Crashes had been one of the biggest issues with the game, with many unable to play for a prolonged period of time without one.
The auto enthusiast’s shopping mall. Photo by Rene Schwietzke.
The season of giving is once again upon us, and those of us in the hobby are fairly particular about the parts that go into our cars, as well as the tools we use to wrench on them. That can make holiday gift-giving a challenge for friends and relatives, since few consider junkyards a viable place to browse for presents, and fewer still have the patience to track down Snap-On route drivers to browse for holiday gift ideas. While the thought of receiving brake rotors, assorted interior parts or pitted chrome trim may not appeal to everyone, those of us with 10w-40 in our veins appreciate the effort that goes into procuring such treasured gifts.
Which, of course, begs the question of, “What, aside from a renewed subscription to all Hemmings magazines, is on your holiday wish list?” Are you looking for the unobtainable bit of bodywork necessary to complete a long-delayed restoration? A period-correct carburetor to bring a certain muscle car back to life? A compressor and spray gun so that you no longer have to be seen driving a car bedecked in a primer-gray livery?
Perhaps some of you may even be hoping for the keys to a Series I Jaguar E-Type, or to a 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, while others would be content with a replacement 3/8-inch-drive metric socket set. Let us know what you’re hoping for, automotive-wise, this holiday season.