With just a few weeks to go until Christmas, Simon Wittenberg has selected some of this year’s best motoring related gifts to satisfy the ultimate petrolhead, young or old.
Through the buttonhole: Bentley Bentayga cufflinks
The Bentayga gear shift is replicated perfectly in miniature with this exquisite knurled cufflinks set. They are made from sterling silver and black enamel, and have straight T-bar fastenings.
The writing’s on the wall: Alfa Romeo 1931 Le Mans 24 Hours poster
This Alfa Romeo poster features the 1931 8C 2300 designed by Vittorio Jano, considered by many to be one of the greatest cars in motor racing history. It took first place at the Le Mans 24 Hours every year from 1931 to 1934.
£75.00 / US$115.00 US / €104.00 for a 33½” x 24” (85cm x 61cm) poster
On the shelf: Porsche 911 GT3 Cup rear spoiler
Keep all your books neat and tidy with this rear spoiler shelf which comes straight from a racing car. The Porsche logo is featured on the sides, and there are newly developed, black, anodised aluminium brackets for convenient mounting on the wall. It can take a 120kg load.
The making of a classic: LEGO Ferrari F40
Made from 1,158 pieces, and with several moving parts, this set will keep any Ferrari enthusiast occupied for hours. This detailed replica is a 1:15 scale model of one of the most iconic cars ever launched by the Prancing Horse.
A vintage model: 1:8 Jaguar E-Type 1963 Briggs Cunningham Le Mans racing car
The 1963 Lightweight E-type was raced at Le Mans by the legendary American racing driver, Briggs Cunningham. Only 199 models are set to be commissioned, and each is hand-built and comes with a commemorative plaque and plinth along with an original certificate of authenticity. The process of developing each model and creating the master patterns takes at least 3,000 man hours.
On track action: RealFX
Real FX combines Artificial Intelligence technology with a unique customisable track to create the ultimate real-life, video game style racing experience. Lightweight segments click into place in less than a second, allowing you to connect and disconnect a full size track layout (there are more than 40!) in less than a minute.
Taken for a ride: Bentley Continental sit-on car
Mirroring the Continental GT, and colour matched to the real car, the ride-on car for kids comes complete with a functional steering wheel, horn and a selection of different music.
Suitable for ages 2 to 4, up to 23kg in weight.
Two-wheel fun: Kiddimoto Marc Marquez Hero Superbike
This wooden balance bike is designed around real big engine sports motorbikes, and this particular one is inspired by Marc Marquez, the Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and current MotoGP world champion. It comes with comfortable sculpted handgrips to fit little hands, a steering lock that will never jack-knife, and slick 10-inch pneumatic tyres with an inner tube.
Suitable for ages 2 to 6.
The racing dream: Kiddimoto Gulf BoxKart
BoxKart harks back to a nostalgic age drawing inspiration from the simple designs of the original soap box racers that used to rule the hills. Strong rope allows easy steering, and it can be pushed around the park, garden or on the pavement.
Suitable for age 6 and above.
Rev it up baby! The Silver Cross Surf Edition Aston Martin pram
This is one of the most sought-after pram systems in the world, coming complete with a fully reclining seat, forward and rear-facing pushchair, plus a carrycot for use from birth. It guarantees a smooth ride thanks to the air suspension and exclusive Aston Martin designed alloy wheels. Total comfort is supplied courtesy of the sheepskin liner made in Devon.
Rolls-Royce Limited Edition Hamper
The Hamper is meticulously hand-crafted over a period of eight weeks from American Walnut Wood and the finest Natural Grain Leather that adorn the interior of some Rolls-Royce motor cars.
On opening the Navy Blue leather-bound lid, the customer is presented with every necessary accoutrement required to create and enjoy the perfect cocktail. Each implement is a bespoke, hand-made creation designed to combine beautiful aesthetics with practicality, ensuring effortless use. Indeed, the notions of effortlessness and supreme luxury inform everything about the design. The paring knife, for example, is magnetically housed in a recess hewn into the American Walnut structure thereby ensuring it is stored and transported in safety and without disturbance. On opening, an automatic integrated light illuminates the Hamper in a warm glow, in turn reflecting from the mirrored surfaces to evoke the aesthetic of a luxurious cocktail bar.
Only 15 of these exquisitely crafted hampers will be produced, ensuring their exclusivity. Customers wishing to acquire one can do so through one of the marque’s 130 dealerships across the globe.
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