Gift Ideas From Free To Five Thousand for Your Favorite Car Enthusiast

December 20, 2009

In order from low to high, here are a few good answers to the question of what to buy that special car guy or gal in your life, no matter what your gift budget:

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Wash and Drive Put a shine on their sled for only $ 10 or $15 always appreciated.

Gauges to Engage Them Get them a tire gauge that speaks announces air pressure. Now were talking! From $15 up to $25 for a programmable digital talking gauge.

Fits Like a Glove Leather driving gloves run from $ 27 for $ 37 for deerskin and all the way up to $70 for Italian lambskin.

Polish Up Your Gift Giving with a complete car care kit from Mothers for $ 73 for the hard core enthusiast.

Book Em, Danica The Big Book of Cars highlights amazing and unusual cars. $150 for the large size hardcover at Amazon.com is a sure hit. Or maybe Ferrari 60 Years: The Great Moments, also in hardcover for $ 31.50 at Amazon. Who says you can't buy them a Ferrari?

Details, Details Treat their chariot to a complete inside and outside detail by the pros, typically $150 -250 including a clay bar polish that gives their car a satin finish.

What Am I Bid for this Present?  - Auction passes with a program guide for Barrett Jackson will set you back about $ 125. We have a winner!

There Goes the Sun - Window tinting from a legitimate installer, depending on the vehicle, can run as little as $ 150 for a mini, or as much as $300 for a van or SUV. A cool present to be sure.

Be A Lamb lambs wool seat covers are cool in summer, warm in winter, and protect the seats while hiding any existing wear and tear. From under $100 off the rack to $400 for custom fit covers.

Get Presents Somewhere portable GPS systems are finding their way onto the must have gift list. Your basic Tom Tom 140 can be found for $95 online, or $90 for a Garmin 205, figure $350 for upper end models like the Garmin 775 with Bluetooth and traffic.  

Radar That Present detected! Keep them out of trouble with an Escort C65 boasting X,K, Ka, and front and rear Laser detection, DSP, and auto mute for $ 199.95.

Picture This - Some great art based on scenes from classic races is available from artists like Roger Blanchard. A giclee of the Speed Eight is $68, an original watercolor $2,100.

Driving Miss Crazy Hook up your favorite lead foot with some instruction at the nearest performance driving school. Prices range from $ 295 for one day to $ 4995 for a three day course.

Gee, that last one would go great with some hot laps in a Tesla S. I'm just saying.


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