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1 NURSING A HEMI

THIS MONTH’S MAN-CAVE MUST-HAVES

1 NURSING A HEMI

You might wellhave noticed that we’ve gone pretty large on Chryslers this month.

Now if your budget doesn’t extend to the beautiful feature cars, you could try something a bit easier to park. Something like one of these Chrysler models from Trax. The Chrysler by Chrysler is part of the 1:24 Super Series and retails at $225. The smaller 1:43 scale Select Series features vehicles like the Royal AP2 for $159. Find ‘em at topgear.com.au

2 THE BLUE BOOK

Now this is a bit of a cracker.

Michele Cook and Doug Wallace have painstakingly documented the 88 years in which Ford has built cars in Australia. ‘Ford Australia’ brings you the stories from the boardroom, the design studio, the factory floor and the race track, representing a fascinating insight into the company and its successes and failures, challenges and victories. It’s a bittersweet tale, and it can be yours for just $60 from newhollandpublishers.com

3 OVERHEAD CAM

We’ve had one of these Kaiser Baas R20 dashcams on test and it’s a great unit.

Easy to use, with intuitive software, great quality 1296p video, an inbuilt GPS and g-sensor, it’s strong value at $249. If you’ve got a classic car and feel you need digital back-up to your insurance policy, you can’t do much better. Even if you never crash, you’ll get very cool cruise footage.

Check out the in-depth independent review here. bit.l/290ksQ2


4 BUBBLE RAP

You’ve heard of Carcoons, right? – those fancy bubbles for millionaires to keep their precious cars in climatecontrolled conditions in their garages. Less well known is the outdoor Carcoon for average Joes like us with single-car garages who want to keep another car dry and protected. From around a grand, they’re good value and ought to last a lot longer than an eBay knock-off from China.

For more information head to bit.l/29Cdbkx

5 SEBRING AND BUY

Guy Allen can usually be relied upon to deliver some of the classiest motoring artworks around. Not our Guy Allen (you’d end up with a spidery schematic of a Vedeneyev radial engine) but a Brit artist with a nice line in historic race posters and 70s Italiana. This A2 signed Sebring 12-Hour is part of a limited edition of 100 which retails in the UK for £75 which, post Brexit, works out at around 42 cents here. Available from bit.l/29HJMIc

6 OLD’S COOL

Do you pine for the good old days when no trip to Bathurst was complete without launching flaming toilet rolls at Ford fans?

Well, now that you’ve done your duty, sit back in the easy chair on alfresco, crack open a cold one and show your allegiance with this HDT stubbie holder.

You get Brocky’s A9X celebrating the back to back wins in ’78 and ’79.

Just $10 at bit.l/29OksQ2