TFL Top 5 Christmas Gifts for Car Guys and Gals

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Christmas is only a few days away and there is always some last-minute shopping to do before the ceremonial unwrapping of the presents. Whatever the reason – lack of planning, too busy to shop, not enough time in the day – it’s still possible to come up with last minute gift ideas. Here are our top 5 gift suggestions for the procrastinating shopper that you can find at most electronics stores, hobby shops, or even the auto parts store. So, fill out your gift list and get going!

Traxxas Ford F-150 SVT Raptor RTR – $249.95
Traxxas Ford F-15- SVT Raptor RTR
Traxxas is the number one selling name in Ready-To-Race® (RTR) nitro and electric models for the past five years. Their cool, fun designs make it easy for anyone to get started with the hobby of RC cars. The Ford F-150 is the best-selling truck in America, so it makes sense to build an RTR replica model of Ford’s high performance truck. Fast, powerful, and tough, the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is now available exclusively from Traxxas. Based on the award-winning Traxxas Slash and molded in black for a tough look, the Ford Raptor model features waterproof electronics for all-weather off-road adventure, rugged independent suspension with long-travel oil-filled shocks, and a powerful Titan 550 motor that delivers 30+ mph top speeds. Rubber-sealed ball bearings, heavy-duty steel transmission gears, and high-strength materials assure your Raptor model continues performing run after run.

Aim Sports Solo GPS Lap Timer – $399.99
AiM Sports Solo GPS lap timer
AiM Sports Solo modules are automatic lap timers based on GPS technology that collects and conveys the details you need while racing, with a powerful review of data afterward — without a track engineer, complicated sensors, or expensive wiring. How, you ask? This innovative lap timer use its GPS position to identify the track (from and internal list) and immediately start sampling lap times. Tracks not listed are easily added to its internal list. This is a great lap timer and even though it is the base model, it still gives more data than most will use. Excellent product for both 0-60 runs and laps at any circuit like Road Atlanta, Watkins Glen or Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Racelogic VBOX Sport – $429.00
Racelogic VBOX Sport iPhone
The VBOX Sport is an affordable GPS-based data-logging device that can measure everything from acceleration, braking, zero-to-zero and G-forces. Standard measurements like 0-60, 0-100, elapsed quarter-mile time, and top speeds are measured accurately. The lightweight portable data logger can be customized for tests of your choice like different roll speeds, along with lap-times, predictive laps and dozens of other useful parameters. Use it to compare your performance runs with manufacturer listed specs or measure the performance improvements after upgrading your ride. The VBOX Sport can be used as a standalone logger or connected to an iOS device via Bluetooth.

GoPro HERO 4 Black – $499.99
GoPro Hero 4 Black
GoPro HD action cameras have been capturing experiences of adrenaline pumping adventure sports since 2004. After multiple iterations, today we have the GoPro Hero4 Black, which can shoot full-frame 4K footage at 30fps. Quite an achievement for a camera of this size. Designed to be tiny and inconspicuous, the Hero 4 Black weighs 88 grams and captures quality video almost anywhere. There is no doubt that the GoPro Hero4 Black is the best action camera money can buy right now, thanks to its superior 4K 30fps video recording capabilities, great performance, and compact yet sturdy body.

Sony FDR-X1000V/W 4K Action Cam – $398.00
Sony FDR-X1000V/W 4K action Cam
One of our favorite cameras that we use to shoot video footage. The small size of the Sony FDR-X1000V is packed full of features and turns out professional quality 4k video for a modest price. Built for outdoor action, this compact camera boasts SteadyShot image stabilization, has a splash proof body, built-in stereo mic with wind noise reduction, and can automatically create a highlight video from multiple clips.

Slime Safety Spair Flat Tire Repair System – $39.97
Slime Safety Spair Flat Tire Repair
A flat tire is always a nuisance. At best, they are inconvenient. At worst, they are costly and potentially dangerous. Slime tire sealant may sound like something from Ghostbusters, but this slippery green stuff can fill small holes up to 1/4 inch and get you off the side of the road quickly when bad timing of a flat tire presents itself. With a push of the green button, the 12-volt inflator forces air and sealant into the tire – repairing the flat tire in just 7 minutes.

Cobra CDR 840 HD Dash Cam w/GPS – $149.95
Cobra CDR 840 HD Dash Cam with GPS
The Cobra CDR 840 dash cam has a small footprint, shoots excellent 1080/30fps video and has integrated GPS. Video quality is crops and it has a wide 188-degree field of view. It comes with a 8 GB card for about 2 hours of recording time if you use HD settings and also shoots still photos in JPEG format and videos in AVI format. A small 1.5-inch viewing screen is on the back, which is small but it does the job. A lithium-ion rechargeable battery with a six foot power cord completes the kit.