What do you get the gearhead who has everything? E3 Spark Plugs combed the internet and a few automotive magazines and TV shows to put together a list of the five three things we think the car/truck/motorcycle enthusiast on your holiday shopping list will love. Heck, you just might pick up an extra one of these for yourself, too. We wouldn’t blame you.
A copy of 20th Century Classic Cars – 100 Years of Automotive Ads: This hard-cover coffee table book features a look back at both the progress of car design and the art of advertising those cars over the past century. Written and compiled by New York Times Automotive Writer Phil Patton and Taschen America Executive Editor Jim Heimann, the book is a brilliantly illustrated, 480-page timeline of the automobile and highlights technological innovations, major manufacturers and dealers, influential historical events and the influence of pop culture on car design. 20th Century Classic Cars is a great gift for any auto buff – $39.99 on the Taschen website and at most major book stores and online book dealers.
Gladiator Garageworks: Ditch that old recycled armoire and collection of tackle boxes your car lover is using to organize his tools. Whirlpool has created a system that turns that’ll make his garage look like a something out of a luxury home magazine. The Gladiator Garageworks system is totally customizable, with features like the $600 8-foot maple wood work bench, GearBoxes and GearDrawers drawers designed to fit specific tools, and a GearWall that lets you anchor cupboards above a bench and reconfigure their positions as needed (no need to drill new holes or search for studs). The system also includes appliances like a trash compactor and the Chillerator, a refrigerator/freezer designed to keep a consistent temperature despite extreme weather and humidity conditions – something that retired kitchen fridge just can’t handle.
A Skip Barber Racing School experience: He can’t keep it in a dresser drawer, but it’s something he’ll never forget. One, two and three-day racing programs at the Skip Barber Racing School are a car enthusiast’s dream. There’s even a SuperBike school for motorcycle lovers. If the speed demon on your holiday shopping list has ever dreamed of taking to the tracks, this gift will be a blast. And it’ll make any car fanatic a safer, better driver. Gift certificates are 15% off if you buy before December 31.
Of course, there is one other thing we can think of that will rock a Christmas stocking – a set of E3 performance spark plugs. With DiamondFire technology that allows for better gas mileage and a cleaner, stronger burn, this is a gift that will keep on giving.
Happy holidays from E3 Spark Plugs!