The holiday season is upon us. And as you read this, living your life feels like being on a rollercoaster with a toothache. The kids are adding more expensive (and probably sold-out) items to their want lists, you don't know what on Earth you're buying for your significant other, and you're constantly being hounded about what you want others to buy for you. What you really want is to stay home and watch the ball game instead of going to your in-laws, but we all know that's not going to happen.
Though the next few pages probably won't solve all your holiday problems, the MM&FF Holiday Gift Guide is more of a shot of Novocain for the aforementioned toothache. Carnie Carl isn't going to let you off that improperly built coaster, but at least you can scream in fear without feeling like sawing your jaw off with a hacksaw.
On a lighter note, we've included two of the most gorgeous models to ever grace the pages of MM&FF: Jessica Barton and Katina Karl. Jessica and Katina are going to show you some of the hottest gift ideas for your him or her. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride, painful as it may be. For more, go to www.musclemustangfastfords.com.
Snap-on Build-a-Bay tool storage: Snap-on; www.snapon.com. NMRA ball cap: $20; NMRA; www.nmradigital.com. Trailer-Aid trailer ramp and holder combo: $79.95; '65 Mustang shelf: $49.50; Genuine Hotrod Hardware; www.genuinehotrod.com.
Perfect for the man cave, game room, home office, or shop, this Ford neon sign is for every Ford enthusiast. Complete with diamond-plate background, the 41-inch-long sign mounts directly to a wall, or can hang from the included chain. $299.95; Genuine Hotrod Hardware; www.genuinehotrod.com.
We're not sure exactly where Katina is going, but we're definitely going with her. She probably even has enough room in her Ford Racing Reactor backpack for our pride. $89; The Ford Collection; www.fordcollection.com.
Though we don't recommend laying on it, this PitStop desk from Genuine Hot-rod Hardware is sturdy enough for normal desk duties. It comes with real coilover shocks, locking wheels, and your choice of clear, black, or red glass (chair and mat sold separately). $399.95; Genuine Hotrod Hardware; www.genuinehotrod.com.
No gift is better than a useful one. Detroit-based Equipe Watches has nailed the high-performance theme with its full line of watches. From the Dash to the Big Block, Equipe offers something for every car guy. $299-$999; Equipe Watches; www.equipewatches.com.
Just when you thought you had already seen the coolest Mustang-themed item, The Bradford Exchange released this Mustang cuckoo clock. Every hour, a '10 Mustang peeps out, accompanied by the sound of a revving engine. $179.95; The Bradford Exchange; www.bradfordchange.com/mustangclock.
Like us, most of you probably have more die-cast cars and trinkets than you have room to display. Well, Genuine Hotrod Hardware has you covered with this fuel pump display case. The 1:2-scale replica of a '37 Wayne 60 fuel pump features four shelves, a rubber hose with nozzle, and an LED-lighted dome. $349.95; Genuine Hotrod Hardware; www.genuinehotrod.com.
Diecastmusclecars.com has everything to meet your die cast needs. This 1:18 Grabber Blue '10 GT500 is one of only 2,010 made, and the detail work is tremendous. Burnouts not included. $49.95; www.diecastmusclecars.com.
This unbelievably detailed 1:4-scale Ford Aluminator model comes with moving belt drive, valvetrain, and supercharger. There are even windows in one of the cam covers and the supercharger to show off its internal moving components. $349.95; Genuine Hotrod Hardware; www.genuinehotrod.com.
This 25-piece ladies' tool kit from Ford Racing is ideal for the car, kitchen, or garage. It comes with all the basics, and will fit almost anywhere. $29; The Ford Collection; www.fordcollection.com.
Armed and dangerous, Jessica and Katina are breaking out the big guns. On the left, Jessica is handling the 1/2-inch-drive Thunder Gun Street Legal by Ingersoll Rand. $350; Ingersoll Rand; www.ingersollrand.com. On the right, Katina is wielding the do-it-yourself powdercoat gun from Eastwood. The starter kit comes with everything you need to start powdercoating, including powder. $209.99; The Eastwood Company; www.eastwood.com.
The Ford Collection has a slew of T-shirts for every taste. On the left, Jessica is wearing the Ford Racing ladies' V-neck tee, which features a curve-hugging combination of spandex and Supima cotton. On the right, Katina is sporting the Ford Racing rhinestone tee. $28-$32; The Ford Collection; www.fordcollection.com.
Oakley and Ford Racing have teamed up to offer these ladies' sunglasses. Hip for all ages, they are a perfect gift for the miss or missus. $199; The Ford Collection; www.fordcollection.com.
Shelby memorabilia is all the rage. This revolving Shelby wall light will light up and rotate with the pull of a chain, and even comes with mounting hardware and an 8-foot power cord. $189.95; Genuine Hotrod Hardware; www.genuinehotrod.com.
Katina is wearing the Ford Racing sketch block military cap and men's fitted T-shirt. The hat has an adjustable Velcro back and pre-curved visor. The super-soft fitted T-shirt is designed for designed for a close fit. $19-$22; The Ford Collection; www.fordcollection.com.
In case you missed it, Jessica is holding a 1:6-scale 427 Wedge engine by Summit Racing. $34.95; Genuine Hotrod Hardware; www.genuinehotrod.com.
Whether you're just having a few drinks on the patio or entertaining party guests, this Mustang serving tray is the ideal method of transport. $19.95; Genuine Hot-rod Hardware; www.genuinehotrod.com.
This ladies' waffle hoodie is a perfect gift for the lady in your life. It features a zip-up design with front pouch pockets. $55; The Ford Collection; www.fordcollection.com.
This Ford Racing 14-ounce travel mug keeps hot things hot and cold things cold when you're on the go. It features a push-button top to open and close, and is slender enough to fit in most cup holders. $10; The Ford Collection; www.fordcollection.com.
The Bill Lawton-driven Tasca Ford Thunderbolt is one of most iconic Fords in history, and Diecastmusclecars.com has released only 1,002 samples of this racing icon. $109.95; www.diecastmusclecars.com.
This gift is one of the coolest ideas we've seen in a long time. Global Coffee recently released this Shelby helmet coffee maker. When the face shield is closed, it looks like a regular racing helmet. It makes 10 to 12 cups, and is also available in John Force, Ashley Force, and Robert Height designs. $99.95; Global Coffee; www.helmetcoffeemaker.com.
Katina is holding a Ford Authorized Service Station sign. Give your shop or home a unique look with this porcelain, enameled sign. $19.95; Genuine Hotrod Hardware; www.genuinehotrod.com.
This lightweight vintage track jacket from Ford Racing features a zip-up front, racing stripes on the sleeves, and pouch pockets in the front. $65-$68; The Ford Collection; www.fordcollection.com.
Shown here is the full line of Equipe watches. $299-$999; Equipe Watches; www.equipewatches.com.
Jessica's Hawaiian-style camp shirt features a collage of S197 Mustangs and palms, and is great for business or casual dress. $36.95; Genuine Hotrod Hardware; www.genuinehotrod.com.
The NMRA is the hottest all-Ford racing circuit in the country. From the 6-second rides of Conrad Scarry and Mike Murillo to 15-second street-driven Mustangs, it offers something for everyone. Show your support with these ladies' T-shirts. $20; NMRA; www.nmradigital.com.
The detail on this Shelby Cobra 427FE is impeccable. It features a dual-quad carb setup, racing headers, pulleys that turn, and Shelby valve covers. $34.95; Genuine Hotrod Hardware; www.genuinehotrod.com.