Gifts for the Gearhead

Audi Santa

For the adventurous soul or avid collector on your gift list, these Gearhead Gifts have a little something for everyone. Whether you’re a high roller or humble servant, these seven gifts can be yours for you and yours.

Custom Yacht

Benetti Fisker 50 Semicustom Yacht

Henrik Fisker is no stranger to superyachts. The automotive designer regularly spends time in the Mediterranean aboard vessels owned by friends and business acquaintances. But he hadn’t designed a yacht in more than two decades, not since he was a student at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif. Nevertheless, when Fisker casually mentioned his interest in styling a yacht with Benetti, the Italian shipyard immediately agreed to the project. The 164-foot semicustom yacht starts at $37 million and can become a reality for whoever purchases this gift. Not surprisingly, Fisker’s automotive background has influenced the yacht’s look. The curved shape of the hull near the stern calls to mind the haunches of a sports car, and the bow, accented with black carbon fiber and horizontal stainless steel bars, resembles the grille. Throughout the yacht, the living spaces will be designed to accommodate large groups of people. These include the top deck, which will feature a fireplace and a circular fire pitwith seating for 12 people. The interiors can be completely customized; if you want your yacht configured as Fisker conceived it, he is available to advise you. (Benetti, Fabio Ermetto, fabio.ermetto@benettiyachts.itbenettiyachts.it). Go ahead, they deserve it!

Huracan Spyder

Lamborghini Huracan Spyder

Reluctantly, I must say that the Huracan is better looking than its big brother, the Aventador. Its fluid lined and hunkered stance make for a true Italian beauty. Chop off the roof and you have near perfection. Get one of these for the lady in your life and she will think she’s a queen. Toss the keys to your beau and he will feel like he’s on top of the world. At only $250,000, you can get your foot in the door and then allow the recipient to spec it out as they wish. If their wish is to be fast, the car will definitely deliver with a 0-62mph time of 3.2 seconds and a top speed or about 211 mph. If Santa had one in red, Rudolph would have been out of business years ago.


Trip to VIR

from the Villas at South Bend to the Pit Lane Rooms to the Garages, There is nothing quite like a trip to Virginia International Raceway. You won’t find a racetrack anywhere else in the world with full resort amenities for every need and budget. Known as “America’s Motorsport Resort”, it features a Driver’s Club, Karting, two complete skeet shooting courses and the famous Oak Tree Spa and Oak Tree Tavern to bring a relaxing end to your day. If you give a trip to VIR to someone, you are assured cool points and long-term commitment.

NASCAR Racing Experience

A Racing Experience

Whether it be NASCAR, Indy, or a local dirt track, a real gearhead will value the experience of going to the track. Novice fans and seasoned veterans alike enjoy the sights and sounds of their favorite sport.


Track Art

Ever wanted to lap the ‘Ring? Grab the horns of Imola or Spa? Maybe you’ve always wanted to. These bespoke race track sculptures can hang on your wall like the trophies they are. The craftsmen at track-art.net in Bristol UK, create precision cut sculptures from premium laminated birch plywood and hand finish them. With a variety of sizes and thickness’s available you can customize your choice to fit in the perfect location. Hang it on a wall or let it free stand on the table, a Track Art sculpture will be a conversation piece in any situation.

What is one gearhead gift that you’d like to receive this Holiday season?


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