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TOP GIFTS FOR PETROLHEADS

by Lil Bill

There’s one question I get sick of being asked over and over again. Well, two if I include Bob asking me for Christina Hendrick’s phone number every time I see him. But the other one, the one that rears its ugly head year after year, is ‘what should I buy so-and-so for Christmas?’ It seems just because I know about cars, I know just what anyone who likes cars wants for Christmas.

What do I care? I’ve not celebrated Christmas since Mrs W passed. So I’ll be spending this season on some island paradise, just as I always have since that sad day. Obviously I can’t tell you, or the paparazzi will be all over us again. It’s just so hard for a gerbil and a throng of Hollywood starlets in teeny bikinis to frolic around in peace.

But rather than get cross at everyone who asks, I’m going to direct them here to this post, where you’ll find my list of top gifts for petrolheads. Please help me out by sharing your ideas in the comments section too.

Roundabout Society calendar

This year is the ROUNDABOUTS of REDDITCH calendar special 10th anniversary edition. It’s appeared on various blogs, TV shows and comedy routines, so this is actually acceptable as an ironic gift these days.

http://www.roundaboutsofbritain.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=128&osCsid=8c71ef8136935aa4bd4c531a0fd6350b

Speed camera detector

Wrestle with your own morals on whether this is ‘right’. Plenty of others obviously don’t take issue with it when you see just how many are out there to choose from.

Rev counter design tie

The perfect gift for the car-loving office worker (that you don’t really like).

http://www.zazzle.co.uk/rev_counter_from_aircooled_911_and_356_car_tie-151426971318428714

Millennium Falcon manual

If they’re into Stars Wars as well as cars, then you can’t go wrong with a ‘Haynes manual’ for the Millennium Falcon. Now where’s my intergalactic spanner…

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Millennium-Falcon-Manual-Corellian-Freighter/dp/0857330969/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1354549364&sr=1-5

Driving day

Whether they’re into rallying, supercars, offroading or anything else, there’s a racing day out there for your loved one. Best of all, you can invite yourself along to ‘share in the experience’ too.

F12 Berlinetta

With a 6.3-liter V-12, 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission, 730-bhp and 509 lb.-ft. of torque, top speed of 212mph and 0-60 mph in 3 secs, this is the gift that keeps on giving. You’re already on the waiting list, right?

http://www.f12berlinetta.com

Lil Bill

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