Gifts for the gearhead Dad

Chances are your Dad helped foster your passion for motorsport. And hopefully since then, the two of you have been able to continue to bond over all things powered by a motor.

Gifts for the gearhead Dad

For those of us in the auto media world, we like to share the more exciting cars we get with our Dads. And now that another Father’s Day is upon us, it’s time to think about what we can buy to pay it back.

Dads are also notoriously difficult to shop for, especially around Father’s Day. Even when all the kids are out of the house, Dads still put their families ahead of themselves. Trying to figure out what kinds of gifts to get Dad can be like pulling teeth, and that’s why we’re here to help. 

With Father’s Day coming up fast, we put together a list of some amazing, motorsports-inspired gifts for Dad. Use these as a shopping list, or simply as inspiration to search the site. But whatever you do, be sure to take a moment or two (or three!) to tell Dad just how much you appreciate him.

Now, onto the gifting!

Juno Jumper

True story: your humble author recalls a time when out shooting a 12 hour endurance race and stupidly leaving the lights on. The battery went flat, leaving me stranded by the side in a lonely parking lot in total darkness. Luckily, Dad was just a phone call away, and after a short wait he arrived on the scene in an SUV with jumper cables in hand, and a slightly disappointed look. 

That was almost 20 years ago, and a lot has changed since then. Like the fact that something as small as the Juno Jumper can replace a running SUV and 20-feet of heavy-gauge cables. 

Yes, this tiny box has is a 6000 mAh (MilliAmpHour) capable unit with a variety of outputs to match your power needs. If you have to boost a car, the included jumper cable attachment that pumps out a 12V power stream at 300Amps! This kinda juice will ignite and motorbike and nearly any 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder car! And if the cars are running fine, the Juno Jumper can power up phones, cameras and even more. 

Basically, this tiny box will give any Dad the power to charge up all aspects of your life. It’s small enough to fit in a large pocket. It’s easy to use. And chances are he’ll take it around town, rescuing those in need, and becoming the hero you always knew he was (CLICK HERE).

Ferrari World-Time Watch

Ferrari watch
Ferrari watch

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The greatest thing about being a racing fan today is the sheer amount of access one has to all forms of motorsport. Want to watch some Formula 1? Moto GP? Or maybe the Blancpain series? It’s all just a button press away.

Better yet, thanks to high-speed internet and satellite feeds, it can all be watched live. And since your dad is a motorsports buff, he’s not TIVO-ing the races, he’s planning to watch things as they happen. 

It’s easy to find the right schedule when the race is in your home country. But what if you want to watch Formula 1 live in Bahrain? Or Moto GP live in Australia? How will Dad know exactly when to tune in? 

Well, this Ferrari World Time watch is one stylish way to do so. With a carbon fiber watch face inspired by racing, this Ferrari World Time watch features a bezel which helps one figure out the time in 24 different time zone cities. Lots of the other watch features Dad wants – like an alarm, day and date display, luminescent hands, and water resistance up to 165 feet – all come standard too (CLICK HERE).

Mininch Multi-Tool

Mini tool
Mini tool

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Let’s face it: without our Dads, we probably wouldn’t have any tools. As we moved out and started our own homesteads, it was Dad who gifted us our first sets of tools. And not just things like drills, hammers and other gear designed to improve the home. Dad also got us our first mechanics set, let us borrow his floor jack, jack stands and more. If you live close to home, there’s a good chance that you make frequent stops to borrow a tool or two – and maybe do some laundry. It’s cheaper than even Harbor Freight, and you know that Dad’s stuff is from an era that will actually last. 

Since he’s given you so much, why not give back a little with something like the Mininch multi-tool set. Inspired by those multi-tip rainbow pencils that were hot stuff in the 1980s, the Mininch lets you pop out one bit, push it into the back of the tool and – voila – a new, different bit pops out. It all makes for a convenient way to carry a ton of screwdriver-type tools in one easy-to-carry, pen-shaped package.

As you can guess, it’s available in both Imperial and Metric versions, so no matter what kind of car you have at home, you can always go to Dad and ask to borrow his Mininch. Just be sure to give your mother a hug when you stop by (CLICK HERE).

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