Don't panic and don't head to the High Street... we've got the Xmas answer

Last-minute Xmas gifts with e-vouchers

Are you suffering from Christmas present panic? Still got gifts to buy but online delivery deadlines have passed? Sit back, relax and swerve the High Street hassle with our guide to last-minute motoring gifts delivered straight to your inbox with a handy e-voucher.

Don't panic and don't head to the High Street... we've got the Xmas answer

Don’t panic and don’t head to the High Street… we’ve got the Xmas answer

Just pick your gift from the list below and watch the car fan in your life beam with excitement on Xmas morn… totally oblivious to the fact you’d almost forgotten to get them anything…

Double supercar blast

Double supercar blast

Double Supercar Blast
From dads, to boyfriends wives and daughters – just about any bhp-addicted relative, partner, sibling or offspring will be aghast with pleasure as they receive their Double Supercar Blast e-voucher. Venues include the Top Gear test track at Dunsfold Park, where drivers can choose from a high-octane roster of supercars including a Ferrari 355, 360 or 430, Lamborghini Gallardo, Aston Martin V8 Vantage or DB9, Audi R8, Porsche 911 or 996 Turbo, Nissan GTR or an Ariel Atom. The experience lasts around 1.5 hours, with a safety briefing and the chance to hit the circuit and complete three white-knuckle miles in a brace of snarling supercars. They’ll even get a certificate for added bragging rights.
Important info: The person you’re buying for will need to hold a full driving licence, stand between  5’0” and 6’5” tall – and not weigh more than 20stone – so make sure they lay-off the mince pies. Vouchers must be redeemed by 31 July, 2015, and there’s a £20.00 surcharge for taking the experience on a weekend.
Available with e-voucher: Yes
How much: £59.00
Where: Get your supercar experience here

Single-seaters at Silverstone

Single-seaters at Silverstone

Single-seaters at Silverstone
With Lewis bringing the F1 title back to Britain, what better way to celebrate than by heading to Silverstone for a hi-octane session of white-knuckle driving in a 150bhp Formula Silverstone single-seat race car. Riding just millimetres from the ground, the recipient will be blasted from 0-60mph in just 4.3 seconds and be glued to the black stuff as they corner at speeds that’d leave road cars spinning hopelessly out of control. The driver will become one with their machine as the stupendous traction flings them from corner to straight with heart-stopping power as they take on the challenge of Silverstone’s Stowe Circuit. The basic ‘Thrill’ package offers a 20-minute safety and technique briefing – where participants learn about braking, cornering, clipping kerbs and safety flags – followed by eight minutes driving behind a pace car, before being let loose to pilot their steed for 10 solo minutes of driving ecstasy. Once driven – forever smitten.
Important info: All drivers must have held a full licence for at least one year, stand between 5’2”-6’6” and weigh no more than 18 stone.
Available with e-voucher: Yes
How much: From £89.00
Where: Get your Silverstone Single Seater Thrill here

Lambos for your little lambs

Lambos for your little lambs

Junior Lamborghini Gallardo Driving Experience
Outsmart the kid who arrives back at school boasting about the expensive yet banal presents received from their equally unimaginative parents, by ensuring your offspring has the best post-festive tale to tell by purchasing them a driving experience in a Lamborghini Gallardo. It’s the car that all adults dream of driving, so imagine how your bhp-obsessed child will react to receiving a voucher confirming they’ll soon be jumping into the driving seat and heading on to the track for a rubber-smoking session of hi-octane anarchy in one of the world’s most sought-after supercars. Available at 10 venues throughout the UK, the chipper nipper will receive a safety briefing from a fully trained instructor before hitting the private coned circuit for 10-15 minutes of Lamborghini Gallardo-driving heaven. They’ll also be handed a commemorative certificate to ward off any classroom doubters.
Important info: Vouchers are valid for 10 months and age limits vary by location, but range from around 11-17 years old. Minimum height 5’0”. All drivers must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Locations: Elvington, York, Longcross Proving Ground, Surrey, Rockingham, Northampton and Blyton Park, Gainsborough
Available with e-voucher: Yes
How much: £95.00
Where: Get your Junior Lamborghini Gallardo Driving Experience e-voucher here

Put your star in the car

Put your star in the car

Top Gear – Star In A Reasonably Priced Car experience
Giving someone the opportunity to drive a Kia Cee’d might not immediately strike you as a gift to gain friends – but think again. Yes, Top Gear fans will recognise the above scenario as something so much more – the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car experience, to be precise. Participants will take on a shortened version of the circuit, which includes all the best bits from the show’s version – including the daunting Hammerhead, Chicago and the ultimate handling test, the terrifying Follow-Through. An experienced instructor will take to the track with them and provide tips to get the best lines through the circuits iconic corners – before letting them go solo and pilot the Cee’d through three high-speed laps of pure reasonably-priced pleasure. On top of this, the gift-holder will extend their experience with up to two hours in a replica of the show’s TV studio.
Important info: Vouchers bought for Christmas are valid until June 30, 2015. The experience is available on dates throughout the year. The minimum age for drivers is 17 and participants will need to hold a full UK driving licence.
Location: Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey
Available with e-voucher: Yes
How much: From £85.00
Where: Get your Star In A Reasonably Priced Car here

