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Cool car things we want: August 2018

By MOTOR staff, 18 Aug 2018 Features

Cool car things we want: August 2018

There is no art like automotive art

Describing a car as a tool to get you places is egregiously wrong, it can be so much more than for going fast and driving hard, it can be evocative art.

These car inspired watches, decor, and attire are fine pieces of automotive art in their own right. So gussy up your living quarters and personal style if you have the cash to flash. 

1 - ED's PICK "PRODUCT OF THE MONTH": Ferrari watch ($628 from timepiecestore.com.au)
This Ferrari mens’ watch is made in Italy and classically styled in a 43mm case. Powered by a quartz movement, its dials evoke the cluster design inside the brand’s 1960s cars.

2 - OMP ‘Carrera’ boot ($380 from raceline-racewear.com.au
The racewear brand’s classic low-cut boot almost looks too good to be anywhere near oil stains. Complying with FIA 8856-2000, it’s available sizes US 5-12 and also comes in brown. 

3 - Ferrari FXX K scale model ($9120 from amalgamcollection.com
No, that price is not a typo, this model comes from model car connoisseurs Amalgam who have painstakingly hand crafted a Ferrari LaFerrari FXXK in 1:8th scale.

4 - Baume & Mercier Clifton watch ($5250 from baume-et-mercier.com
A chronograph from gurus Baume & Mercier dedicated to ‘Burt’ Munro, the Kiwi behind the fastest sub-1000cc motorcycle run at the Bonneville Salt Flats. He set it in 1967, aged 68, on his Indian.

5 - Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale print ($41 from automobilist.com
Alfa Romeo’s a brand that believes in luck. However, there’s nothing lucky about the curves on its 33 Stradale, quite simply a display of art on wheels. Hang the 1968 masterpiece on your wall.

6 - Porsche Design leather belt ($205 from porsche-design.com
Porsche Design had the inspired idea to combine its brand’s initials into one buckle piece. It’s called the Icon 35.

7 - F1 tee-shirt ($43 from wandat-shirt.com
Before Sebastian Vettel or Ayrton Senna, there was Jackie Stewart, Denny Hulme and Jim Clark. It’s to them this tee pays tribute, a classic F1 design in Spanish organic cotton.