With Father’s Day just around the corner, chances are you’ll be racking your brains for the perfect gift idea. If you’re a bit stuck for inspiration, we’ve put together a number of suggestions that would be perfect for any dad with a petrolhead streak.
Race track sculpture
If your motorsport-obsessed dad has a man cave, one of these sculptures from TrackSculptures.com could be the perfect addition for the wall. Priced from around £62, these works of art are made up of 26 laminated sheets of Baltic Birch and covered in a carbon-fibre topping.
You can order an outline of practically any race circuit you can imagine – from the lesser-known, obscure tracks right up to famous courses such as the Nurburgring Nordschleife and the Monaco GP circuit.
Even if you aren’t hugely into cars and motorsport, go-karting is always going to be an incredibly entertaining activity. With so many different courses and companies operating go-karting experiences around the UK, finding a location convenient for you and your father shouldn’t be too difficult. Just be sure not to get too competitive with one another, though, as you wouldn’t want to have a fall out on Father’s Day.
Race track experience
For those of you who might find the idea of go-karting a bit too tame, you could take it one step further and sign your dad up for a proper race track driving day experience. A number of the UK’s most famous circuits offer punters the chance to take to the track – including Silverstone, Thruxton and Donington. If you’re not too keen on the idea of your dad taking his own car out on the track, some companies also offer the opportunity to use one of their very own supercars.
Autoglym car cleaning kit
If your dad is a keen petrolhead, chances are he likes to keep his own car in tip-top condition. Car cleaning specialist Autoglym offers a wide range of products that will really help make a car look its best. You can find a number of gift sets on the Autoglym website, some of which target specific areas of the car, while others include all you need to give your entire vehicle a full wash and detail. Prices range from around the £20 mark, and go all the way up to £65 for a full cleaning set.
Simply Race Milton Keynes
Has your dad ever fancied taking to the track in a proper, full-on racing car? Simply Race, based in Milton Keynes, is the UK’s most highly rated simulator centre according to TripAdvisor, and features 15 simulators that are all linked together for competitive racing. Simply Racing sells a range of gift vouchers through its website, with prices ranging from £10 for a 20-minute session to £25 for a 60-minute session.