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1910isolde

Wed Dec 25 2013 22:43:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

"Ferrari 330 P4 and Santa's Elves."

1910isolde

Thu Dec 26 2013 04:38:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Joyeux Noël. Merry Christmas from french Automobilia magazine 1917.

Image source: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k64788826.image.langEN.r=automobile%20women

1910isolde

Sat Dec 21 2013 22:20:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

If you are going to take the effort to wrap a car, might was well make it into another car shape….Make them think they are getting an El Camino or something?!

1910isolde

Sun Dec 22 2013 01:33:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Everyone needs a Triumph TR3 for Christmas!

1910isolde

Wed Dec 18 2013 18:12:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Order of Operations:

1> Go to tree farm & cut tree
2> Figure out how to get the tree home in the Mercedes SUV
3> Google how to removed tree sap from upholstery

1910isolde

Wed Dec 18 2013 18:33:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Hot Rod Magazine cover December 1951.

Image source: BeatnikPirate @ http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=427628&goto=nextoldest

1910isolde

Wed Dec 18 2013 18:36:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 2013 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree being lowered onto a MacK semi truck in the Colville National Forest in Usk, Washington.

Don't feel bad, I didn't know that Capitol Christmas Tree had its own website either: http://capitolchristmastree.com/tree-route-schedule/

1910isolde

Wed Dec 18 2013 18:42:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With such a tiny car, it’s an exercise in logistics for Greig Howe to get any Christmas tree home.
So he thought he might as well get this 50ft one, and attach a trailer to his G-Wiz electric car to tow it.


See & read more about his trek: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1235628/G-Wiz-Man-tows-50ft-Christmas-tree-tiny-electric-car--creates-amazing-optical-illusion.html

1910isolde

Wed Dec 18 2013 19:14:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

How we hauled home our Christmas tree in a sports car.

"Our first Christmas since retiring was fast approaching when we realized that part of our retirement downsizing and moving included getting rid of the 7-passenger VW Van we'd used for years, and driving only our Austin-Healey kit sports car.

My husband Bob said "leave it to him" and off he went to town to choose a tree, he simply put the top down, put the tree in the passenger seat, tied it down with some rope, and successfully transported it home. "

Source: http://www.bubblews.com/news/1814345-how-to-haul-home-a-christmas-tree-in-a-sports-car

1910isolde

Wed Dec 18 2013 19:38:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Forget the red bow, I want my gift car filled with presents and a tree!


Image Source: http://sea-life-style.blogspot.com/2011_01_01_archive.html

1910isolde

Wed Dec 18 2013 21:21:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A slob Saab getting the job done.

Image Source: http://cindyjespinoza.blogspot.com/2010_12_01_archive.html

1910isolde

Wed Dec 18 2013 21:50:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

1910isolde

Thu Dec 19 2013 17:57:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

30 ways 'A Christmas Story' became America's Christmas story... http://www.publicopiniononline.com/ci_24739466/30-ways-christmas-story-became-our-christmas-story

Reason # 7 Whether the tree is plastic or authentic, there's nothing like bringing the great outdoors inside.

1910isolde

Thu Dec 19 2013 18:09:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A candid shot, but cute nonetheless.

1910isolde

Thu Dec 19 2013 21:03:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Food for thought while transporting your tree this year:

"A recent study by the American Automobile Association Foundation for Traffic Safety that estimates that vehicle-related road debris causes about 25,000 collisions and close to 100 deaths each year in North America.

Unsecured items that become debris include mattresses, home furnishings, and building materials. According to ADAC, when objects travelling at 50 km per hour come to a sudden stop, they can take on 25 times their own weight. A 30-kg tree, for example, would hit its target with the force of an object that weighs a 750 kg."

Text & Image source: http://driving.ca/auto-news/news/tree-transporting-101/

1910isolde

Thu Dec 19 2013 22:38:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Christmas brought to you by a Porsche.

