Deciding what gift to buy for petrolheads this Christmas can be a minefield. To keep you out of the air-freshener aisles in Halfords, Autocar has compiled the ultimate motoring-related Christmas gift guide to make present buying that little bit easier. From books and DVDs to track days and challenging (but immensely rewarding) Lego sets, you’re sure to find something to stick under the tree.
1) Car trackday taster sessions
How much? £25
For a well-deserved adrenaline kick and ideal chance to blow off a bit of steam away from traffic lights and speed cameras, MSV’s Trackday taster session is the perfect gift this Christmas. Designed to cater for newcomers to trackdays, the event includes a full safety briefing, familiarisation laps and 20 minutes of unrestricted play in your own car. As well as learning how to follow the racing line and mastering the next apex, you’ll also be able to exploit your full potential as well as that of your car. Circuits include Brands Hatch, Snetterton, Cadwell Park, Oulton Park and Bedford Autodrome.
2) Porsche 911 book
How much? £30
Where? Grantham book services – 01476 541 080
The ultimate guide to the venerable Porsche 911 has landed. ‘The complete book of Porsche 911’ provides a detailed model-by-model overview for each year of the 911’s production, from the beautiful Porsche 901 prototype to the brutal 911 GT3 RS. Inside its 285 pages, you’ll find cracking photography of each car as well as plenty of technical data for your delectation, making this hardback a must have read in any car nut’s book shelf.