It's that gift-giving time of year and you, lazy bastard that you are, haven't bought anyone anything yet. Here are five cheap things you can get in no time to stuff the stocking of your car enthusiast friend.
I admit, this gift guide is a bit schizophrenic, in that I'll be covering both fun presents for kids and art-related car gifts. But, in my defense, I have a two-year old kid who loves cars and a BA in Art History, so this was kind of going to happen no matter what.
Although we've said that car fans are difficult to shop for, the gearhead subset of our illustrious tribe is a bit easier to please. Don't buy anodized aluminum parts that might not fit, or fan apparel that could leave them thinking you ate lead paint chips as a child.
Do you know car people? Are you a car person? There is a world of awesome holiday gift opportunities out there beyond Porsche watches and Nascar cufflinks. Here's our selection of the weird and wonderful.
Wacky Packages have been around for more than 40 years now (the '73 reissue of the first series got me hooked as a first-grader), and plenty of the stickers were gearhead-centric. Now you can get 'em seven feet tall!
Marcus Mumbach, of German website Bauforum24, "Das Portal fur Bau und Baumaschinen," ("Bau" means construction — you can probably figure out the rest), has helped complete the site's first Heavy Equipment Calendar for 2010. It's pure machine porn.