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Radio control Mini Cooper next to Christmas lights and baubles




Photographer: Pixeleyes

Editor’s Pick: the insiders’ must-haves


Ian Wright

Menswear editor


Whether a pint-sized petrol head or a big kid, this Mini radio-control car will send their excitement levels from 0 to 60 in no time

Back in my day, when Percy Pig was just a glint in his parents’ eyes, being able to control a small car without wires was tantamount to witchcraft. One Christmas, I was so mesmerised by one I was given, I forwent my turkey sandwich and zoomed my car up and down the road until the whine of the motor turned into a hum – then silence as the batteries died. And all these years later I still have that little frisson of excitement when I get my hands on one – add the retro charm of this Mini Cooper and I’m sold, and the car fans in your life will be too.
Get in gear

“Set out on the ROAD
instantly with simple controls
and batteries included”