If you’re anything like us, a model car remains pristine for about five minutes before you drop it on the floor. Save the heartache with a hand-made classic wreck from John Findra.
Made of plastic, wire and rust and no little blood, sweat and tears, these cars are pre-battered, with rusted-out floors, missing windscreens, suspiciouslystained upholstery and artfully corroded paintwork.
Have a browse at etsy.com/ shop/classicwrecks
Swiss watchmaker TAGHeuer jumps into the smartwatch arena with its Connected model. It’s unashamedly high-end at $2000 but there is a migration option to a mechanical Carrera two years down the track.
Powered by Android Wear, the titanium and resin Connected is chunky but lacks GPS and heart rate monitoring, so those looking for a pure sports watch, you’ll do better elsewhere.
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Choosing automotive art for the house can be a tricky business. Fortunately Guy Allen can help. Not our editor – your hallway would end up padded in beige leather – but a talented chap in the UK who supplies some cracking artwork. He’s got a bunch of lovely old Euro cars to choose from, including chic Fiat 500s, Alfas, Porsches and BMWs.
The three Cinquecento prints would look good virtually anywhere. Visit guyallen.co.uk/motoringart
Now here’s a neat idea to trigger a pang of nostalgia.
Kingswood Country can customise these period registration windscreen decals with a registration number and engine number of your choice. They’re available for all states but you’ll have the best chance of landing the right year if you’re from Victoria, New South Wales or South Australia. Devil’s in the detail, y’know. Check bit. ly/1R8OVGL
Auto glass is just one of those things we take for granted until we need it. Should you be in the unfortunate position of needing new glass, save yourself a whole stack of time and bother and give Ralph Moore a call.
He’s been the go-to guy for all things glazing for 50 years, so for glass, rubbers and clips, head to ralphmooreautoglass.com. au
For the kid in all of us, Ford is working with LEGO to bring the excitement of the racetrack to the living room with the first-ever Mustang LEGO set. The 185-piece Mustang kit includes a time board and race driver. The Denmark-based LEGO team worked closely with Ford licensing and design teams throughout development and product design, collaborating on every detail down to the packaging and marketing materials. Check it out at bit.ly/1Xz1g9J pack mater 1X