Christmas gifts

Formula Art

David Johnson has captured some of Formula 1’s most memorable Grand Prix races. His passion can be seen within his work as he strives to record the atmosphere and excitement of a race within each beautifully detailed painting. This classic fine art style has given him the opportunity to work with some of the greatest racing drivers including Sir Jackie Stewart and Sir Stirling Moss. His art has gained recognition in a range of motor sport publications and exhibitions. The full collection can be seen on the Formula Art website, which includes driver signed limited-edition prints and the superb new fine art Giclée range, each one signed and numbered by the artist.

Motor Folios 

Give your car the executive treatment with a personalised portfolio, displaying its marque, model and registration or chassis number on an engraved bright aluminium plate and printed title page. Available in four colours, with matching suede effect lining and nickel corners, these hand-finished bonded leather motor folios combine luxury with practicality. Why leave your car’s documents to gather dust and creased corners, when you can keep them organised and up-to-date in a personalised leather binder from just £74.99

Behemoth Publishing 

The acclaimed In Camera series is a stunning photographic tour of the legendary teams, cars, drivers and circuits of Formula 1 and sports-car racing of yesteryear, brought to life by Paul Parker’s entertaining captions.

The latest titles include Formula 1 In Camera 1960–69 Volumes 1 and 2, covering arguably the most exciting, period in Formula 1, and Sports Car Racing In Camera 1960–69 Volume 2, detailing the machines, drivers and circuits, some of which are still public roads today. From £40.

Historic Car Art

Based in Derbyshire, Historic Car Art has been selling superb motor racing paintings to collectors for more than a decade. As well as offering commissions, it also sources original automotive art from around the world. Seen here: ‘Making Movies’ by Roy Putt, a limited-edition print, showing a night scene for the movie Le Mans starring Steve McQueen and the Gulf Porsche 917; and ‘Surtees at Spa’ by Paul Dove, an atmospheric artwork of F1 legend John Surtees driving his Ferrari 312 to victory in a wet and dangerous Belgian Grand Prix at Spa in 1966. Both prints cost from £99.


Signed original painting by Dexter Brown of Tazio Nuvolari at speed in the 1931 Mercedes SSKL. Acrylic on canvas. 30x20inches, £2250.

Omologato Watches

Late last year, John Surtees CBE started designing a watch that would help support the Henry Surtees Foundation charity. After his death Omologato was approached by his family to finish the project. The result is The Surtees, a uniquely designed piece of motor sport history. Omologato has also teamed up with Derek Bell MBE, to launch a limited-edition watch – the Derek Bell 500 to celebrate his 1975 Le Mans victory. Both watches cost £379.

Formula 1: Car by Car 1960-1969

This book is the first in a multi-volume, decade-by-decade series covering the history of Formula 1 through its teams and cars. Compiled by Motor Sport contributor Peter Higham, it costs £50.

Carrera Digital 132 Night contest slot cars

Using the same popular and traditional 1/32 scale as Evolution, the digital D132 range takes slot racing to the next level. Night Contest recreates this year’s F1 championship, and features Hamilton v Vettel going wheel to wheel in an epic title battle on the 7.3 metre track. £299.

All we want for Christmas

The Motor Sport editorial team select their festive treats

Nick Trott Racelogic VBox video HD2 camera data-logger system, with VBox onboard lap timer. Essential kit to help me find those lost tenths, well, seconds. £3450

Andrew Frankel Arai GP6 RC carbon helmet to replace the one muddied during a (competitor assisted) off at Anglesey. £2999

Simon Arron Nikkor 200-500mm f5.6 lens, for extra reach and versatility at racing circuits and wildlife reserves. £1300

Dickie Meaden I’d like a Porsche 935 K3 for next year’s Le Mans Classic. And a pair of new eardrums to replace the ones I ruined at Daytona. c£500,000

Gordon Cruickshank Radio-control Tamiya 4WD Lancia Delta Integrale – plus enormous bonsai forest to rally it in. £312 (without the forest)

Joe Dunn A Rally Master day at Brands Hatch – a bargain and the most fun you can have in a GT86 legally. £89

Jack Phillips PlayStation Pro (4K) with Gran Turismo Sport, Project Cars 2, Thrustmaster Sparco wheel and a VR headset. £1095 all in

Hamish McAllister Paid-for season racing in the Blancpain series including Spa 24 and testing (lots of it), in a Porsche 911 GT3 R. c£1m

Damon Cogman Tamiya VW Beetle Rally 4WD MF-01X radio-control car – product number 58650 to be precise! £129 without radio

Zamir Walimohamed Ansible Motion driver-in-rig engineering simulator rig – but for gaming. As featured on page 28. c£10m