Over the Christmas weekend, my girlfriend and I took a trip to Salt Lake City to ski at Snowbird for a few days. Airport rental companies would normally have rented us a boring sedan with zero personality. This was not one of those times.
Step One: get a tree. Step Two: hook the tree up to a Nissan GT-R. Step Three: engage launch control and, wait, this isn’t so simple.
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Like many Jews, I spent most of my younger years as a “child.” And, as a Judaic child growing up in an overwhelmingly Christian area, I saw plenty of nativity scenes. Before I knew what they were, I thought they were some kind of playset for some media property I wasn’t familiar with. They still have a sort of…
‘Twas the weekend before Christmas, and, well—most people probably spent a lot of the time shopping for last-minute gifts that were supposed to be bought about a month ago (Black Friday deals, anyone?). If you did too, there’s a good chance that you saw a few mobile Christmas decorations while out.
Can anyone beat getting a steering wheel from a Formula One car they've driven as a present? Probably not, unless someone got the full F1 car with it somewhere.
On Christmas Day the police department of Manchester, Connecticut roamed the streets in their eight-ton armored personnel carrier decked out in Christmas lights bearing gifts to needy kids. Cute community outreach initiative or subtle "scare 'em straight" operation?
The James Bond films have been a television favorite during the holiday season for as long as I have been alive. I can credit the inception of my fascination with the series directly to Spike TV's 007 Days Of Christmas, which I would stay up watching all night before I was even a teenager. Yet, I've never really…
Every year we have to watch those obnoxious television commercials. You know the ones where some yuppie couple wakes up on Christmas morning, then walks outside in some overpriced pajamas sipping a latte only to find a brand new luxury car with a bow on top. Does this really happen?
Let's just take a moment and really look at this picture here. There's a lot going on. It's from Museum Victoria's collection, in Australia, which is why it's so summery-looking. It was painted by James Higgins Quirk, and, while charmingly rendered, is nevertheless a little terrifying. Maybe because Santa is, like, 20…
Lots of thoughtful people gave their father a drone this Christmas, because they had already gotten him a Kindle last year and an iPad the year before that and you sort of stall out on gift ideas from there. But! Drones can be difficult, and dads can be clumsy*, and the result has been nationwide terror.
Back in the '60s, Volkswagen was eager to corner the under-12 market. They were in a good position: the Beetle, looking like a giant toy, was appealing to kids, so they just needed to sweeten the pot a bit and get the kids into dealers. That's why they made special holiday books like this. Too bad kids are always…
A significant storm is on the cusp of developing over the Gulf Coast this afternoon. Over the next day, the storm will rocket towards the Great Lakes and grow into a major wind, rain, and snow producer that promises to snarl holiday travel.
You’ve probably heard the story by now: On Christmas Eve 1955, a young boy in Colorado Springs dialed a Sears-sponsored hotline that let kids talk with Santa Claus. But instead of reaching Santa, he was connected to the red phone at CONAD, the military command center charged with patrolling the skies for any nuclear…
People love to hate on airlines at every opportunity, and most of the time, it's justifiable. But Canada's low-cost carrier, WestJet surprised a village in the Dominican Republic, created an early Christmas and gave some spectacular gifts. Just watch the video and see if your eyes don't well up.
In most cases it is probably not worth the hassle to shop for a car on Black Friday. But if you live in Chicago and are in the market for a Buick or GMC you may want to consider buying one from Bill Kay Buick GMC, because if it snows on Christmas...your car is free.
I'm willing to bet anything made by Lancia would be a great candidate. A "white elephant" gift exchange revolves around exchanging outrageous spite gifts that are difficult to get rid of and for which there are exorbitant costs of ownership.
If there's one thing to take away from the commercialized part of the holiday season, it's that Hot Wheels and Matchbox aren't the be-all and end-all of miniature cars. Just as trees are decorated to suit owners' tastes, cars have come out in ornament form to help with that.
When I was a kid, I would dream up completely insane presents to put on my Christmas wish list—shit that no parent could ever possibly afford and no child could ever possibly deserve. And every year, my parents would tell me before Christmas that I would NOT be getting the little race car I saw on the Obstacle Course…
It's Christmas evening and you've now had time to open all your presents. What's the best gift you've received? Is it a tool, is it a video game, is it a car, is it the love and warmth of your family? I kid, of course, because we all know it's something you can screw around with.