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McLaren, Castore collaborate on technincal sportswear collection for men

The collection includes a variety of lifestyle pieces.

Photo courtesy of McLaren Automobile

Two British companies are combining forces to launch a new technical sportswear collection for men. McLaren Automotive and Castore will debut a limited edition collection that focuses on the training and lifestyle areas of the menswear spectrum.

The collection will include cotton t-shirts, performance tops, and outerwear. According to a release, bonded seams, a sonic welded construction, and heat transferred interior components "keep garments highly streamlined and near-weightless for optimal comfort and performance".

McLaren CastoreThe McLaren-Castore collection arrives in stores November 3.Photo courtesy of McLaren Automobile

The collection features garments with sloping curves and hexagonal grid formations. The clothing is designed to be streamlined and have a flattering silhouette. Each piece is ergonomically cut for ease of movement and comfort, and offers wicking, odor-resistance, four-way stretch, and mesh construction.

The core of the collection are performance t-shirts. These tees feature thermo regulation properties through Coldblack technology. This tech allows the tee to reduce heat build-up while protecting the wearer from the sun's rays through a UVA and UVB protection textile finish. Sweat zones are targeted to increase airflow through the garment.

Style and engineering go hand in hand in the pieces. This is perhaps most apparent in the technical softshell jacket, which features a streamlined design and relaxed athletic fit. Still, it remains breathable and includes seal branding to reduce added weight. There are also water repellent zippers.

"We see long-term value in extending our brand to a wider audience beyond those who buy and drive our supercars while, at the same time, always being mindful to maintain our aspirational brand values in everything we do. In doing so, we build on our high brand standards and luxury positioning while collaborating to bring something unique to the product category and wearer," said Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive.

"Castore is delighted to be collaborating with luxury supercar maker McLaren, one of the most respected luxury and technology brands in the world, known for pushing the boundaries of innovation. McLaren Automotive and Castore share a deep commitment to technical and product excellence and our first exclusive capsule collection reflects both brands shared ethos," said Tom Beahon, Co-Founder, Castore

The Castore and McLaren collection drops exclusively at Castore stores and at www.castore.com starting November 3.

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Mecum Auctions is ready for 2022

The Mecum Kissimmee Auction will feature a handful of rare, low-mileage supercars.

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Today marks the end of 2021, and 2022 is looking to be an exciting one for auto enthusiasts. Mecum Auctions, one of the most prominent and popular automotive auction companies around, is ready for the year with its Kissimmee 2022 auction. Though the event takes place over an eleven-day period, the automotive portion of the auction takes place from January 6 through January 16 in Kissimmee, FL.

2021 Ferrari SF90 StradaleLow-mileage exotics are just the start. Mecum

Many auto auctions feature impressive vehicles, and this one is no exception. Everything from a 725-mile 2016 Pagani Huayra to a crew of classic Corvettes will cross the block, and there will be a few full-collection auctions. The Don Salmon Collection features 62 American muscle cars, including Corvettes, Impalas, Mustangs, and more. The Gary Thomas Collection is on offer as well, featuring 33 Ford and Shelby vehicles.

In addition to classic American cars, a collection of six low-mileage supercars are on offer, including #100/106 McLaren Speedtail with just 194 miles, a 2021 Ferrari SF90 Stradale with 57 miles, a 2021 Ferrari 812 GTS with 138 miles, and a 2021 Ferrari F8 Spider with 66 miles. Two Mercedes-AMG cars join that impressive group, including a 2018 AMG GT R and a 2020 AMG GT R.

1967 Chevrolet Corvette CoupeAs usual, the auction will feature several rare American muscle cars. Mecum

If you're hoping to bid on a lot at the auction, registration is available online and on-site at the event. The cost to register is $200, but if you just want to look around, you can buy a general admission ticket for $20 in advance or $30 at the door.

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The automaker released two LEGO models for the holiday season.

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McLaren cars are among the quickest and most sought after vehicles on the planet, but not everyone can swallow their six-figure price tags. There's good news, though. Those of us who aren't able to get in the driver's seat can pick up the new LEGO kits and build our own mini-McLarens at home. The automaker partnered with the toy brand to offer two models for the holidays.

McLarenThe open-top McLaren Elva in LEGO form.McLaren

McLaren is also offering auto-themed luggage from Tumi and a special line of clothing, but that's not why where here. We're most interested in the LEGO versions of the McLaren Elva and McLaren Senna GTR. However, with hundreds of pieces each, these aren't the simplest of toys. The Senna GTR LEGO replica comes in 830 pieces and features a V8 engine with moving pistons, opening dihedral doors, and a deep blue livery.

The McLaren Elva is *only* 263 pieces and replicates the cleverly designed, super-aerodynamic open-top car. McLaren says that the real car uses aero to shelter its occupants from wind. There is no windshield and no windows on the car, both of which are details that look great in the blocky LEGO format.

McLarenMcLaren also worked with Tumi to develop car-themed luggage.McLaren

If you're itching to hand-assemble either McLaren LEGO model at home, the Senna costs $49.99 and the Elva costs $19.99.

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