The Motor Sport gift guide: pt I


With Christmas bearing down on us, we’ve chosen some ideal gifts from around the web for any racing fan. This is part one…

Guy Allen

Made with as much motor racing passion as they are skill, Guy Allen’s limited edition prints adorn many a Motor Sport staffer’s wall. His newest design celebrates the 911 (above), but there are excellent prints celebrating Group C, the Targa Florio, Le Mans, even that rainy Brands Hatch day in 1970. It’s not all motor sport, either.

From £40 –

Brands Hatch driving experiences

We’ve tried them ourselves, or the F4 Master at least, and they’re one of the best ways to get on track in someone else’s car. The range is wide, with taster sessions for young drivers aged 11-17, rally sessions, off-roaders, rapid BMWs, and also passenger rides.

From £29 –

Motor Sport 2017 calendar

A staple requirement for Motor Sport readers, it seems: our calendar. This year’s theme is the 1970s (which ties nicely into our latest special, 1970s in Focus…), with brilliant shots from Formula 1, sports cars, rallying and the most intriguing, the F1 pitlane.

£29.95, or £35 for the calendar and ’70s in Focus bundle –

Motorsport Manager

A good way to keep someone quiet. Addictive and absorbing, Motorsport Manager is the latest – and arguably most successful – motor racing manager game. It has the benefit of SEGA’s input, who created the world’s best football version, Football Manager. There are no licences for real drivers, but that doesn’t take anything away from the game.

£24.99 available on Mac and PC –

F1 Retro: 1970 by Mark Hughes

Mark Hughes recounts the 1970 season in his inimitable style. The 250+ page hardback book features Jackie Stewart, Mario Andretti, Jacky Ickx, Emerson Fittipaldi and many of the other surviving drivers, and photos from LAT’s extensive archive and a world-first 21st century aerodynamic computerised simulation of a 1970 F1 car. You can order F1 Retro: 1970 from the Motor Sport shop along with plenty more, including the brand new 2016 F1 Season Review.

£40 –

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