HD HERO2 Motorsports EditionEnlarge Photo
3. HD HERO2 Motorsports Edition: $299.99
If you've got a father who's a fan of track days, he's likely the kind of guy who wants to capture his heroics on camera. The HERO2 is perfectly suited for the job -- and as an added bonus, you can sell any footage he doesn't like to World's Wackiest Car Stunts (or whatever passes for "history" on the History Channel these days). Other versions of the cam start at $150, so poke around to find the right one for your pop.
4. Joby Gorillamobile for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S: $39.95
If you like the idea of the HERO2 but think it's too rich for your blood, invest in a tripod for dad's iPhone. There are plenty on the market, but this one features Joby's trademark "Gorilla" arms, meaning that it'll cling to almost anything -- a headrest, a rear-view mirror, a gun rack, whatever's handy. And since it relies on dad's existing iPhone, you won't have to teach him to use a new camera. That's a win-win.
Huxley sunglasses from Warby ParkerEnlarge Photo
Even if dad isn't much of a speed demon, every father needs a respectable pair of sunglasses that he can stash above the visor. (Which he'll no doubt spend 10 minutes inspecting and polishing before starting up the car, but that's neither here nor there.) Sure, you could go for the obvious Ray Bans, but we prefer Warby Parker. The company has a huge range of stylish, afforable frames on sale, and unlike the ones you find at LensCrafters, most can handle prescription lenses. Even better? For every pair you buy, Warby Parker will donate a pair of eyeglasses to someone in need. Our personal fave: the Huxley, which is loaded with retro style -- just like dear ol' dad.
Speedometer & fuel gauge cuff linksEnlarge Photo
French-cuffed shirts have seen a comeback in recent years, but to make the most of them, you need an awesome pair of cuff links. This pair, featuring speedometer and a fuel gauge, is rhodium-plated, so it'll never need polishing -- and it won't break the bank, either.