To my wife and kids: Whatever you do this Father’s Day, don’t get me any of these items:
- A tie. (I don’t like them and I don’t wear them.)
- Anything golf related. (Just because I’m a dad doesn’t mean I like golf. I don’t.)
- Tools. (If I need a tool, I’ll buy one. I don’t want a cheap novelty tool just so you can feel good about getting me something.)
If you want to impress me, make me happy and make me feel appreciated and loved, you should get me something listed below:
The Corvette in the Barn
I don’t mean this literally, I mean the book by Tom Cotter. Every guy fantasizes about opening an old barn door and finding a neglected, forgotten classic. This book chronicles those stories, and I want it.
A driving experience
Yes, I have a pair already, but I can’t have too many. Plus, I’m scheduled to lose mine any day now, so a replacement will be handy. Something from Native, Bolle, Smith Optics or the Ferrari Store would be fine.
Car wash kit
Since I’m the one keeping the cars clean, I want a proper car wash kit. Soap, wax, buffer, polisher, the whole thing.
Be careful here – I’m picky. I appreciate great sound, and a cheap off-the-shelf stereo isn’t going to cut the mustard. I want to be able to not only burst my eardrums if I choose, but the eardrums of the poor sap sitting two cars ahead of me at the light. Perhaps a gift card would be best.
2012 Pirelli Calendar
Yes, it’s early, but you have to plan ahead for these things. I’ll keep it in the garage, I promise.
If none of these are reasonable and you must give me something I didn’t ask for, please note our local Porsche dealer is only about 10 miles away. I’m sure a friendly salesman can arrange a new set of keys for me to open Sunday morning.
Happy Father’s Day, fellow CarGurus. What are you giving, or hoping to receive, this Father’s Day?