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Insider Report: Jingle Bells sung by supercars, anyone?

'Tis the season for all sorts of festivities and the automotive media world is about to explode with fun Christmas videos.

  • Jingle Bells

‘Tis the season for all sorts of festivities and the automotive media world is about to explode with fun Christmas videos. First up is supercar video guru Jorrie2, who keeps YouTubers’ appetites for hot car sounds sated all year long. (He’s definitely on someone’s ‘nice’ list.) For this week’s entertainment, Jorrie has put together a compilation of car sounds set to the tune of Jingle Bells. After a day of Christmas shopping, this warms my heart!

Santa Claus V the Magic Christmas Gift!
Did you happen to see yesterday’s Insider Report, where I included a couple of videos of the Crazy Cart? At about the same time as the IR was posted, the folks at Razor sent me a link to this video of their new Christmas short. As Santa makes his visit to one house, a curious present takes him on a wild goose chase, complete with lots of spins and drifts.

 

Santa, could I please have this Jaguar D-Type? I have been really good!
I have to admit that I haven’t yet watched all of this video. I don’t have to, to know that it is going to leave me with a serious case of mechanical lust that will go unrequited. Fear not though, as I fully intend to immerse myself in the glory that is the D-Type Jaguar. Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful automotive shapes ever created, the D-Type was a fearsome road car and a terror on the track. In this video from Kidson.tv, British actor Chris Barrie spends a day with the legend. I am in awe. The sound in the opening sequence alone nearly brings me to tears.

D-Day from Kidston.TV on Vimeo.

And this one did bring me to tears
Canadian racer and television host Andrew Comrie Picard and the folks at Gran Turismo did a fantastic thing when they recreated Mario Andretti’s first race car. The process took five days and the team interacted with gamers as the restoration took place. Once finished, the techie types from Gran Turismo came in and documented the car for inclusion in GT6. Once that stuff was done, the legendary driver was brought in to test drive the car in the dirt, the way it should be.

Jingle Bells

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