Holiday Gift Ideas for the Dallas Ft Worth Chevrolet Driver

Classic Chevrolet TexasThere are only a few days left until Christmas, and I don’t know about you guys, but I am definitely not done with my Christmas shopping. With so many things out there, it can be really difficult to pick out a gift for someone. In case anyone out there in DFW is still searching, I thought I’d share some great ideas for gifts and/or stocking stuffers.

It’s been said that Americans spend nearly 20 hours a week in their cars, which is more time than we spend eating, showering and getting dressed. With that said, auto-related things make the perfect present!  Here are a few ideas.

new Chevrolet ArlingtonCar Wash or Detail. I can’t think of a single person I know who wouldn’t love this present. Even the most OCD Chevrolet owner with a spotless interior will most likely miss those hard to reach spots. Or you may have someone who rarely cleans their car and is in desperate need of a wash. Either way, this makes a great stocking stuffer and Classic Chevrolet offers four different types of car wash packages to choose from.

Car Care Gift Baskets/Sets. Relaying of the first idea, who wouldn’t love a brand new set of car cleaning materials? Pack an assortment of sponges, cloths, brushes and potions in a shiny new bucket and wrap in a big fluffy towel for bonus presentation points. If you’d rather not go through all of that work, there are stores that sell ready-made gift kits. Just search on Amazon.com

License Plates. Unfortunately, the Texas Secretary of State website doesn’t yet offer gift certificates — but you can do the legwork and supply the cash for someone who might get a kick out of a personalized plate. The fee is $30 above the standard cost; since that’s based on vehicle value you’ll have to do a little detective work. But a check, a link to the Texas.gov.SOS website and a list of suggested personalize slogans could make a piquant little stocking stuffer for the jaded driver on your list.

Key Chains. No, I’m not referring to the souvenir-type key chains with people’s names on them… I’m talking about key chains that do things. Functionalities range from mace to LED lights. I’ve seen some really neat key chains that can store emergency cash or other items in small compartments. There are even some that offer mini solar chargers for cellphones .

Pet Products. Do you know anyone who brings Marley with them everywhere they go? Look into pet safety restraints, boosters and car cushions. For a stocking stuffer, you could pet-hair removal products like the Pledge Fabric Sweeper.

SiriusXm.  If you have satellite radio in your new Chevy, then you know how great of a present this can be to someone driving an non-satellite-capable vehicle. Portable satellite radios have really come down in price and you’ll usually get the first three months for free!

These are just a few of the things I could think of off the top of my head. You can always swing by Classic Chevy and check out the neat gadgets and auto supplies they have. Do any of you Chevrolet drivers have any last minute auto-related gift ideas? We’d love to hear them!

Race Your Corvette at Texas Motor Speedway, Not the Suburbs

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As I’m sure we all know, street racing is illegal. Tempting if your cruising around in a Chevrolet Corvette, but still illegal. On top of that, it’s dangerous and can be costly. Don’t believe me? Well let me tell you a little story about these two Corvette owners down in Houston.

On Thanksgiving day, a Houston man was driving home and happened to catch a sliver Corvette C5 and a silver Corvette C6 side by side at a light. Sounds like it’d be quite the scene to witness as both drivers revved their engines waiting for the light to turn green. However, this type of racing is better left off the suburban streets of The Woodlands. Being a former owner of fast sports cars, this guy knew exactly what was coming. And thanks to the wonderful world of technology we live in, he was able to record a video from his phone. Check it out.

Did you see that one coming, Dallas Ft Worth Chevy lovers? Luckily, only the Corvettes (and the drivers’ egos) were hurt. This is the perfect example of why racing is better left on the race track. A local news station down in Houston covered the story, here’s the clip:

Remember DFW, though it may be tempting to really drive that C5 or C6, don’t do it in the suburbs or on the streets. I’m not sure if you’re aware, but we do have a fairly large speedway out off highway 35 where you can really let her fly.

Thanks to Cassidy Schafer for contributing.