The car is only just the start of any motoring enthusiast's tale, what you treat yourself and your car to are the other parts of that story.
From stylish branded gear to high-quality lubricants, this month's Cool Car Things are definitely worth the coin.
1 - ED's PICK "PRODUCT OF THE MONTH": Castrol Magnatec Bio-synthetic ($56 from castrol.com.au)
Keep your engine lubed without costing the earth – Castrol’s new Bio-Synthetic series is made from 25 per cent plant oil and carbon neutral, it claims.
2 - TW Steel Rallycross watch ($599 from twsteel.com)
This TW892 special edition features a 48mm case and Chronograph movement from Miyota, while its colours are inspired by the World Rallycross CGK team and their Megane RS.
3 - Classic AMG driving gloves ($141 from amg.mercedes-benz-classic-store.com)
Lined with a material pattern that mimics what was found in the original 300 SL Gullwing, these Merc leather gloves are cool while keeping you warm. (Price a guide only.)
4 - APR big brake kit ($3974 from goapr.com )
Stuffed your Golf with serious grunt and cooking brake fluid every track day? APR’s big brake kit, with 350mm grooved front two-piece discs and six-piston calipers, should have you covered.
5 - AMG flat cap ($47 from merchandise-benz–classic-store.com/en)
Yes, we know Merc’s AMG brand was born in 1967. But not until October 23, which means it’s still a 50-year-old until then. Celebrate with this cool cap. (Price a guide only.)
6 - McLaren MP4/5B ($250 from modelmania.com.au)
It won’t compare to the MP4/4 for dominance, but the 5B evolved the MP4 with a V10 shriek and took the ’90 season with Senna in the hot seat. Have it in 1:18 scale.
7 - GoPro Hero6 ($600 from gopro.com )
It looks exactly like the Hero5, but the 6 adds 4K60 filming capabilities and features an upgraded processor for better slow-motion footage, too.
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