Image credit http://www.quintinco.com/rest-in-peace-ferdinand-porsche/

1910isolde

Thu Dec 19 2013 23:14:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

If it's "under" the tree, it still counts right?

Image Credit: Peter Millar

1910isolde

Fri Dec 20 2013 07:26:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Don't want to mess up your car by bringing a tree home this season?

Why not via bike?

1910isolde

Fri Dec 20 2013 15:52:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Santa has good taste in choosing which sleigh to drive this season. Maserati 250F anyone?

1910isolde

Tue Dec 17 2013 22:59:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

1910isolde

Wed Dec 18 2013 00:01:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

"The tree was 7'6" long, tied easily to the rear rack, and presented no handling problems at all.

The local Christmas tree farm said I was the first two-wheeled vehicle to ever leave with a tree."

More pictures on Scooter in the Sticks here: http://vespalx150.blogspot.com/2006/12/hauling-christmas-tree-by-vespa.html

1910isolde

Wed Dec 18 2013 17:59:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Another way to haul a Christmas tree.

Image Source: Jonathan @ http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=427628&goto=nextoldest

1910isolde

Wed Dec 11 2013 15:42:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

From the stance of this Lincoln, I can sense it's humiliation.

Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/crossmage/4157806671/sizes/l/in/photostream/

1910isolde

Wed Dec 11 2013 15:51:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Some festive F1 photoshops! Autosport user 'chilly' has photoshopped classic Christmas album covers to include F1 personnel.

More F1 photoshop hacks : http://wtf1.co.uk/iiits-chriiistmasss-f1-christmas-album-covers/

1910isolde

Wed Dec 11 2013 16:00:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Santa Claus is not waiting for "convertible weather" the time is NOW.

Image Source: http://www.extravaganzi.com/santa-claus-arrived-151-days-early-to-open-the-harrods-festive-department/

1910isolde

Wed Dec 11 2013 16:32:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Santa IS a talented guy, he can create Christmas Magic and down-force.

Image source: www.ontariooval.com

1910isolde

Wed Dec 11 2013 16:44:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

"Every year, automakers launch holiday advertising campaigns in hopes of encouraging people to buy their products. During the late 1950s, the Swedish automaker Saab Automobile AB came up with a fun idea for its Christmas cards. Saab apparently asked the following question: what kind of car would Santa Claus drive? If one were to take Saab’s word for it, Santa would be the proud owner of a Saab 93.

The Saab 93 was a small economy sedan. Manufactured between 1955 and 1960, the 93 was specifically designed for operation in difficult driving conditions one encounters in Sweden. Sweden is noted for its harsh winters, which tend to be long, cold, and snowy. At the time of the 93’s production, much of the country’s highway network consisted of rough gravel roads. In order to create a car that could effectively cope with such extraordinary conditions, Saab adopted a number of unorthodox design ideas when it developed the 93. The end result was a unique car that was well-suited for the driving conditions of its home country.

Saab presented the 93 as Santa Claus’ car of choice in its advertising Christmas cards during the late 1950s. Although done in a light-hearted vein."
Read more about the Saab 93 here: http://vinson.hagleyblogs.org/2012/12/saab-93-santa-claus-car-of-choice/
Image & article thanks to the Hagley Museum and Library

1910isolde

Wed Dec 11 2013 16:57:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

1910isolde

Wed Dec 11 2013 17:12:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Santa during WWII.


Image source: Santa Claus Funnies #1
(Dell, 1942) http://politedissent.com/tangents/advent12/covers/i12.html

1910isolde

Wed Dec 11 2013 17:24:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Santa tries to blend in Palm Springs.

1910isolde

Thu Dec 12 2013 23:03:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

This year Santa Claus had a 1743 year crisis, to pull him out of his funk he decided to purchase a 2013 McLaren 12C spider. It worked.

