In Dec. 6 IssueRussell County NewsBy Ron Cowell, Columnist
The Holidays are on us and we all are planning the holiday dinner, what to get Uncle Jim for Christmas and all sorts of important stuff like that.
Every year we put up our Christmas Tree and decorate the house for the holidays. Well why not have some fun this year and let’s decorate our cars for Christmas.
That way when we are Cruisin to do our Christmas shopping or that trip to Grandma’s house for that Holiday dinner we go in style with you car in the spirit also. This year show your Christmas mood by decorating your car. Why not!
Get the kids involved in the project. Have them color some Christmas pictures, cut them out.
Then take some thin plastic, like a page holder from a notebook. Cut the plastic just a little larger than the picture and attach the picture to the plastic.
Dampen the edges of the plastic and stick the picture to the window. The damp plastic will hold the picture in place. You could also use pictures from magazines or catalogs,, whatever.
You can also make an antenna flag. They are fun and easy to make. Again take some clear plastic and cut it in the shape you want.
Then take an old Christmas picture of the family Christmas tree. Laminate a long piece of paper with your photo or image and fold it in half.
Glue it across the top, the side and almost all the way across the bottom leaving a small space to slide over the antenna. After it dries just slide it on your antenna.
Another thing I see people do is put a Red Bow or a Wreath on the grill of your car. Most stores sell these bows in large and small sizes. Get a large one for the grill and a small one for the antenna.
You can get these for usually just a couple bucks and transform you car into the modern holiday winter sleigh for your family.
There are several things you can do to your car for the holidays without making it look gaudy.
For sporting events and so on we see car windows decorated up with window marking chalk.
Most Auto parts stores carry it and if you are really lucky you will find it in colors, maybe even red and green.
After you get the chalk go to it and decorate your windows with Christmas greetings for all to read. Just make sure you don’t decorate the windows up so much you block your vision for safe driving.
We have to keep in mind not only a tastefully decorated car but one that is safe also. As you decorate your car always remember that the Holiday spirit should never come before safety on the roads. Keeping that in mind go ahead and get started. Decorate your car for the holidays.
Whether it’s just a bow on the grill or a Christmas ornament hanging from the rear view mirror make your vehicle part of the holiday. Let’s deck out the cars of Russell County this year.
Who knows, maybe we will start a new trend.
Another year has is coming to and end. This past year was a very good year for all the Car Club people in the area.
There were plenty of shows, cruise ins and things to do. Most clubs are already planning shows and activities for next year.
If you were not fortunate enough to make any of the events this year you missed out on a lot.
All the Car clubs in the Area would like to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a wonderful Happy New Year. Let’s make it a safe holiday season for all and enjoy.
And most important, let’s not forget the real meaning of Christmas.
Today most kids have more than they need but still want more. Make sure they know what Christmas really means and what it celebrates.
So from the “OUTSIDERS” and The Ol Boys Toys and Lake Cumberland Antique Car Club, we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. All of us thank you for your support through out the past year and look forward to seeing you at the events next year.
If your Car Club is having an event and you would like us to tell everyone about or someone who you would like to see featured in this article send all information to, firstname.lastname@example.org .
All information on upcoming events needs to be in at least two weeks before the event.
If your Club or church or group is having an event and you would like to display some classic cars at that event let me know at least two weeks before the event.
I will put you in contact with one of the clubs that will gladly bring their cars out for display. Until next time, Keep Cruisin.