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    Christmas 2016

    OK, I'm going to try to write a new Christmas poem this year, but while I work on it I will re-post some of the past ones for your perusing pleasure.

    Off Christmas theme, but where I will start:

    Twas two weeks before MIB and all through the land, a fever was brewing most can't understand. Those little Jap cars were all in thier garages, receiving all their final mechanical massages. Hoses and belts, plugs and coil packs, shocks and springs and brand new luggage racks. New cold air intakes and big superchargers, high lift camshafts make that engine work harder.

    Those mountain folks were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of Miata caravans danced in their heads. From the north and the west they heard word of mouth, but the craziest group would come from the south. Come enjoy our great roadways 7th Son did proclaim. We'll plan some great fun routes, and they sure won't be lame. We'll entice you with pizza, burgers and brew, and have some cool events like a big beer swap too.

    To Grandfather Mountain, and a Big Breakfast Run. To Mt. Airy and Mt. Jefferson, it sure will be fun. The Blind Kenny Run, the Snake and the Whip. Just bring your hot wheels, it's sure worth the trip! The word has gone out, the're coming in masses. We'd better make plans and get off our asses. Joan, Ken and Lance I'm appealing to you. You'll have to lead groups, or this event will be through.

    Dry runs were made, the routes have been run. We're all pretty sure they all will have fun. The weather is perfect, the lodges are ready. The list that is coming is arising most steady. We meet in Mt. Airy on day one of day four. Day two comes and there are incredibly more! Old friends and new friends we meet every day. What a wonderful time, glad we all came this way.

    A concert, a dinner, what more can we ask? Thanks 7th Son for this wonderful task.
    Day 4 arrives and soon we'll be gone. Before we leave let's just make one more run.
    This great time now has ended. We're all on that home highway track. TGR, Lance and MerryOhMi, I can't wait to come back.
    Dragon, Theemike, Ciotti, your photos are a blast. Jay and and Amellrotts, thanks for coming back.

    Weeks gone by, its Christmas time, September is not yet near. Merry Christmas to all, enjoy the day, and see you next year.
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    Re: Christmas 2016

    You do have a way with words, and I can hardly wait for your new Christmas Poem.
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    Re: Christmas 2016

    Here's the one from 2014:

    Twas the night before Christmas and out on the driveway, not a Miata was stirring, not even on the highway.
    The tools were all hanging on the garage wall with care, in hopes that Santa would put some more there.

    The Gearheads were all nestled and snug in their beds, while visions of mods all danced in their heads.
    And Yata in his nighty, and Thumper in his Depends, had just started dreaming of their own Mercedes Benz.

    When out in the street there arose such a clatter, I sprung from my bed to see what was the matter.
    When what to my wondering eye did I see, a raty red Miata and eight tiny jet skis.

    With a big crusty driver so arrogant and coarse, I knew in a moment it must have been Boris.
    More rapid than eagles his jet skis they came, and he shouted and whistled, and called them by name.

    On Winky, on Dinky, on Speedy and Smurf. On Mia, on Tia, on Bubba and Murph.
    So over to the garage door the jet skis they flew, with a Miata full of parts and accessories too.

    As I drew in my head and was turning around, into the garage Boris came with a bound.
    He was dressed in all fur and roadkill for a hat. His clothes were all greasy and could use a laundry mat.

    A bundle of parts he had flung on his back, he looked like a gypsy just opening his pack.
    A wink of his eye and a twist of his head, soon gave me to know I had something to dread.

    He spoke not a word but went straight to work, and filled all the tool boxes then turned with a jerk.
    And laying his finger aside of his nose, and giving a nod out the garage door he goes.

    He sprang to his Miata, to the jet skis did toot. And away to the interstate did this entourage scoot.
    But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight. Happy Autocross to all, and to all a good night.
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    Re: Christmas 2016

    I think this one goes back to 2013:

