Last Call: Dear Santa Edition

The world of SUVs needs more proper off-road trims from the factory. With the release of the Land Rover Discovery SVX, the company hinted that other models might get similar treatment. If anyone is still looking for a Christmas present for me, look no further. 
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13 responses to “Last Call: Dear Santa Edition”

  1. salguod Avatar

    Gasp, last call is back? (Yay!)
    (Is thread jacking still encouraged?)

    1. Kamil K Avatar

      Indeed. But don’t get used to it.

  2. Batshitbox Avatar

    Let the Threadjacking commence!
    Tonight, the first headline I red was not Trump – harassment – inferno – tax – derailment related, but this gem from SF Gate
    “Jay Leno spotted in SF driving an upside-down Camaro”
    A few things are still right with this world.

    1. nanoop Avatar

      So @speedycop sold one of his racers?

      1. Batshitbox Avatar

        I don’t think so. The article said Speedycop and Jay were filming an episode of Jay’s Garage, and that the Camaro-Festiva lives across the bay in Emeryville (near The Island That Rust Forgot.)

        1. mdharrell Avatar

          I don’t know the details of its transfer and/or current ownership but it apparently has been at Lemons HQ in Emeryville for a few months now. Here’s a video from back in June:

          1. Fuhrman16 Avatar

            Yeah, I’m pretty sure Jay Lamm, the 24HOL head honcho, bought the USDC a year of two ago.

  3. Tiberiuswise Avatar

    Aside from Ford’s SVT Raptor, not much comes to mind. I’d even settle for a Roush, Lingenfelter, or even Shelby type factory endorsed off-road specialty house. Maybe Icon could have a division that worked with the manufacturers.
    Here’s a 1987 Bigfoot Cruiser:

  4. Sjalabais Avatar

    Trouble with LED lights in arctic areas: They don’t melt snow. Truck drivers report that they sometimes have to stop every 10km to remove snow from their driving lights. As it is perpetually dark in the North during winter, no lights are…an issue.

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    1. Kiefmo Avatar

      Yikes — would a wire heating grid work well enough against the kind of temperatures you see there?

      1. Sjalabais Avatar

        Yeah, I think so. It’s all about stopping the first few flakes to find a spot to hold on to, and I doubt there’s much energy needed for that. I am mostly surprised wipers aren’t standard on all trucks.