Housekeeping: In Which We Take Time Off For the Holidays

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
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housekeeping in which we take time off for the holidays

Hear ye, hear ye — we here at TTAC are going into winter break mode. What that means for you is that starting this afternoon and running through New Year’s Day, we’ll be operating at around half-speed.

There will still be posts, but not as often as usual. Some of us are taking time off, some of us will be working at half-capacity (spare me the jokes about us always being at half-capacity), and all of us will be enjoying the holidays in some way or another.

Come January 2nd, it’s back to business as usual, and the Detroit Auto Show looms large over the month. Which means we’ll be hitting the ground running and getting ready to cover it in TTAC style.

Until then, play nice, don’t drink and drive, and may your 2017 end on a high note. Here’s hoping for a bright 2018 full of cars and chrome.

Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all the Best and the Brightest.

  • Zackman Zackman on Dec 23, 2017

    Is that the best you can do on this article, show a photo of a beat-up old Camry? I'm ashamed of you! Almost any other car would be preferred, like a Camaro, Corvette, Mustang, Challenger, Charger or something else cool.

    • Rpn453 Rpn453 on Dec 23, 2017

      The picture was taken when it was new. It's actually a very Christmasy vehicle. Hermey built it.

  • Art Vandelay Art Vandelay on Dec 24, 2017

    That red will buff out and shine up nicely. Just a coat of wax would do it wonders. R The shiny part around the door handle where the oil from your hand alone keeps it shiny indicates there is life left in it.

  • DownUnder2014 DownUnder2014 on Dec 26, 2017

    Happy Holidays to all! The Camry Coupe was always interesting to me as we never got them Down Under. The Sedans and Wagons of that generation are a common sight here, as is its predecessor. Also, the corner lens looks like it has been replaced at one point in its life. It looks like it may have been in an accident at one has been mentioned before.