It's much the same this side of the Irish sea, but I can get some amt/round 2 and Revell US kits in Dublin. I asked the owner of Marks models here why no selection of car kits, he simply said nobody buys them, it's mostly Military modelling. As Jim mentioned above Widgetman aka Al always has current revellogram kits listed, he's a good guy and a mate of mine up in Newcastle.
I always assumed you could drive an MOT failure home or to a garage for repair in England Pat? Maybe this is something new.
We have the NCT (National Car Test) for years now here, much the same as the MOT, but you have to bring the jam jar to Official test centres, while you can get your MOT almost anywhere in the UK and at short notice, we have to book for weeks in advance.