Last week, I listed out three holiday gifts for the car person on your list. Still need more ideas? Here are a couple more items to consider for your car friends — or for yourself.

Mychanic pod light

This is a great tool for a lot of reasons, but the soft, magnetic base makes this perfect for underhood fixes. Stick it to the fender, or the inner fender liner, or to the bottom of the hood and point the light wherever you need it. It’s bright, rechargable, and has a long runtime, too. I’ve been using it on ACC Wrenching features to help with lighting for photography. Works great. $26.99 at

Battery Tender

Sure, when you park your classic, you can just disconnect the battery so it won’t run down by the time you go to drive the car again. A better solution is Battery Tender’s Junior 12V charger. Inexpensive, smart, and capable, this little guy will keep your classic’s battery ready to go whenever the weather clears enough for a wintertime cruise. $39.95 at


If your friends don’t already get ACC, now’s the time to sign them up! Right now, ACC Gift Subscriptions are just $24.95 on It’s one of the best deals of the year on American Car Collector magazine.

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