AUTOart Piston Canister

Sep 18, 2014 No Comments

  Jelly beans, dark chocolate, the keys to that old Jag you scored last month … we all have something worth hiding away. How about stashing the goods inside what looks to be an aluminum piston from a four-valve race engine? The piston wears ring grooves, and up top are the impressions for four angled [...]

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AUTOart Brake Rotor Mirror

Sep 16, 2014 No Comments

AUTOart keeps making cool “car parts” into even cooler accessories. This one — a mirror looking like a cross-drilled brake rotor with a huge red 3-pot racing caliper — is great for the back of your office or closet door. Not too big, not too small — just the right size to check your ‘do [...]

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AUTOart Laptop Case

Sep 14, 2014 No Comments

As an alternate to the everyman backpack, this molded nylon case is meant to carry a laptop computer in car style. The case comes with a handle and carrying strap, and closes with a double-sided zipper. Here’s the cool part: functional quick-release hood pins with lanyards. With an inner dimension of 14.5 inches by 11 [...]

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AUTOart Silk Tie

Sep 12, 2014 No Comments

What could be more fun than going to a high-profile meeting sporting a classy floral patterned silk tie — especially when the “floral pattern” is really a bunch of brake and suspension parts? Yep — you have to look twice, but that’s the fun of it all. AUTOart loves products that subtly (and not so [...]

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That thing got a Hemi?

Sep 09, 2014 No Comments

How do you instantly become the most popular vehicle with the kids attending the car show with their folks? Drive up in a Vitamin C Plymouth Superbird go-kart!  

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Quick Work

Sep 04, 2014 No Comments

INTRO-TECH PitStop Furniture Home Accessories | $ varies Intro-Tech’s “PitStop Furniture” series of chairs, desks, and accessories is taking some popular automotive themes—and more than just a few auto parts—to make a line of comfortable, slick looking units to round out and complement your man cave/chamber/ toy room. The top line “Formula One” executive chairs [...]

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Weighty Subject

Aug 29, 2014 No Comments

AUTOART F1 Paperweight 1:8 | $24.95 Accessories are what makes the car guy (or gal’s) auto decor stand out, and if your crossed-flags night light and checkerboard of- fice curtains aren’t cutting it anymore, try this on for size: a 1:8 Formula 1 tire and rim com- bination that can be used either as a [...]

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Crafty Caps

Aug 27, 2014 No Comments

SIGNATURE Replica Hood Ornaments 1:2 | $40   In the 1920s and 1930s, a car’s calling card rode atop its radiator shell. Pierce had its elaborate archer; Mercedes its three-pointed star; Duesenbergs wore a hand-formed, stylized bird—the “Duesenbird.” Whether it came as original equipment, or was an aftermarket add-on, having a hood or- nament on [...]

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“Piston Power Pack” Cooler

Aug 22, 2014 No Comments

  In the “Why didn’t we think of that?” section is this foam and plastic beverage cooler in the shape of a V8 engine, straight from the clever folks at U.S. Imagineering headquarters in Wisconsin. Big enough to hold 12 cans of your favorite drink (eight in the “cylinders” and four more in the well [...]

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Automodello embarks on a Noble venture

Aug 18, 2014 No Comments

Here’s some exciting news for fans of high-performance exotics. Automodello just announced an exclusive agreement with Noble Automotive to produce multiple models in multiple scales. Among the models being developed are the Noble M12, Noble M400 and, to kick things off, the Noble M600. The Noble M600 will be released in 1:43 scale in Demonstrator [...]

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