Top 6 Gifts For Car Guy Dad On Father's Day
You have less than 10 days to figure out what to pick out for your car guy dad before Father's day. A tie with a Mustang pattern? Socks and underwear perhaps? Why don't we try something new this year and get him something he really wants!
Whatever sort of car guy your father is, we're got a pretty rad list to choose the right gift for him.
Click on the 'slideshow' and let's get started!
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Photo:Cleveland Cyclewerks Cleveland Cyclewerks "Tha Misfit"
For the midlife crisis: Cleveland Cyclewerks 'The Misfit' [$3,195]
So the father of your children is having trouble sleeping. He's working with self esteem issues. He's 45 and he's struggling with a midlife crisis.
Time to get a bike! Cleveland Cyclewerks CEO Scott Colosimo is a Cleveland native that describes the people of his city as the honest, blue-collar, working class. "There's people that just legitimately want to ride a cool bike that they could afford. For that sort of person, our bikes make sense."
Inspired by the ageless 'Cafe Racer' icons Norton Commando and Triumph Thruxton, 'Tha Misfit' is a fraction of the Commando's $16,000 price tag and Scott Colosimo guarantees that his bikes are just as fun.
Photo:Paramount Le Mans, Bluray.
For the movie buff: Le Mans starring Steve McQueen, on Bluray [$12.49, Amazon]
Despite the more commercially successful "Bullitt", "Le Mans" is one of the most celebrated titles starring the King of Cool. This Bluray is a must have for any self respecting car guy and cinephile.
McQueen said one of his most famous lines in this movie: "Lotta people go through life doing things badly. Racing's important to men who do it well. When you're racing, it's life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting."
Photo:Team O'Neil Rally School Team O'Neil Rally School with Ken Block, right center
For the weekend warrior: Team O'Neil Rally School [$1,897]
Located in Dalton, New Hampshire, the Team O'Neil Driving School is quite unique. When DC Shoes founder Ken Block dove into the world of professional rally driving, he first learned the craft under the instructions of Team O'Neil. The result? Block drifted between exploding barrels in slow motion to produce his series of DC Shoes Gymkhana short films. It garnered more than 100 million views.
If your dad has the thirst for adventure and loves to take on a new challenge, sign him up for a class at Team O'Neil. Rally school packages start at $1897.
Team O'Neill Driving School also provides classes for multiple levels of driving depending on what a student intends to get out of the experience. The winter driving education program will teach and assist normal drivers of all age groups the techniques of safe driving on snow and ice by revealing and acclimating the students to the dynamics of their personal daily driver. Team O'Neill goes so far as to say that their course should be a requirement for any driver living in the northeast. Winter Safety School: $395/person.
Photo:Autodromo Autodromo Brescia , front and center
For the watch enthusiast: Autodromo Brescia[$425]
'Automobiliac' blogger Bradley Price had undertaken a 2-year project that combined his love for vintage watches and classic cars with his professional skills as designer and branding consultant.
We are excited to share with you his result - a line of elegant wrist watches that possess design cues heavily influenced by the gauges one would find in a classic European sports car. According to the Autodromo website, the name Brescia was inspired by a historic town located in Northern Italy, where the famous Mille Miglia rally was first held approximately 50 years ago.
The website continues, "Brescia watch speaks to time-honored elegance and simplicity. Its clean, understated look is the perfect complement to a tailored Italian suit." Visit Bradley's blog, Automobiliac, or go to the Autodromo homepage for product inquiries. $425
Photo:iXoost iXoost iPod Dock Speakers
For the audiophile: iXoost iPod Dock [Inquire]
Nothing sounds sweeter than the noise that barks from an Italian V12 engine... wait what?
A hand-built speaker and iPod dock inspired by the intricate piping of an exhaust manifold, iXoost offers three distinct models: V8, V10 and V12. Beautifully packaged, the iXoost docks are equipped with four 70W amplifiers and one 140W subwoofer.
Made in Modena, Italy. Contact iXoost, www.ixoost.it/eng, to learn more!
Photo:www.garthstein.com The Art Of Racing In The Rain, Garth Stein
For the quiet leisurer: The Art Of Racing In The Rain, Garth Stein [$12.89, Amazon]
Narrated by a dog named Enzo, the story reveals life with his master, Denny Swift-- a father, a husband, a race car driver. Enzo learned a lot on his own by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the wise words of his master. Through these mediums, Enzo gains insight on what it means to be human.
Using Enzo as a vessel, author Garth Stein made sure to illustrate the obstacles in motorsports while shedding light to life lessons. One of the repeating ideas in the novel is, "That which you manifest is before you." Stein explains, "We are in charge of our lives. We create our own destiny. We have to take responsibility... it's a big job!"
Rumors have surfaced of a movie deal involving actor and racing driver Patrick Dempsey.