2022 Motor Sport Christmas gift guide

The festive season is swift approaching, but before traipsing the high street in sub-zero temperatures for racing-themed gifts check out the goodies on offer at the Motor Sport shop

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Star pick

Scalextric 1980s grand prix set

It’s Senna vs Senna as the 1986 Lotus 98T takes on the 99T on the 5.3m twists of your hearthside Monaco.
Available from December.




Lotus Scalextric Grand Prix set

Staff picks

These are the gifts that Motor Sport staff are hoping to unwrap this Christmas


Lee Gale, chief sub editor

Suixtil sweater Suixitil jumper with Phil Hill

There are many photos of Phil Hill in the 1960s wearing a grey, heavy-duty knitted sweater. Lewis Hamilton, with his catwalk-derived pit attire, should take note – for this is how racing drivers should dress. Although the world today is very warm, there can still be a nip in the air in January and a need for chunky utility wear. The Raticosa sweater, 90% lamb’s wool, 10% cashmere, is Suixtil’s reinterpretation of the Hill staple. It is an understated classic and when coupled with a denim shirt it will easily deflect the stiffest of northerly breezes.


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Owen Norris, art editor

Junghans Max Bill ChronoscopeJunghans watch

I’m a huge lover of minimalist design. I even did my dissertation on Germany’s Bauhaus design school. The rational, functional aesthetic can be seen in many aspects of modern life and none more so than this dress watch that I’m sure the Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius himself would be glad to wear. Its clean, crisp dial, devoid of numbers, make it an all-time classic. I just need an excuse to suit up now.


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Dominic Tobin, digital editor

Custom F1 livery artF1 car bodywork

The best racing liveries are works of art in themselves and this new line of showpieces elevates them to the level they deserve. Each is a one-off, commissioned item where your choice of any F1 livery is reproduced in layers of hand-cut vinyl shapes. These are layered on to a genuine piece of F1 bodywork to create a shimmering, textured three-dimensional artwork. Created by Joel Clark, who has made his name with vibrant vinyl-cut images of cars and races, it’s a luxurious, unique gift that’s guaranteed to please (assuming you pick the right livery).


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Amalgalm McLaren MP4-4

Joe Dunn, editor

Amalgam McLaren MP4/4 

We weren’t to know that it would cause such a storm, but when we ran an interview a year ago with Gordon Murray, who talked about his role in creating the MP4/4, it resulted in an unexpected spat. The argument centred on who should take the credit with both Murray, and in response to the interview, Steve Nichols, who was McLaren’s chief designer, claiming it was far more of a team effort. For me there is no better product on our shop than this 1:18 scale model. It will be familiar to everyone with a passing interest in F1, but I shall now always see it in a new light wondering which of those two design geniuses did what.


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Simon Arron, editor-at-large

Official Hesketh Racing beer glass Hesketh Racing glass

In the slipstream of an engaging day’s racing, a cooling beer is the perfect way to unwind after any return trip involving the M1 (surely the least enjoyable road on the UK mainland). Having a Hesketh 308 on the glass won’t make it taste any better, but it is a pleasing detail. If you live in a house like mine, where kitchen breakages are almost a daily occurrence, you might need several of these.


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James Elson, digital writer

Le Mans 24 Hours posterLe Mans 24 Hours poster 1983

This year and next, Le Mans anniversaries abound so what better way to celebrate than an original vintage poster advertising the classic enduro? Recent motoring festivities have seen widespread celebration of the fearsome Group C category’s 1982 debut, while 2023 will be the centenary year of the Triple Crown’s endurance jewel. This colourful poster from 1983, depicting the all-conquering Porsche 956, sums it up perfectly: almost unparalleled speed rocketing down the Mulsanne Straight in the twilight hours.


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More gifts

AlphaTauri Gasly poster

Pierre Gasly signed poster

From Automobilist, this limited edition officially licensed 50x70cm poster is inscribed with the signature of AlphaTauri Frenchman Pierre Gasly.


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Guadix circuitLaps at Circuito Mike G Guadix

Try the corners at one of the best-kept secrets in motor sport.

£135 a day bike, £175 car, direct from the circuit

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Hesketh Racing watchHesketh racing watch

Summon the spirit of Britain’s most rock’n’roll Formula 1 team with an official branded chronograph.


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Motor Sport socksMotor Sport socks

Our black and cream colourway is inspired by the John Player Special Lotus 72. Black and green is also available.


