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Cars & Coffee Cups 3 – Racerhead Gift Guide

High-octane gifts

It’s that time of year again! Time to figure out what to get your favorite car-crazed auto racing fan. Getting ready for a busy day at the office or curling up with a good racing book calls for that special mug full of a high-octane brew. Cars & coffee cups are natural companions.

The classics

bugatti mug cars & coffee cups 3Vintage car fans will love this Bugatti T35B mug. The 1924 car is displayed in traditional French Blue. The illustration by George Morgan is a dye-sublimation print under a ceramic glaze on a 10oz. mug. On the reverse side is the classic Bugatti radiator badge in red. Dishwasher and microwave safe. You can find it here.porsche 962 mug cars & coffee cups 3

If that coffee drinker likes their vintage a little more recent, perhaps this Porsche 956 mug will do the trick. The factory Porsche was sponsored by Rothmans and driven by Stefan Bellof. The all-white ceramic mug is available in 11 oz. and 15 oz. versions. brabham mug cars & coffee cups 3Also microwave and dishwasher safe. You can pick one up right here.

Formula One cars may be the perfect formula for a cup of java. May I suggest this Brabham BT52 mug. A very good illustration is featured on a ceramic mug that is available in 3 convenient sizes: 11oz., 15oz. or 20oz. You can choose to color up the 11oz. mugs with a choice of 5 handle and interior colors. Go here to customize the way to caffeinated bliss.

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Coffee beans aren’t usually pink but Porsche race cars can be found in that shade of red. One of the more celebrated Porsche 911s in recent years is the Pink Pig Tribute car that was run at LeMans. Caught here at speed on the famed French race track, the pink 911 blasts out of the black and white background. It’s a very dramatic way to start the day. Available in 11oz. and 15oz. versions. Society 6 is the destination.

porsche 23 mug cars & coffee cups 3Porsche won its first LeMans with the fast 917 model. The works fielded long-tail cars to maximize top-end speed. However it was a short-tail car that took the win. The red Porsche Salzburg entered car slogged through torrential rain to earn first place. It’s celebrated with Salzburg white stripes on a red mug. No cup size has been specified.

martini & rossi mug cars & coffee cups 3Porsche factory race cars were sponsored by drink company Martini & Rossi for many years. The Martini stripes have become icons in and of themselves. They look great on the navy cup. It’s an elegant way to celebrate beautiful cars and a great cup of joe.

Find both the 23 and Martini mugs at the Porsche USA site.

Prevent hot mug stains with a Ring

That’s the Nurburgring. One of a series of trivets that will protect furniture from damage caused by wet or hot mugs. The tile trivets are cork backed to prevent scratches. Various tracks can be carved in a carbon-fiber patterned appliqué. You’ll love them. Your choice of many US and international tracks can be found here.

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