It’s that time of the year when we turn our attention towards love and romance. A whole day is dedicated to it on Tuesday 14th February, but what if the person you love, loves cars more than anything? We thought you might like some inspiration to stop your relationship from stalling and impress your partner with your attention to detail. If you’re not a petrolhead yourself, don’t worry. From luxury car rentals to dash cams, these ideas will help you buy your car-loving lover the best Valentine’s gift they could hope for.
Gifts are great, but memories last a lifetime. Why not present your partner with the ultimate gift this year and hire him/her a supercar? Perhaps the man in your life would like to live out his 007 super spy alter-ego in an Aston Martin. Or perhaps your girlfriend has been itching to get behind the wheel of a Porsche. Travel-loving couples could combine it with a trip to the Continent and drive along the glamorous Riviera coast to catch some winter sun. Arriving in Cannes, Monaco and St Tropez’s five-star hotels and restaurants in a Lamborghini or Bentley is sure to turn heads and make you both feel special. Luxury car hire in France could be for a day, a weekend or even a week, and it’s the perfect way to become the stylish couple around town. Renting a luxury car allows for a truly unique experience that will create treasured memories.
Caterham Cars is a British manufacturer of specialist lightweight sports cars established in Caterham, Surrey. The Seven 620R is the fastest road car the marque has ever made, running from 0-60mph in less than 3 seconds. This lego version is ideal for car fans who love to build and understand how things work. The authentic replica comes with a booklet about the Lego fan/designer and the history of the Seven 620R. Of course, if you want to get even more flashy, you can get Lego’s Porsche 911 GT3 RS, which includes over 2,700 pieces and features detailed, orange bodywork.
Despite the glaringly stereotypical name, female car enthusiasts will also love The Supercar Book for Boys. Best-selling author Martin Roach’s extensive guide to all things supercar has contributions from the biggest names in the field and stunning images to match. It immerses you in the world of supercars from the iconic 1950s Mercedes Gullwing models through each decade up to more recent prestige vehicles. All the famous marques are mentioned, from Italian sports cars like Lamborghini and Porsche to American muscle cars like Chevrolet and Mustang.
Dash cams are useful tools for documenting accidents or traffic violations and getting car owners out of a heap of trouble when other drivers are dishonest. However, dash cams can also capture some shocking, hilarious, and otherwise entertaining footage. It’s this alternative function that Goluk looks to capitalise on with its T1 dash cam. With its wireless smartphone connection, free app control and separate remote control to take short videos in one click, the T1 is perfectly set up for social sharing via Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and other networking sites.
How about a nice romantic break to Switzerland? Specifically, Geneva for the annual International Motor Show that takes place from 9-19th March this year. This event is huge and there will be something to capture the attention of even the most reluctant visitor, while your car enthusiast partner will be in automotive heaven! The event plays host to the debuts of many new production and concept models from major marques. The best thing is that you’ll be in the romantic setting of Lake Geneva and near the Alps so you could even catch some late season skiing and have a romantic weekend in an alpine chalet. Everyone’s a winner!