Even if you can’t help stop your enthusiasm for cars from being worn on your sleeve, you can always indulge with this selection of cool kit that pay subtle tributes to your favourite motoring icons.
They are proof that paraphernalia doesn’t have to be merely superfluous, but super useful as well.
1 - ED's PICK "PRODUCT OF THE MONTH": TW Steel Monaro GTS watch ($327 from twsteel.com)
TW Steel pays tribute to Holden’s first win at Bathurst 50 years ago with the #13 Monaro GTS driven by Bruce McPhee and Barry Mulholland. Only 327 will be built, for each cubic inch it had.
2 - Hyundai WRC USB ($43 from shop.wrc.com)
Hyundai’s been fighting in the gruelling WRC for a while now, keep the spirit alive on your desk with this i20 shaped 16GB memory stick from the rally organisation’s official merchandise store.
3 - Carrera sunnies ($169 from carreraworld.com)
Like Porsche’s 911 model, Carrera sunnies pay homage, in name, to the classic Panamerica race. The 166/S pair has the modern technology to back up their retro flair and moto style.
4 - Mercedes-Benz 300SL cuff links ($74 from shop.mercedes-benz.com)
Keep your style classic with Mercedes Benz’s shift knob cuff links. They’re 1.5cm in diameter, use stainless steel arms, and feature the SL’s four-speed H-pattern.
5 - Subaru WRX 22B shirt ($37 from dirtynailsbloodyknuckles.com)
Celebrate homologation specials with this Subaru WRX STi 22B-inspired tee. Available in white, grey or this blue, sizes S to 3XL. Caution: this website will cause damage to your savings.
6 - Piloti Le Mans tribute shoes ($217 from piloti.com)
Based on Piloti’s Circuit shoe, a low-cut sports sneaker with a rounded heel and leather outer layers, the Le Mans 24H special edition comes striped with French colours in tribute.
7 - Tag Heuer Monaco Gulf ($7650 from tagheuer.com)
In what may be the most faithful nod to the iconic endurance race, this Tag Heuer Monaco features Gulf Livery colours like Steve McQueen’s Porsche 917 in Le Mans.