Gearing up for Christmas: The top five gift ideas for motoring fans
The perfect gift for those who live life in the fast lane! Give any petrol head the chance to put their foot down on the straights and tear up the tarmac with a driving experience day this Christmas.
From iconic classic cars and fast single seaters to fierce supercars and high-speed passenger rides, they’ll be in for an adrenaline fuelled ride of their life!
We’ve asked the experts at Buyagift.com to pick their top five gift ideas for the motoring enthusiast.
Triple Movie Muscle Car Driving Blast
Showcase your true driving talent in a worthy vehicle with this unbeatable nine-mile track experience for one. Simply select three cars from a choice of six – Mustang, Corvette, Camarro SS, Mazda MX5, Camarro ZL1 and Nissan Skyline – and get ready to rumble with three miles in each car. You’ll get a driver’s briefing to begin with, because these cars are nothing like your standard road car; then it’ll be time to hop in the driver’s seat, grip the wheel and get into gear! You’ll be accompanied by your own friendly instructor, a professional driver with appropriate qualifications, and he or she will be more than willing to offer advice on cornering, racing lines and more without cramping your style!
Yamaha Driving Experience
Jump in the driving seat of your very own Yamaha YXZ1000R with this thrilling off-road experience – as seen on ITV’s Drive show. Featuring AWD, 650kg, 120 brake horsepower and 18” of suspension, it’s a driving adventure like no other! Your day starts with a comprehensive briefing, getting you accustomed with the vehicle and its safety equipment. Then it’s time to put the pedal to the metal as you take the wheel of this fully race prepared UTV for five exhilarating laps, accompanied by a seasoned instructor. Multiple banked corners and a range of heart-thumping jumps make this custom built 1.2km off-road course ideal for exploiting these incredible machines.
Classic and Modern Porsche 911 Driving Blast
Get your pulse racing with this classic and modern Porsche driving blast. Your day starts with a thorough safety briefing and a tour of the track, before it’s time to experience the evolution of an icon. First take the wheel of the 1973 RS with its incredible 230 brake horsepower and a rip-roaring top speed of 153mph. Then, go the distance again, this time in a contemporary 997 C2, the best handling 911 has ever built. To commemorate the day you track tested these two German beauties, you’ll receive a personalised certificate.
F4 Single Seater Driving Experience at Brands Hatch
Live life in the fast lane with this adrenaline fuelled F4 driving experience. Your session starts with a sensational 15 minute circuit in the powerful BMW M4, before you get behind the wheel of a state-of-the-art F4 single seater for an exhilarating drive around the popular Brands Hatch racetrack. This incredible speed machine, still used in official British Racing Drivers’ Club races today, features a full race sequential gearbox and has a thrilling top speed of 165mph. To round off this heart racing experience, jump back into the BMW M4 for a high speed passenger ride. Designed by the car building legend Ralph Firman and with a top speed of 165mph, this F4 racer is sure to get your blood pumping.
Double Supercar Driving Blast with High Speed Passenger Ride
The ultimate experience, this is for those who couldn’t just pick one supercar – now, you can feed your urge for driving adventure and pick two from a range including a Ferrari, a Lamborghini, an Aston Martin and much, much more! Push your driving skills to the limit around a track for three miles in each car and feel the power. When you’re done, you’ll get to sit in the hot seat and be driven around by an experienced professional. If you want to find out what super means across the pond, opt for one of the classic American muscle cars such as a Chevrolet, Mustang or Eleanor Corvette race car.
Buyagift.com is the leading provider of gift experiences and activity days in the UK, and with over 4,000 gifts to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect gift! Buyagift.com provide once in a lifetime experiences with something for everyone, including adrenaline fuelled activities such as the chance to drive a supercar at a top racetrack, flying and sky diving, to more relaxing experiences such as spa days, hotel breaks and gourmet meals.
If you’re stuck for ideas and tired of buying the same presents every year, why not treat your friends and family to something a little different this year with an experience they’ll never forget, something that is bound to create special memories for years to come.