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1 Scaled-down hero

Re­live all the ac­tion of Bathurst 1972 with the Scalex­tric racer pic­tured be­low. John Goss sat be­hind the wheel of the Ford Fal­con and, in wet prac­tice con­di­tions, set the fastest lap time be­fore blow­ing an en­gine. On race day, with the en­gine changed, the rain con­tin­ued to fall, which was un­for­tu­nate for the Fal­cons as they were not suited to driv­ing in wet con­di­tions. As the rain eased a dry line started to ap­pear. Goss pushed the Fal­con to its limit and started to close the gap to the cars ahead. Luck though, was not on Goss’s or the Fal­con’s side when, on lap 24, the strain on the car got too much and the en­gine blew for a sec­ond time. RRP $72.99 at your toy and hobby re­tailer now.

2 Ca­maro 50th An­niver­sary Driv­ing Shoe by Piloti

In­spired by the an­niver­sary and Ca­maro`s rac­ing legacy, Piloti’s co-branded ‘Ca­maro Fifty’ driv­ing shoe is a mod­i­fied ver­sion of Piloti`s pop­u­lar Spy­der S1. A dis­tinc­tive or­ange and grey colour scheme, of­fi­cial badg­ing and race-in­spired stitch­ing are among the de­sign fea­tures this driv­ing shoe shares with the ac­tual 50th an­niver­sary edi­tion Ca­maro. Only 600 pairs of the ‘Ca­maro Fifty’ driv­ing shoe will be pro­duced. RRP $199 from www.piloti.com.au

3 Corvette C7 Driv­ing Shoe by Piloti

Se­ri­ous car buffs and ca­sual driv­ers alike will ap­pre­ci­ate the only tech­no­log­i­cally ad­vanced driv­ing shoe that’s both stylish and com­fort­able enough for the street. Both ver­sions fea­ture a low-cut pro­file with Pro­totipo suede and leather up­per with con­trast stitch­ing and C7 Crossed Flags or Jake logo. Breath­able mesh tongue with lin­ing that keeps feet cool and com­fort­able. Vin­tage pat­terned rub­ber tread adds grip for se­cure heel-and-toe down­shifts.RRP $219 from www.piloti.com.au

4 En­gine Ar­mour Up­grade

Clas­sic pro­tec­tion just got an up­grade. Valvo­line’s En­gine Ar­mour now comes in a wider range of lu­bri­cants to cater for clas­sic and mod­ern ve­hi­cles. For­mu­lated with Syn­thetic Tech­nol­ogy, the range in­cludes prod­ucts to pro­tect petrol and diesel ve­hi­cles. They also have re­source con­serv­ing oils that meet the lat­est fuel ef­fi­ciency re­quire­ments like ILSAC GF-5 and GM dexos™ ap­proval. Avail­able soon in 5L, 6L and 10L packs from re­tail stores. For more info visit www.valvo­line.com.au

5 Some­thing for the wall

Au­topics. com.au has re­leased two signed lim­ited edi­tion posters: Fal­con XA 1973 Bathurst Win­ner and Fal­con XY Sandown 1972. Both posters are signed by Al­lan Mof­fat, John French and Fred Gib­son and are lim­ited to just 100 of each world­wide. They come with a Cer­tifi­cate of Au­then­tic­ity show­ing all three sign­ing the poster. Poster size is 675 x 450 mm (26 x 17 inches) and is avail­able un­framed or framed in a qual­ity black frame. Price for the un­framed is only $95, the framed $295, both plus de­liv­ery. To order go to au­topics.com.au, ring David on 0407 869 680 or email info@au­topics.com.au

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