Give the gift of Adrenalin, Nostalgia and Literature this Father’s Day
Father’s Day falls in the middle of the motorsport season, making it the perfect time to gift some pure adrenalin, a touch of nostalgia or a piece of literature. Accelerate into your Dad’s good-books with one of our top picks of luxurious motoring themed gifts.
For the Home
Paul Oz hand-embellished canvases available from £730 via Paul Oz / email : firstname.lastname@example.org .
A firm favourite at Luxury Lifestyle Magazine HQ are the works of artist, Paul Oz. The remarkable hand-embellished canvases are the highlight of his offering with a variety of both motoring and non-motoring inspired pieces. Using predominantly vivid images and bright colours these stunning life-like pieces are an investment in addition to a gift this Fathers Day for any motorsport enthusiast.
Memento Exclusive, genuine motorsport infused memorabilia for the home, starting from £129.00
From a Gear Ratio Clock (£129) to Sergio Perez’s Headrest (£400), all of the items available from Memento Exclusive provide a gift to last a lifetime. From an obviously motor themed gift to the subtle car infused items there’s an item for every motor-hearted Dad. A particular favourite of ours, is Stirling Moss’s very own Steering wheel, available at £299, adding a touch of nostalgia with one of Britain’s most loved racing heroes.
For the Heart
Tickets to Silverstone Classic (29-31 July), hospitality packages available from £249
Feed a passion for classic car racing and classic rock music with a hospitality package to this year’s Silverstone Classic. With live music from the likes of the The Boomtown Rats and an unrivalled 50-car grid featuring a full spectrum of historic motorsport, all present at the home of British motorsport culminating in a great gift this Father’s Day.
Parc Fermé VIP hospitality is located in the Silverstone Wing treating guests to the best possible viewing spot overlooking the start/finish line. Prices start at £249 and include breakfast, lunch and tea, unlimited drinks, chauffeur driven transfers, TV screens, souvenir programme plus a VIP gift bag.
NASCAR “Advanced Track Day” Racing Experience package, available from ARXC £3,699.00
If your Father is constantly searching for his next adrenalin rush then look no further than the ARXC NASCAR driving experiences with an 80-lap program, full day experience that’ll be sure to embrace his inner racer. With 4 racing segments with coaching from an instructor between segments and the opportunity to enjoy side by side racing this package will certainly get his heart racing. Other packages are also available from ARXC and can be seen on their website.
Strakka Performance Sessions with WEC team Strakka Performance are available from £450
If your dad would prefer to race from the comfort of a professional race simulator instead of on track, The World Endurance Championship team Strakka Racing based near Silverstone have race simulator packages that might just be the tick in the box you need.
Aimed at experienced track drivers and race enthusiasts, Strakka Performance sessions use the same race simulator its own drivers and members of its young driver development programme rely on to prepare for events. Each session is overseen by one of the team’s real race engineers, who provide helpful feedback and objective analysis supported by data logged during each session. These sessions can help with circuit familiarisation ahead of a race or track day, improve pace and racing lines without the costs of fuel and the possibility of wear and tear or damage, allowing your dad to make the most of valuable and costly real track time.
Half day starter sessions start at £450, giving the option to drive a number of car models that include Porsche, Ferrari, Caterham as well race cars at over 50 tracks worldwide, many of which have been refined with additional data from Strakka’s own track experience.
Just a little something extra
“Formula 1 All The Races (Third Edition)” by Roger Smith, £50.00 from Evro Publishing
For the Dad who just can’t put a book down, Formula 1 All The Races, is the perfect gift for him. Covering every race in Formula One history over 668 pages, this condensed history of the pinnacle of motorsport which captures the character and essence of each race is a must read. Each entry highlights the key events of each Grand Prix from qualifying through to the final outcome as well as spotlighting those incidental happenings so unique to F1 that influenced a race or an unfolding championship battle.
With 935 races, 206 winning cars, 105 winning drivers, 66 seasons and 32 champions theres a story to suit all as you flick through the sport’s history. For the statistically geek the final few list all of the need-to-know facts including World Champion drivers, World Champion constructors and total wins for drivers and constructors.
Other publications including the Maserati 250F, from the Great Cars Series, by Ian Wagstaff, and 27 – The Ferrari Years by Massimo Burbi with Patrick Tambay are additionally great buys for a motor fact enthusiast.