Jalopnik Holiday Re-Gift Guide: The Worst Car Gift Revealed

We were shocked, absolutely shocked the fake sunroof lost out to both Fast & The Furious-merch and the Fake Spinners, the eventual winner with 28.1% of the vote at 287 votes out of more than 1,000 votes. There were also a few of you that shared our disdain for Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, though people generally… » 11/26/07 3:15pm 11/26/07 3:15pm

The Jalopnik Holiday Re-Gift Guide: What's The Worst Auto-Related Gift?

We've counted down the worst of the worst in car gifts, from well-meaning packages such as the crappy tool kit, to the outright abortion-of-a-gift that is the Chicken Soup book for people that like NASCAR. But which gift from the ten shown in our Black Friday-celebrating Jalopnik Holiday Re-Gift Guide would send you… » 11/23/07 1:00pm 11/23/07 1:00pm

The Jalopnik Holiday Re-Gift Guide: Shatter Sports Decals

Unless you're the first person ever to have one, the fake shatter sports decals with the baseball/puck/bass coming out of the window is perhaps the most white trash gift on the market. In fact, if you're the first person to put one on your car you can go straight to hell. We'd like to throw an actual baseball through… » 11/23/07 12:40pm 11/23/07 12:40pm

The Jalopnik Holiday Re-Gift Guide: Fake Spinner Wheel Covers

It's not a shock that we want the whole spinner rims phase to die a quick death and we therefore hope that the fake spinner wheel covers fad will hasten the overdue end of those vehicular eyesores. That being said, we never want to be part of hastening their demise by actually putting them on any of our cars. » 11/23/07 12:20pm 11/23/07 12:20pm

The Jalopnik Holiday Re-Gift Guide: Chicken Soup For The NASCAR Soul

Joke if you must, but NASCAR is a legitimate form of racing with a legitimate fan base. That being said, even the most enthusiastic NASCAR fan would be horrified by the folsky-wisdom and sickly saccharine sentiments contained within the pages of Chicken Soup For The NASCAR Soul. We feel bad even putting the picture on… » 11/23/07 12:10pm 11/23/07 12:10pm

The Jalopnik Holiday Re-Gift Guide: Cheap Tool Kits

Nothing says "Thanks Ma" like stripping the hell out of your wheel's lug nuts because you wanted to use a gift. These kits come in "all purpose" "auto specific" and "auto emergency" varieties and all come in a cheap plastic case. The thought is "Hey, this person loves tools, let's get 'em something big and heavy."… » 11/23/07 11:40am 11/23/07 11:40am

The Jalopnik Holiday Re-Gift Guide: Car Seat Covers

When you're gift shopping and your choices are between NOS-brand, sheepskin or floral just walk away. While you may be able to pull it off in an old beater or a car with stained seats, no one with a nice car is going to want to cover up their premium leather seats with Hawaiian Punch-colored faux-sheep's wool. It's… » 11/23/07 11:20am 11/23/07 11:20am

The Jalopnik Holiday Re-Gift Guide: Luxury Automaker Brand Clothing

Nothing says "I'm a poser douchebag" faster than a Ferrari or BMW tie/t-shirt/hat. This is doubly true if you don't own a BMW or Ferrari. Real Ferrari owners don't drive around wearing $12.00 polyester shirts with big ass stallions on the front, they wear $5,000 pants. C'mon! You don't need to advertise when you're… » 11/23/07 11:00am 11/23/07 11:00am

The Jalopnik Holiday Re-Gift Guide: The Decano Fake Sunroof

The Holiday Re-Gift Guide continues our anti-Black Friday assault with an aftermarket item you've seen on these pages once before. While faux-scoops and exhausts are the automotive equivalent of calf-implants, there's something especially insidious about a fake product that imitates no performance increase of any… » 11/23/07 10:40am 11/23/07 10:40am

The Jalopnik Holiday Re-Gift Guide: The Tornado Air

Probably our favorite piece of crap-technology is the Tornado air-filter thing. The results it promises are a little-less than fantastic, as you can achieve a 1 to 2 MPG increase by just assuring the proper tire pressure level. The basically-useless piece of metal works by creating "unique airflow dynamics" to… » 11/23/07 10:20am 11/23/07 10:20am

The Jalopnik Holiday Re-Gift Guide: Embarrassing License Plate Frames

There are few, if any, license plate frames that we'd ever consider putting on our whip, which is why MAD_SCIENCE rekindled our hate with his suggestion that license plate frames of any kind are basically objecta non grata in the car nut's stocking. There are so many land mines involved when making this kind of… » 11/23/07 10:00am 11/23/07 10:00am