The Mike Brewer Motoring team have put their festive jumpers on and set out to track down some great Christmas gifts for enthusiasts of all ages
We’ve found unique presents no matter your budget. From Lego classics to modern art, page turners to driving experiences, there’s something for everyone.
For the modern car lover:
Porsche 911 RSR Print (€65)
Porsche has tasted plenty of success in this year’s GTE Pro class of racing, so why not celebrate that with this great print? Limited to just 100 pieces, it’s signed by the artist and comes in a wooden frame. The price includes shipping to the UK, and there’s a larger size available, too.
Wings Mug (£27)
If you know someone who needs their morning coffee before tackling the day then this is the perfect present. The wings mug is made from top-quality porcelain, and in a satin finish and featuring the Bentley emblem it is a very classy way to enjoy a favourite coffee blend.
MINI John Cooper Works Duffle Bag (£95)
Whether it’s a holiday or a trip for work this sturdy bag is sure to come in handy. The cowhide leather base looks good and will be durable for years to come, and more importantly there’s plenty of space for storing stuff thanks to various separate pockets. And it’s all finished off with a subtle JCW logo.
Klipsch Wireless Earphones (£379)
Developed for McLaren, you won’t be surprised to learn this great bit of audio kit features premium materials and advanced technology. Alongside wireless charging and a battery life of up to 21 hours, there’s very effective active noise cancelling and you can even control their operation just by using head gestures!
LEGO Land Rover Defender (£159.99)
The Defender was one of the most eagerly-awaited new cars of the last few years, and this will make a cracking gift for off-roader fans. Featuring 2573 pieces, there’s plenty of great detail and once finished it’s one that anyone would be proud to display. It’s certainly a fun way to enjoy the Christmas hols.
Haynes Breakfast Club T-shirt (£19.99)
The Breakfast Club meets at the Haynes International Motor Museum are popular with enthusiasts of all ages, and now a loved-one can say they’ve got the t-shirt. The unisex design is available in a wide range of sizes, and made from 100% cotton it’ll be long-lasting and super-comfortable. We rather fancy one of these.
For the classic car connoisseur:
Drive Dad’s Car Experience (from £49)
Pull out the choke, turn the key and take a trip down memory lane! Drive dad’s car, mum’s car, your first car… or the one you always wanted? Over 30 British classic cars from 1935 to 1995 are available. A Drive Dad’s Car Experience is a perfect present, and not only will the recipient be able to choose which car(s) they drive but they will also get to experience The Great British Car Journey as part of the package. For an extra £12.50 you can add-on an embossed wallet, branded key ring and a personalised old style replica driving licence.
British Motor Museum Membership (from £42 per year)
Anyone who has already visited the museum will know just how brilliant it is, so a car-mad friend or family member will certainly appreciate this gift. Not only will they get to enjoy all the motoring treasures on display, but membership also brings exclusive tours, previews and events. We love the place and so will they.
Land Rover Scarf (£14)
Everyone needs a cosy scarf for winter, and this one has been designed exclusively for the museum. It’s a great price, and fans of the marque will love the Land Rover design, plus the combination of green and grey means it’s reversible, too. It’s the perfect way to wrap up warm on a motoring trip.
Culture & Customisation – The Motor Scooter Story (£20)
Our own Mike Brewer is rather a fan of the scooter, so we reckon he’d love this terrific book. Written by knowledgeable enthusiast, Barry John, the 112 pages and more than 200 illustrations take the reader through the evolution of the characterful two-wheelers, and there’s plenty of other machines alongside the famous Lambrettas and Vespas.
Racing In The Dark (£20)
In this fascinating book Peter Grimsdale tells the story of how Bentley conquered the famous Le Mans race in the 1920s, and it’s one the recipient won’t be able to put down. It’s a real tale of adventure and determination, and a must-read for anyone who loves motorsport and automotive history.
Bodywork, Wheels & Interior Collection (£75.20)
For the classic car owner in your life this superb kit will help them keep their cherished car looking pin-sharp. The products are top-notch and there’s everything they’ll need, and alongside the various shampoos, cleaners, and protectors there’s also a sponge, finishing cloth and microfibre towel. There’ll be no excuse for a mucky motor!
For the Supercan fan:
Porsche Calendar 2022 (£44)
A calendar is always a handy present, but for car fans this one’s a bit special. Entitled ‘One of 1’ each month it features unique Porsches, from prototypes and test vehicles to some amazing one-off designs. Printed on top quality paper it’ll look perfect on any home or office wall.
Supercar Experience (from £289)
What present do you give the person who loves supercars? A chance to drive three of them of course! That’s exactly what they’ll do at Silverstone, getting behind the wheel of a Ferrari F430, Aston Martin Vantage, and BMW M2 with three laps in each and accompanied by a professional instructor. It’ll be an unforgettable experience.
Jaguar E-Type 3D Wall Painting (£89.99)
The iconic E-Type really was a supercar of its day, and for anyone that admires them this will be a fine gift. Measuring 100x50cm, the metal design is really unusual and gives this piece of art extra character, and it’s sure to providing a talking point wherever it’s displayed.
Scalextric Drift 360 Race Set (£139.99)
It doesn’t matter what age you are the fun of slot-car racing never wears off, and we think this set will make for an entertaining present. Although there’s only a simple figure-of-eight track there’s still plenty of fun to be had racing the Ford Mustang GT4 cars, and this is one gift that’ll provide plenty of post-Xmas enjoyment.
Chasing Perfect DVD (from £8)
Here at Mike Brewer Motoring we’re huge fans of Frank Stephenson’s work, and there’s bound to be a car nut in your life that’s just as fascinated. He’s responsible for designing some amazing cars – from Minis to Maseratis – and this film provides a great insight into his career. Cracking value, too.
For the youngsters (in years or at heart):
Bentley Ride-On Car (£95)
What budding car enthusiast wouldn’t want their very own Bentley? Inspired by the Continental GT model, this one’s obviously a lot cheaper than the real thing but young car fans will love it. There’s a working horn and steering, plus a choice of sounds, and the durable plastic construction make it perfect for indoor and outdoor use.
LEGO VW T2 Camper Van (£149.99)
Although it’s aimed those aged eighteen and over there’s no doubt that younger teens will really enjoy building this cracking 2207-piece kit. The classic camper has that perfect cool appeal, and alongside plenty of detail and some great accessories this is one we’d love to find in our own Christmas stocking!
Sound of Supercars (£12.99)
It’s never too early to inspire the young petrolhead, and this great gift from the Haynes International Motor Museum is bound to do just that. The 25-page hardback features great pictures but what really makes it special is that they’ll hear the sounds of the car’s engines too. Surely nothing beats the noise of a supercar over Christmas!
Baghera Mercedes Rider (£235)
Inspired by the famous Silver Arrows racers, this one’s a bit pricier than the Bentley we’ve also chosen but it really is a great gift. Ideal for those aged 2-4, it features robust metal construction and rubber tyres so it should stand up to anything the young car fan can throw at it.
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