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THIS MONTH’S MAN-CAVE MUST-HAVES

1 COOL TROLLEY

At the sweaty end of a man cave session, it’s only right to crack open a coldie or two to celebrate a job well done. This 48-can capacity Ford-branded cooler has locking castor wheels to confine your tinnies to your post code. It keeps drinks cold for hours without needing a power outlet and has a bottle opener and cap catcher mounted on the side. Check it out at bit.ly/1OwSaow

2 GET ’EM STARTED YOUNG

Here’s how to get your kids started on wrenching at an early age. With a Haynes 250-piece V8 model kit they’ll learn about fuel injection, ignition and why engines need oil which, I’m sure you’ll agree, is going to be worth more to them as adults than playing Candy Crush Saga. When assembled it makes engine noises, lights up spark plugs, moves pistons, opens valves and spins the fan. Neat. Buy it from bit.ly/1TkwyjA

3 NURSING A HEMI

We’ve all gone a bit green-eyed at this Mopar canvas garage jacket. It’s effortlessly understated and we reckon it’d look better with a few oil stains, floor abrasions and arc spark burns in it. With contrast stitching, metal zippers and a low-key Mopar garage logo on the left chest, it looks the sort of garment that’ll just get better looking with age. Pick one up for US$125.95 from bit. ly/1NvkNYm p fr y/

4 BECAUSE YOU’RE WORTH IT

No, it doesn’t contain dermoflubberlin v5.2 or any other quack ingredients, but Leatherique’s Rejuvenator Oil is something that owners swear by. A patented, pHcorrect blend of natural oils, fats and collagen, it nourishes and maintains healthy leather and restores suppleness and new life to old hard leather. It penetrates deep to bring ingrained dirt to the surface.

Available to order from bit.ly/1TLgedf

5 RING OF CONFIDENCE

Even if you’ve never been anywhere near the race track Sir Jackie Stewart once dubbed The Green Hell this is a very cool piece of wall art for your garage, workshop or home theatre.

This outline of the full Nurburgring Nordschleife and GP track complex (the layout used in the legendary 24 Hours race) is finished in asphalt-like black acrylic and costs just $36.45 plus postage. Give it a look at etsy.me/1WB3Ajw

6 BLADELESS BEAUTY

Sometimes carrying a knife blade on you can lead to all sorts of trouble. Some work sites won’t allow them, you can’t fly with one and they’re frowned upon in nightclubs. So how about the Knifeless Rebar from Leatherman?

It gets some more socially acceptable scissors and also includes a file, screwdrivers, replaceable wire cutters, a saw and more. Get it for $195 from bit.ly/1WBXsXN