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James Hunt Fuji image

Hunting for Victory print

Make your living room a shrine to the climax of the 1976 F1 season with this Automobilist artwork.


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Nigel Mansell book

Nigel Mansell autobiography

The 1992 Formula 1 world champion gives an account of his route to the top. Hardback and signed.


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Italian Job book

Self Preservation Society book

“Camp Freddie, you all know…” Matthew Field’s celebration of The Italian Job includes a foreword by Michael Caine.


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Inside F1 book

Inside F1 by Lee McKenzie

The well-known TV sports reporter interviews seven drivers to discuss the highs and lows of life in F1.

£15.45, from Amazon

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Valentino Rossi book

Valentino Rossi by Mat Oxley

A career retrospective hardback by our bikes correspondent covers the Italian rider’s long and colourful career.


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Martin Allan aircraft painting

Goodwood low pass print

Perhaps you were there at Goodwood in 1998 when Ray Hannah flew a Spitfire down the pit straight below the height of the grandstands. Martin Allen’s A2 limited edition print is an homage to the event and is taken from his own painting (now sold).

£180, direct from Martin Allen art

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Motorsport UK giftStart your racing career

Give the gift of motorsport. Motorsport UK Go Karting, Go Racing and Go Rallying Starter Packs are the first step in getting behind the wheel. Packs include an instructional film, digital copy of the Yearbook and all the information you need to get started.

From £59, direct from Motorsport UK (Additional Black Friday discount applies 24-28 November)

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Tyrrell t shirtOfficial Tyrrell Team T-Shirt

If you’re the sort of person who’d prefer six wheels on your family car, then this is the T-shirt for you. Small to XXL.


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Racing number giftsNumbered racing accessories

You’ll find a wide range of racing-themed socks and leather accessories in the Motor Sport shop.

From £10

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Signed racing steering wheels

Ferrari steering wheels

Looking to turn a corner with your F1 collection this Christmas? Try these steering wheels signed by Nigel Mansell and Kimi Räikkönen.

From £249.95

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Audi Quattro posterAudi Quattro S1 signed print

This 50x70cm poster features the Quattro in the San Remo Rally 1985 and is signed by Walter Röhrl and Christian Geistdörfer.


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So you want to be a racing driver bookSo, you want to be a racing driver?

Leanne Fahy’s paperback guide gives a grounding of how to reach the grid and the route forward from there.


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Charles Leclerc artForza Charles print

In standard format 34.5x29cm, or premium 56×46.2cm, this is a limited edition fine art giclée print by Chris Wainwright.

From £49

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Jackie Stewart signed helmets

Sir Jackie Stewart helmets

We have a selection of half-sized and full-sized tartan-tinged Sir Jackie Stewart replica helmets at our online shop – some signed by the three-time world champion himself.

From £250

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Three Free Automobilist Posters when you subscribe

Subscribe from only £65.99 for 12 months and receive a FREE set of THREE motor racing posters:

• Oracle Red Bull Racing Max & Checo, 2022, worth £44.55.
• Bruce McLaren Special Spa, 1968, worth £44.55.
• Ferrari 412P Daytona 24 Hours, 1967, worth £44.55.

Stock subject to availability.

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Magazines and posters

2023 A5 Motor Sport Diary and Pen when you subscribe

Our week-to-view 2023 diary with Motor Sport motif will help you keep a record of race meetings, while the accompanying pen, also with the Motor Sport logo, will be your note-making companion.

They make an ideal Christmas Gift when you subscribe. Be quick – stock subject to availability.

From £65.99 for 12 months

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Motor Sport and diary pen
Racing at the Movies special

Racing At The Movies Part Two

Motor racing in films is such a wide field that we knew if we were to cover it properly it would need two special editions – not one. Racing at the Movies Part 2, from the makers of Motor Sport, covers Steve McQueen’s Le Mans (1971), Grand Prix (1966), starring James Garner, and Paul Newman’s Winning (1969).

Print and digital for only £19.99.

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Ferrari Heroes special

Ferrari Heroes

Curated by our editorial team, and picked from our vast archive, which stretches back to before even the Ferrari story started, this special edition encompasses F1, Le Mans and some of the most spectacular road cars ever built. In it we celebrate superior engineers and legendary personalities who echo down the decades as true sporting heroes.

Print and digital for only £9.99

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