By on December 23, 2011

From our family to yours, TTAC wishes all its readers the best of holiday wishes. We’ll be enjoying the company of our loved ones for the next few chilly winter nights, but we’ll return to regular service on Tuesday. And who knows, maybe Santa will leave something for your reading enjoyment over the weekend…


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29 Comments on “Happy Holidays From TTAC...”

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    Felis Concolor

    Best wishes for good fortune, robust health and long life to everyone!

    Being the type who doesn’t engage in seasonal gift-giving, I simply look forward to all the visiting that is done during this year-end period. With friends arriving by train next week, and a drive north to ring in the new year next weekend at the “who’s going to surprise us by showing up this time?” party, I only need to worry now about preparing the special gifts for the service workers. I do hope the waste disposal crew likes Penderyn.

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    Athos Nobile

    Happy Christmas from Melbourne. Far from chilly down here, we’re finally seeing some summer temps.

    How about Santa bringing the last part of Murilee’s Impala story.

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    Merry Christmas to everyone on TTAC! It’s been an interesting year and I hope 2012 is as interesting, too.


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    Merry Christmas as well to you Ed, and TTAC in general. This is always my second stop after checking FB to see what the next person want’s from me. Thank you to all of the TTAC staff, and commentors (for the most part) for giving me more than I deserve to look forward to. The Jack Baruth post about the Mosler Raptor GTR was sadly a highlight of my year. Matt Farah helped that along as well. Too bad the original post was modified by Matt due to possible lawsuits.
    Great job by all, a Happy Hanukkah and a Happy Festivus for the rest of us as well.

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    Merry Christmas from soggy WA State!

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    Merry Christmas from an unseasonably warm Hamilton, Scotland!

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    Merry Christmas to all. I wish for another winter like last year!! The old snowblower is ready and waiting!! Bring it on! I wish I was where ED is right now…how gorgeous…

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    Maligayong Pasko!

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    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May your page hit counter overfloweth. :-)

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    Merry Christmas from the Schmitto-san family also. As you can see, we moved Boxing Day to Christmas Eve. We use the holiday break for a move. By Tuesday, we’ll hopefully have everything extracted from the boxes, the damaged furniture replaced and the banged-up hands fixed. Thank God we are in a land of heathen that keep the shops open.

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    Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

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    Merry Christmas from sunny, cold, Maple Shade NJ!

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    …and from relatively mild (but cloudy, of course) Olalla, Washington, a grand Christmas weekend – or a grand weekend, anyway – to all. And if some light holiday reading from Baruth or Martin shows up, so much the better.

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    Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays, Guys!

    LOVE the backdrop for your recent photos, btw!!!

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    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year or whatever you’re celebrating! Good health and prosperity to everyone!

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    Wishing all who celebrate the advent season good will and a meaningful and joyful Christmas. To my fellow MOTs, happy Chanukah.

    Keeping things in an automotive vein, what car parts would you use to make a Chanukah menorah?

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    And a (late in the day) Merry Christmas to all on this Christmas Eve from what WAS semi sunny and mild-ish Tacoma (we managed to climb all the way to 51F today) though I actually live in Seattle.

    Am in town visiting Mom and spending the holiday with her and we go to my youngest sister’s tomorrow for more Christmas down in Olympia and then on Monday (Boxing Day) we gather with the rest of the clan at my middle sister’s place on Bainbridge Island for even MORE Christmas.

    On a car related note, drove down Friday after work in my aging, long in the tooth ’92 Ford Ranger and we’ll be driving Mom’s ’04 Dodge Stratus the rest of the weekend.

    Hope tomorrow brings you all lots of nice things and hopefully a nice time with family and friends too!

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    Merry Christmas from Toronto, Canada. First time no white Christmas in recorded history.

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      Oh yeah….I’m thirty miles east of Toronto, in Oshawa Ont. I washed my car outside with a bucket, and hose yesterday. Thats a first for me.

      Anyway…. Merry Christmas to all.

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    Luke Chapter 2

    1 And it came to pass, that in those days there went out a decree from Cæsar Augustus, that the whole world should be taxed.

    2 This taxing was first made by Cyrinus, the governor of Syria.

    3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

    4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: because he was of the house and family of David,

    5 To be enrolled with Mary, his espoused wife, who was with child.

    6 And it came to pass that when they were there, her days were accomplished, that she should be delivered.

    7 And she brought forth her first-born son, and wrapped him up in swaddling-clothes, and laid him in a manger: because there was no room for them in the inn.

    8 And there were in the same country shepherds, watching, and keeping the night-watches over their flock.

    9 And behold an Angel of the Lord stood by them, and the brightness of God shone round about them, and they feared with a great fear.

    10 And the Angel said to them: Fear not: for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, that shall be to all the people:

    11 For this day is born to you a Saviour, who is Christ, the Lord, in the city of David.

    12 And this shall be a sign unto you: You shall find the infant wrapped in swaddling-clothes, and laid in a manger.

    13 And suddenly there was with the Angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying:

    14 Glory to God in the highest: peace on earth, and good will to men.

    15 And it came to pass that after the Angels departed from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another: Let us go over to Bethlehem, and let us see this word that is come to pass, which the Lord hath shewed to us.

    16 And they came with haste: and they found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in a manger.

    17 And seeing, they understood of the word that had been spoken to them concerning this child.

    18 And all that heard, wondered: and at those things that were told them by the shepherds.

    19 But Mary kept all these words, pondering them in her heart.

    20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God, for all the things they had heard, and seen, as it was told unto them.
    May the peace of God be with you this Holiday season and in the new year to come.

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    I found out on 12/23 that my XC90 needs a new angle gear for the AWD system. I am 4 months out of the factory warranty and the repair estimate is about $4k. Volvo NA is going to cover the repair in full.

    Merry Christmas all! I believe in Santa now.

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      That’s great! An ex-gf of mine was in a similar situation with an XC70 a few years ago, and the dealer didn’t just refuse to fix the car. They also insisted that the rusty suspension, subframe, and drivetrain parts meant that the vehicle had to be condemned. It was less than 6 years old, too. Had she enlisted my help, I’d have read them a riot act and their rust warranties, but I only heard about it after the car was scrapped at a five figure loss and she’d bought a Trailblazer.

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    Merry Christmas to all TTAC posters, even the UAW workers and Detroit supporters, and anyone else whose feathers I have ruffled.

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