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1 SLIP SLID­ING AWAY Love the Nis­san Sil­via and keen on drift­ing one? No need to spend all your hard earned on a full size one with full size bills. Here’s a ra­dio con­trolled ver­sion that prob­a­bly blows a real one into the weeds and will be just as tricky, chal­leng­ing and fun to drift, with­out the mas­sive tyre and fuel bills. As it runs on bat­ter­ies it is like a hy­brid and en­viro friendly and it’s tak­ing you into the fu­ture be­ing semi au­ton­o­mous. There, have we given you enough ex­cuses to buy it now? rc.kyosho.com 2 CUS­TOM COLOUR­ING IN Men­tion Amer­i­can cus­tom car le­gends and there is a fair bet near the top of the list will be John D’Agostino. Born in Pitts­burgh and now liv­ing in Cal­i­for­nia, D’Agostino got into cus­tomis­ing cars at an early age. Ca­reer high­points in­clude a Rita Hay­worth Trib­ute 1958 Packard and a 1941 Cus­tom Gable, in hon­our of Clark Gable, sold for $690,000 in 2015. Now D’Agostino D Agostino has put some of his great­est cre­ations into a colour­ing book, which also bears his sig­na­ture. Just add Der­wents. pe­tersen­store.org

3 TEES ’N’ THINGS If your wardrobe is in dire need of a spring clean or spruce up, slip down to your near­est Big W store and ri­fle through the range of ap­parel for Holden and Ford fans young and old. Retro and mod­ern style prints are avail­able, as are mod­el­spe­cific items like Sand­man and Monaro po­los, plus mod­ern and retro Fal­con, Es­cort and even Capri clob­ber. Here’s an ex­am­ple of what you can ex­pect. See the range at bigw.com.au 4 IN CASE OF EMER­GENCY Let’s be hon­est, cars don’t al­ways be­have when you take them out for a run. Shit hap­pens as the say­ing goes. So with that in mind and to keep your­self vis­i­ble when toil­ing away road­side, grab a pack of three safety tri­an­gles and chuck them in the boot. It’s a wise in­vest­ment, even if you are only chang­ing a flat. Th­ese tri­an­gles have non-skid rub­ber feet to keep them in place and up­right in high winds and pass­ing traf­fic. The re­flec­tors have a high nigh­t­ime ca­pa­bil­ity and the flu­o­res­cent in­ner tri­an­gle warns day­time traf­fic. narva.com.au 5 COOLEST OF ALL Re­mem­ber those scorch­ing hot fam­ily days at the beach with food and drinks kept fresh in big metal Eskies? Well they are back but in a smaller, more man­age­able size and a cool retro style. They are still con­structed from metal with a pow­der coat fin­ish so they’ll take a fair amount of pun­ish­ment and they can hold a cou­ple of bot­tles of wine or a six-pack of beers or spir­its, even soft drinks, with space left over for some nib­bles. And they are adorned with the Am­pol logo. Proudly Aus­tralian and so is the Esky. cus­tom­retro­cool­ers.com.au 6 LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE Own a Ford or know some­body who does. Then this il­lu­mi­nat­ing gad­get will bring them hours of hap­pi­ness. It is a light box from the of­fi­cial Ford mer­chan­dise range. In­cluded are a bunch of Ford sym­bols, name­plates pre­sum­ably, and 85 let­ters so you can have hours of fun mak­ing up your own signs and mes­sages. And yes you can even make up those ones if you want… and have a dig at your iron lion mates too. It mea­sures 30 x 22 x 4.6cm and all it needs is three AAA bat­ter­ies to run it and it comes gift-packed. blueo­val­store.com.au

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