Education is of utmost importance here at Car and Driver, and we'd argue that no matter who's paying for it, you'd better be able to burn through a set of tires doing it. For Black Friday, Team O'Neil Rally School is offering the chance to do just, charging just $1100 for its one-day course or $2200 for the two-day. That's a discount of $300 a day for Drifting 101. On the first day, you'll learn the basics. Opting for the two-day course expands your skills by teaching you advanced techniques. Tuition covers the car rental, tires, and safety equipment but doesn't include lodging near New Hampshire Motor Speedway, where the classes take place. Choose from a fleet of different vehicles, including BMW 3-series, Ford Mustangs, and Nissan 350Zs. Team O'Neil says that you can buy the vouchers now and schedule your course later, as dates for the 2020 drift school are still TBD.
Photography and cars go together like cake and ice cream. Amazon is selling the Nikon D5600 DSLR with 18–55-mm and 70–300-mm zoom lenses for almost half off. Although the D5600 doesn't have the biggest sensor, its 24-megapixel resolution is plenty for any computer screen or Instagram account. An LCD touchscreen makes reviewing photos easy. Take this to the next Cars & Coffee event for practice. Who knows? Maybe your photos will end up in a car magazine one day.
Not sure whether taking the doors off your new Jeep Gladiator or Wrangler is a good idea? Fab Fours may have the solution to your worries with this set of open-bracing doors. The tubes allow you to enjoy the open-air feel of a (mostly) doorless Jeep while also providing some peace of mind that you won't fall out. For Black Friday, 4WheelParts.com is offering a free pair of full-tube rear doors with purchase of the fronts. In a glass-half-full world, that's a bargain. Each door comes with an integrated sun visor, and the stainless steel hardware should hold up to the elements. Plus, this Fab Fours product is made in the U.S. If you've got the Jeep itch to personalize your ride, Fab Fours can scratch it for you.
After the turkey and stuffing are polished off, what better way to spend the holidays on the couch than with the Sony PlayStation 4 Pro gaming system? Costing $300 (versus $400 regularly), the best part about this deal is that it comes with a copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which is normally priced at $60. That means the gaming starts as soon as the box arrives. The PS4 Pro comes equipped with one terabyte of storage, so downloading games like Gran Turismo Sport, Need for Speed: Heat, or Dirt 4 shouldn't cause any hard-drive-space anxiety. The reason why the Pro is more desirable than the cheaper PS4 console is because of its faster processing speed and 4K capability. Good luck wrestling football fans in your household who might be hogging the television.
You know damn well those Himalayan salt lamps you gave everyone last year didn't make anyone healthier as advertised. These BlueSkyBos emergency escape tools, on the other hand, could mean the difference between life and death. The hammer tip is designed to break glass windows, especially useful for submerged-car situations when the electronics fail. The blade at the other end is sharp enough to cut the seatbelt from your chest or lap if the buckle won't release. Hopefully no one you give this to will ever need to use it, but if the situation reveals itself, these compact safety tools quickly become the most important item in the car.
If this Black Friday deal doesn't start your engine, you might need four tires and a wedge adjustment. For a limited time, NASCAR is offering deals on 12 of its races for the 2020 season. For $119, the Daytona 500 package offers a commemorative Daytona 500 shirt and hat with each ticket. Have a partner in crime? A two-ticket holiday package for Michigan International Speedway is available starting at $140. In addition to the tickets, you get two MIS coffee mugs. For race fans on a budget, you won't need to thank any sponsors after the checkered flag at Martinsville. Each $66 ticket includes the Pre-Race Experience, for those who want to get even closer to their favorite drivers.
There are a ridiculous amount of tools in this 450-piece Craftsman mechanic's tool set. If the right tool isn't in this box, it might be a sign to hire someone licensed. Here's some of what you get: 175 screwdrivers that both tighten and loosen things; 12 nut drivers, because 10 is never enough; six adaptors, but what they adapt to is up to you; three ratcheting wrenches in 1/4-inch, 3/8-inch, and 1/2-inch drives; and 191 sockets, deep and shallow, with both SAE and metric sizes. The list goes on, but all of these tools are made of stainless steel, which means they're easy to clean and shouldn't rust.
Torin Big Red 48" Ratcheting Off Road Jack | Hero savings
Snag this ratcheting off-road jack for that lifted-truck lovers in your family this Black Friday. They'll appreciate it if/when they get stuck between a rock and a hard place or if they get a flat tire on the next adventure trail. The Torin 48-inch ratcheting jack can lift a maximum of 6000 pounds, meaning it will work for both the 2020 Ram 1500 and the heavier Audi e-tron.
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Majestic Pet Hammock Rear Seat Cover | $28 Savings
Dogs love riding in cars. But nobody loves a mess. Which is why you should consider the Majestic Pet hammock seat cover, available at PetSmart for 50 percent off this holiday. Made of waterproof nylon, it helps protect your back seat from stains, tears, and chew marks from four-legged travelers. And throwing the cover in the washing machine is a lot easier than vacuuming hair out of every crevice. Installation should only take seconds as you slip the four adjustable nylon straps over the headrests to create a hammock over the back seat. Treat your best friend this holiday with more than just a scratch behind the ears.
If you're part of the outdoorsy community, or know of someone who is, listen up. Tepui is offering discounts of up to 30 percent on select rooftop tents. Each series of tent has its own specialties, ranging from soft- to hard-shell designs. Not sure if it will fit your car? Each tent comes with universal mounting hardware, so the applications are endless. This is the perfect setup for anyone wishing to cut out hotel costs on their next cross-country trip.
Kids Electric Lamborghini Aventador SV | $210 savings
At $240, this is likely the cheapest way to get behind the wheel of a Lamborghini Aventador SV roadster, but not everyone can fit. There's room for two kids inside, but if you don't want them to drive, parents can control it with a remote. Built-in speakers play engine and horn sounds, and with an AUX outlet onboard, your kids can play "Baby Shark" a thousand more times as they zoom around the driveway. The LED headlights shine bright and the infamous scissor doors swing up thanks to a pair of hydraulic dampers. Don't worry about the Aventador SV's top speed; while the real car can hit 220 mph, this battery-powered toy tops out at just under 4 mph. But remember, it's all fun and games until someone drives into your ankles.
A good attorney is tough to beat, but a good dash cam is a much cheaper option. The Nextbase 322GW is a faithful witness to anything that happens in front of the windshield during your travels. It offers a 2.5-inch LCD touchscreen for reviewing video, or you can connect to Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to watch the action on your smartphone. The high-def footage can also be stored on a microSD card. Automatic incident detection will tell the camera to begin recording if the 322GW's g-sensor detects any funny business. A power cable is included for constant recording potential, as is an adhesive mount to stick the camera to the windshield or dash. Careful, though; the integrated microphone doesn't come with earmuffs.