Laser 7744 four-piece detailing brush
Car detailing – the never-ending quest for concours condition – can be something of an art form, and pretty much all great artists will need a brush. This new brush set from Laser Tools gives detailers a choice of four brush types: steel, stainless steel, brass and nylon. The two steel brushes are for engine components, while the brass brush is designed for more delicate parts. The non-scratch nylon, meanwhile, is intended for bodywork and interior dusting. Brush stiffness can be adjusted simply by lengthening or shortening the brush, and the brush heads can be protected when not in use by retracting them into the pen.
0333 247 0241
For those of us who love cars, there’s something quite special about the world of die cast models. Matchbox brings back memories of plastic car mats with fantasy road layouts, and Hotwheels conjures up images of brightly coloured cars racing down even more brightly coloured tracks. If your kids have been bitten by the same bug, you can always get them this. It’s Bentley’s answer to those toy shop garages we loved so dearly, except of course it’s a little more upmarket. The wooden garage features three storeys, as well as turntables, a helipad and a fuel pump.
Ring Magflex pivot slim LED inspection lamp
0113 213 2000
When your head is buried deep within the engine bay of your pride and joy, light can be hard to come by. We’ve all been there, straining our eyes to peer into the darkness in the hope of locating that annoying oil leak. That’s where inspection lamps come in, and this Ring Magflex pivot might be perfect for the job. At 6mm deep, it can fit into tight spaces, flooding the area with 400 lumens of light at a tweak of the scrolling on/off dial. The rechargeable lamp will work for three hours between trips to plug it in and charge it up, and includes two magnets and a hanging hook for hands-free use. Priced at £36.99, more information on the lamp can be found at www.ringautomotive.com.
Autohome Defender roof tent
+39 0376 99590
The paint may barely be dry on the first Land Rover Defenders, but Italian company Autohome has already created a bespoke roof tent for the new 4×4. Protected by a lightweight fibreglass shell when stowed, the 2.3-metre-long tent takes advantage of the car’s 300kg maximum static roof load and allows you to camp atop your new car. Gas struts enable the tent to be erected quickly, while the interior reveals a full-size luxury cotton mattress with pillows, an interior LED light and a stowage net. There’s also an aluminium access ladder that allows you to clamber in. What could be better than taking your new Land Rover Defender on a real adventure?