Sorry for mentioning it…but it’s only five weeks ‘til Christmas! Don’t worry, shopping isn’t my favourite thing to do either, unless it’s for car related stuff. Obvs!
If you’re struggling to find something to put on your list to Santa, or have ‘no clue’ what to buy great uncle Frank with the Hillman Hunter, here’s a few ideas to get you in the Christmas spirit…
Car club merchandise
Many car clubs tend to sell printed T-shirts, keyrings, hats and other merchandise perfect for a classic enthusiast, plus it’s a great way of supporting the smaller clubs who depend on sales to help keep them running.
There are tons of artists out there who specialise in automotive art in the form of paintings, drawings, sculptures, etc. Treat yourself or someone special to a total one off piece of art.
I’ve been lucky enough to have two artists immortalise Ivan the mighty Ital for me, the fabulous Ian Cook (see above) at POPBANGCOLOUR and the very talented Neil Richardson who you can reach at email@example.com (image below)
From fully prepped rally cars to 38 tonne HGV’s there’s a driving experience available to thrill just about everyone.
I can vouch for the super skilled team at Mercedes Benz World, plus it’s a great place to have a mooch around too!
The 2023 classic events calendar is starting to fill up already with tickets available for many, including; Goodwood Revival, Silverstone Classic, Le Mans, Bicester Scramble, CarFest and loads more. So take your pick.
You can’t beat a nice piece of automobilia to brighten up the garage, man cave, she shed or downstairs loo. And the quirkier the better as far as I’m concerned.
Enamel signs, mascots, books, oil cans and the such can be found online and at most autojumbles across the UK. If you fancy something that’ll really make your mates green with automobilia envy, check out this Mini..
And if you can’t get away with the Mini, then here’s some ideas for a smaller wall too…
- Ferrari logo illuminated sign
And even smaller walls!!
Now, if none of the above make it onto Santa’s list, then maybe one of these will…
Be honest, who doesn’t want to wake up on Christmas Day to one of these crackers. Current bidding as follows…
- 1988 Mercedes G Wagon 280GE (W460) – Current Bid £5,500
- 1991 Ford Escort Mk5 Ghia – Current Bid £600
- 1958 Bedford CA Aristocrat *Rare Kenex Conversion* – Current Bid £7,000
- 1972 Renault Estafette “The Instacam Van” – Current Bid £5,000
- 1980 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II – Current Bid £5,500
- 1969 Vanden Plas Princess 1300 – Current Bid £4,500
- 1996 BMW M3 Evolution Convertible E36 – Current Bid £5,500
To see all of the live and upcoming lots, please click HERE
Have a great weekend!