I know it is a bit late for me to publish this post, but I’ve been fighting my way through finals. Yuck. Anyways, I’m done with finals, so I figured I’d write up this post. Those nutty relatives in the attic need to be satisfied with some gifts… Wait, or am I talking about myself? Hmmm…
AllPosters 1966 Shelby Cobra Poster. $12.99 Holiday price. This poster can come as a paper poster or a tin poster. Either of these are great gifts that can be hung on the wall.
Accutire Ms-4350B Programmable Digital Tire Gauge. Coming in at a cheap $9.94, this tire gauge is an amazing gift, as you are able to program in the factory-recommended tire pressures for BOTH the front and rear tires. It reads from 5-99 PSI in 1/2 pound increments. It comes with a five-year warranty, so there shouldn’t be too many worries. This is a good gift for somebody who inflates and deflates their car’s tires a lot.
I’m A Classic: T-Shirt from AllPosters. This t-shirt is a bit expensive at $21.99, but it’s funny AND a great gift. This is holiday pricing, and the shirt will arrive by January 14.
LifeLine First Aid AAA Explorer Road Kit. This kit is a mere $16.99, and it has a full first-aid kit from LifeLine (they normally sell to emergency services) that has 70 items, plus a full AAA road kit. This is a good gift for anybody. Plus, the bag is big enough to hold items like Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary and Thesaurus.
If you’re too young to drive, but you have an Xbox, then the NASCAR 09 is for you. This game is put out by EA, and you live the life of a big NASCAR driver, signing big fat contracts and racing against all the big names. You can buy NASCAR 09 online at Amazon.com for $29.99.
Puma driving shoes. Puma is known for their stylish shoes, and they have recently come out with a new line of driving shoes. Most shoe stores will have them, along with any good car parts store worth it’s salt. These driving shoes are stylish, and allows the driver an accurate feel of the pedals. These shoes are relatively inexpensive at $100, and they are well worth every penny of it!
Ray Ban Sunglasses. Since sun glare causes so many accidents, why not give a nice pair of sunglasses to the car nut in your family? If they have a sense of style, then they will LOVE the Ray Ban Ultra Caravan sunglasses! These sunglasses are a bit expensive, coming in for a grand total of $340, but they are stylish and awesome. They have military-grade polarized lenses, and the frame is covered in 18-karat gold. Plus, they are retro. What’s not to love?
GoPro Cameras. Ever go onto YouTube and watch all of those high-performance driving videos? Well, all of the in-car shots are from GoPro cameras. Yep. GoPro offers small hand-held cameras that start around $50 and go all the way up to $650. These cameras are rugged, and can be configured to do live feeds. Plus, they are compatible with almost any camera harness, tether, or stand.
If you know a car enthusiast who still hasn’t seen this gearhead classic, you’d be doing them a monumental disservice if you don’t give them this movie. Aside from being a solid 60s crime thriller, Bullitt is loaded to the gills with vintage Detroit iron in nearly every scene, and the showdown between McQueen’s ’68 Mustang fastback and the bad guys’ ’68 Dodge Charger R/T is the car chase by which all others are measured. It still remains at the top of the heap – even after more than forty years. I should get Bullitt. Hint.
Carville Die-cast cars. Die-casts are scale cars that look awesome. Carville makes a variety of die-casts that range from a Ford Model T (I’ll have it in black, please!) to a Pagani Huayra. And the best part is they are handmade here in the US of A.
If you have a relative who is planning on buying a classic car, or going to an auction, then the 2013 Collector Car Price Guide is for them. It has over 250,000 accurate price listings for just about every car made from 1901-2005. It only costs $21.99, making it a great gift for that special somebody!
These are just a few of the amazing gifts out there for the car enthusiast (or nutty relative). The recipients can be both gifts for car loversstylin’ and cool. And even though a Pagani Huayra won’t fit in a stocking hung with care, I will be most happy should I be gifted with one!