Grooming tools for the car nut
Posted by Rick DeBruhl's Car Life
at 17 January, 9:46 AM 0
What do you get the car guy who has everything?
How about fingernail clippers?
My son and daughter-in-law live in Japan. Today a box arrived in the mail loaded with lots of Christmas gifts. There were Japanese slippers, kimonos and teapots and plenty of fun stuff. One of my gifts was a fingernail clipper.
Now I realize that normally fingernail clippers are nothing to get excited over. Especially when they come wrapped for Christmas (can’t you just picture the reaction from your child when they open clippers on Christmas morning?). But these clippers were different. They were shaped like a car. In fact, if you look closely, they have a hint of BMW styling.
I’m a long way from being the car guy who has everything. But I now have car shaped clippers, and that’s a start.
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Bio: Rick DeBruhl is a gearhead since birth. Growing up he had car wallpaper in his room. In high school he spent way too much time in auto shop. After working his way through college at Sears Automotive, he turned to journalism, working as a reporter for more than three decades at KPNX-TV. Of course, he couldn't leave cars behind completely. In the mid-80s he started covering auto racing for ESPN. These days he covers IndyCar for ABC, NASCAR Nationwide for ESPN, and the Barrett Jackson collector car auctions for SPEED. His day job is working as the Chief Communications Officer for the State Bar of Arizona.