By on December 23, 2009

TTAC is something of a family affair these days. Though our contributors are still scattered around the country and the world, TTAC’s Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor are now a father-son team that, despite living a few hours drive from one another, hardly ever see each other in person. So with the holidays upon us, we’re slowing down our relentless coverage in order to spend some time together as a family. From now through Sunday, we’ll continue to post some content, though at a more leisurely, holiday-like pace. But don’t worry: though on-page content will slow, we will be taking the time to put finishing touches on several new series to debut here on TTAC as we head into the new year. We’ve got some great stuff lined up for 2010, and we’re thrilled at the prospect of another year of automotive truth-telling. So on behalf of the TTAC family, here in Oregon and around the world, we wish you all a very happy holidays.

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20 Comments on “Happy Holidays From TTAC!...”

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    Happy Holidays to all of you as well, and thanks for all of your hard work during the year! I can not imagine how much effort it takes to keep this website stuffed with content. I and I’m sure many others, truly appreciate it.

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    Happy holidays to all, especially my friends Pch101 (where is he these days?), autosavant, len_A to name but a few. I’m about to “crack a cold one” as it’s approaching 100F where I am and about that for the next 5 days. I love the USA and the people, but not when it’s cold. Take care everybody.

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    Message from the “big guy” to TTAC:

    Look, Ed.  Santa will try to deliver on time.  Dual quad Holleys?  Or was it Ram induction?  I misplaced the damned list.  But it doesn’t matter.  Just remember that Santa’s been somewhat preoccupied waiting for his stimulus Cash-for-Clunker check from the great Maobama.  Not that it’s anyone’s business, but, really, do you have any idea how hard it is to buy Santa’s vote?  He doesn’t give it up for acorns, you know.  Besides, once the check arrives, Santa’s checking out, retiring to Costa Rica.  He’s finding an island girl, laying out a down payment on a Ducati dirt bike, and hitting the casinos at night.  Don’t worry about the spread…Santa’s heavily invested in “commodities”: gold, ammunition, and canned goods, but stayed away from dollar denominated instruments ever since last year’s run when, in Beijing for a pit, Hu Jintao told the big guy in red that the Chinese were through buying Bernanke Bills, but instead would be starting to suck-up belly-up American auto makers.  Santa’s not stupid, you know.  But you gotta work with me, Ed.  When Santa does arrive, how about a little something for the effort?  Coming down chimneys is no easy work.  Santa likes snacks, and single malt, too.  Or…uh…er, anything that that golfer named Tiger likes, Santa would probably go for…

    In the meantime, I hear Rudolph singing:

    Just a little bobsled, we call it ol’ Saint Nick
    But she’ll walk a tobogan with a four speed stick
    She’s candy apple red with a ski for a wheel
    And when Santa hits the gas, man, just watch her peel…
    Merry Christmas TTAC

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    Let me add my more prosaic but nevertheless heartfelt holiday greetings!

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    Merry Christmas from festive Tokyo. And may a Quattroporte rain down your chimney.

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    Merry Christmas everybody!

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    Christmas Blessings to you all!!!
    Richard :)

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    Ho Ho Ho
    Hope the techies are still working at fixing the flash video problem.

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    Merry Christmas!

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    Cammy Corrigan

    Season’s Greetings from the UK. May cheap petrol prices bless your SUV and may many hippie women find you and your hybrid “incredibly sexy”.

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    Tal Bronfer

    Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from not-quite-snowy Israel!

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    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    …and just to cover all bases, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Kwanzaa, and Solstice Greetings.
    I believe we’re late for Diwali…

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    Am I the only one that thinks that video is pathetic and sad?  At least get a RWD car please!  He has to even drive around backwards to have the proper wheels drive the car.  Sad.

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    Merry Christmas!  Thank you guys for all the work in bringing us this website.  It is truly something special…
    Best wishes,

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    Happy Festivus!

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    Happy happy everyone! That means the Ns, fils et pere (sorry guys, I don’t know how to say that in German), you Chuck, Ronnie S, Psarhj, Landcrusher if he ever visits anymore, the great founder RF, KatieP in the Mother Country, Sajeev and his brother, Mike S, and others too numerous to count. And yes, where is Pch101???! And Tal, happy Chanukah from a fellow Member of the Tribes. You can check out my Porsche valve menorah on

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    Merry Christmas, from Canada’s motor city,..Oshawa or as wer’e better known, the Shwa.

    @ pete moran in Oz. The wife say’s “there is simply no room in the fridge for beer”. 1t’s 25F in my garage right now… hmmmmm, us Canucks always have a plan B eh.

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    Happy Holidays and keep up the good work. It might be sad to say, but I am addicted to this site! Enjoy.

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