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, each of which comes with a die-cast model of the vehicle that the piece originated from. Shaver also makes custom products from supplied memorabilia and also provides engraving services for trophies, retirement/anniversary gifts, etc. Prices and items vary widely depending on the product and the work involved. Check out samples at www.stevenshaver.com.

New life for old parts