Those who like to wear what they drive (or what they aspire to drive) will appreciate a pair of Piloti Prototipo driving shoes. They’re available with officially licensed Camaro ZL1 (white), Corvette Grand Sport LE (blue) or Corvette C7.R LE badging embossed onto the sides, to go with the “race-inspired” stitching. Piloti shoes also come […]

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Let’s face it, unless you win a lottery there’s likely not much chance of you acquiring a $2.6-million Bugatti Chiron. A much more affordable alternative is to purchase the officially licensed Lego Technic version. The 3,600-piece 1:8-scale kit comes with all the necessary ingredients, including a functioning rear wing, 16-cylinder engine and complete suspension and […]

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The lithium-ion batteries in portable booster packs don’t like to sit around unused, which makes them unreliable, according, to Australia-based RescueMate. That’s not the case with the company’s Kanga500 Super Capacitor Jump Starter because the product contains no batteries. As a super capacitor, it actually draws what little power remains in your car battery — […]

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Comedian and former talk-show host Jay Leno is also well known for his car and motorcycle collection that numbers in the hundreds. Leno has also attached his name to a line of car-care products, including the usual washing, and polishing items for paint, chrome, tires and wheels plus interior cleaning aids for leather, vinyl and […]

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Most driving shoes simply resemble vibrantly colored sneakers, but tend to sell for a much higher price. They’ll work just fine for a day at the track, but they’re not exactly suited for more conservative or social surroundings. By contrast, the Italian-made Stile driving shoe by OMP America has charcoal-gray suede inserts and black leather […]

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The Couch company takes “vintage” vinyl and cloth seat covers, trunk liners and seatbelt webbing (no leather as the company owners are vegans) and turns them into consumer products, including guitar and camera straps, belts, bags and wallets. The wide assortment of guitar straps is derived from retired Mustangs, Volkswagens, Cadillacs and Mercedes-Benz cars, for […]

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Racing and Emotion creates custom-built “egg” chairs that are inspired by Arne Jacobsen’s 1958 design. The company’s focus is on the Porsche 917, which was one of the most famous of all racing Porsches, and the car star of the movie Le Mans that actor Steve McQueen produced and starred in. Each chair is produced […]

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Of the more unique auto-art pieces to be found anywhere, many are created by Richard Pietruska. His cast-resin and chrome pieces are nothing short of stunning and would make a welcome addition to any car lover’s desk or credenza. For example, Pietruska’s art deco-style 1929 Mercedes-Benz SSK piece (pictured) recalls the bygone era when the […]

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In carpentry, the rule of thumb is to measure twice and cut once. When it comes to auto repair/maintenance, the mantra can now be to measure the bolt head or nut first rather than guessing and running back and forth to the toolbox until you find the right wrench or socket. The Wrench iD+ calibration […]

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So-called puddle lights, designed to light your way when you open your car door, are commonly found on luxury vehicles. Most of them also project the automaker’s logo onto the ground. You can now get the same type of LED light display for almost any make, including high-end models (Ferrari, Bentley, Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar, to […]

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