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What do I get my dad for Father's Day?

Asked by andrew (16375points) June 16th, 2009

He’s extremely into classic cars, especially Corvettes. He has recently been showing his ‘60 Corvette at shows and winning medals. He has a sizable garage and likes to tinker on cars. He also has a mustache.

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The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

Mustache wax is always a good call. The Rollie Fingers look is highly underrated.
A “Magnum PI” Season 1 DVD also works. It sustains the Sports Car Aesthetic as well as the Mustache Aesthetic.

prude's avatar

a grandchild might be good

serendipity's avatar

Is there a particular magazine aimed at car owners? Both my father and father in law have liked magazine subscriptions in the past because it’s something they get all year.

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

@prude Whoa now. It’s father’s day but there’s no need to go off the deep end.

Jeruba's avatar

I suggest a nice card and a heartfelt personal note.

YARNLADY's avatar

Maybe a special display box or shelf to show off his medals.

TaoSan's avatar

Classic Corvette, sizeable garage and a stach, eh? Sounds like a high-end stripper is in order…

andrew's avatar

@YARNLADY Oooh. Perfect. I’ve been looking on amazon but all the ones I find are for military medals… what size box do I need for the “blue ribbon” size ribbons that he’s getting?

augustlan's avatar

You could just buy a large shadow box, and arrange them/mount them yourself as part of your gift.

YARNLADY's avatar

This site has a large choice, or visit a craft store in your area.

knitfroggy's avatar

My dad loves to wash his Harley. I bought him some microfiber clothes, a car dust mop thing and some turtle wax. I dunno if he uses it or not, but I know he loves the microfibers. Your dad probably would too.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

Does he have a portable space heater for the garage or good quality cushioned roller board? We got my dad elbow pads and a few pairs of padded biking shorts one year because he does pretty much the same things he liked the butt padding on the shorts for wearing under jeans.

prude's avatar

@The_Compassionate_Heretic ok, how about a nose and ear trimmer?

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