Scalextrix Mr Bean + VW Kombi BBQ + Chrysler mats - Gearbox 466

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1. Scalextrifying Mr Bean


Who will ever forget the episode of Mr Bean, lobbing an armchair onto the roof of his green Mini, after buying it at a sale, then using a stick for the accelerator and brake and rope for steering, to drive home? Now Scalextric has immortalised Bean and his Mini with a slot car version. This detailed 1.32 scale model has magnatraction, a feature never seen on the Mini. Cost $95 plus postage from;


2. Meals on wheels


Is there a more fun way of exploring this wide brown land than from the pilot’s seat of a VW Kombi? Kombis have been hurled all over this nation since lobbing here mid last century. And if you are a Kombi owner that likes to indulge in outdoor cooking, this VW T1 bus BBQ is for you. It’s a compact, portable charcoal barbeque made from stainless steel ideal when camping or even a picnic. Unfold the legs, set up the cooking area and away you go. When you are done it folds to a compact 40 x 28 x 10cm for easy storage. Be your own Gordon Ramsay for $259 from


3. Floored


Is there a more annoying sight than muddy, dirty, sandy or worse still oil-stained carpet on the floor of your precious toy? Well, if you are of the Mopar persuasion these repro Chrysler service dealership mats will make your day. Made from heavy-duty paper, featuring the Chrysler logo, in packs of four. They are identical to the ones your local Chrysler dealer used. A great nostalgia piece when displaying your car as well as protecting the carpet. Get them for $15.50 from


4. Wheels keep turning


If you are fortunate enough to own a Mk 2 S1 or 1.5 Jaguar E-Type, this set of four 15 x 6-inch wire wheels from Australian Classic Wire Wheels will add sparkle and lift the look of your Jag. These wheels come with authentic curly hubs and are finished in the highest quality materials and are $765 apiece. If you don’t own an E-Type, Australian Classic Wire Wheels sell wheels, hubs and spinners for a range of brands including Daimler, MG, Morgan, Sunbeam and Triumph to name a few.
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5. Heritage ring


Okay, so you don’t have an E-Type. Maybe you own another model Jag or know someone who does, or you’re just an enthusiast of the British marque. And to show your love of the cars from Browns Lane here’s a keyring made of zinc with the enamelled heritage logo embossed in red, sitting on natural black leather. While it may simply be a holder of your keys, the attention to detail and craftsmanship are quite amazing. This keyring is the perfect gift or as a treat to yourself. The cost is $41 from


6. Winter warmer


The popularity of the Australian racing legend and his HDT Special Vehicles operation seems eternal and here’s another product just in time for winter. A white hoodie emblazoned with the HDT logo, its catchcry, ‘We Build Excitement’ and to top it off, the familiar signature of Brockie. Made from 80 per cent cotton and 20 per cent polyester anti-pill fleece, this mid-weight hoodie has raglan sleeves, a lined hood, a kangaroo pocket and a tonal drawcord. It comes in a range of sizes from small to 5XL and will set you back $59, from


From Unique Cars #466, May 2022


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