Image source: http://www.commercialappeal.com/photos/2012/oct/09/325886/

1910isolde

Mon Dec 09 2013 16:32:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

I guess Santa opted for a Jeep, from the position of the hood....I wonder if he regretted it later.

Source: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?s=2d5e0744a47cbc3fcbdd0906971d0b1c&t=428585&page=3

1910isolde

Mon Dec 09 2013 21:17:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Santa Claus really prefers a Lamborghini -- although his bowl full of jelly makes it rather difficult to get in and out of.

Image Source: http://dfredman.typepad.com/a360p/spyker/

1910isolde

Mon Dec 09 2013 21:24:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Santa is putting his trust in a Ford Mustang this year....anyone know some FORD acronyms that might deter Santa?



Source: http://www.city-data.com/forum/automotive/1755729-car-guys-mustang-5.html

1910isolde

Mon Dec 09 2013 21:29:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Watch this clip of Santa driving the 2013 Ferrari F138 Formula One racer, pulling a sled full loaded with all sorts of gifts on the tarmac.

"Now that F1 teams aren't allowed to test future developments using the car from the previous year, they’re all searching for solutions. Well, Ferrari seems to have come up with the best one we've seen so far - the Prancing Horse recently used its Fiorano track to test... Santa Claus's sled.

Who knows, maybe the boxes in the sled are packed with hardware for the 2014 Ferrari F1 car..."

Source: http://www.autoevolution.com/news/ferrari-testing-f1-car-with-santa-claus-video-72240.html

1910isolde

Tue Dec 10 2013 00:09:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Santa keeping the 'look' while simultaneously staying abreast with new technology.

Image Source: http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2011/03/great-photos-from-wwwatomicantiquescom.html

1910isolde

Tue Dec 10 2013 15:56:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Santa's Bimmer Monster truck by
Brazilian digital artist Paulo Henrique Borges.

Source: http://www.photoshopcreative.co.uk/image/49756/santa_monster_truck

1910isolde

Tue Dec 10 2013 16:10:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A quaint photo of Santa Driving A Red Ford down a rural road in the Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico.

Art print available on a number of mediums: canvas, greeting cards, metal, acrylic, framed etc. More here: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/2-santa-driving-a-vintage-red-ford-michael-deyoung.html

1910isolde

Tue Dec 10 2013 16:26:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Santa rides a big ol' Harley-Davidson -- Wonder how much holiday cheer can stuffed into saddle bags?

Source: http://www.strangeracer.com/content/item/155319.html

1910isolde

Tue Dec 10 2013 16:40:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Which one of these is the gift to be delivered?

Image Source: www.treepodia.com

1910isolde

Tue Dec 10 2013 16:56:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Santa Claus always drives red cars, he once leased a silver Honda Accord, but complained it was too difficult to find in mall parking lots. Santa even owns a 1920 Model T Speedster in red (Henry Ford made an exception when he found out that Santa was the customer making the request).

Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dannimarie/2111308476/sizes/l/in/photostream/

1910isolde

Tue Dec 10 2013 18:29:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

"Jimmy Deese is the announcer for Memphis International Raceway in Millington. In the spirit of Christmas, the Dyersburg resident gets a kick out of dressing up like St. Nick and driving "Santa's Ride," his 1969 classic red Camaro, around town."

Source: http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/dec/25/my-ride-santa-has-his-own-hot-rod/

1910isolde

Tue Dec 10 2013 18:33:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Q. Why is Santa Claus a good race car driver?
A. Because he is always on POLE position! Yuck, yuck, yuck.

Bad joke & image source: http://stockcar.racersreunion.com/forum/topics/here-comes-santa-claus

1910isolde

Tue Dec 10 2013 22:44:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Mrs. Claus prefers to be driven in a 1950 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith.

Source: http://www.superiormotorcars.co.uk/news/santa-books-a-rolls-royce/

1910isolde

Tue Dec 10 2013 22:52:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Santa about to hit Mach 1

Image Source: http://dailyvespa.com/image/2447795091

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