Scalextric iconic film cars + tool kit + HDT jumper - Gearbox 478

By: Unique Cars magazine

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Inside this month's Unique Cars gearbox

 1. 1980S EV racers


Two iconic film cars go head-to-head in this set from slot car kings, Scalextric! You can be Michael Knight in KITT or Doc or Marty McFly in the Back to the Future DeLorean. This set contains everything you need to race Scalextric, including the two 1980s highly detailed film cars with magnatraction for extra cornering speed, a power source, over 5.3 metres of track complete with a crossover to knock one car off the track, a side swipe to do the same and two hand controllers. Priced at $299.99 from


2. Tool time


When you are working on your pride and joy and need new tools, have a look at Machinery House which has an impressive range. Like this USA-made 48-piece metric, UNC, UNF thread restorer tap & die kit, that is used for repairing damaged threads and restore to their original state. Made from high-tempered steel, the re-thread taps and dies are hex shaped for use with a socket or wrench and colour coded for identification between UNF, UNC and Metric pieces. From $308 inc GST

3. French boots


We all know Michelin is one of the best in the tyre caper and are standard issue on the world’s top marques. Stuckey Tyres in Melbourne are the experts in all things round and black that keep your car glued to the road. Stuckey also has a comprehensive range of tyres and tubes to suit classic, collector and vintage cars. These Michelin tubes come in a variety of sizes from as small as 12-inches. They ship Oz-wide.

4. Calling card


If you are fortunate to have a very special car made at Browns Lane in Coventry parked in your shed, and want to continue the elegance when paying bills, this superbly crafted Jaguar heritage dynamic graphic leather card holder is a must-have for the inner pocket of your tweed jacket. The card-holder and billfold feature a Jaguar Mark II dynamic graphic to the inside, complete with X-headlight detailing and an embossed heritage logo. Priced at $110.

5. HDT gear


The HDT cars on and off the track were the local pinnacle in the early 1980s and the stylish clothing the race team wore back then has been replicated with a limited run. Available in sizes 2XL, 3XL, extra large, large, medium, and small, these HDT crew jumpers in white feature a blue and red Peter Brock signature stripe. So if you own a Brocky, know someone who does or are just a fan don’t waste time, ‘Go for it’ as the great man used to say. Price $55.

6. Bottled


Repco seems to have been around since the wheel was invented and it has enjoyed a history of serving the motor trade and helping Jack Brabham win a world F1 title or two. If you are after an easy way of pouring the living nectar of oil into your toy without dribbling it across your engine and shed floor, this one-litre Penrite bottle is probably the go. It’s priced at $39.


From Unique Cars #478, May 2023


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