I was sent the link to this exciting product the other day and I must say it is a wonderful way of not mislaying your keys.
Even though the best use of a seatbelt was by Eddie Van Halen as a guitar strap - which made me think just what you could use the rubbish in your garage for.
Despite several massive clearouts which at one point included a complete Daimler Sovereign and an entire Mini bodyshell which ended up in Japan, I still have a massive number of car bits that could be put to some sort of use.
Firstly there are those weird metal cages that go over Land Rover headlamps which could become a home for some Gerbils. Then there are loads of Mini seats which as Issigonis intended were fantastically uncomfortable and would keep the driver alert, so ideally I would put those in my office.
Then there is the A series cylinder head which I do think would work as a desk top tidy with lots of space to put pens, pencils and even inkwells. I’ve also got beautifully intricate gear wheels that I really shoud make into some sort of desk ornamant.
Once upon a time I even made a complete James Ruppert Crap Car Cup trophy out of old A series engine and suspension bits which I think James May actually won about 15 years ago in another life and on another car magazine.