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Dress It Up With A Classic BowtieBowtie Suits has created unique covers featuring vintage Chevy vehicles for your Apple 30 and 80 GB iPod and the new iPod Nano. Officially licensed by GM, there are 24 iPod "skin" designs available including Bel Air, "Bowtie," Impala, Camaro and Chevelle. They are reusable and guaranteed to put your iPod on the best-dressed list. Desktop computer covers with similar Chevy designs are also available. For more information contact: Bowtie Suits, Dept. LRM, Torrance, CA, www.bowtiesuit.com.
Watershed EventThe Original California Car Duster Company has taken its patented silicone T-bar technology to the next level with the ultra-flexible Jelly Blade. This latest water blade comes in several bright colors and can conform to virtually any shape to facilitate fast water removal from the surface of your car or truck, without scratching the paint. For more information contact: The Original California Car Duster Company, Dept. LRM, 9525 DeSoto Avenue, Chatsworth, CA 91311, (818) 998-2300, www.calcarduster.com.
Alpine On TopAlpine has several new in-car gadgets designed to enhance your driving experience. The eX-10 is a dash-top solution to iPod playback and Bluetooth connectivity, with no installation needed. The eX-10 consists of a slim display unit that sits on top of the dash and a wireless remote. The crisp 2.4-inch TFT color screen presents information in an intuitively designed interface. For more information contact: Alpine Electronics, Dept. LRM, 19145 Gramercy Place, Torrance, CA 90501, www.alpine-usa.com.
Memphis Performance EmphasisMemphis Car Audio has created a new family of S Class amplifiers to deliver full-range class D power without dominating interior space. The 211/48-inch high amps give installers and music enthusiasts the ability to pack an impressive amount of audio power under seats and in other tight spaces. An interlocking feature allows for stable stacking of multiple amps. For more information contact: Memphis Car Audio, Dept. LRM, 122 Gayoso Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103, (901) 525-5711, www.memphiscaraudio.com.
Motorization SpecializationSPAL is now offering a new line of linear actuators with potentiometers to provide high-quality performance where motorization of automotive components is required. With a 110-pound load rating, these linear actuators can be used on such automotive applications as raising and lowering hoods and trunks, opening doors, controlling amp rack extensions, etc. For more information contact: SPAL USA, Dept. LRM, 1731 SE Oralabor Road, Ankeny, PA 50021, (800) 345-0327, www.spalusa.com.
Take A Look At VizualogicVizualogic has introduced the A-1290 all-in-one headrest monitor/DVD player with initial applications for most 2007 GM truck/SUV and Hummer H3 models. The A-1290 features a 9-inch top-loading monitor engineered to enable playback of all digital entertainment platforms, including DVD, VCD, CD-R, CD-RW and MP3 players, as well as portable media devices such as iPods and games. For more information contact: Vizualogic, Dept. LRM, 1493 Bentley Drive, Corona, CA 92879, www.vizualogic.com.
Can't Beat EggeCrack open the new expanded 2008 catalog from Egge Machine Company and find 212 pages of engine components and complete kits for all types of pre-1980 vehicles. Chrome accessories and performance parts have been added to the Egge inventory, including nostalgic items from Offenhauser, Navarro, Fenton, Iskenderian, Scat and more. For more information contact: Egge Machine Company, Dept. LRM, 11707 Slauson Avenue, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670-2217, www.egge.com.
Set Your Wheels AglowWheelglow light rings by Hotglow Neon deliver unmatched LED underbody lighting versatility. Adjustable (12- to 23-inch) Wheelglow rings are available in eight vibrant colors and include a digital control module or an optional remote control for hundreds of possible preset patterns. The universal three-point mounting system fits most vehicles. For more information contact: Hotglow Neon & Accessories, Dept. LRM, 1919 Ellman Street, Orlando, FL 32804, (866) 468-4569, www.hotglowneon.com.
Clear The AirForget about those scent trees when it comes to eliminating odors from your vehicle. A powerful new spray called Non-Smoke provides a safe and easy way to eliminate the smell of tobacco smoke and other offensive odors and leave the interior smelling fresh and clean. Non-Smoke contains four times the active ingredients found in most other air freshener sprays. For more information contact: Dakota Products, Dept. LRM, 27065 Mueller Place, Sioux Falls, SD 57108, (888) 368-2166, www.dakotaproducts.com.
Rain-X Works Out The BugsRain-X has introduced their new Bug & Tar Protective Shield which creates an invisible barrier to protect your vehicle against hard to remove stains. Chips in your paint may actually be bugs that become embedded in the finish. Abrasive tar may be even more harmful to your paint. Bug & Tar Protective Shield is a proactive solution to these problems. For more information contact: Rain-X/Sopus Products, Dept. LRM, P.O. Box 4427, Houston, TX 77210-4427, (800) 416-1600, www.rainx.com.
Soak It UpSpongetech uses a patented approach to inject high-quality car wash and carnauba wax into a self-absorbent sponge. The sponge is the "ultimate one-step car wash and wax system." The new all-in-one Auto Care kit includes the Wash & Wax Sponge, plus a Detail Sponge for tires and wheels, and a High-Tech Chamois. For more information contact: Spongetech Delivery Systems, Inc., Dept. LRM, Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2204, New York, NY 10118, (212) 594-4175, www.spongetech.com.
Mac In A Tight SpotMac Tools has introduced its new (11/42-inch to 31/48-inch and vice versa) universal locking adapters. No more dropped tools! Difficult angles and hard-to-reach fasteners are no longer a problem. Mac adapters feature a locking collar that holds sockets firmly in place and allows for quick release. The universal design provides 360 degrees of swivel action for optimal access. For more information contact: Mac Tools, Dept. LRM, 505 N. Cleveland Avenue, Westerville, OH 43082, (800) 622-8665, www.mactools.com.