Friday , January 15 2021

10 gift ideas for car lovers

Looking for the perfect gift for the holiday season? The Car Guide has selected for you 10 gift ideas for car lovers, whether they are small or big. We have selected a wide range of prices, from $25 to $600, to suit all budgets.

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Playmobil “Back to the Future” Package

Photo: Playmobil

Playmobil has greatly diversified its partnerships in recent years. The box set derived from the film Back to the future should appeal to children, but also to parents lulled by this emblematic film.

From the modified DeLorean to Marty McFly, Doc Brown and even his dog Einstein, every element of the film is faithfully reproduced. There are also a few additional objects such as the plutonium used for time travel, the video camera or the remote control to operate the car remotely.

Observed price: $60

Mclaren Senna GTR Lego Technic

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Photo: Lego

Like Playmobil, Lego also offers many cars in its catalogue. One of the latest is the formidable Mclaren Senna GTR, whose pistons can even be seen rising and falling under the rear hood!

The only downside is that you can order it for Christmas, but you’ll have to wait until January 1st to get it…But since the car is for children 10 years old and over, see if the person who will receive this gift can wait a few days before enjoying it fully.

Observed price: $70

Ferrari 488 GTE ” AF Corse #51 ” Lego Technic

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Photo: Lego

Lego is not just for children, as there are Technic sets for adults. This Ferrari 488 GTE is a replica of the models that compete in the World Endurance Championship as well as the mythical Le Mans 24 Hours.

With a total of 1,677 parts, it is aimed at people aged 18 and over according to the manufacturer’s site. But like the Mclaren Senna, it will also be necessary to wait until January 1st before being able to start the assembly.

Recorded price: $230

Stick-on model Mazda RX-7 Tamiya

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Photo: Tamiya

With the restrictions of the pandemic, why not take advantage of the holiday season to build a mythical car? With this Mazda RX-7, here’s a great way to pass the time by assembling the car step by step.

Model to scale 1/24 (about 20 cm long), the car is not delivered with paint and glue. If the person who is going to receive the gift is new to the world of models to be glued, plan an extra small package with paint and glue .

Recorded price: $35

Meguiar’s Liquid Ceramic Wax

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Photo: Meguiar’s

Car enthusiasts appreciate that their vehicle shines and that the paintwork is well protected against various aggressions. There’s nothing like a quality wax to preserve the shine of your bodywork.

Tested and approved by Marc-André Gauthier, our auto detailing specialist at the Car GuideAccording to him, this wax offers a very good quality/price ratio. One last piece of advice though, a wax should be applied at a certain temperature and it is not recommended to do it outside when it is very cold.

Observed price: $25

Model Porsche 911 engine

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Here’s a gift that should be a big hit with mechanical enthusiasts! This flat 6-cylinder Porsche 911 has been reduced to a quarter scale (45cm long, 32cm wide). It is a

Made of transparent plastic, it shows the operation of each motor element once mounted. Pistons, connecting rods, crankshaft, valves, and even the ignition of spark plugs, represented by bulbs.

Observed price: $270

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Photo: The Car Guide

For car enthusiasts, if there’s one book you should get every year, it’s the Car Guide!

In the 2021 edition, you can of course find the road tests of all the vehicles sold on the market. But this year, we also offer you two comparison games. The first features six 3-row mid-size SUVs, while the second pits three rechargable hybrid SUVs against each other. Finally, we’ve also included two backrests, a history of Hypercars of Ferrari and a second on the history of the Manic GT, the only mass-produced Quebec car.

Recorded price: $35

Diecast Volkswagen Multivan Norev

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Photo: Norev

Regardless of the era, Volkswagen vans are fashionable. If you know an owner or enthusiast of this type of vehicle, why not offer them this 1990 version? This 1/18 scale model is about 25 cm long, a nice size, especially since the latest creations from Norev offer a very nice quality finish.

Recorded price: $120 to $140

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Photo: Garmin

Also known as “dash cams”, dashboard cameras have become very popular in recent years. In the event of an accident or a dispute, they make it possible to assert your rights, even if it can be a double-edged sword if you are at fault.

While the basic models simply film what’s happening in front of you, the top-of-the-line models have two cameras (front and rear), Wi-Fi connectivity and remote activation to monitor your vehicle when parked.

Observed price: $90 for a basic model, up to $600 for high-end versions.

Subaru Ice Experience Driving Course

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Photo: Mécaglisse

Driving and car enthusiasts often store their antique or valuable vehicle during the winter. Since snow is unavoidable in winter, why not take advantage of the opportunity to learn about winter driving? This course, offered by Circuit Mécaglisse, lasts half a day and uses Subaru WRX.

This is not a driving course here, but a driving course. That said, learning about mass transfer, braking on ice and accelerator dosage will still be useful once back on the road. Participants must present a valid Class 5 license and must be over 21 years of age to be able to drive the Subaru WRX from the driving school.

Recorded price: $369

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