From Connecticut to British Columbia and Tennessee to Ontario, all of us here at The Garage Blog wish you and yours a very merry Christmas!
As we prepare to settle in for our long winter’s nap, all of us here in The Garage would like to wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas! May you enjoy a happy and healthy time with your friends and family!
May there be a Hot Wheels or two in your stocking, a new socket set under the tree and a new project car snuggled up in your garage!
The FedEx guy came today and it was like Christmas came early (isn’t it always?) as we opened the box from Jakks Pacific bearing media fleet vehicles. Of course these weren’t our usual media fleet vehicles, these are much smaller. The new GX Racers line of cars are so new that even my super observant 8 year old has never heard of them. While it is only August, the marketers need to get the jump on Christmas shopping and so the folks at Jakks are reaching out to some non traditional channels. The average reader of an automotive blog may not be a heavy toy user, but a good number of us have kids right?
We received three packages containing different versions of cars. Snake Spin gyrates atop a pair of orange pylons, sorta like me at Pocono last year. The Super Jump consists of a funky clamp that attaches to an elevated surface like a chair or table and sends cars hurtling towards a mini scaffold that launches cars across the back yard. If gravity and a pull stick aren’t fast enough, they also offer the Turbo Launcher which accelerates the 1/64 scale cars to a scale 600 mph before they hit the ramp and fly off into oblivion. Or into the dog.
2008 has been an incredible year here in The Garage. Our readership has increased dramatically and along with it our international circle of friends. We’ve got a team of contributors from Halifax and Connecticut in the east and Silicon Valley in the west that continue to let us in on their corner of the automotive universe. This little team has become a tight knit group of friends that I am very fortunate to have become very close to and am very proud of everyone’s work.
Here’s to hoping that Santa fills all of our stockings tonight with the automotive toys we all dream of. For me, I’ll have a blue 289 Cobra with white stripes. No, I’m not greedy, I can do without the 427!
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!
The presents have been torn open and the bird is about to have a long winter’s nap in the oven. The fire is bright and the lights are twinkling on the tree. Christmas in The Garage is off to a great start. We hope that all of you are also having a wonderful time with your family and friends.
The wonderful greeting above was created by our friend Paul Chenard.
Follow the jump to a funny Christmas video from our friend Jay Yoo. It’s not car related and definitely not kid friendly, but it is a must see!
Merry Christmas everyone!
Our west coast contributor Aaron Von Minden would like to wish everybody a happy holiday season, Savage Speed Garage style.
Enjoy the PBR’s boys, I hope Santa is good to you all!
It’s early morning on Christmas Eve. Today promises to be full of running around, wrapping presents and visiting friends, so there won’t be much time for writing. Instead, I thought I’d share one of my favourite Christmas songs and the video to go along with it. David Bowie and Bing Crosby singing Little Drummer Boy. Apparently, the whole Peace on Earth combo came about because Bowie didn’t like the Little Drummer Boy bit and so the piece was reworked just hours before Bing’s Christmas show was due to go to air. Bing died a month later, leaving us with what may be one of his most classic bits of work.
I remember trying to find this on CD for years and then when I finally did, it also contained the video. Thanks to the joys of YouTube, we can all share the joy.