Housekeeping: TTAC Takes A Christmas Break

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve, so it’s gonna be a long, relaxing weekend for those of us in the blog mines.

This means we will be knocking off early today.

There may or may not be a few more posts today and over the weekend — we all have holiday family stuff happening — but if the site goes silent night for a few days, don’t fret, we’ll be back with some more shenanigans next week. Although next week will also be a bit short for us, thanks to the New Year’s celebrations (however subdued they may be in the shadow of the Omicron variant of COVID-19).

Until then, have a good Christmas weekend. Be safe (including COVID safe), don’t drink and drive, and when your uncle starts off on a political rant just change the subject to talk about four-barrel carbs and Hurst shifters.

See ya Monday.

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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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  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Dec 24, 2021

    It is looking highly likely that December 2022 will find us in a very different place than we were in, say December 2019. So to those in and around the automotive industry, enjoy the last of the remaining 'normality' while you can. TL;DR: Happy Holidays, Happy New Year, Have A Nice Life (what might remain of it). Dear Automotive Journalists of the Early 21st Century (and Late 20th), You ruined everything*. Signed, Future Non-Enthusiasts *Detail to follow on or around 12/31/21

  • Jeff S Jeff S on Dec 25, 2021

    Merry Christmas to All! To TTAC keep up the good work. May next year be full of Junkyard finds, rare cars, cutting edge cars, and great series on unique cars and trucks.

  • Dal20402 Dal20402 on Dec 27, 2021

    Well, that was fun. I moved two days before Christmas, and then had my cleanout of the old place disrupted by the sort of weather event that turns Seattle into a hilly ice rink. Still managed to enjoy Christmas with family, though! Hope everyone else had as nice a time as I did.

    • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Dec 27, 2021

      I know what you mean. I didn't move, and the high here was 75°F. Just miserable.

  • Spamvw Spamvw on Dec 27, 2021

    Engine might be a nice upgrade to my subie 2.5 in the back of my Vanagon. Though 90 is fast enough for me.