10 December 2014

Video: ‘Twas the Night Before Cruisemas

‘Twas the week before New Year’s, and all through the car
Components were groaning, it couldn’t drive far.
The tow straps were hung by the work bench with care,
In hopes that new parts soon would be there.

The poor old engine had ran out of puff
With thick smoke billowing, it needed more than a buff.
The transmission was leaking, the engine misfired
Leaving me weeping, from these repairs I would tire.

When out on the lawn there arose a low rumble
So smoothly it sounded.
No roughness, no stumble.
“I envy that sound,” I said with a mumble.

Just as I’d feared, prognosis: not good.
When a deep voice behind me said "You did all you could."
As you can imagine, I turned mighty quick,
And there by my work bench, stood my old friend Nick!

A bundle of car parts strapped to his back,
He went to my work bench, and opened the sack.
He spoke not a word, but went straight to my ride,
And fixed it with love, horsepower and pride!

He started the engine and said with a smile,
"This car was worn out, it has been a while!
Enjoy your ride, all shiny and new,
For it's not very often that car dreams come true!"

Then his big block exploded with Flowmaster sound,
Nick dropped the clutch, the tires shredded the ground.
I heard him exclaim, as he blasted from sight,
“Merry Cruisemas to all, and to all a good night!”

13 Reader Comments

  • 1
    Russ Hensel Hershey,Pa. December 10, 2014 at 18:04
    Fantastic ! And a Merry Christmas to all at Hagerty ! Thank You..
  • 2
    Rich Worthington United States December 10, 2014 at 18:20
    We think we have found the new Click and Clack!
  • 3
    Thomas Pepe Saylorsburg, PA December 10, 2014 at 19:20
    I liked that video and pasted it on my facebook page!
  • 4
    Joe Richmond, VA December 10, 2014 at 20:00
    Merry Christmas! Jeremy Clarkson, don't look in your rear-view mirror. Someone is on your tail.
  • 5
    Ray United States December 10, 2014 at 20:15
    Thanks for this; I will laugh for hours! Merry Christmas (Cruisemas!)
  • 6
    Tim Cat city, ca December 10, 2014 at 21:05
    That's great to hear, thanks for that!
  • 7
    Louis SC December 10, 2014 at 21:36
    Did you have a couple of beers before you did this??? Not bad, not good!
  • 8
    Bill G San Carlos, CA December 11, 2014 at 13:22
    Thanks, that got some good chuckles.
  • 9
    Robert Bodnar New York December 11, 2014 at 07:22
    I would expect David Kinney be the Gearman Santa in the video for Hagerty. Very cute video..Wish all car restoring could be so magically.
  • 10
    Philip Bruno I own a 1966 Malibu wagon providence ri December 11, 2014 at 11:03
    Great poem
  • 11
    Thomas Phillips Toronto Ont December 17, 2014 at 04:39
    That was a good one Merry Christmas to All
  • 12
    Tony- 1978 Black Knight SS El Camino Nashville, TN January 5, 2015 at 08:10
    Great little video.. chuckle!! Thanks
  • 13
    Santa Claus North Pole January 30, 2015 at 09:08
    I really do love these car guys!

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