Mother’s Day Gifts for the Enthusiast

For Mother’s Day, we polled some of our reporters to get suggestions for great gifts for the moms in our lives. Some are for moms who are motorsports fans, others for those whose spouses, kids, parents, etc love cars and racing. Regardless, we hope you find inspiration from the brainstorming of our intrepid journalists (who are trolling right now looking for those last minute gifts!).

From Andrew Chen

For the car enthusiast mom: touch screen leather driving gloves


For the non-car enthusiast mom that we’re trying to convert: Muscle car driving experience  (Plus, it’s in Las Vegas. Everyone wins.)


From Ellen Richardson

Hold a mom’s only drag race and have them compete in their “mom mobiles.” Winner has a local drag team complete all their housework and chores for a week.

From Wayne Scraba

Take your Mom to a good old fashioned Drive In Restaurant for (pick one): ice cream, coffee, snack or lunch. There seems to be a bit of a resurgence of Drive Ins and it could be fun, particularly from the nostalgia perspective.

Source: Steak n Shake
Source: Steak n Shake

The second idea comes from my wife who is a Mom too. If your Mom is still driving, make up a car emergency kit: Booster cables, tow strap, first aid kit, AAA Membership, prepaid cheap cell phone, etc.

From Jay Wells

Buy her a driving school experience: Richard Petty Driving School, Bob Bondurant High Performance Driving or Frank Hawley Drag Racing School, to name a few.

©John Dowd
©John Dowd from “Top 5 Reasons Why Everyone Should Go to Racing School” Read more here

Buy her race tickets to a future event: NHRA or find local tracks with this handy locator here.

From Randy Bolig

Maybe a Petty or Frank Hawley Driving experience, or if she isn’t into driving, how about a day at the spa that coincides with an event that the hubby or boyfriend would be at?

From Mike Aguilar


For SoCal drivers: Pacific Coast Highway drive.

For NorCal drivers: Highway 101 drive.

From Andreanna Ditton

A DVD collection of some of the best race movies like RUSH, Grand Prix, etc in a basket full of other stuff mom likes – wine, coffee, chocolate.

Source: The Telegraph
Source: The Telegraph

If Mom is a racer, arrange for everyone to come out to a race in the future and support her. If you’re a racer, publicly thank Mom for all the sacrifices and write her a note about how much her encouragement has meant to you!

Create a framed photo, even if it’s from a phone pic. Check out the Polaroid Photo Bar for some fun ways to share your favorite moments with Mom!

She might also appreciate some RacingJunk apparel. Check out the selection that’s also on sale here!

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