Continuous expansion for TIGOSE in 2016

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The International Guild of Specialist Engineers continues to expand in 2016


  • The Guild gains a new Commercial Partners and a new Member
  • Participation at major UK industry events, promoting Guild Members and apprenticeships


‪TIGOSE (The International Guild of Specialist Engineers) starts the year with a new Commercial Partner and a new Member, who join top specialists and businesses in the classic car and historic racing car industry, as part of the Guild.

Helix Autosport is based in Banbury, Oxfordshire, a hotbed of technological excellence in the automotive industry; a leading supplier of hand-made clutches and flywheels, famous for their reliability and performance (both on and off the race circuit) Helix Autosport prides itself on designing, machining, assembling and testing its entire product range in-house. Helix joins TIGOSE as the latest Commercial Partner.

“I feel that there is a unique match of interests and expertise between Helix Autosport and TIGOSE Members and their businesses,” says Helix Autosport Managing Director Terry Ormerod.

TIGOSE Commercial Partners are businesses whose activities, products or services, directly or indirectly, support the classic car and historic racing car industry and, by extension, TIGOSE Members.

Jersey-based Art Metal, a brand new company which has just settled into its new large premises on the island, is owned by coachbuilder and artist Neil McKenzie, whose own expertise spans over two decades. Art Metal specialises in the restoration of original hand-formed aluminium automotive bodywork, bespoke creations, replica projects and custom part fabrication. McKenzie also creates metal sculpture artwork by commission.

“We work closely on many Aston Martin-related projects, from overall metal restoration to manufacturing parts; in fact, most recently we manufactured an Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato’s fuel tank for Aston Service Dorset, from original factory drawings to exact specifications. TIGOSE is a very special and exclusive club of which any serious specialist ought to be part,” adds Neil McKenzie.

TIGOSE recently attended the Autosport Engineering Show, part of Autosport International. As its Members and Partners all contribute in the fields of historic motorsport and performance engineering, TIGOSE will next be seen at the London Classic Car Show, taking place on the last weekend of February.

Log in for information about membership benefits, a full list of Members, Commercial Partners and Preferred Partners. TIGOSE also has a Facebook Page and a LinkedIn Group.


Note to Editors:


The International Guild of Specialist Engineers, founded by Michael Scott, is in its third full operating year and has over seventy Members among the top restorers in Europe. Guild Members, as well as Commercial and Preferred Partners, are mutually supportive and enjoy a range of services and benefits; The Guild has British designers Tony Southgate and Peter Stevens as its President and vice-President, respectively.


New TIGOSE Commercial Partner and Members:



Helix Autosport:

Terry Ormerod


Unit 1G

Vantage Business Park

Bloxham Road



OX16 9UX


Tel: +44 (0) 1295 701076


Art Metal:

Neil McKenzie,




Unit 9 Springside

La Rue de la Monnaie




Channel Islands


Tel: +44 (0) 7797 851836



TDI-Tuning in 4×4 magazine

Hils Everitt talks to TDI-Tuning about their tuning boxes, and how they suit 4×4 vehicles.


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Tuning Japanese: TDI-Tuning first to tune Mazda 2



Tuning Japanese: TDI-Tuning first to tune Mazda 2


TDI-Tuning, the European engine-tuning experts, at the forefront again by bringing a tuning box solution to Japan for the new Mazda 2


British TDI-Tuning applies its engineering know-how and ability to Japan, by being the first to offer tuning options on the latest Mazda model, the Mazda 2.

TDI-Tuning, already popular among the Japanese tuning community, has become the manufacturer of choice even in that highly sophisticated market. TDI-Tuning supplies and supports tuning equipment to its own main dealer, M-Flow (based in Osaka), in addition to an impressive network of sub-dealers.

The new Mazda 2 1.5 Skyactiv-D, which is the Japanese manufacturer’s latest city car, proved a worthy challenge for the engineers at the British tuning company: small diesel cars are already very economical and compete in a segment which is dominated by petrol engines.

TDI-Tuning developed a solution using one of their twin channel tuning boxes for the new 1.5 diesel engine, giving it some extra ‘pep’ whilst retaining its excellent fuel economy and emissions.

TDI-Tuning increased the engine’s power from 103 to 137 BHP; torque is increased by 250 to 315 NM, resulting in a credible change in its driving behavior. The added torque makes for easier movement in traffic, safer filtering and altogether less stress.

M-Flow in Japan reports a 500% increase in sales 2014-2015 and TDI-Tuning closed 2015 with a healthy 20% YoY growth.

Key points:

  • TDI-Tuning box’s simple installation typically takes less than 15 minutes and requires no specialist skills
  • TDI-Tuning boxes start at just under £250
  • TDI-Tuning Boxes are fully compatible with Diesel Particulate Filters and emission reduction systems
  • Their CRTD2 tuning box can be sent back and re-programmed for almost any common rail TDI engine (for less than a third of the original purchase price)
  • TDi-Tuning has a dedicated in-house team of programmers and tuning experts
  • The water-resistant TDI-Tuning Box leaves no trace when removed
  • All TDI-Tuning Boxes come with a 3-year warranty against manufacturing defects
  • Every Tuning Box is backed up by dedicated technical support      

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18 February 2016

International classic Ferrari specialist GTO Engineering at the London Classic Car Show

  • World’s leading specialist in classic Ferrari participates in the show on Quaife stand
  • GTO Engineering brings a 250 SWB Competition Berlinetta along with a selection of luxury items from the GTO London collection


GTO Engineering has chosen to bring the iconic 250 SWB Competition Berlinetta to showcase its skills as one of the most internationally renowned classic Ferrari specialists, at the London Classic Car Show, Excel, 18-21 February.

Partnering with Quaife, a global leader in high performance automotive drivetrain solutions, GTO Engineering’s 250 SWB will take pride of place on Quaife’s stand at the show, sporting a Quaife 4-speed gearbox.

“GTO Engineering and Quaife have enjoyed a mutually beneficial business relationship for years,” says GTO Engineering MD Mark Lyon. “It makes perfect sense to bring the Competition Berlinetta to the show as one of the best examples of our highly-specialised work at the top-end of the classic car industry.”

An impressive record shows the firm’s competence when it comes to 250 SWBs: only 165 SWBs were originally built, and GTO Engineering has worked on more than a third of them.

Elsewhere on the stand, a selection of GTO London’s luxury accessories engineered from original Ferrari parts or inspired by the celebrated Italian marque will be on display: from key fobs, cufflinks, pins and money clips to leather hip flasks, cigar cases and leather wallets, each hand-made item is created by GTO London, the designer arm of GTO Engineering.

GTO Engineering and GTO London can be found on the Quaife stand (G40), on the North side of the Grand Avenue, at the London Classic Car Show; now in its second year, the Capital’s only event of its kind gathers the best names in the classic car world, for the delight of car collectors, owners and enthusiasts. More than 25,000 visitors attended the 2015 show and this year’s event, with more hall space, exhibitors, clubs and marques participating, promises to be an appointment not to miss.


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