Toyo’s 2016 gift list will get car-lovers’ engines revving!
1. SIDEWALL STICKERS
You might have seen our SEMA coverage from this year. If not, drink it in here. Sidewall stickers are a hot trend that shows no sign of slowing. Give the gift of RACE CAR this Christmas and dress your significant someone’s Toyo tyres up with a look that says ‘I have a track day booked in a few months’.
2. SUBSCRIPTION TO UNSEALED 4X4
Now Australia’s leading 4x4 publication by a country mile, Unsealed 4x4 is a title created by enthusiasts for enthusiasts. It gives you get the feeling the publisher has set up a recruiting hub on the side of a track to Cape York.
Totally online and delivered fresh from the outback to your inbox, the best part of an Unsealed 4x4 isn’t the look on their face when they see your gift, it’s the price: free!
3. ZEN GARAGE x TOYO TIRES TRACK DAY SHIRT
Zen Garage are the taste-makers of the automotive scene. You’re likely to see a Zen logo anywhere a cool car is parked. They just get it, and we get them.
This year Zen Garage and Toyo Tires collaborated on our second limited run of track day long sleeves, after the first batch sold out in three hours. The track day collab shirt is strictly limited, so if you miss out, a Zen Garage hat or t-shirt is a great companion to an IOU for when that third drop of collab’ shirts hit the Zen web store.
Everybody wants a turbo. The only people who don’t want a turbo are only one passenger seat boost rush away from joining the rest of us.
However, there are many factors in life that prevent us from pursuing our forced induction dreams. Should that mean you don’t get to enjoy some of the simple pleasures of turbo motoring?
Until your friend or family member is ready to step up to that first turbo-charged ride, the (deep breath) iSaddle Sound Exhaust Muffler Pipe Whistle Blow Off Valve BOV Simulator Size XL will see them enjoying all the right noises up until they can get behind the wheel of their first turbo car.
5. BARREL BROS. WHEELS
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The right wheels and tyres make the car. Refreshing, re-crafting and customising wheels from all eras to suit whatever style you’re going for, Barrel Bros are selling a look that is not available off-the-shelf.
If the car-lover in your life needs to up their wheel game or restore a long-loved set, Barrel Bros. are changing the wheel game one lip at a time.
If you want to drive like Ken Block, start from the ground up. For rubber on the street, Ken Block chooses Toyo Tires Proxes, but when it comes to his feet these instructional socks are the Head Hoonigan’s blessing to the kick game.
The ultimate sock for the motorsport maniac, make sure your loved one has the best directions a foot/shoe intermediary can offer. Just don’t mix left and right up.
7. GWS GIANTS MEMBERSHIP
OK, so there may be some favouritism here, but everybody loves an underdog. We narrowly but our sources at GIANTS HQ tell us that the lads only have eyes for the Premiership trophy.
They are out in Western Sydney doing target practice with stacks of our tyres right now. Be a part of the story!
8. OPEN COUNTRY A/TII OR M/T
Summer holidays means 4x4’s that spend their life scooting around town get their big chance at the bush. The opportunity to test their mettle and prove they are as tough as they look.
Annual leave is rare, so time bogged is time wasted. Toyo’s Open Country A/TII and Open Country M/T are as tough as tyres come – proven outback terrain-tamers that resist puncture like nothing else on the market. They have the bonus of looking the part, and with a wide range of sizes they make the perfect gift – from the aspiring overlander to the most experienced bush wizard.
The Open Country range is on a 3 for 4 promotion at Tyrepower until Christmas day, so get in early.
Do you have a friend constantly doing that awkward twisting reach into the crevice between the car? The combination of slippery smart phones and summer shorts more often than not results in the awkward thunk as you hear gadget hit ground. You can change that, one gift at a time.
Take a stand on seat gap and say no more to a driver distracted by wandering pocket paraphernalia. Get a seat gap filler, today.
10. PROXES R888R
Toyo Tires’ latest offering to those who refuse all but the highest performance on track and street. This tyre is more than a go-fast solution, it’s a bolt-on and drive R-spec compound that is easy to manage and proven to give drivers a longer-lasting tyre, whether track or street.
The choice of the Australia Pulsar Racing Championship, where teams are getting a full season to a single set, the Proxes R888R is also the preferred tyre of Gykmhana genius Ken Block and Masato Kawabata, 2015 D1GP Champion and Guinness World Record holder for World’s Fastest Drift.
11. Track School
Fast cars and fast tyres are great, but the only way to make them sing is to be a fast driver.
Get your driving skills up and your lap times down with a track school track day. Held at the iconic Wakefield Park Raceway, located between Sydney and Canberra, the school is run by motorsport maestro John Boston.
With expert tuition, race cars for hire or BYO car packages available, 2017 could be the year that you give the gift of race craft.