My personal choices from the huge
selection at RallyGifts
There's so much to choose from in the
RallyGifts site that I wouldn't know where to start but if you're
looking for a gift for someone (or maybe you'd just like to treat
yourself?), then you'll find plenty of choice here.
There are books about Colin McRae, Richard Burns, Possum Bourne,
Walter Röhrl, Ford Escorts (my favourites!), the Safari Rally, and rally
There's even one about peak physical fitness for motorsport
enthusiasts! Not for me, I hasten to add! I can just about
manage to walk from the car to the stage start and back again - and
then I'm pooped!
The reason we started rallycodriver.co.uk back in March 2000 was to
promote co-drivers, who we believe are the salt of the earth!
So, if you are a co-driver and want
the best products to help you do the best job you can for your driver
and team, check these out: co-driver watches, binders, pens, and
Howard Davies' excellent book on how to be a brilliant co-driver (or
whatever the title is!). You can even buy a co-driver starter
pack.... what will they think of next? (See the column to the
right for a far better list than this!)
Videos and DVDs
There are a massive four pages of videos alone, never mind the DVDs -
covering the legends from my era - Juha Kankkunen (fondly known to us
at rallycodriver as Yee-haa), Pentti (we are not worthy!) Airikkala,
Ari Vatanen (I remember watching him and the late, great Henri
Toivonen in those snorty Mantas with the twin exhausts on the Rally of
the Thousand Lakes back in the 80s - ah, halcyon days).
gone into nostalgia mood and will have to put one of these videos on
immediately, so you'll just have to check out the rest of the videos
Subaru, Peugeot, Ralliart, Ford, Citroen, Skoda all have an amazing
array of T-shirts, caps, gloves, key rings, lighters, shoulder bags,
watches, scarves, wallets, pens, and even a mug! There just had
to be one, didn't there?
There are also boys' toys, clocks,
calendars, some rather fine models of rally cars, and a whole section
devoted to kids - or should we just agree that it's all for kids?
All of us, really!
Rallycodriver now sells products specifically for co-drivers at our Rallycodriver RallyGifts online store.
Co-driver products include:
- notepads and pens
- the co-pilote watch
- co-driver starter pack
- educational products such as
the 'How to be a top co-driver' video and
- Martin Holmes's excellent 'Rally
Some of our co-driver products
are listed below. Just click on the product link for more details
or browse the whole of the online store and shop online at
Co-driver starter pack
Ref: [RGPN01] £41.13
Ideal for serious new co-drivers or those stepping up to a
professional level. The pack contains a Co-driver bag, Pacenote
book, Competitors time comparison book, Pencil and Eraser. In fact,
everything you need to compete with the best.
Rally co-pilote watch
Ref: [RGPN03] £94.00
Designed with input from all the top co-drivers such as Robert
Reid and Phil Mills. Developed over the past 3 years, the watch has
all the usual functions you would expect of a good stopwatch, and
has features which meet the unique demands of rallying.
Ref: [RGPN04] £5.88
Designed for engineers on tests, but invaluable for everybody,
this handy sized - 110 x 145mm flexible polypropylene ring binder
even fits in the back pocket of your jeans. It will keep important
information protected from the elements. Comes complete with pad
and free pen.
Handy size notepad
Ref: [RGPN08] £2.93
A handy size notepad 90 x 130mm fits neatly in your hand and is
bound so that it gives you almost total page wraparound. Contains
75 pages printed with a light grey grid.
Ref: [RGPN09] £4.99
Used by most of the top co-drivers the Faber Castell 2mm pencil is
becoming increasingly difficult to purchase, but is available
through Rallycodriver RallyGifts.
Sheaffer Tagalong pen
Ref: [RPE13] £4.95
Never worry again about carrying around your pen. The Sheaffer
Tagalong ballpoint pen features a convenient and versatile neck
cord, a comfortable rubber grip and a medium point with tungsten
carbide ball for smooth writing on all surfaces. Comes as standard
with blue ink and accepts usual Sheaffer refills.
How to be a top Co-driver
Ref: [RGVD23] £12.99
Howard Davies explains the differences between timing systems, finding
your way through regulations, pace notes, map skills, service
schedules plus plenty of essential tips. 60mins.
Rally Navigation by Martin Holmes
Ref: [RPA06] £12.99
Develop winning skills with advice from the experts. This book
covers all aspects of present day rally navigation, from getting
started to competing at national levels and on to world events.
There are chapters on rally maps, pace notes, organisation and
enjoying events. 184 pages, softback.
Don't forget to keep Rallycodriver up-to-date with your co-driving
exploits - send in your team reports for free publicity, and if
you're not yet accessing Rallycodriver Magazine, you're missing
out in a big way.
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