Jaguar Nambé Tri-Corner Bowl, $139
Jaguar Nambe bowls
Jaguar Nambe bowls
auto-related gifts don't come with ignition keys or fill markings. Jaguar's range
of products from its design sphere include these Nambé bowls designed by
sculptor Richard K. Thomas. Jaguar says their "classic, elegant lines reflect
the tradition of Jaguar style" - and in case it evades your less
cultured friends, the Jaguar Leaper logo is engraved on the bottom. Go to the Jaguar Collection
online to see the range of products
including the bowls, in smaller and larger sizes.
Audi Driving Experience, from $595
proper education begins in the classroom-but then heads for the racetrack. Wait,
this ain't Plato! Audi's Driving Experience is one of many
manufacturer-underwritten driving schools that offers up all sorts of expert
instruction in technique and skills while behind the wheel of their vehicles.
With Audi, you'll careen around Road Atlanta or Sebring Raceway in a four-ringer
four-wheel machine, learning the finer points of braking, lane changes,
bad-weather driving and proper seating at the controls. You might also learn
you're addicted to driving schools-and so might your teen driver, for which Audi
offers special day-long or two-day driving programs to help them get used to the
world of the Interstate. Hang up that cell phone and click over to the Audi
site for more information, or call 888-282-4872.
Portable B-Ball, $495
can't find hoops everywhere, no matter what ESPN makes you think. But you can
take it with you everywhere so long as you have a trailer hitch and about $500.
Portable B-Ball's traveling hoops backboard hooks into your vehicle's two-inch (or
1.25-inch with adapter) receiver hitch so you can bring the game to whatever
loudmouth needs to be smacked down. Play on parking lots, beaches (rebounds
aren't so much a factor there), or even outside Detroit's Cobo Hall in subzero
cold-and ratchet it down to kiddie height for the next game you take to Spudd
Webb. See www.portablebball.com