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evo summer essentials gift guide

Some must-have gifts for the evo reader and their car this summer

evo summer essentials

It may not feel like it right now, but summer's here, and if you’re in need of the ideal present for a passionate petrolhead then we’ve got it covered.

We have a great selection of gift ideas to suit all budgets, featuring everything from watches to dash cams and thrilling track day experiences.

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Take a look below for some inspiration...

Bilt Hamber Double Speed-Wax

BH Wax

After you’ve finished meticulously cleaning your car, it’s important to make sure your hard work doesn’t go to waste. That’s why a premium wax is a vital part of any home-detailing kit - providing a layer of protection over the paint finish while also giving a glossy shine. Bilt Hamber’s Double Speed-Wax is an award-winner that’s both water-repellent and detergent-resistant, producing impressive, long-lasting results. It’s better value than the more expensive paste waxes, too, with Double Speed-Wax coming in at £16.95 for a 250ml tin that also includes an applicator pad and a microfibre cloth.

Price: £16.95

Visit: bilthamber.com/product/double-speed-wax

2025 Collins Big Road Atlas Britain and Northern Ireland

Collins big road atlas

Explore Britain with easy-to-read mapping from Collins. This A3 spiral atlas is ideal for any driver who prefers a large format road atlas and requires the latest information and extremely clear map detail.

Produced in the ultimate 3.2 miles to 1 inch scale large-format, this fully updated version covers the whole of Britain, with a wide range of urban area maps at even larger scale, along with 64 detailed town centre and street plans. With each scale of mapping colour-coded for ease of use, the maps are great for long distance route planning and the street plans help you locate your final destination.

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Price: £14.99

Contact: collins.co.uk

Nilfisk Buddy II 12 Car Cleaner

Nilfisk

Make your car look just as good inside as it does on the outside with the Nilfisk Buddy II 12 Car Cleaner. This Wet & Dry Vacuum Cleaner comes with a 1200W motor and powerful suction, ensuring any dry dirt or even liquid is easily removed, while a blow function will help to dislodge debris and dust from hard-to-reach places and make any cleaning task easier than ever.

So, whether you’re keeping your car clean, or vacuuming the garage or workshop after a DIY project, the Nilfisk Buddy II 12 is completely flexible - even including five special car cleaning accessories. Offer ends July 31st.

Price: £59.99 with code EVO40 (Normally £99.99)

Contact: shop.nilfisk.com

Overland and Overland + jump starters

Overland jump leads

Winners of four Auto Express Best Buy reviews, the Overland and Overland + are excellent expedition-proven power banks that can also jump start any engine from 0.1 to 5.0 litres. The units can be recharged via either mains or an optional fold-out solar panel, and are supplied with their own 12V lighter-style socket.

Price: from £89.95

Visit: mobilesolarchargers.co.uk

Wheels and Watches Book

wheels and watches book

Embark on a journey into the world of elegance and precision with a captivating book that seamlessly intertwines two timeless passions: cars and watches. Featuring 300 pages of stunning photography and stories from over 50 personalities, including car designers, watch industry legends, racing drivers and artists, each page reveals a cherished tale behind a favourite car and watch pairing.

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Price: £68

Contact: gentlemendrive.com/wheelsandwatches

Roue TPS watch

Roue watch

The motorsport-themed TPS watch from Roue pays homage to the 910 racing car with which Porsche snared a long-awaited ‘home victory’ at the Nurburgring 1000km. To celebrate this, the TPS features an embossed image of the famous car on its caseback. Inside is a proven, reliable Seiko movement, while the triple-layer dial features Swiss Super-Luminova for excellent legibility in the dark. The watch can be purchased in eight distinct forms, including the panda-style TPS Two. Each is limited to 1,000 pieces, but despite the exclusivity, this is a very affordable timepiece, at £250 including shipping and two pre-colour-set interchangeable leather straps.

Price: £250

Contact: rouewatch.com

evo Shop

Evo shop

If you’re after a cool gift idea for the petrolhead in your life, but don’t want to break the bank, then our new evo-branded mug collection could be just the ticket. With stunning new designs that are sure to turn heads, each mug is durable, dishwasher-safe and will be the perfect pick-me-up for any evo enthusiast.

Price: £10.99

Visit: evo-shop.co.uk

Car Mats from CarMats.co.uk

car mats

CarMats.co.uk specialise in perfectly tailored car mats to fit every make and model. Manufactured in the UK, the fully custom carpet and rubber car mats are both weather resistant and anti-slip, while every mat passes rigorous quality compliance tests. You can make big savings compared with OEM car mats, and can even personalise any purchase with your own choice of trim and embroidery. A reassuring one-year warranty provides extra peace of mind, plus you can save 10% by using the code EVO10 when you decide to buy.

