Unusual Christmas gifts for motor sport fansby Motor Sport on 19th November 2019
Out-of-ordinary present options: our pick of unusual Christmas gift ideas to surprise any motor racing fan
It's rarely easy finding the right present for a motor sport fan, so avoid buying something predictable with this selection of unusual and sometimes bizarre gift ideas.
The selection includes detailed models, cufflinks made from engine parts and racing inspired socks, ensuring that you should find the right gift that's guaranteed to please any petrolhead.
Scroll down for our pick of the unusual gifts from the Motor Sport shop or click below to browse all shop products
F1 driver-signed steering wheels
These full-size replica suede steering wheels are signed by Nigel Mansell (left) and Kimi Räikkönen (right), and will stand out on any shelf or bookcase, Each comes with a certificate of authenticity and the Räikkönen wheel is available with a Ferrari or Alfa Romeo badge.
Oil can coasters
The oil can coaster provides the perfect placemat for any petrolhead's beverage, proving that it's not just oil which is integral to liquid engineering - it's coffee and tea too. The coasters are designed in a classic weathered garage style and are available in numerous oil brand/racing car designs.
Bentley engine part cufflinks
It's now possible to dress yourself in motoring history with Bentley's engine part cufflinks. Made from vintage Bentley V8 bearings, these upcycled accessories live up to the marque's stylish heritage. The cufflinks come with a certificate of authenticity and are presented in a tasteful black cufflink box.
Porsche Carrera model engine kit
This is the engine that brought racing success to Porsche in the 1950s: the high-performance, compact, four-cylinder 547 Carrera powered the Porsche 550 Spyder to Le Mans victory in 1953. The 100hp motor was also fitted to the road-going 356.
This kit allows you to examine the revolutionary, complex design of Ernst Fuhrmann, including its shaft-driven camshafts, by building a transparent, working model — powered by batteries. The build manual doubles as a comprehensive history of Porsche's early racing years, and won't disgrace any coffee table.
Heel Tread socks
It's now possible to deck your heels in your favourite motor racing colours. These high-quality socks are ready for the many circuits of daily life. Liveries available include Rothmans Williams, Gulf GT40, and McLaren MP4/4.
Ferrari Hydroplane model
A fascinating piece of motoring history, the Ferrari Hydroplane has its own special place in the pantheon of speed. Achille Castoldi persuaded Enzo Ferrari to supply him with a grand prix engine to power his ultimate water-going record breaker and its 150.19mph speed record for an 800kg boat still stands today. The wooden model includes a intricately detailed cockpit and is mounted on a wooden plinth.