Filed under: Luxury Cars & Autos
When it comes to accessorizing their cars, it's best to leave them to their catalogs of wheels, wheel covers and turbo chargers. But there are a number of items one can buy the driving enthusiast to make his or her hobby a bit richer.
1. Escort Passport 9500ix Radar Detector
"No false alarms" is the chief claim of the Escort. This machine not only detects four bands of radar as well as speed-trap and red-light cameras, it can, with the help of an internal global-positioning-system antenna, sort out which signals are worth slowing down for and which aren't worth bothering you about: Price: $370.00
2. Vintage Poster
Is your recipient a Porsche fanatic? BMW? Peugeot? Comb websites like www.allposters.com or www.internationalposters.com for vintage, original posters that show off the car company's heritage. Prices can range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. Figure a few hundred for proper framing.
3. Skip Barber Driving School
Experience the "serious fun" of the most prestigious racing school in the world. Each day begins with a short classroom "chalk talk," then you're on the race track. Learn and practice the same techniques we taught to Jeff Gordon, Michael Andretti and hundreds of other famous drivers. What you can expect: 1 Day racing School---$1,799.00; 3 Day Racing School--$3,999.00.