Jalopnik Holiday Gift Guide: Busted Knuckle Garage Trapper Hat

They don't call it the 24 Hours Of LeMons Arse-Freeze-A-Palooza for nothing; weather conditions at Thunderhill in late December usually oscillate between "horizontal stinging sleet" and "bad day even by Ivan Denisovich standards." The folks at the Busted Knuckle Garage, realizing this, sent me one of their trapper… » 12/09/08 4:30pm 12/09/08 4:30pm

Holiday Gift Guide: Mario Kart Slot Cars

Though it doesn't quite have the realism or history of Gran Turismo 4, we've been addicted to the Mario Kart series for as long as we could chuck a red homing shell. We've spent countless hours unlocking tracks and cars on the digital version, which often leads to sore eyes. But what to do when you're taking a break?… » 12/21/07 2:30pm 12/21/07 2:30pm

Jalopnik Holiday Gift Guide: Racing Stopwatch

That egg timer you got from Target may look sweet on the dash of your old Datsun 510 when you go solo-crossing with your buddies, but it's probably not the best way to measure your lap times and the lap times of your buddies. That's where a good stopwatch comes in handy. On the low-end, most stop watches will let you… » 12/20/07 12:30pm 12/20/07 12:30pm

Jalopnik Holiday Gift Guide: A CB Radio

While you probably wouldn't want in your new Bentley, nothing classes up an old rig for a long road trip more than a CB Radio. You can relive your Smokey & The Bandit fantasies by calling out a 'Bear in the Air' just outside Bull City, or letting others know that there's an Evil Kenevil 'shooting you in the back'… » 12/19/07 1:15pm 12/19/07 1:15pm

Jalopnik Holiday Gift Guide: Battery Powered Mini Convertible

This one's for the kids, though we'd imagine Santa might have a hard time carrying this one down the chimney. If you're greatest aspiration is to turn your son/daughter/neice/nephew into an anglo-autophile, a good first step might be to buy them this battery-powered Mini Cooper Convertible. For Just $350 you can have… » 12/18/07 1:00pm 12/18/07 1:00pm

Booze Cruise Radio-Controlled Car Game

We're not suggesting that folks playing a few spirited rounds of Radio Controlled Highball Navigation are necessarily going to feel inspired to hop in a real car and cause a gory 25-car pileup, but there's something a bit, you know, unsettling about the Booze Cruise Radio Controlled Car. It looks as if you set your… » 12/17/07 2:00pm 12/17/07 2:00pm

Jalopnik Holiday Gift Guide: Exotic Car Rental

We're getting closer to Christmas Day, so it's probably time to start considering gifts that don't require that much shipping. What if you could get your significant other an Aston Martin Vanquish, Murcielago Spider, Ferrari F430 or a Benz SL65 AMG without having to get a 400 month lease? If your pockets are slightly… » 12/14/07 1:45pm 12/14/07 1:45pm

Jalopnik Holiday Gift Guide: The Ultimate Garage Fridge

No one likes to be troubled with getting a beer from inside whilst in the middle of serious repairs, but there's something about a yellowing Frigidaire that sort of ruins the feng shui of most garages. That's where the Microfridge Garage Refrigerator enters the picture. This 53 cu-in fridge mimics the black and red… » 12/12/07 1:15pm 12/12/07 1:15pm

Jalopnik Holiday Gift Guide: A Big Red Bow

We're sort of being coy when we suggest a "big red bow" for a gift, as we really think a vehicle of the automotive kind is probably the best gift you can get an automotive enthusiast. That being said, we'd spawn all kind of trouble if we suggested what car to get for that special someone in your life. We'd hate for a… » 12/11/07 2:30pm 12/11/07 2:30pm

Jalopnik Holiday Gift Guide: Transformers Generation One Box Set

As far as we can tell, the cheapest way to get into "Generation One" Transformers, a.k.a. the original Transformers series, is this Complete DVD Box Set with all 98 episodes plus the movie. That's Optimus Prime on 15 discs in an attractive tin case. Just a slight heads up, the discs are imported from China and… » 12/10/07 2:30pm 12/10/07 2:30pm

Jalopnik Holiday Guide: Dickies Coveralls

Better than a faux-Ferrari polo made of a cheap polyester, the real grease monkey in your life could get a lot of miles out of a pair of good coveralls. We can definitely recommend any of the Dickies line of coveralls, as they offer comfort, durability and value. Murilee manages to burn through a pair of these every… » 12/07/07 12:30pm 12/07/07 12:30pm

Jalopnik Holiday Gift Guide: Speed Racer Season 1 DVD

Known as Mach Go Go Go in Japan, Speed Racer holds a special place in our hearts from when they replayed the show on MTV (we'll see about the Speed Racer) film. It was a great introduction to the world of auto racing (though, it sort of skewed our view of it for a time). Some may think the show cheesy, but the show… » 12/06/07 1:45pm 12/06/07 1:45pm

Holiday Gift Guide: Hydrogen Power Kit for your R/C Car


We're hoping to appeal to both the weekend R/C racers and the alternafuel fans on the site with this choice. Horizon Fuel Cell technologies offers a hydrogen fuel cell power supply for your R/C car that incorporates on board hydrogen fuel canisters! Even better, the kit is designed to fit in the battery compartment… » 12/04/07 1:45pm 12/04/07 1:45pm