This isn’t an automotive-related item, but who wouldn’t want an office chair as unique as this. It’s an actual ejection seat from a Boeing B52 Stratofortress bomber that was first flown by U.S. Air Force pilots in the mid 1950s and is expected to remain in service for another 25 years. MotoArt, the company responsible […]

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You might be familiar with the one-quarter-scale Visible V-8 plastic model (based on General, Motors’ 1950s-era overhead-valve engine) that is made by Revell and sells for about $90 on amazon.com. There’s a less-expensive dual overhead cam V-8 kit ($30) that’s smaller than the Revell (6.7 by 8.0 by 7.1 inches), but its 500-plus parts are […]

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The current-generation Chevrolet Corvette — yes, the one with the engine in the back — punches well above its price class in terms of performance. Plus you can see the engine beneath the rear glass of the fixed-roof models (the engine is covered for the convertible models). Lingenfelter Performance Engineering now offers the high-performance look […]

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The 750-amp RM750 OzCharge super capacitor booster pack from Australia-based RescueMate is claimed to maintain a full charge for up to five years, meaning you don’t have to have it plugged in all the time just in case you need it. Generally speaking, compared with batteries, super capacitors are able to load and unload power […]

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What could be worse than breaking down at night on the highway is not being seen by passing traffic. A set of Roadside Safety Discs from Tactical Outfitters should provide a measure of security. Each four-inch-diameter waterproof and shockproof disc can be set to nine different flashing modes that, according to the manufacturer, can be […]

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The Titan Plus keychain flashlight is claimed to be virtually indestructible by virtue of its nickel-plated brass construction that resists scratches and corrosion. The $129 Titan Plus has three brightness levels — 15, 75 and 300 lumens — and a single AAA rechargeable battery. The expected battery life on the lowest setting is seven hours. […]

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If you’re looking for rarity in a wristwatch, and are also a fan of the Fast and Furious movie franchise, Jacob and Co of Switzerland and Universal Studios have just the thing. Each of the nine — coinciding with the number of movies in the franchise so far — Fast and Furious Twin Turbo watches […]

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Why should passenger cars and light trucks have all the fun with aftermarket wheels? California-based wheel maker Raceline now offers a range of products for commercial vans, including the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Ford Transit and Ram Promaster models. The five-bolt 16-inch Scout Van and six-bolt 17-inch Defender Van wheels come with a satin black finish, while […]

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Automobilist is a source for officially licensed limited-edition racing posters, fine-art prints and scale models of vehicles. The subject matter covers the gamut, including competition cars (mostly Formula One) and drivers from the past up to the present day. Most posters are 19.75 by 27.5 inches and are printed on high-quality paper. All are shipped […]

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For Tidying up your vehicle’s interior, a compact portable vacuum comes in handy. The ThisWorx Portable Car Vacuum Cleaner is a lightweight 2.4-pound unit that comes with a flexible extension hose, flat head and brush head that are designed for both wet and dry cleanups. ThisWorx has a 16-foot-long cord that plugs into the vehicle’s […]

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