If you last owned a remote-control car, say, 20 years ago, you owe it to yourself to take a look at today's crop of serious oof-road remote-control models. Most are anything but kids' toys -- and many are capable of serious speed and style. Case in point: The all-new Savage Flux HP power by a high tech Flux Tork 2200 motor matted with a Flux Blur ESC and twin battery packs. The Savage Flux HP uses their built tough Savage X chassis and features a low-mounted Flux Tork 2200Kv motor in place of the big-block nitro engine, XL Tough Suspension , Big Bore Nylon Shocks , with an all-metal gear transmission, steel spur gear, super heavy-duty dogbones, machine cut diff gears, 2.5mm TVP chassis plates, 3mm 7075 motor plate and dual 8mm billet motor clamps. Comes fully assembled with Flux Tork 2200 motor, Flux Blur electronic speed control, HPI TF-3 radio system, SF-5 high torque metal gear steering servo, and painted & trimmed body. You just add the dirt.
MSRP: $325 (street price often $200 or less)
Art Fitzpatrick's long, wide Pontiacs set against Van Kaufman's mid-century backgrounds. Walter Gotscke's minimalist illustration of the 1952 Mercedes-Benz 300S. A woman dressed in a Vogue-worthy outfit behind the wheel of the 1954 Buick Roadmaster, in glorious black-and-white photography. David Hall likes mid-century automotive advertising art as much as we do. He launched the Web site ephemeranow.com in 1999 while working his day-job as Style section editor for The Washington Post. Hall later changed the name to the easier plan59.com, posting digitized, post-production samples of magazine ads and brochure art. Most of the artwork is from the '50s, although Hall posts some pre-war, immediate post-war, and early '60s work. Since 2005, Hall has offered high-quality prints of the ad art for sale. We can't think of a better way to dress-up your favorite auto enthusiast's garage or study.
MSRP: $16 to $250, depending on size and paper quality
Given that your feet are the only parts of your body to interact with the gas, brake, and clutch pedals, it's important, to say the least, that what lies between them -- your footwear -- is up to task. Enter Oakley's Race Low and Race Low 2 driving shoes. Designed for the track yet chic enough for the street, these speedy sneakers feature self-extinguishing fire-retardant suede and high-stick rubber outsoles. The Low 2's outsole mimics the tread of high-performance race tires while the Low's is made of NBS vulcanized rubber -- both are designed for optimal pedal feel and heel-toe downshifting. Further, each shoe boasts a lightweight design (heavy shoes dull feel and impede quick movement) and the Low 2 even offers an Ortholite polyurethane insole for improved comfort and tactility. Both versions are available in multiple colors.
MSRP: $67.50 (Race Low), $90 (Race Low 2)
What better way to navigate MotorTrend.com than with a car-shaped mouse? Road Mice offers nine different models licensed from Chevrolet, Ford, Dodge, and Chrysler -- including the Camaro, Mustang, and Challenger (you can have your own muscle-car shootout right on your desk). Each model comes in multiple colors, uses a precise laser system rather than a ball, and is offered in wired or wireless editions. Better yet, both the headlights and scroll wheel light up when you use them.
MSRP: $34.95 (wired), $44.95 (wireless)