The Winding Road Hot List
By Winding Road Staff
November 30, 2012
As the Winding Road Showroom
continues to grow, we come across lots of cool products that we geek out over, whether it’s a must-have automotive accessory, flashy watch, high-tech gadget, interesting book, or gorgeous car art. Here in the Hot List, we have gathered a few that we really like, and we think you’ll enjoy them, too.
This week, we’ve got some useful winter items, off-road accessories, an auto-parts chess set, and more.
When you’ve gotten yourself between a rock and a hard place (or in a slippery, muddy hole) on the trail, you’ll need something powerful to get you out. This winch from Warn is rated to 8000 pounds, which should be enough to get the job done quickly.
For drivers who want to add more items to their bucket list, this is the answer. This lavishly illustrated, hardcover travel planner and gift book gives you every bit of information you'll need to navigate 500 amazing driving routes in some of the world's most fascinating locales.
The stainless steel button-head socket cap screws around the perimeter of the outer wheel face give a great 3-piece look, and also let you accessorize with our optional trim ring. Each wheel includes a UV-treated polished center cap that replicates a manual hub for that off road look. The durable powder-coated finish gives an ultra-hard finish for long life and a great look.
When the winter comes, Thule has the snow chains that get you there safely, easily and in style. Tested in the Italian Alps, this line of snow chains is surefooted and safe, as well as remarkably easy to install and remove. These snow chains utilize a patented self-centering and auto-tensioning system which adjusts itself for a perfect fit.
Heavy, rustic figures do battle on the chess field, conjured by artist Armando Ramirez's limitless imagination. Combining art and function, Ramirez sculpts each piece from automobile parts. The knight, queen and king are particular favorites, finely tuned and sculpted, and the pawns made of heavy bolts and sprockets have a small and sturdy presence.
A must-have item if your particular stretch of unbeaten path includes deep sand, mud, or snow. This inflatable jack can handle up to 8800 pounds, and could be the difference between making it home or getting stuck and taking a long walk.
Zwipes Microfiber cleaning cloths are a revolution in cleaning that allows you to keep your automobiles, boats, RVs, motorcycles and other vehicles clean while investing less time, money, effort and chemicals than ever before. Designed around Zwipes' unique Microfiber material that can be effectively used with or without chemical detergents, is super absorbent and dries in half the time or ordinary towels, these cloths are a must-have accessory for all your cleaning needs.
For almost 40 years Little Tikes has been making iconic and classic toys like the Classic Doll Stroller and Doll Buggy. Your kids will enjoy the same Classic Castle playhouse or Table and Chairs that you did in your childhood. Choose from several toy boxes. Little Tikes classic toys - creating fond childhood memories generation after generation.Imaginations will be in full throttle as kids learn that speedy cleanup is easy and fun with this racing-themed toy chest! Features: Reversible lid can also be used as a hilly raceway for die-cast cars (toys not included). Coordinates with other Little Tikes racing-themed beds Large sized toy chest features vents so it can be used for a clothes hamper too! Age 1 year and upSpecifications: Product Dimensions: 21"H x 21"W x 21"D
Designed for use in either the rear- or forward-facing positions, the RECARO ProRIDE Convertible Car Seat offers multiple safety features such as side-impact protection, a head restraint, and a vehicle belt lock-off mechanism. Plus, an ergonomic shell structure, mesh fabric insert, and easy-to-use harness and head restraint adjusters provide comfort and convenience. With an upper weight limit of 70 pounds, the ProRIDE offers the highest weight capacity available for convertible car seats with a five-point harness system.
Show off your retro motorcycle racing style with this vintage inspired Triumph jersey. It is the perfect shirt for riding or just wearing around when a sweatshirt or jacket is too heavy. The front and sleeves are adorned with Triumph logos. Available in: Black, White, Red, & Dark Green.