Car-related Christmas Gift Ideas part 3 - Gearbox

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Looking for some Christmas gift ideas for that special car nut in your life? Here's some suggestions to get you started

 

VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE LEGO MODEL

Lego

Proof if proof was required that Lego has uses other than crippling barefoot adults - revel in the gloriousness that is this Lego Creation, Expert Volkswagen Beetle kit. It containes everything to recreate the iconic car inside and out, including a surfboard, towel and cooler that can be mounted on the roof. Less rust and far better in a crash than the real thing, it costs $149.99 and is available from shop.lego.com

 

B-G RACING CLUBMAN CORNER WEIGHT SCALES

Scales

Everyone's looking for an edge when it comes to improving the handling of their car and the one way to eke out a decisive advantage is to understand the weight distribution of your vehicle.

We'll say three words and if you don't understand them, it's probably why you're losing time: cross-weight percentage. These corner weight scales will make you go quicker on track as long as you read the instructions first. Price is AU$1418.60 from www.demon-tweeks.co.uk

 

FORD ROLLING COOLER

Ford -rolling -cooler

At the sweaty end of a man cave session, it's only right to crack open a coldie or two to celebrate a job well done. This 48-can capacity Ford-branded cooler has locking castor wheels to confine your tinnies to your post code. It keeps drinks cold for hours without needing a power outlet and has a bottle opener and cap catcher mounted on the side. Check it out at www.kotulas.com for $239.20

 

HEMI WEDGE CANVAS JACKET

Jacket

We've all gone a bit green-eyed at this Mopar canvas garage jacket. It's effortlessly understated and we reckon it'd look better with a few oil stains, floor abrasions and arc spark burns in it. With contrast stitching, metal zippers and a low-key Mopar garage logo on the left chest, it looks the sort of garment that'll just get better looking with age. Pick one up for US$125.95 from www.wearmopar.com

 

LEATHER REJUVENATOR OIL

Leather -oil

Leatherique's Rejuvenator Oil is something that owners swear by. A patented, pH-correct blend of natural oils, fats and collagen, it nourishes and maintains healthy leather and restores supplenenss and new life to old hard leather. It penetrates deep to bring ingrained dirt to the surface. Available to order from www.ppcco.com.au

 

KNIFELESS REBAR

Blade

Sometimes carrying a knife blade on you can lead to all sorts of trouble. Some work sites won't allow them, you can't fly with one and they're frowned upon in nightclubs. So how about the Knifeless Rebar from Leatherman? It gets some more socially acceptable scissors and also includes a file, screwdrivers, replaceable wire cutters, a saw and more. Get it or $195 from www.leatherman.com.au 

 

NURBURGRING WALL OUTLINE

Nurburgring -nordschleife

Even if you've never been anywhere near the race track Sir Jackie Stewart once dubbed The Green Hell, this is a very cool piece of wall art for your garage, workshop or home theatre.

This outline of the full Nurburgring Nordschleife and GP track complex (the layout used in the legendary 24 Hours race) is finished in asphalt-like black acrylic and costs just $31.11 plus postage. Give it a look at www.etsy.com

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