Gear: Autodromo Just Released A Gorgeous Shift Knob Keychain

Autodromo Just Released A Gorgeous Shift Knob Keychain

Michael Banovsky By Michael Banovsky
April 28, 2016
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We’re always looking for new ways to gather our keys. Many of us here at Petrolicious keep multiple vehicles in various locations (and in various states of repair), and we’ll be the first to say: keeping your keys and documents together is a pain. But if you attached one of these new Autodromo “shift knob” chains to your favorite set of keys, you’d never lose sight of them again.

For a car you’re always in—or those of a particularly cherished example—it’s nice to identify its keys at a first glance. It’s also—especially for those who drive boring commuter cars during the week—perhaps a subtle way to remind yourself that the weekend isn’t too far off.

Autodromo’s keychain is a 30mm in diameter miniature shift knob, handcrafted in Japan from cellulose acetate, which is layered, machined, and polished to a high gloss finish. An engraved Autodromo logo subtly suggests that this is, indeed, a tiny shift knob—in either black with white logo or butterscotch with a black logo.

Originally designed for participants in the Copperstate 1000, it was such a big hit that it’s entered series production. Get yours at Autodromo.

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Sev Kocharian
Sev Kocharian

What products would interest you as car enthusiasts?

Sam N
Sam N

For a car driven on track, that looks a bit questionable.

Bradley Price
Bradley Price

I have used mine on the track and it makes a great analog G meter!

Benjamin Shahrabani
Benjamin Shahrabani

Nice. I wonder how heavy it is though. On vintage cars, you don’t want to have too much additional weight hanging on the ignition switch. It has been known to cause accelerated wear.

Bradley Price
Bradley Price

Good point, Benjamin. The keychain weighs less than an ounce. I don’t think it will cause any problem.