If you love the glow of vintage vacuum tubes like I do then you’ll love the Blub Tube Clock ($324). The Blub combines modern technology with vintage looks. Using two buttons on the back of the clock you can change the clocks display; set the time, change between a twelve or twenty-four hour clock, change to see the date, or the temperature. It also has an alarm. The base is a CNC machined piece of aluminum that has been blasted and anodized and the Nixie tubes should last five to ten years before needing to be replaced.
The Brake Caliper Tape Dispenser by AUTOart Design ($40) is made to resemble a 6-pot racing caliber. The center tape roll holder even looks like a classic basket weave BBS wheel. The dispenser is handmade in pewter has rubber feet and is the perfect feet for the gearhead.