This is likely one of the most unusual (and expensive) auto-related products imaginable. Vulcan Innova has taken an actual BMW six-cylinder engine block, placed it on its end and converted it to a watch winder. Each of the six cylinders contains what’s called a rotating “stepper” motor attached to the piston that keeps the timepiece […]

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Many garage doors fail to keep out rain, insects, dirt and debris, etc. One solution is to install a Garage Door Threshold Kit from Tsunami Seal. This PVC barrier attaches to the garage floor and compresses to form a tight seal whenever the door is closed. The product has also been designed to withstand years […]

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The Rush Hour logic puzzle from ThinkFun has been challenging players for more than 25 years. In fact, Rush Hour has been voted one of the best 25 toys of the past 25 years by the nonprofit Parents’ Choice Foundation. The idea is to slide the blocking vehicles in such a way so that the […]

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There have been numerous books and at least one documentary that focus on the life and tragic death in 1994 of Formula One racing champion Ayrton Senna. Now comes a 1:8 scale version of the car that Senna drove to his first of three championships in 1988. The highly detailed and McLaren MP4/4 model is […]

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Recycling various car parts to make all kinds of products is becoming popular. A case in point is the Couch company that takes ‘vintage’ vinyl and cloth seat covers, trunk liners and seatbelt webbing (no leather, please, the owners are vegans) and turns them into consumer products, including guitar and camera straps, belts, bags and […]

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The Rhino Multi-tool won’t win any beauty contests, but it’s hard to beat its practical nature. Small enough to fit on a key ring, the Rhino comes with four of the most popular screwdriver bits and three different wrenches, including one to fit lug nuts. There’s also an ice scraper and the obligatory bottle opener. […]

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Making everyday items out of car parts isn’t new, but the clocks made by race mechanic/engineer Nathan O’Dell of Manchester, England, are definitely unusual. Each one is encased in a component from various (but actual) Formula One racecar wheel hubs. O’Dell also includes the actual part number stamped into the metal for verification and provenance […]

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Getting a flat tire or being stuck up to the axles in mud or snow is no fun. That’s where the Bushranger X-Jack comes in. The heavy-duty rubber blow-up bag that’s placed beneath your vehicle between the front and rear wheels will create up to 31 inches of ground clearance. That should be enough for […]

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Worn-out auto parts are often sent straight to the landfill or melted down and turned into other consumer products. However, California native Steven Shaver turns items such as grilles, timing gears and license plates, into automotive conversation pieces. Especially cool is his collection of wall clocks made from classic old hubcaps, and his ‘gear’ clocks, […]

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The General Motors Heritage Museum offers an opportunity for collectors interested in acquiring authorized reproductions of classic dealership signs. These authentic-looking, neon-lit copies are reduced to a smaller scale than the original versions so that they can be displayed inside garages, offices or rec rooms. Available on a strictly limited basis (between 25 and 200 […]

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