The 5 best (possibly worst) presents for petrolheads this Christmas
Another set of golf tees. That's right, your auntie saw you once with a set of clubs during your three-week golf phase and six years later, she's still giving you a set of tees that forces you to splatter a half-arsed smile across your face at Christmas to keep her happy.
It's time to put your foot down this year however. It's time to assert yourself as the petrol-crazed geek that you are and show Auntie Jessie that camshafts are the new golf shafts.
I've been scouring the internet for the greatest automotive tat on the internet this year, and there are some absolute corkers up for grabs. Let's start with...
A genuine Hyundai picnic rug
Are picnics still a thing? I can't remember the last time I went on one, but Hyundai customers seem to love a jaunt to a nice park for some sandwiches and a Vimto. If you go onto the official Hyundai website, they'll sell you an official badged picnic rug for adventures in the woods and meadows of your nearby countryside. It's tartan too. Lovely.
Hot Wheels Mercedes 190E
Built as a homologation car to take Merc racing, the 2.5-16 Cosworth was a DTM beast for the road. And although Hot Wheels is generally a brand for youngsters, I'm sure many of us over the age of playing with such toys would happily have one of these black beauties sitting on a shelf in the house.
Porsche golf bag
You'd think that if you own something like a 911 or a Cayman, you wouldn't have time to get the old bats out and shoot some holes.
But where there's a will, there's a way, so Porsche has invested some cash in this slick number – a branded golf bag. I'm a bit of a golfist myself but I think I'll pass...
Your dad is probably the easiest person to buy for at Christmas – socks, shirts, the odd book. Now MG has made things even simpler with these absolute clangers. Nope, not the pink space pig puppet things from the '70s, but instead these stunning MGB cufflinks. Yes please.
DriveTribe tank top
Save yourself some thinking time – open a new tab, search for the DriveTribe Store and find these fashion must-haves.
Perfect for chilling around your home at the weekends and also for getting stuck into some vigorous exercise if that's what you're into, these tank tops bring some automotive chic to your bare shouldered exploits. I'll have an extra small please.