The shopping malls have been hinting at it since September, and the hams are fattening as we speak: Christmas is nearly upon us.
This is a time of year for the head-scratching gift hunt, and if you haven't got it sorted by now, you might be in trouble.
Never fear, TMR is here to help. We've tasked our team with brainstorming a breakthrough in your gift guilt, and compiled a short list of likely wins.
Note: see the gallery at the bottom of the article for more images.
Maxtrax 4x4 Recovery Gear
These Australian designed and engineered gems are cheap insurance when heading off-road these holidays.
Used by the likes of the Australian Army and Dakar challenger Bruce Garland, they’re now available in colours ranging from pink to camouflage.
- $299.00 RRP
Cuddly Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Too soft for a real SLS’ glorious garbage disposal exhaust note? This cuddly SLS may be more your texture, and would look at home on the couch of any discerning man-cave.
- Available from authorised Mercedes dealers.
BRZ and Retro-style Subaru Merchandise
That BRZ waiting list getting you down? Bide your time with Subaru’s new range of BRZ and historic model t-shirts and hats.
- Subaru dealers
- Subaru.com.au Shop
Porsche Ice Cube Tray
Fancy a cool Porsche? Look no further than this official Porsche silicon ice cube tray to dazzle your friends with 911, Cayman, Cayenne and Panamera-shaped ice cubes.
BMW M Chronograph Watch
If your budget won’t stretch to the $1299 M carbon fibre boardcase (with F10 M5-style trundle wheels), the stainless-steel M Chronograph watch might sate your M-loving giftee’s desires.
With a RONDA Swiss quartz movement and water resistant to 10 atm, the M Chronograph is available from selected BMW dealerships.
- $449 RRP
Vintage Monaco Grand Prix Poster
Stretching back to the Twenties, Monaco Grand Prix posters are beautiful examples of early motor racing marketing. The glamour and speed is colourfully represented in a number of these design classics.
Red Bull Formula 1 Team Cap
The unstoppable Red Bull Racing's clothing range is far and away the nicest of the top teams. You can sit on the fence with a team cap or take sides with a Webber or a Vettel version.
Lancia Integrale - the Full Story DVD
An all-time classic, the Lancia Delta Integrale was a force to be reckoned with on the rally and road scenes.
One or two Integrales made their way on to Australian roads, which is a pity because this is the sort of car that set the 90's zeitgeist - all-wheel-drive turbo power.
McLaren F1 - Stealth Model 1:18
The McLaren F1 remains one of the most iconic cars on the road. The Veyron may be faster, but it's a rich person's play thing, the McLaren is a driver's car.
Readers, good luck with your hunt, and a Merry Christmas to you all.
- Team TMR