Ready or not, the holidays are here. If you are looking for great last minute gifts for the special race fan in your life, or if you are a gearhead looking to drop a hint to your family, we have the perfect guide for you. While you can’t get Kimi’s car with a great big bow on it, our selection below has something for everyone.
For the fan who wants to feel like their favorite driver, enjoys taking their car to the track, or just wants to look really stylish, Pirelli has it all. Their collections range from FIA certified race shoes, to driving shoes, apparel and more. They have recently launched new designs, so if you have an old pair and are ready for an upgrade, be sure to check them out.
Blipshift has been selling limited production car themed t-shirts to fans for years. Be sure and check out their latest designs, and if you see someone wearing one of their designs it’s a sure bet that you are among friends.
Go Like Hell
If you want to pass the winter months with a good racing book, look no further than Go Like Hell. A true page turner by A.J. Baime about Ford’s war with Ferrari for Le Mans supremacy in the 1960’s. Baime perfectly paints the picture of endurance sports car racing of the 1950’s & 60’s with surprising insight on the people, places, and circumstances of a golden era. Get the book on Amazon below.
Victory By Design
If you prefer a more visual gift, the full DVD set of Victory By Design will educate and entertain everyone from the budding enthusiast to the most knowledgeable fan. Le Mans winner Alain de Cadenet drives classic machines from the likes of Ferrari, Porsche, Lotus and more in a high octane history lesson that made for some of the most compelling automotive television in history. Get the full set from Amazon in the link below.
Replicarz is home of the biggest and best selection of diecast models anywhere. They have models from all the major brands, representing the best race cars of all time, in all scales and price ranges. Whether you’re looking for a child’s first model, or a museum quality replica for your shelf, Replicarz has it all.
Geo Ham Racing Posters
If you are looking to class up the place with some fine racing themed art, the prints of Georges Hamel, better known as Geo Ham are the gold standard of classic racing posters. Whether you want a cheap poster for a dorm room, or a classy framed print for your living room, you can browse his full collection at the link below.
Circuit of the Americas
Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas is home of the US Grand Prix and pretty much our favorite place on Earth. If you haven’t been to a race there you really need to check it out. Whether you go to a track day, MotoGP, WEC, SVRA vintage races in the fall, or the US Grand Prix you’ll have a guaranteed great time. Check out COTA’s official site below for ticket info.
If you are looking to take things to the next level and hit the track with your own car, be sure to check out Grassroots Motorsports for all the tips, tools and info you need. Their tips definitely helped when installing the rollbar in our Miata on the left. Check out their website or get a subscription below.
Track Days and Racing Schools
If taking your own car to the track is too big of a step, try a track day or a racing school. It is the best way to improve your driving and it will give you a whole new appreciation for racing drivers everywhere. Adam tried one for us behind the wheel of a F2000 car and hasn’t shut up about it since. Read about his experience for an idea of what it is like.
Be sure and head to the official websites for your favorite series to check out their 2017 schedules. We’d love to see you at any of the various NASCAR, IndyCar, F1, ARCA, or sports car races we’ll be at in the new year.
Happy Holidays from the Motorsports Tribune family.
For the Fans, For the Drivers, For All.