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While our editors traverse the country to find the best content for those magazines, we find other oddities related to the old-car hobby that we really had no place for - until now. With this blog, we're giving you a behind-the-scenes look at what we see and what we do during the course of putting out some of the finest automotive magazines you'll ever read.

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Who Would You Gift an Old Car To, and What Would It Be?

Posted August 12, 2015 8:00 AM by dstrohl

The other day, frequent commenter John C. Kovalo shone a bright ray of light onto our frequently contentious comments section. After Howard Arbiture expressed his desire to drive an International KB-1 woodie wagon at sub-highway speeds, John said that if he had the dough he'd buy that wagon for Howard just to let him do that. Selflessness and altruism? He might be on to something there.

And it got us to thinking, he probably isn't the only one who'd buy an old car for somebody else just to see that other person enjoy it immensely. So let's toss this scenario out to everybody else: You've just struck black gold in your backyard while digging out an old stump. Because you're such a good guy, you've decided to gift somebody (or somebodies) the car(s) of their dream(s). Just one car per recipient, though - you're not really that nice, after all.

So who would it be, and what would you give them?

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08/12/2015 4:15 PM

I would choose a vehicle to match the personality, like the Oscar Myer wiener wagon for Richard Simmons.

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08/12/2015 9:26 PM

An Edsel as a parting gift for the President.

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08/13/2015 8:16 AM

You are too kind. I would give him a Yugo.

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08/13/2015 5:58 PM

I was thinking a Ford Pinto and then hope he gets rear ended!

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08/14/2015 2:28 PM

This car and a chin strap for Donald Trump:

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08/14/2015 2:31 PM

This car and aft steering for Oprah.

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08/14/2015 2:36 PM

Or this car for a man from Boston:

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