by Christine Abbott, thanks to our friends Hagerty for the suggestions.
Looking for a last minute gift, or a stocking filler then here is your guide to a smile on Christmas day , a jerry can hip flask, retro racing car, Le Mans coffee, Fuel Candle, Book, T Shirt, Coasters all chosen for the petrol head in your life.
Jerry can hip flask Our first suggestion will keep spirits high !. The jerry can hip flask is made from stainless steel it has a 5oz capacity – about five and a half 25ml shots – and has ‘emergency fuel’ engraved on both sides. There is also the possibility to have it personalised with up to three letters, or numbers, at no extra cost. Cheers .
Price: £19.99 Shop at: Motor Sport magazine.
Retro racing car toy. No Christmas stocking would be complete without a toy whether it is for a youngster or someone young at heart. This Turbo toy racing car by Playforever is a homage to the Formula 1 cars of the 1980s. Riding low to the ground on rubber tyres, No 8’s red and black bodywork is coated with a super glossy, super tough, UV finish. Just a pity its not a No 7 !!
Price: £27.80 Shop at: Playforever
Le Mans coffee. Twenty-four hour endurance needed? . Drive Coffee’s Le Mans edition is a medium roast Colombian bean with tasting notes of chocolate, toffee and almond. Shipped in a stylish airtight tin canister with a design nod to the GT40, this is for drivers who run on caffeine.
Price: £13.65 Shop at: Drive Coffee
Luckies Fuel Candle. This will take you back to the trackside in one whiff
The Fuel Heat Haze candle by Luckies gives off a the comfortingly familiar aroma of warm metal and gasoline. The confusing part is that the 100% soy wax candle is made from a formula of fragrances that includes apple, raspberry, aldehydes and balsam.
Price: £17.95 Shop at: Luckies
Nomad t-shirt. The Nomad tee, to remind you of the open road and sunshine is made from 100% organic cotton, is ethically produced in India and for every item Tentree sells, you guessed it, they plant ten trees.
Price: £34.95 Shop at: Tentree
Rapid Response by Dr Stephen. Stephen Olvey First published in 2006, Dr Stephen Olvey’s memoir of saving lives and improving safety in professional motorsport is a fascinating and occasionally sobering read. Updated and revised with the addition of an afterword by Dario Franchitti, it’s a valuable contribution from one of the industry’s unspoken heroes. Price: £25 Shop at: Evro Publishing
Speedo coasters. The drinks coasters for the analogue generation. A set contains six glass coasters and each one features a different speedometer design. Whether you’re revving up the day with some caffeine or slowing down with beer, just drink, plonk, and repeat. Price: £20 Shop at: Not On The Highstreet