I wanted to take a minute and wish everyone a Merry Christmas! By now it's clear I can attach an automotive memory to everything... and Christmas is no exception! One of my favourite Christmas comedies, 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation', has a hilarious opening scene that takes place in the 'old front-wheel drive sleigh', a Ford Taurus woody wagon:
Another classic is 'A Christmas Story'. I have fond childhood memories of loading up into the car and driving to get the Christmas tree, and while it was usually entertaining, it never ended up THIS way:
On a more personal note, one of my best Car + Christmas stories occurred every year, on Christmas Day, when we would head to Grandma's house for lunch. She didn't live far away, but it seemed that every single year Snoopy's song 'The Red Baron' would come on just as we were arriving, and my dad insisted on driving around the block until it finished! It may not be the most well-known Christmas song, but it sure is one of my favourites:
A very Merry Christmas to all; wishing everyone happy, healthy and safe holidays this year! Feel free to share your own automotive-tinged Christmas stories, videos and pictures. I have one more photo to add; I decorated the model Citroen 2CV on my desk to add a bit of Christmas cheer in the office:
Welcome! My name is Paul, and I am an old-fashioned, low-pressure, low-buck car fan with lots of automotive stories to tell!