DeLorean models + DMC watch + motoring books - Gearbox 435

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Inside this month's Unique Cars gearbox...

1. Doc Brown’s DeLorean

For all you Back To The Future fans Kmart has a treat for you. A collection of diecast DeLoreans that were driven by Doc Brown in the movies that first hit the silver screen in 1985. There are three in the collectible set with one from each of the three movies, each in their own exclusive boxes and each just $20. Every one features the signature gullwing doors that open and replicates the look of the time machines with the exposed machinery and piping.
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2. Fast Femme - Rosemary Smith's Driven book


We’re a little embarrassed to admit we hadn’t heard of Rosemary Smith until this book landed in the office. She contested the Monte Carlo rally eight times, as well as competing in most other iconic rallies all over the world, including the London to Sydney in 1968, the World Cup London to Mexico and the East African Safari Rally. In a Hillman Imp, Rosemary won the Tulip Rally outright. It’s a great biography of a life that had plenty of challenges. Published by Harper Collins. Retails @ $33.


3. Time Machine


If you missed out on the DMC diecast models, perhaps this will grab you. A DMC time machine, aka a watch. This one doesn’t have gullwing doors but does sport a Japanese movement and its stainless steel case is 44mm. It is water resistant and the dial, complete with DMC logo is vaguely reminiscent of the speedo. Four exposed bolts surround the black bezel. It has a black leather strap with grey stitching and comes in a presentation box.


4. Tillers


Are you the owner of any Holden model bearing the monikers of GTS, SS, SLR and you find the circular thing that turns in front of you is a bit shabby? Well Rarespares have come to the rescue with a range of reproduction steering wheels for most hot Holdens from all eras. They even have ones for bog standard models too. So if your wheel needs replacing as part of a resto or simply because it looks worn out, get onto Rarespares. Prices vary for each model.


5. Club Tales - Phillip Island to Fangio book


Australia’s leading car club for almost 70 years, the Light Car Club of Australia ran the original Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island in 1928, started Rob Roy hill climb, organised motor racing at Albert Park in the 1950s, initiated the Armstrong 500 race in 1960 (which has become the Bathurst 1000), and a whole lote more. This book covers the history and is filled with period photos. It’s written by the legendary Bob Watson and is $40 + postage.


6. Framed BMWs


If you have a soft spot for things of a Bavarian motoring persuasion you might like to add this colourful piece of artwork to your home or workplace, or even your shed. Measuring 30x30cm the stunning framed images superbly capture four of BMW’s most recognisable models, the 507 Roadster, 2002 sedan, superb 3.0 CSL and the ultimate BMW the mighty M1. The frame is canvas for light weight and it even comes with a built in wall hanger and it will set you back just $59.

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