As a classic car enthusiast, there are heaps of things you can wish for, and it needn’t be whole cars.
Personally, I stopped wishing for complete cars many years ago – as it dawned on me that I was never going to be gifted one anyway. This year I restricted myself to a pair of wellies, as the only thing car-related – and I got them! I hear you asking how wellies can possibly be car-related? Well, I only ever use wellies when I hand-wash my classic cars using the two-bucket method. Unfortunately my old wellies had sprung a leak. With a new set of water-tight wellies, I can really let lose again in the new year.
However, in previous years I’ve been known to seek the limits of what family members would entertain as a suitable Christmas gift. An extra long torque wrench was for many years my pinnacle (having bought the short one myself), but that was decisively beaten the year I was given a complete oil-cooler kit. That coincided with a Christmas spent at the in-laws, who had serious doubts about my mental health, when they experienced my childish joy over the raw aluminium cooler, its shiny fittings and not least those long hoses. The year I received four non-winged spinners for my wire wheels (a necessity for the Danish MOT), most certainly also count as one of the better Christmases, and I’m sure there were others which I have since forgotten about.
How about our readers? Share which car-related Christmas gift has been your best, and try to surpass all other readers. Did someone indeed receive a whole car? Or which car-related gift put the biggest smile on your face – despite no one in your family really understanding why? It’s not too late for inspiration for all of us enthusiasts buying Christmas gifts for ourselves after Christmas…