2019 Hot Rod Holiday Gift Guide
The Halloween decorations are stored away, cars are going into hibernation for the winter and you’re likely still full from Thanksgiving. It must be time for holiday shopping and we’re making it easy for you to get your favorite car guy and gal something special for the garage, man-cave or hot rod!
We reached out to a number of companies to see what they had to offer besides performance and restoration parts to make your shopping easier and the gifts more fun! There’s a little something for everyone in the mix so make sure to take a look at these websites or give them a call to surprise the hot rodder in your home with something they’ll really like!
The 2019 Goodguys season is over, but you can relive the fun and excitement with a commemorative keepsake Fanbook. The 50-page hard-bound Goodguys Fanbooks come with 30 pages of pre-selected images from Goodguys events and allows you to fill in 20 pages using your own photos – or choose from a gallery of additional Goodguys images. It’s the perfect gift for reliving the fun of the 2019 Goodguys season. You can also order an 18×24-inch poster using any of the images from the Goodguys shared albums. Fanbooks and posters are printed on demand and shipped directly to you.
www.fanbooks.com (enter event code: GG2019)
Meguiar’s – Complete Care
Not only does the Meguiar’s Complete Car Care Kit make a great gift, it also relieves the stress of the shopper with this one-stop-shopping solution! This detailing and car care kit features a dozen of Meguiar’s premium products including their Gold Class Wash and Conditioner, Carnauba Wax, High Gloss Gel, Detailers, Clay Bars, Plastic Polish and more. One do-it-all kit to will make your hot rodder happy while making your shopping easier!
Edelbrock – Big E Gear
Edelbrock recently launched an all-new apparel line celebrating their legendary performance heritage. There are three lines of duds ranging from retro to contemporary styling that includes hats, t-shirts, jackets and sweatshirts featuring the big E’s imagery. The Power Speed collection was designed for fashion-forward mechanics, racers and Edelbrock fans featuring cool designs such as Edelbrock’s original “Tarantula” logos and more. There’s definitely something for every hot rodder’s style at Edelbrock.
Bob’s Original Fender Covers – 360° Protection
Chances are your car-lover has a lot of time and money (more than you want to know) wrapped up in paint and body work. To help protect it when they’re working or cleaning under the hood, check out the mother of all fender covers from Bob’s Original Fender Covers. These covers envelop the entire engine bay and protect the body with a thick soft fabric. Since they’re made for each application, Bob’s covers will never fall off.
Busted Knuckle Garage – Comfy Stance
We all know how important the stance of a hot rod is, but keeping your physical stance comfortable is even more important. Busted Knuckle Garage now offers these USA-made Garage Comfort Mats that make a huge difference while fiddling on projects at your workbench. The stain-resistant top surface covers a thick energy-return core that will help reduce fatigue and discomfort. These are also handy when it comes to kneeling down for cleaning or brake maintenance. Two designs are available, including this one with the missing socket.
Speedway Motors – Keep it Cool
Speedway Motors has a fun and practical stocking stuffer with their tire stack coolie! This one will make anyone smile, especially when they find their drink is still cold during those hot summer cruises or nights in the garage. Even better is that this one won’t leave a puddle of moisture on the workbench, fender, or your mom’s antique dresser. When there’s not a can in the coolie, it’s also perfect for bolts, screws, pens or anything else that fits.
Race Ramps – No More Flat Spots
Whenever your classic is parked for 30 days or more, your tires may be forming flat spots. Race Ramps can help with their FlatStoppers. By simply pulling up onto these lightweight, concave parking pads, the weight of the car is distributed over a larger contact patch, reducing the chances of flat spots. This will help keep your tires in better condition and add longevity while you wait for the weather to clear.
Get your favorite gearhead some cool car-crazy gear from America’s favorite car show – Goodguys! The online Goodguys store is stocked with great gift items, from a wide range of apparel like shirts, hats, and jackets, to fun novelties like wall art, mugs, tumblers, bags, and more. You can even get Goodguys ornaments for your hot rod-themed Christmas tree!
California Car Cover Company – Keep it Golden
The California Car Cover Company understands the importance of protecting your vehicle’s paint. To make your shopping simple, they assembled the Golden Shine Ultimate Maintainer Kit that includes everything you need to keep that brilliant Golden Shine luster beaming. The kit is supplied with 16oz bottles of Quick Shine Instant Detailer, Tire & Trim Dressing and Clean & Clear Glass for streak-free windows. They also include their signature Original California Car Duster, a three-pack of Quick Shine Premium Microfiber Towels, and a two-pack of Tire & Trim Applicators.
Detroit Speed – Shift with DSE
Understated is always in style and this black anodized shift ball from Detroit Speed keeps things simple and clean. The ball is actually solid billet aluminum with only DSE laser etched on top so when people take a look in, they know this car means business. The ball is machined for a standard 3/8”-16 thread and feels as good in your grip as it looks.