Go Hypersonic speed fans

Go Hypersonic speed fans

The Hypersonic – Silverstone Circuit
Buying for an adrenaline junkie? Then gifting them a passenger ride in this twin-seat bhp-snorting monster is about the closest they’ll get to the thrill of riding a Formula One car without having a spend-happy daddy operating tax-avoidance schemes from several multi-national conglomerates. Blasting the recipient from 0-60mph in just 3.0 seconds, the V6 engine will reach speeds of around 150mph. They’ll be driven by a pro-instructor who’ll take just a few brain-shattering seconds to reveal just why Silverstone has dubbed this experience ‘The Hypersonic’. With three laps ahead of them, passengers can expect an adrenaline overdose that’ll leave them seriously addicted and begging for more – or pleading for mercy.
Important info: There’s no minimum age, but those taking part will need to stand between 4’10” and 6’6” and weigh no more than 18 stone.
Location: Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire
Available with e-voucher: Yes
How much: From £69.00
Where: Book a seat in ‘Hypersonic’ here

Rally time

Rally time

Rally Driving Experience
Let the automotive hooligan in your life swerve from the Tarmac and go off-piste in an off-road adventure they’ll never forget. Sliding through mud, duelling with trees and impossibly sharp turns, this is everything they’d expect from the driving seat of a top rally car. They’ll get a training session with a qualified instructor before being let loose on the loose stuff. They’ll tackle a specially constructed track to slide, drift and put into practice all the new techniques they’ve been taught – leaving someone else to clean up the mess. The experience can be enjoyed at five locations around the UK. Participants will also receive a certificate.
Important info: Experience is available on Saturdays and selected Tuesdays in Essex, Mon-Fri in Yorkshire and selected dates in Leicestershire. Maximum height is 6’4″ (6’6″ at the Oxfordshire location), minimum height is 5′. Drivers must not be over 18 stone (16 stone in Oxfordshire). Those taking part will be required to provide a full, valid driving licence on the day.
Location: Find locations here
Available with e-voucher: Yes
How much:
From £89.00
Where:
Book a Rally Driving Experience here

Monster day out

Monster day out

Monster Truck Ride
A must-do experience for petrol heads of all ages… Give them a shot of adrenaline as they ride shotgun with an experienced driver delivering an orgy of hi-octane automotive anarchy in a genuine monster truck. Those taking the experience will be given a safety briefing before climbing into one the eight passenger seats in the colossal 7.5 litre V8 American monster truck, affectionately known as ‘Grizzly’. Once strapped in, the recipient will experience around 15 minutes of petrol-powered hooliganism as ‘Grizzly’ take them for a wild spin over a series of sharp corners, challenging climbs, sudden drops, mounds and even a few cars. It’ll be fast, furious and an experience to remember.
Important info: Minimum age is 8. Under 16’s must be accompanied by a participating adult. This is a ride-only experience and those taking part won’t be able to drive the monster truck.
Location: This experience lasts around 1.5hours and is offered in East Grinstead, West Sussex. Others locations are available across the country.
Available with e-voucher: Yes
How much:
From £40.00
Where: Book a monster truck ride in Sussex here

Dukes of Hazzard time

Dukes of Hazzard time

Dukes of Hazzard Blast
One for the dads, but before he starts dabbing on the Brut 33, gently break the news that Daisy Duke won’t be attending. However, he will be able to take the wheel of a ‘General Lee’ Dodge Charger and take the snarling V8 muscle car for eight miles of relentless, adrenaline-fuelled track action. The locations for the experience are just as iconic as the car itself – with Brands Hatch, Goodwood and Rockingham providing the black stuff. The recipient will also receive a certificate to prove their rubber-smoking credentials. Just look out for Boss Hogg and Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane… and not forgetting Flash.
Important info: Minimum age 18. Minimum height 4’10”, maximum height 6’5”. Maximum weight 18 stone. Full manual or automatic licence (held for minimum of 12 months) must be produced on the day. Those with heart- or back conditions cannot take part.
Location: Enjoy the General Lee Blast at Brands Hatch, Goodwood Circuit and Rockingham Raceway.
Available with e-voucher: Yes
How much:
From £99.00
Where: Book a Dukes Of Hazzard experience here

