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1 TAMIYA RE­NAULT ALPINE

Be a rally star for not much dosh. It’s a ra­dio con­trol model of the fa­mous Re­nault Alpine A110 from the 70s that’s as ex­hil­a­rat­ing to steer as the real one. In its day the Alpine romped to many wins over the dom­i­nant Es­corts. Painted in the colors of the Re­nault Alpine works team, as it ap­peared in the 1971 Monte Carlo Rally. It filled the top three podium places. Check your local hob­byshop.

2 HADFIELD’S HOT READ

The ul­ti­mate bi­og­ra­phy of Aus­tralian hot rod­ding and local leg­end Rod Hadfield. It cov­ers his 50+years of ini­ti­at­ing trends and buck­ing con­ven­tion.

With min­i­mal for­mal ed­u­ca­tion and no qual­i­fi­ca­tions, but drive and vi­sion, Hadfield founded his suc­cess­ful hot rod­ding em­pire. He has been re­spon­si­ble for many rad­i­cal, yet im­mac­u­lately en­gi­neered cars in this coun­try. Hadfield, lets his cars do the talk­ing. And there’s lots to talk about. info@wood­slane.com.au info@ wood­slane. com. au

3 MOD­ERN SOUNDS

If you own a Fal­con of the XR to XY per­sua­sion and want to keep the look of the ra­dio orig­nal but like to lis­ten to your favourite tunes with­out the snap crackle and pop, of old get on to this. It’s a copy of the XR GT ra­dio, com­plete with faux wood sur­round and the sta­tion names of the 60s on its face. The dif­fer­ence is it plays AM/FM Ra­dio, iPod/iPhone, MP3, USB and Blue­tooth and comes with with kick-panel speak­ers. www.fal­congt.com.au

4 TANKS VERY MUCH

Imag­ine get­ting though all the chal­lenges of a painstak­ingly per­fect restora­tion of your 70s Henry only for your first drive to be blighted by a dose of gunge from the old fuel tank find­ing its way into your freshly fet­tled mo­tor.

Don’t de­spair: Rare Spares can help you out with a new fuel tank. They have them to suit all XA and XB Fal­cons in both two-door and four­door body styles. And if you hap­pen to be toil­ing away on a resto on a ZF or and ZG Fairlane, these same tank also slots straight in. www.rsp.net.au www. rsp. net. au

5 KINGS OF OZ

A great ad­di­tion to any mo­tor­ing li­brary. Re­spected journos Toby Hagon and Bruce New­ton have gath­ered an as­sort­ment of the great­est, bravest, most iconic and in­spired ve­hi­cles in our his­tory. From the first one made here, to the Holden and Ford cold war. Cars that crossed deserts, car­ried troops.The ‘Kan­ga­roo Chaser’ in­spired by a farmer’s wife and named by Henry Ford him­self and Aussie mus­cle cars. It’s a crack­ing read. www.pan­macmil­lan.com.au

6 MOF­FAT MAZDA

Re­mem­ber the out­cry when Ford ditched Mof­fat and he de­fected to a Mazda RX7? Then there was the sec­ond out­cry that the Mazda was just a sportscar in dis­guise. Moff ped­alled the wheels off the lit­tle ro­tary to beat Brock, John­son, Bartlett, Grice and co. and won his fourth and fi­nal Aussie tour­ing car crown in the Mazda. So if you want to hon­our the win­ningest RX7 to grace our tracks, and one of our great­est driv­ers too, grab one of these great tees. tcm­mer­chan­dise.com.au

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