Yes, yes, I know, it's far too early in the year to mention the word C*******s, but trying to find that special present for the motoring guy or gal who has everything can be a bit of a pain, so we might as well begin our search early. Checking out the ever-expanding line-up of Motoring Classics items might just solve the problem for you as there’s something for everybody - and every pocket too, with prices ranging from £9.50 to £8,500.00. Just a few of the many options include:
Authentic Irvin flying jackets
These are the real thing, as worn by WWII Battle of Britain pilots – heritage doesn’t get any better than that! Manufactured from the very best hard-wearing materials, they are available in standard weight for £670.00 inc VAT, or lighter weight courtesy of a slightly shorter wool for £649.00 inc VAT. I really want to buy a couple of these for both Muddy Madam and myself for winter jaunts in the Buggy of Doon!
The comprehensive choice of styles covers everything from performance through to casual luxury; these are shoes for every occasion. As at home at the wheel as treading the pavement, Piloti footwear features premium leathers and suedes, race inspired design details, and the Piloti signature tread pattern on the sole. From £125.00 inc VAT.
Allow your friend or loved one to ‘feel the wheel’ like never before with a pair of Heritage classic leather driving gloves. Available in all regular sizes and finished in the choice of black or dark brown, they are priced at a very affordable £29.95 inc VAT.
Heritage key rings
The perfect stocking presents, these smart, quality rings have leather fobs available in either brown or black and embossed with MG, Triumph or Austin-Healey logos. £9.50 inc VAT.
Heritage polo and sweat shirts
This exclusive range of MG-branded polo and sweatshirts is produced especially for Motoring Classics by Auto Club Racing. The polo shirt (£35.00 inc VAT) is Heritage blue and has a chequer motif across the front, while the more subtle sweatshirt (£45.00 inc VAT), also Heritage blue, sports British Motor Heritage and Safety Fast logos, plus a small racing car.
For full details of the above and all other lifestyle items, car care and maintenance products, chassis and body parts and general accessories available online from Motoring Classics, just log onto www.motoringclassics.co.uk.
But hang on, who are Motoring Classics?
British Motor Heritage (BMH) was established in 1975 to support the owners of classic British marques by putting genuine components back into manufacture; using original tools wherever possible. To date it has built over 6,000 replacement bodyshells for the MGB, MGR V8, MG Midget, Austin Healey Sprite, Triumph TR6, original Mini and Mini Clubman, as well as thousands of individual replacement panels. These and other items are distributed internationally by a 60-strong network of specialists. Further details of BMH and its products are available at www.bmh-ltd.com. Motoring Classics is the retail arm of BMH, which sells related products direct to the public via www.motoringclassics.co.uk. It is also the name of BMH’s quarterly magazine.