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Price: from £21.99

Visit: carmats.co.uk

AlcoSense Elite 3 Breathalyser

AlcoSense Elite 3

The AlcoSense Elite 3 breathalyser provides results that can be trusted, helping you accurately check you’re safe to drive the morning after. The unit works via a premium 28mm2 semi-conductor sensor, providing a reading that goes down to two decimal places delivered in just a few seconds. This is combined with clear colour coding - green, amber and red. A memory recall function makes it easy to check the previous nine results, while the Elite 3 can be set to any limit used in the UK and Ireland. The unit is also discreet and pocket-sized, so it can be taken anywhere.

Price: £69.99

Visit: alcosense.co.uk/elite3

BUNKER Cool Boxes

Bunker cool box

BUNKER Cool Boxes by Draper Tools are built for adventure, keeping your food and drinks ice-cold - wherever the road takes you. Available in three sizes (18L, 42L and 66L), there’s a BUNKER that’s perfect for any road trip, festival, or day spent trackside watching your favourite motorsport. Boasting impressive insulation and a rugged build, these cool boxes won’t let you down; the non-slip feet prevent the box from sliding around and there are tie-down anchor points for securing to a boat or trailer. So pack your BUNKER, fire up the engine, and get ready for an epic summer!

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Price: From £149.99

Visit: bunkerstorage.com

Goodwood Revival Racing Experience

Revival racing

The Goodwood Revival Racing Experience is a brilliantly authentic, exhilarating and memorable time spent mastering the true craft of driving a classic car. You’ll be able to drive a selection of stunning 1950s and 1960s classic saloons and GTs at the iconic motor circuit - all lovingly restored back to their original racing condition.

As you would expect from Goodwood, every aspect of the day is created with the finest attention to detail, including 60s inspired interiors and music. Expect a fully immersive and genuinely memorable experience; a real automotive blast from the past.

Price: £595 per person

Contact: www.goodwood.com/motorsport/driving-experiences/revival-racing/

A-Z Scotland maps

Scotland atlas

Navigate your way around Scotland with this detailed and easy-to-use A-Z Road Atlas. Produced in full-colour, and covering the entire country, this comprehensive road atlas includes motorways with full junction detail, along with A & B roads, service areas, tolls and mileages. Plus, you’ll also benefit from 20 individual city and town street maps.

NC 500 atlas

If you’re after an incredible adventure along one of the most scenic and spectacular routes in Scotland, then the A-Z North Coast 500 Adventure Atlas is the perfect companion for anyone walking, cycling or driving the famous circuit. A great way to plan your travel, the NC 500 atlas features more than 90 pages of continuous 1:50 000 mapping.

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Price: £8.99 - Scotland A-Z 
          £9.99 - North Coast 500 A-Z

Contact: collins.co.uk

evo Track Days

Evo trackday - Lotus

Want to enhance your trackday experience by getting behind the wheel of a thrilling Lotus model? Join evo and our official trackday partner, Lotus, for the last remaining dates of the season at the legendary Brands Hatch or historic Goodwood circuit. Each session includes free photography and helmet hire, while low numbers and expert tuition mean you’ll have more time on track and receive the very best guidance to help you achieve the perfect lap. Plus, you’ll have a fantastic opportunity to drive the all-electric Electre SUV and the dynamic Emira sports car.

Price: £219

Contact: evotrackdays.co.uk

Nextbase 222X Front & Rear Dash Cam

Nextbase dash cam

Protect yourself on the road this summer with the Nextbase 222X Front and Rear Dash Cam bundle. Capture the road ahead in full 1080p HD, with a bespoke rear camera available to record footage of any tailgaters or rear end impacts. Intelligent Parking Mode activates when your vehicle is left unattended and is able to record any bumps or knocks, while the dash cam features a bright 2.5 IPS screen for easy menu selection and playback. The Nextbase 222X bundle is available exclusively from Argos for £99, with a £10 saving. Offer runs from 25th June – 16th July.

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Price: Available at Argos.co.uk for £99, save £10

Contact: nextbase.co.uk

GYEON Q2M Bug&Grime and Q2M QuickDetailer

Gyeon bug spray

Summer car trips are great fun. That is, until you get home and look at the extent of the bug splatter at the front of your car. Q2M Bug&Grime off ers an easy and effective way of removing unsightly bug splatter and other road grime, reducing the chance of damaging bodywork with aggressive scrubbing. Just a single application and rinsing with an effective pressure washer will remove most of the visible contamination, even old and more resistant stains. And, despite its strength, Q2M Bug&Grime is safe for all types of paintwork and ceramic coatings.

Gyeon detailing spray

For additional help, Q2M QuickDetailer offers an easy method of making your car’s surfaces slicker and glossier. It has a special formula designed to remove smudges and smears, and this makes it perfect for post-wash touch-ups, or for getting rid of those dreaded fresh water spots. It’s also great as a drying aid if you’re washing your car in hot conditions. Completely safe to use on coatings and traditional waxes, Q2M QuickDetailer is an easy and effortless way to boost the look of your car in almost no time at all.

Price: from £10

Visit: mycarcleaning.co.uk/collections/gyeon

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