Yes, it’s nearly that one-day, well, that fifteen minutes or so, of year again when you have pretend to be grateful for all the things your dad does for you.
Best buy him a gift. But what should you get him? I mean, what does he even like?
If the answer is slot cars and/or historic motorsport then you’ve come to the right place!
Here are my top five gifts you could buy your old man this Father’s Day to keep him off your back for one-day, well, fifteen minutes or so…
BTW – this year Father’s Day is Sunday 17th June. That’s next Sunday.
Goodwood Revival “Twenty Glorious Years” Book
If your old man is a fan of the Goodwood Revival this book is an easy win.
Twenty Glorious Years is the Goodwood experience squeezed into 250 pages of stunning photography and evocative narrative from the original era of motorsport at the Goodwood Circuit blended with images from the Revival.
Twenty Glorious Years is priced £29.99 and available now to buy from the Goodwood Shop.
Policar Lotus 72 | Graham Hill’s No. 3 Oulton Park 1970
This stunner from Policar captures the Lotus 72 No.3 racing car from Oulton Park 1970 with Graham Hill – and his unmistakable race helmet – behind the wheel.
An ideal gift for the slot car racer thanks to Policar’s Triple Gearing system making it lightening quick out of the box!
And if your dad’s more of the collector, it comes in a crystal display box.
Policar Lotus 72 is priced 49.50 and available to buy from Pendle Slot Racing.
Tickets for the Silverstone Classic
The Silverstone Classic is an excellent alternative to the Goodwood Revival with a wide variety of on track excitement, air displays, family fun fair and music.
This year’s Classic is on the weekend of 20th July at the Northamptonshire race track.
Silverstone Classic tickets from £45.00 are available to buy from the Silverstone Classic website.
Classic Scalextric Banked Curves
If your dad is anything like me, their first Scalextric track had a banked curve at one end for spectacular high-speed racing.
While not as steep as they were in the 80s, Scalextric have added their 10° banked curves back into their track line-up.
Helping to add a bit more variety to your dad’s layout, increase speed and bring his lap times down. Trust me, he’ll be forever grateful.
Scalextric Radius 2 Banked Curve is priced at £11.99 and available to pre-order from the Scalextric website.
GT40 – The Autobiography of 1075
One of the most recognisable and best loved sports cars gets it very own autobiography thanks to Ray Hutton. Raced in Gulf’s iconic blue-and-orange livery, the Ford GT40 ‘1075’ won the Le Mans 24 Hours not just once but twice, in 1968 and 1969.
This sumptuous book tells the stories of the races, the drivers and the team.
GT40 – The Autobiography of 1075 by Ray Hutton is priced £60.00 and available now to buy on Amazon.