Last-Minute Father's Day Gifts for Your Car-Loving Dad

You've got a car enthusiast on your shopping list, and we've got ideas.

Chris Perkins

So, you need a good last-minute gift for your car-loving dad. Thankfully, we've got you covered with a bunch of different, great ideas that they'll surely love. Or at least like. It's the thought that counts, right?

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Team O'Neil
Team O'Neil Rally School Gift Voucher


The people up at Team O'Neil up in New Hampshire are excellent, and they can teach you the fine art of sideways. They offer a ton of different courses year-round, which you can pay for with or .

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Mr. Porter
Tag Heuer Carrera

Heuer embraced motorsports in a big way back in the 1950s and 1960s, starting a tradition that continues to this day. Its legendary Carrera family of watches was named after the Mexican Carrera Panamericana road race. This automatic chronometer blends retro and modern styling beautifully.

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Valentine One
Valentine One Radar Detector

There are many radar detectors out there, but when we're asked to recommend just one, it's always the Valentine One. It can catch signals from incredible distances, and thanks to directional arrow displays, you know exactly where the signal is coming from.

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Amazon
Craftsman 450-Piece Tool Set


What hands-on car lover can't benefit from a complete set of useful tools? This 450-piece Craftsman set has everything an enthusiast needs to fix things on their pride and joy.

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iRacing
iRacing Membership

iRacing is one of the best racing simulators out there. If you've got a Windows computer (or a Mac running an emulator) and a controller of some sort, you can play.

More: Our Favorite Racing Games

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DW Burnett
A Subscription to Road & Track

Look, we're biased here, but genuinely, we think any car enthusiast on your list will enjoy reading R&T. And right now, you can gift two subscriptions for under $20. Seems like a good deal to us.

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Porsche
A Porsche Experience Center Driving Voucher

Porsche offers on-track driving experiences with its latest cars at both its Atlanta and Los Angeles locations. There are drives for all experience levels, which means your giftee will have a fun time no matter what.

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eBay
A Lotus Elise

Ok, so, this one will require a little more work in order for it to be "last-minute," and at over $30,000, it's quite a bit more expensive than the others on this list. But, who doesn't want a Lotus Elise?

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Amazon
Gran Turismo Sport

After much waiting, we got a new Gran Turismo game last year. It totally lives up to the hype, and if the car enthusiast you're shopping for has a Playstation 4, it's essential.

More: Our Favorite Racing Games

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Amazon
Forza Motorsport 7


If they've got an Xbox One, however, you'll need to get them Forza Motorsport 7. This game is a bit different than Gran Turismo, but just as fun.

More: Our Favorite Racing Games

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Amazon
Build-Your-Own V8 Kit

The best way to learn how an internal-combustion engine works is to build one yourself, but since the real thing is messy and expensive, you'll need a kit like this. And when you're done, you can put it on display.

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SCCA
SCCA Track Night In America

The SCCA's Track Night In America program is one of the best affordable ways to get on track. Tons of events are held all across the country throughout the year, making it perfect for any enthusiast on your lists.

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Amazon
Lego Speed Champions


We're , and we think sets from its Speed Champions line make perfect stocking stuffers. The Mercedes-AMG GT3 kit is highlighted here, but Lego offers tons of different cars.

More: Nine Awesome Lego Car Sets for Kids of All Ages

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Haynes
Haynes Manuals

Haynes Manuals are the gold standard for car repair books, and there's one for pretty much every car you can think of. And if you're worried about these arriving in time, don't be, since now Haynes offers online manuals alongside its physical products.

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