehicle models


UK tuning technology expert TDI-Tuning notes a high number of owners of cars from the Volkswagen Group among its customers. As much as 25% of TDI-Tuning’s overall customer base, in fact, owns a vehicle from the VW Group range.

Whether they drive an Audi, Volkswagen, Seat or Skoda, owners who purchase any model from the Group enjoy their car’s performance, and many wish to increase it.

“Volkswagen Group car buyers choose their car because the cost/performance/image ratio is superbly balanced,” says TDI-Tuning owner Graeme King. “However, if a little performance and economy is good, more is better!”

Modern diesel and petrol cars are extremely complex: the engine’s ECU no longer works “alone” but alongside gearbox control units, ABS, airbags and ESP systems; even the HVAC (heating and ventilation system) and lighting is tied in.

As a result, ‘chipping’ the engine ECU is no longer the smartest way to go: very few specialists understand the multitude of calibrations (modern engine control units can have over 1000 maps), and there is a tendency towards (poor-quality) generic “remaps” changing a few, barely understood parameters, regardless of safety, economy and/or optimisation of the engine’s capabilities.

Multi-channel tuning boxes, by contrast, only affect the actual parameters that need to be modified at any given time: they are calibrated to change just enough to have the required effect, only when that effect is required.

Graeme continues: “VW Group’s engines are shared across the ranges: for example, the new Audi S3 uses the 300PS version of the 2.0 TFSI (turbo, direct injection) unit, which is shared with other high-performance variants such as the Golf R. The 2.0 TFSI engine is used (in a de-tuned version) in many other VW Group vehicles such as the Audi TT. All these applications lend themselves perfectly to TDI-Tuning’s multi-channel tuning boxes.”

TDI-Tuning’s systems maximise the potential of complex modern engines, increasing power, torque and drivability whilst improving economy and retaining reliability.

The nature of these systems makes them suitable not just for sporty diesel and petrol cars but also for tow-vehicles and motorhomes (both potentially benefiting from greater torque and economy).

Even agricultural vehicles can benefit from increased power and better economy: “Simply plowing a field can cost as much as £1,000 a day in fuel,” points out Graeme.

TDI-Tuning designs and develops its own tuning boxes, which are then manufactured in Germany. The boxes are easy to plug in and/or remove, require no special skills or specialist input, and can be fitted by the end user.

Some key points:
  • TDI-Tuning box’s simple installation takes less than 30 minutes and requires no specialist skills
  • The vehicle will revert to standard when the box is removed, leaving no trace
  • The tuning equipment can be sent back to TDI-Tuning to be re-programmed for over 4,000 different models
  • TDI-Tuning boxes start at just under £300.