HSV bar fridge + RC Karmann Ghia + Holden bar table + more - Gearbox 457

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You get so used to seeing mini monster trucks hurtling around deserted carparks that you forget there’s a whole other radio-controlled scene out there. And here’s a good example, a rather elegant VW Karmann Ghia in 1/10th scale. It’s rear-wheel-drive and electric, with what the maker says are grippy tyres and a reasonably sophisticated steering and suspension set-up. Hobbyco will flog you one for $270.



2. Holden top


What are you supposed to do when your favourite local car marque all but disappears? Take up drinking, perhaps? If that’s your solution, here’s some appropriate furniture. Super Cheap Auto is selling these mini bar tables which stand on a powder-coatet steel base. They’re 100cm tall and 60cm across. There also seem to be some matching stools available. The table costs $100.



3. Capri clobber


You might have noticed the Capri feature this issue, yes? Well, along the way we make mention of the quickest Capri of them all, a certain RS3100 driven by the one and only Allan Moffat. Fortunately someone has been smart enough to produce a shirt featuring the Ford, complete with period sponsor logos. TCM Merchandise does this one and the cost is $30.



4. Hot wires


Wheel choice can be a very personal thing. We know of plenty of examples where the owner is delighted with the end result but others give it mixed reviews. However there are some relatively ‘safe’ and more traditional choices out there, such as these hotwires.We’d suggest they’d suit a range of sixties through to eighties cars, including a lot of Euro models.There is a big range of sizes and fitment through Performance Wheels Australia.



5. Tank attack


Keeping a car entirely original down to the last component is a terribly noble thing, but not always sensible. Fuel tanks are a good example. Once the rust monster gets a decent grip, splitting, fixing and resealing the old tank just doesn’t make sense except in extreme cases. Rare Spares has a replacement for Ford Falcon XB/XC series and Fairlane ZG/ZH that costs $895 with fitting kit.



6. Fast fridge


We can’t help thinking that if you were a bar fridge collector, your work would never be completed – the range out there is truly staggering. Here’s a good example: A unit themed for the rare and exclusive HSV GTSR W1. Yep, it may be a car that very few of us can afford, but we can at least drink to it! This one is 70cm tall, is triple-glazed and claims to be an HSV-endorsed product. Price is $787.




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