wacky

For the oddball in your life

Wacky Racing in Northampton
Monty Python lives at Northampton Raceway with this truly British driving experience. If a friend or relative is a bit ‘eccentric’ they’re sure to appreciate this racing-circuit romp in some of the wackiest vehicles imaginable. Let the oddball in your life indulge their passion for madness with three hours of madcap motoring – during which they’ll drive off in an 87mph leopard skin sofa or a fully equipped office with desk, or perhaps they’d prefer the double decker car with the driver at the top steering and the passenger down below controlling the pedals. Spectators are welcome, but they will be charged £10.00 to witness the mechanical tomfoolery. Those taking part will also get a gourmet burger lunch, drinks and a souvenir certificate.
Important info: Drivers must be reasonably fit and over 16 years old. Max height is 6ft 5″; Max weight is 20 stone. Full driving licence not required. Bookings need to be made at least four weeks in advance.
Location: Northampton Raceway.
Available with e-voucher: Yes
How much: £99.00
Where: Book a Wacky Racing experience here

Pay for your ride - like most F1 pilots

Pay for your ride – like most F1 pilots

Drive a Formula One car
We’ve saved the ultimate experience for last… but the gift of driving a genuine Formula One car will literally be the experience of a lifetime for the petrol head in your life. Apart from turning up at the British GP and carjacking Lewis Hamilton, there’s just nowhere to go beyond this. With a 0-60mph time of just 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 200mph, the chance to drive a 600bhp ex-Formula One GP car around a genuine race circuit is truly unbeatable. The full-day experience starts with a safety briefing, after which the track action commences with five familiarisation laps of in a sports saloon driven by a race instructor. The recipient will then drive the saloon car for 10 laps before climbing behind the wheel of an Aston Martin and Ferrari 360 for two six-mile sessions – honing their skills for the move up to 10 paced laps in a single-seater. After this, they’ll drive seven un-paced laps in the single-seater followed by 10 laps in the stunning Formula 3 race car, before 10 mind-blowing laps in the awesome 1996 Italian Forte Corse or 1994 Arrows GP cars – previously raced by F1 stars Luca Badoer and Aguri Suzuki. Lunch and an F1 certificate are also included. Be just like a real racing driver like Max Chiltern (prior to Marussia going bust)… and pay for your seat in an F1 car.
Car spec: Car: Ex-Formula One, Power: 600bhp, Transmission: Six-speed manual sequential, Engine: 3.0-litre Nicholson McLaren Cosworth V8 or Judd KV 3.0-litre
Important info: Drivers must be at least 21, stand between 5’-6’4” and weigh no more than 18 stone. Their chest and upper arm girth must not exceed 54″. A full driving licence must have been held for a minimum of 36 months and needs to be produced. Voucher valid for 24 months.
Location: Three Sisters, Lancashire
Available with e-voucher: Yes
How much: Brace yourself… £1599.00
Where: Book an F1 experience here

Alternatively…

If a driving experience isn’t the last-minute present you’re after, why not consider these instant voucher-led alternatives…

An old Ferrari

An old Ferrari

2015 FORMULA 1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX
Buy someone tickets for Xmas and they’ll have months of smug anticipation knowing they’re heading to the UK’s premier motor race. Purchase tickets before January 5, and you can pay for them with six monthly instalments at 0% interest. Click here for details.
When: 03 Jul – 05 Jul 2015
How much: From £175.00 for adults
Where: Get tickets here

A classic gift

A classic gift

Classic car hire gift voucher
If you’re buying for a classic car fan, then a voucher towards the cost of hiring one could be the perfect gift. Cars include such legends as a 1961 Jaguar MkII, 1963 Austin Healey 3000, 1973 Triumph Stag and 1965 Mustang Convertible.
How much: Choose vouchers from £20.00 – £660.00
Where: Get a voucher here

Supercar hire will go down well

Supercar hire will go down well

Supercar hire
If a loved one has always dreamt of driving an Aston Martin DB9 Volante or a Ferrari F430, then why not send them a Signature Gift Voucher to hire the car of their dreams?
How much: From £295.00
Where: Get your supercar hire voucher here

Pick up an old Porker

Pick up an old Porker

Sports car
We’d all like to wake-up on Xmas morning to find a two-door sports car on the drive, so why not? Grab a used Porsche Boxster for your loved one and still have change from £3k… hint hint.
How much: From £2,500 (approx.)
Where: Head to Autotrader.co.uk

Keep the teens happy

Keep the teens happy

Driving lesson vouchers
The perfect last-minute gift for any 17-year-old teen. Perfect solution to that ‘cool gift’ dilemma, which uncool parents and relatives suffer.
How much: You choose
Where: Just head to Google and enter ‘driving lesson vouchers’ in the search box.

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