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Refuel your car passion at the Classic Driver Christmas Pit Stop in London

Between 1-3 December, we're opening our garage doors and giving you the chance to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones, or perhaps a reward for yourself, at the Classic Driver Christmas Pit Stop at Morgan Works London.

1-3 December
Thu & Fri 10am – 8pm / Sat 10am – 4pm
Morgan Works London, 5 Astwood Mews, London SW7 4DE

Connolly and the automotive world have a deep and significant connection, allowing this 140-year-old fashion house to showcase the finest leather and materials in their purest form. Their most recent collection saw them team up with Britain’s most well-known and suave agent, 007, with pieces inspired by previous Bond movies and created specifically for Daniel Craig in ‘No Time To Die’. 

We love them for their bold statement pieces, as well as their wealth of stylish accessories that can truly take an already impressive outfit to another level! 

If you’re looking for the perfect automotive-themed gift for your loved one this festive season, we’ve got it covered. Whether they like to kick back with some Drive Coffee whilst reading the latest edition from Curves or feel closer than ever to their sports car with some goodies from Café Leather, these gifts are certain to put a smile on their face.

Of all the incredible small goods we have within the Classic Driver Shop, choosing our favourites is near enough impossible, but Café Leather’s driving gloves look just as good on spread over the steering wheel as they do on your hands!

When adventure calls, it’s vital to have the ready equipment on hand to ensure your trip is as comfortable as it is enjoyable. Take these stylish, well made and seemingly never-endingly spacious bags from Bennett Winch, designed to keep your belongings safe and secure whilst looking great at the same time. 

For when the winter chill kicks in, Malle’s Expedition Jacket is the one we’d be reaching for. Designed to be used and abused, the team at Malle ventured out on a 10,000 mile expedition across the North American continent to test its capabilities. 

If it’s all about the details for your loved one, we’re pretty sure the Amalgam Collection’s scale models are a match made in heaven. The amount of hours, attention to detail and skill that goes into creating each and every one of these life-like scaled models is truly breath-taking, and something that can only be appreciated when seen in the flesh, where the reflections and minute details make them seem like they’d start up and drive off if they could. 

If you aren’t in the position to start a classic car collection, buying an Amalgam model car is as close as you can get for an attainable price point. You may not be able to enjoy driving it, but with their attention to detail you can enjoy the lines and looks of your favourite classic forever more.

For those who enjoy a more monochrome look, the CD Shop has a wealth of contemporary and sophisticated items ready and waiting. Unimatic’s approach to watch design allows their pieces to thread the line between standing out and subtly perfectly, and make for the ideal everyday timepieces.

For sheer cosiness, Motoluxe’s Teddy Bear Jackets are like no other. Prepare to wrap yourself in thick Alpaca fur that has been the go-to winter warmer for the likes of Mick Jagger and Winston Churchill. 

Adding some vibrancy and emotion to any interior space are these fine pieces from Automobilist and renowned artist Alan Thornton. Both artists capture the greatest racing machines and motor racing stories, transporting you back to the moment and reignites memories of the past.

We urge you to get up close to fully grasp just how much detail is in Alan Thornton’s artwork. With over 30 years of experience, he’s developed a unique way of translating his original photography through the medium of screen printing.

We’d love to see as many of you as possible at our Christmas Pit Stop, but for those who can’t we hope this interactive shopping experience has helped you find the perfect gift for your loved one. The Classic Driver Shop aims to consistently bring you the coolest pieces from the world of fashion, art, collectables and driving essentials!

Photos: Tom Shaxson