    The Gearhead Twelve Days of Christmas

    On the first day of Christmas the Gearheads gave to me, a timing belt/water pump job.
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    On the second day of Christmas the Gearheads gave to me,
    Two transmission seals and a timing belt/water pump job.
    >
    On the third day of Christmas the Gearheads gave to me,
    Three FM tools, two transmission seals, and a timing belt/water pump job.
    >
    On the fourth day of Christmas the Gearheads gave to me,
    Four ignition coils, three FM tools, two transmission seals,
    And a timing belt/water pump job.
    >
    On the fifth day of Christmas the Gearheads gave to me,
    Five totaled Smurfs! >
    Four ignition coils, three FM tools,
    Two transmission seals, and a timing belt/water pump job.
    >
    On the sixth day of Christmas the Gearheads gave to me,
    Boris gets deported!
    Five totaled Smurfs! >
    Four ignition coils, three FM tools,
    Two transmission seals, and a timing belt/water pump job.
    >
    On the seventh day of Christmas the Gearheads gave to me,
    Thumper getting grounded.
    Boris gets deported!
    Five totaled Smurfs! >
    Four ignition coils, three FM tools,
    Two transmission seals, and a timing belt/water pump job.
    >
    On the eighth day of Christmas the Gearheads gave to me,
    Eight Dawn Patrols,
    Thumper getting grounded.
    Boris gets deported!
    Five totaled Smurfs! >
    Four ignition coils, three FM tools,
    Two transmission seals, and a timing belt/water pump job.
    >
    On the ninth day of Christmas the Gearheads gave to me,
    Nine superchargers,
    Eight Dawn Patrols,
    Thumper getting grounded.
    Boris gets deported!
    Five totaled Smurfs! >
    Four ignition coils, three FM tools,
    Two transmission seals, and a timing belt/water pump job.
    >
    On the tenth day of Christmas the Gearheads gave to me,
    Ten Yata mods,
    Nine superchargers,
    Eight Dawn Patrols,
    Thumper getting grounded.
    Boris gets deported!
    Five totaled Smurfs! >
    Four ignition coil packs, three FM tools,
    Two transmission seals, and a timing belt/water pump job.
    >
    On the eleventh day of Christmas the Gearheads gave to me,
    Eleven Hooters girls,
    Ten Yata mods,
    Nine superchargers,
    Eight Dawn Patrols,
    Thumper getting grounded.
    Boris gets deported!
    Five totaled Smurfs! >
    Four ignition coils, three FM tools,
    Two transmission seals, and a timing belt/water pump job.
    >
    On the twelfth day of Christmas the Gearheads gave to me,
    Twelve spinder-ellas, (for you Joe)
    Eleven Hooters girls,
    Ten Yata mods,
    Nine superchargers,
    Eight Dawn Patrols,
    Thumper getting grounded.
    Boris gets deported!
    Five totaled Smurfs! >
    Four ignition coils, three FM tools,
    Two transmission seals, and a timing belt/water pump job.
    >
    >
    >

    Stay tuned for Christmas Poem 2016!
    Last edited by minuteman048; 11-30-2016 at 01:58 PM.
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    Re: Christmas 2016

    My favorite time of the year...MM's "Twas The Night Before Christmas" rendition!

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    Re: Christmas 2016

    OK, here it is and hope you like it. Whipped it up during my lunch hour.

    Yata Got Run Over By A Yugo - (Read to the tune of Grandma got run over by a reindeer)


    Yata got run over by a Yugo,
    Walking home from Hooters Christmas Eve.
    You can say there's no more in the country,
    But as for me and White Knight we believe.

    He'd been drinking too much Bud Light,
    And we begged him not to go.
    But he forgot his medication,
    So he stumbled out the door and into Joe.

    When they found him Christmas morning,
    at the scene near the race track.
    There were tire tracks on his forehead,
    And incriminating raccoon prints on his back.

    Yata got run over by a Yugo,
    Walking home from Hooters Christmas Eve.
    You can say there's no more in the country,
    But as for me and White Knight we believe.

    Now we're all so proud of D-rail,
    He's been taking this so well.
    See him in there watching NASCAR,
    Drinking beer, eating chips, and raising hell.

    It's not Christmas without Yata,
    All the Gearheads dressed in black.
    And we just can't help but wonder,
    Should we take his Corvette out to the track?

    Yata got run over by a Yugo,
    Walking home from Hooters Christmas Eve.
    You could say there's no more in the country,
    But as for me and White Knight we believe.

    Now the keys are on the table,
    And garage door open wide.
    And that Atomic Orange Corvette,
    Is just ready for a ride.

    I've warned all the other Gearheads,
    Watch out for Smileyface.
    He'll just hop into the cockpit,
    Get out onto the road and start a race.

    Yata got run over by a Yugo,
    Walking home from Hooters Christmas Eve.
    You can say there's no more in the country,
    But as for me and White Knight we believe.

    Merry Christmas




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    Re: Christmas 2016

    Another Christmas classic.
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    Re: Christmas 2016



    Hahaha! I was hoping to escape this year but looks like I'm the only one who didn't make it!

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    Re: Christmas 2016

    Wonderful, Wonderful, Thank you MM the Tin Pan Alley song writer of the Year.
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    Re: Christmas 2016

    Your a regular poet/ songwriter!

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