Johnson Scalextric XC + Bollards + GTI watch + more - Gearbox 420

By: Unique Cars magazine

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With Christmas just around the corner, check out these cool car-related gift ideas to get you started

1. Dick's Scalextric XC

Dick Johnson is synonymous with Ford and Scalextric have recreated his XC two-door Falcon hardtop. Starting sixth after the shhotout in the 1978 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 at Mount Panorama, Johnson shared driving duties with international Aussie Vern Schuppan to finsh fifth and the second Falcon home. This year also marked the first of 20-consecutive top ten Bathurst starts for three-time winner Johnson.


2. Strut ya stuff


Got a P76 and want to resto its suspension so you can cart a 44-gallon drum in the boot once more? Contact the team at Wholesale Suspension who have come up with replacement front and rear suspension components for them. Even if you don’t have a rare Leyland, Wholesale Suspension can look after your needs with a range of quality components to suit a variety of cars including springs, struts, shocks and bushes using quality products.


3. Behind bollards


If you want to protect your pride and joy and make sure it only comes out of the shed with you behind the wheel, check out these bollards from Bollards Direct. They are a breeze to fit and retract using a tamper-proof key and Bollards Direct can supply and install them across Australia. Made from long-lasting stainless steel the bollards have welded on caps. The bollards are drilled into your existing concrete slab for added strength and security.


4. GTI watch


Although it may not have started the hot hatch revolution, the Volkswagen Golf GTI is the iconic and default hot hatch of our time. Bavarian Crono has created a superb watch, its face depicting the speedo of the 1986 Golf II GTI 16V. It is Swiss made with quartz movement a stainless steel case, scratch-resistant mineral glass
and a black leather strap featuring golf ball perforations.


5. Turn up your radio


Old cars and new tech rarely go hand-in-hand. Until now. The RediRad FM allows you to play your favourite tunes directly from your smartphone or MP3 player through the existing stereo system. Best of all it does so without any broadcast-radio interference. The RediRad FM is easy to to install and uses high quality industry-standard antenna cable connectors.


6. Godzilla tee


"You’re a pack of arseholes," snapped Jim Richards from the podium as the crowd booed him and Mark Skaife after they won the rain-shortened Bathurst 1000 with crashed cars, including theirs, strewn around the track. The Nissan R32 GTR or ‘Godzilla’, was the most advanced, powerful and sophisticated car, run by the most professional team. This tee shows it in its Winfield warpaint.



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