Cast Iron Roadster Mechanical Bank from Wind & Weather

I’m a saver, not a spender.  Sure, I have things I like to splurge on, but I also love the feeling of saving and building a financial safety net.  While my kids know that we always buy with coupons and shop sales, they don’t get the concept of saving up for something and I wanted to change that.

So, how do you make saving up for something – whether it’s big or small, in the immediate or in the far off future – fun for a 2 year old and a 4 year old?  Well, for one, you start with a good piggy bank.  Really, the cooler the bank, the more it will get used, so I say get one that is brag-worthy.

And, I don’t believe there is any bank more brag-worthy than this:

Roadster Bank
At first glance, I was immediately in love with the Cast Iron Roadster Mechanical Bank from Wind and Weather and knew it would be perfect for my son’s room décor.  With a “vintage traveler” room for him to grow into, he has many antiques and interesting pieces of art from all over the world displayed.  I’m very picky about what makes the cut to get displayed but even after a quick glance I knew this 20's style car and driver would be perfect for the room and for collecting his hard earned pennies.  

Car bank
But, once I found out the Roadster on the bank moved to push the money into the bank below, I was sold.  It's a car! That races! That holds money!  

Roadster Mechanical Bank
When I first opened the package, I was even more in love.  The bank is beautifully painted and detailed with a vintage flair, so that it looks like something that could have been passed down from generation to generation.  It's made entirely of cast iron, so it's really {really} heavy even without money in it, which means it could easily be used as a bookend so it can be multipurpose as well.

To use the bank, you simply pull the cast iron car back to the start position, place the coin on the front bumper, and press the lever to release and the car races to the finish line, pushing the coin into the bank below.  In addition to being super cool for kids {or adults *ahem*} of all ages, I really like the satisfying thud the roadster makes when it reaches the finish and the coin disappears below.   

Mechanical bank moving
While my son hasn’t fully mastered pulling the car back to set it up after each coin, it’s so fun watching his eyes light up each time the car pushes the money to the bank below that I don’t mind doing it over and over and over again for him.  It’s just so fun to see him digging for spare change or asking for our coins when we’re out so he can take them home and stash them away in his bank, that I feel we’re already on the way to teaching him about savings. 

Wind and Weather bank
Of course, he’s too young now to teach the Save, Spend, and Give that I’m working on with my four year old, but I’m doing what I can to reinforce savings even though he’s young.  I plan on helping him take a little bit out of his bank to pay for the toy car he’s been circling in his toy catalog so he gets the idea that we save for special things but we always leave money in the bank – for rainy days and for long-term goals.    

The Cast Iron Roadster Mechanical Bank measures 8-1/2"L x 3"W x 4-1/2"H and is available direct from Wind & Weather {and is currently on sale for $63.99}.  While you're there, you should definitely do some shopping around – they carry all sorts of home decor, outdoor solutions, and fun accessories for indoors and out that you just won't find anywhere else!

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Leanne Signature 2A big thank you to Wind & Weather for sending the Roadster Mechanical Bank for review and for offering one to our fabulous readers.  As always, all opinions are 100% ours.  

76 thoughts on “Cast Iron Roadster Mechanical Bank from Wind & Weather”

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