Stroker by Medley – Santa Stroker
When sorting through Stroker McGurk creator Tom Medley’s vast archive, the StrokerbyMedley.com team discovered a series of Christmas cards penned for the Super Bell Axle company. The art showcased Santa driving off in Super Bell owner Jim Ewings’ iconic orange ’34 coupe. Today, you can score this art on a festive holiday T-shirt just in time for the club holiday party or cruise. The shirts are available in white, red or black in sizes from small to XXL for $29.92 plus shipping. There’s a bunch of other cool Stroker duds and goodies on the site as well.
Laid-Back USA – Barn Find Art
Relax and leave it to the gang at Laid-Back USA to make your Christmas shopping a no-brainer – you do the clickin’, they’ll do the shippin’. It’s time to up the game of that special somebody’s man-cave or she-shed with this colorful oasis of classic Chevy barn finds! There’s something for every Chevy fan in this bright banner that will have them thinking about fixing up one (or all) of those cars. It may even daydream you into a Laid-Back state of mind…
TP Tools – Garage Time
One place most hot rodders lose track of time is in the garage. If you need them to check the time occasionally, TP Tools offers over 100 neon clocks including Mopar, GM and Ford brands as well as soda, fuel brands and more. The clocks feature a hand-blown glass neon ring around the clock along with a multi-tiered chrome art-deco-style outer rim and glass face. The updated quartz clock movement requires AAA batteries while the neon uses a 115-volt AC adapter to glow (there’s an on/off switch built-in).
Griot’s Garage – The First Buff
Griot’s Garage now offers an orbital polisher that is perfect as a starter system for your car guy to experience the capabilities and benefits of a machine buffer. They even offer a starter kit based on the new G9 Random Orbital Polisher along with their Liquid Wax 3-in-1 and a 6.5-inch Orange Foam Correcting Pad. This combination will have your car guy buffing their paint to a crystal-clear finish! The G9 features a 1,000-watt motor that will provide many polishes for years to come.
Cup Holders Plus – Cups and Elbows
A Bench Seat Cruiser Console from CupHoldersPlus is a great gift idea for the classic car driver in your life. These high-quality consoles feature two king-sized cup holders and a felt-lined storage compartment to give you extra space to store your mobile devices and personal belongings. They come with a secure leather mounting strap that will keep the console positioned for a place to rest your right elbow on the cruise. The Cruiser Console is available in over 40 different colors and proudly made in the USA.
Classic Car Stereos – Easy Bluetooth
Bring modern streaming to your ride without cutting up the dash! This Bluetooth Auxiliary Adapter from Classic Car Stereos plugs right into the cigarette lighter and is compatible with Apple and Android devices. This is the premier audio adapter and will allow you to stream audio from Pandora, Rhapsody, Spotify or even your own playlist. It’s easy to pair your devices with one push-button plus it has a USB port so you can charge your phone too.
Billet Specialties – Clean Air Act
Clean air is good air in any case and Billet Specialties will make sure your engine looks good and breathes clean through their ribbed air cleaners. The traditional hot rod styling of this air cleaner housing matches other engine accessories they offer to bring consistency and style to your engine. Select from an industry-leading mirror-finish polish or black satin powder coat. These fit standard four-barrel carburetors and include stainless mounting hardware. Best of all they are made right here in the USA!
Car Shirts – Cool Threads
Car guys want to find car parts, tools and garage supplies under their tree, but they’ll also be happy to unwrap a hot rod shirt or jacket from CarShirts. Their new Hot Rod Burst design can be worn for casual or special occasions with its black button-up design. The shirts are available in sizes from M – 4X and are made in the USA. There’s also a neat dragstrip design as well as many other sweatshirts, windbreakers and hoodies.
Mychanic – Sidekick Stool
A garage stool will ease your hot rodder’s life during brake maintenance, cleaning and other shop tasks. Mychanic offers a handy garage stool that is full of function including an adjustable-height seat, a power tool holster, hardware bins, and a deep padded drawer. There’s even a tool caddy with a two-in-one handle and a holder for your mobile device. If stools could be hot rodded, this is it!
Snap-on- Let there be Light
There can never be too many flashlights in a garage, but keeping up with batteries can be a hassle. Snap-on’s high-intensity MAGCharger Rechargeable Flashlight comes with a mountable charger so the light will be ready every time it’s needed. The Halogen lamp is very bright and has a spot-to-flood focusing beam for terrific coverage. The battery is capable of lasting up to 1,000 hours and the light is housed in a durable aluminum alloy with a tough anodized finish.
George Trosley – Troz Toons
The Adventures of Krass & Bernie- Book Two- 1980-1985 is a new book by George Trosley that puts the tales of CARtoons magazine’s favorite motorheads, Krass and Bernie, all in one place. The 214-page book contains collected episodes from the years 1980 to 1985, featuring Krass and Bernie’s adventures – and misadventures – in car building. Each copy of the new 8.5×11-inch book is signed and personalized by Troz.