And we don't just mean the editor's birthday... as we look ahead to Christmas, here are some gift ideas from our partners at Memento Exclusives.
This race-used wheel rim from the Sahara Force India team is the genuine article and was used on track during a 2012 Grand Prix. Powder-coated in white for a stylish look, the wheel rim is fitted with a toughened glass top to transform it into a practical drinks table.
The glass top is laser-etched with the Sahara Force India logo and the table comes complete with a Certificate of Authenticity contained in a keep-sake folder; making it a perfect collectors' item.
See all the upcycled F1 tables by Memento Exclusives, here
Stirling Moss preferred a three spoke steering wheel and often asked the manufacturers he drove for to change the wheel. This fabulous full-size, brand new reproduction of his 'wheel of choice' is hand-signed by Stirling, is totally unique and only available in a limited number of 300 pieces.
Classic style new Volanti Classico 14 inch flat steering wheel with wood and riveted rim, 3 spokes with holes. This is a new Volanti Classico 14 inch Flat Steering wheel with a 9 hole moto-lita compatible fitting. The wheel comes complete with a clear acrylic stand for display. Complete with Certificate of Authenticity.
See the official signed Stirling Moss collection, here
This incredible lamp is the ultimate show piece for any fan of Formula One and home design. With its heritage in racing, this lamp started its life as the exhaust pipe in a 2006 R26 F1 car; the car in which Fernando Alonso won the World Championship.
The burn markings along this track-used exhaust pipe give this lamp its unique character. Mounted on a smooth, custom-moulded carbon fibre base, with four LED spotlights contained in sleek aluminium casings, the lamp makes an impressive style statement for your home or office. The lamp features an on/off switch cleverly concealed within the exhaust pipe neck.
Measures 58.5cm high, with base 46cm long x 30cm deep it is a truly limited edition lamp and guaranteed talking point and comes complete with an official Certificate of Authenticity verifying its Renault Formula One heritage.
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This Champions Wall print is a high quality unframed photograph of the occasion when four World Champions (and good friends) sat together on the Wall at Estoril 1986. An epic moment in F1 history, signed by the 1992 World Champion Nigel Mansell, and complete with a numbered certificate of authenticity which features a photo of Nigel Mansell signing the print.
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Made from the highest grade carbon-fibre for safety and efficiency, a Formula One brake disc is an impressive feat of manufacture; often taking up to six months to produce. Each team gets through hundreds of brake discs each season due to the wear and tear that they must endure.
Manufactured for the Renault 2009 F1 cars, as driven by Fernando Alonso and Romain Grosjean, these brake discs have real racing credentials and, with their new transformation, they make an impressive statement for your wall.
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Yes, we had to do a bit of a double-take. Anyway, Elvis & Kresse are a UK-based husband and wife team who met when working for the London Fire Brigade and instantly fell in love with the live-saving materials used for the signature red fire hose.
Although a tenuous stretch on the Formula One theme, Elvis and Kresse share our passion for eco-cycling and we just couldn't resist bringing you this Fire Hose range of accessories for sale. The recycled Fire-Hose range is made exclusively from genuine de-commissioned British fire brigade hoses... also 50% of Elvis & Kresse's profits from the fire-hose line are donated to the Fire Fighters Charity.
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This is a genuine race-used wheel nut from the Sahara Force India Team's 2011 and 2012 seasons. Highly collectable items, wheel nuts are perhaps not the most exciting F1 components, but they are still a feat of engineering for perfect pit stop efficiency.
Your wheel nut is displayed in a chunky acrylic stand, yet can be removed to satisfy your curiosity. In a race-used condition, we can't guarantee that handling the wheel nut won't get oil on your hands, but it is a fascinating little piece.
The all-important broad threads are clear to see, as well as the original part number and the bold Sahara Force India painted orange colouring - indicating to the mechanics that this wheel nut was intended for the left-hand side of the car.
The internal diameter of the wheel nut measures 43mm and external diameter measures 82mm. Display stand includes protective feet to prevent scratching. Comes complete with official Sahara Force India certificate of authenticity and presented in a luxury white Sahara Force India team gift box.
This nose cone is the genuine article and was used on track during the 2007 season; when Heikki Kovalainen and Giancarlo Fisichella drove for the Renault F1 Team.
The nose cone has been mounted within a smooth, clear acrylic table to create an F1 coffee table guaranteed to generate conversation! This is a truly unique F1 table.
Despite being race used, this aerodynamic masterpiece is in very good condition with no major imperfections and will be delivered to you with the team's certificate of authenticity.
The table measures 107.5 cm long x 42cm wide x 60cm tall. Confirm your status as the ultimate F1 fan and fulfil your racing fantasies by displaying this nose cone table in your home or office.
See all the upcycled F1 tables, here
PJ Tierney is a digital artist with a real passion for F1. This striking collection of unofficial Formula One posters has been inspired by the World’s greatest motorsport and its championship race locations. Memento Exclusives is proud to be the exclusive retailer for PJ Tierney’s art. Customise your pieces with size and professional framing options.
See the range, here
One of our favourite pieces of merchandise is this iconic black and gold Pirelli tyre keyring, a 1:20 replica of the original Pirelli racing tyre. Upgraded for 2013 with a chunky silver wheel rim inside, this keychain will guard your car keys in style... and will not degrade, delaminate or leave marbles in your pocket
Beware of the fakes on the market; our items are genuine Pirelli merchandise.
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Alan Scott Greene is a California-based artist with a passion for race cars and bold primary colours. One moment sticks firmly in his mind as an 11 year-old child; watching a pastel yellow Porsche racing into an Arizona sunset - ablaze with orange, red and purples. This vision has inspired his adult art career; painting original pictures of racing cars - from road 'super cars', to Formula One.
See more of his work, here