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MOPAR Christmas

By CrazyPete

'Twas the night before Christmas and out on the streets,
Only Mopars were winning against Fords and "Heartbeats."

The stop lights were hung over the streets with care,
Getting ready to change for those drivers who dare.

The children were nestled all snug in there beds,
While visions of Hot Wheels danced in their heads.

My wife was on the phone and I in the garage,
Staring at my Miss Mopar collage.

When out on the drive rolled up such a rumble,
You knew for the owner it was hard to be humble.

I recognized the sound but had to see for myself,
I knew this was no blue oval elf.

I was right, there it was, in it's plum crazy glow,
A '71 426 'Cuda built for go.

The black billboard split as the door opened wide,
A large sack of parts was then tossed outside.

A leg swung out with a tall black boot,
Then there he stood in a red and white suit.

It was Santa, St. Nick, in all of his glory,
"But Santa, please tell me, just what is the story?"

"Where is your sleigh, your eight tiny deer?"
He said "I traded them in on 426 horses and a 4.10 gear!"

"I test drove 'em all, every single musclecar,
But none can beat 'Cheevies' like a Hemi Mopar!"

"And son you've been good and learned all the tricks,
So I'm swapping your small block for a 426!"

Then he grabbed up his tools and went strait to the chore.
The swap took one hour, no less and no more.

This guy was good, but something wasn't right...
Santa couldn't have learned to do that overnight.

He torqued the last nut and then walked away,
"With this," he said proudly, "you'll beat 'Cheevies' all day!"

All at once it hit me, I recognized the voice,
His skill with the tools, his words of choice.

Once I figured it out, it was really no surprise,
This was Larry Shepard in a Santa disguise.

He collected up his tools and went back to his ride,
Put his stuff in the trunk and hopped back inside.

With a whine of the starter, the beast came alive,
And with a shift to reverse, he backed out of my drive.

With pistol grip in hand he shifted into first,
And the 'Cuda jumped forward with a quick but smooth burst.

I could see he was happy about what he had done,
He had turned my car into major Mopar fun.

But he had to be going, he had much to do,
Lots of Hemis to be swapped in hours too few.

And I heard him exclaim as he snatched second gear...
"Have a smooth running Christmas and a Mopar New Year

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MonzterRacing’s Profile Photo
Jan 4, 2008 at 4:55 am
Cute !!!!
pavell’s Profile Photo
Dec 25, 2007 at 10:42 pm
Mopar or No car
racerx23’s Profile Photo
Dec 25, 2007 at 8:03 pm
very cool although truth be known it was a Firebird being flown.LOL Merry Christmas !!!!
motortopia’s Profile Photo
Dec 25, 2007 at 12:22 pm
Hey, that is pretty good....and you have a great Christmas. :-)
baccaruda’s Profile Photo
Dec 25, 2007 at 9:31 am
Muuuuuuuuahahahahahaaaaaaaaa! MOPAR ON!!!
Job_Rated’s Profile Photo
Dec 25, 2007 at 5:03 am
That's cool.
Reminded me of this one...

T'was the nite before Christmas and all thru the shop
Not a wrench was still turning, all tinkering had stopped.

The sockets were sparkling all neat in their rack,
And the torches were clean, not sooty nor black.

The chassis was ready with motor and all,
And the fenders were hanging from hooks on the wall.

My lady was sleeping all snug and serene,
While I was daydreaming thru a car magazine.

When out in the garage I heard such a sound,
That I figured I'd better go look all around.

As I opened the door and shined in a light,
The room was aglow all shiny and bright.

Then what I saw was such a surprise,
I could not believe my own sleepy eyes.

As quick and as agile as any I've seen,
The neatest and slickest bright red machine.

With a driver so jolly so robust and quick,
I knew (or I thought) it must be Ole Street Nick!

He jumped from his wheels and opened the rear,
Then started unloading all this fabulous gear.

It looked like a swap meet with parts everywhere,
Everything I've wanted or needed was there.

With the hands of a craftsman and an eye for details,
He laid out his pieces in neat little trails.

He wasted no time but continued his task,
And even left gifts for which my wife asked.

Then he hopped in his ride and fired up the mill,
The pipes echoed sounds that gave me a chill.

As quick as he came he roared out of sight,
Singing: " Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night"

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