Want to get your old man something a bit different this Father’s Day? Then look no further, we’ve got you covered with our Father’s Day gift guide at a variety of price points.
If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably got your dad to blame for your car addiction, I know I have, so it’s only right that we say thanks on Father’s Day in the appropriate way, with a car-themed gift. Here are our picks.
Fast Car’s Father’s Day Gift Guide
Meguiar’s Duo Twist Drying Towel, £27.50
We’ve used all types of drying towels over the years from cheapies bought at the local market to mid-range bargains purchased at car shows, but this new offering from Meguiar’s is the best we’ve ever tested. It seems weird to get excited over a towel, but this 50x90cm of highly absorbent microfibre goodness is genuinely amazing.
Yeah, it’s not the cheapest on the market but it’s worth every penny, and your old man will thank you once he gives his car the once over, as he’ll have the job done twice as quick. Giving him the best gift of all, spare time!
Fast Car Entertainment Goodies, from £8.99
Is your dad as car mad as you? Well, why not treat him to a couple of tickets to TRAX? The Ultimate Performance Car Event takes place at Silverstone on the 11th of September and advanced tickets are available for just £32.57. The best bit is children under the age of 14 go free. So, if that’s you, you’re not only buying your old man a present but yourself one, too!
Another option is a Pure Performance annual subscription, for £31.96 he’ll get four issues of the quarterly bookazine, with a wide range of subjects covered, including the Honda Civic Type R, Subaru Impreza, air-cooled Porsches and Lotus Legends. Each issue is available individually at £8.99.
Pure Performance: shop.kelsey.co.uk/pure-performance-magazine
TRAX Tickets: www.fastcar.co.uk/trax-silverstone/
Strictly Static JDM Mystery Box, £99.00
We could tell you what’s in the Mystery Box, but then it wouldn’t be a mystery! But, if you watch the above video we will reveal all there, although don’t tell the guys and girls at Strictly Static as we’ll be in trouble! What I will say here is to expect a trio of tops, loads of stickers and a bunch of other goodies from our favourite lifestyle brand.
Teng Tools Mixed 10-piece Screwdriver Set, £107.28
Blokes like tools, that’s a medical fact. And dads are blokes, well the majority are, so this top-quality screwdriver set from tool giants Teng will be right up their street. The screwdrivers are made from TT-MV PLUS steel alloy for greater strength and material flexibility, plus the set includes a 1,000-volt insulated 3.0mm flat blade screwdriver for when dad takes on the house electrician role.
WORX 12V Cordless Jump Starter, £119.99
We absolutely love the versatility of this product from WORX. Not only does it have 1200 amps of peak power, which is enough to jump start a 4.0-litre petrol and a 2.0-litre diesel engine but it also doubles as an inspection lamp, flashing prevention lamp, flashlight and a two-way USB charging device. So, it won’t just start your car but your iPhone and gadgets too. Is there a dad in the world who doesn’t need this in his life? We think not!
Dynamat Xtreme Bulk Pack, £220
Dynamat isn’t just for audiophiles, it’s actually a great all-round product for getting rid of annoying noises and reducing vibrations, so if you own a retro car and want a bit of 21st century comfort it’s a great product to use as it’s just as brilliant at keeping road noise out as it is audio noise in. This Bulk Pack from Celsus includes 9-sheets of Xtreme, which is enough for any medium to large job, as it has 36 square foot of coverage. The only annoying noise it won’t be able to get rid of is the nagging wife, well, unless she’s standing outside of the car!