K&F Show #282: $4000 to Toys for Tots! Movie Review: Christmas Vacation – The Gift that Keeps on Giving the Whole Year!

Kibbe and Friends

Welcome to the official Kibbe and Friends Show with myself, Justin “Corndog” Cornette, and Show Producer Bernie McPartland! With this show we’re basically setting up the Boars Nest for the entire automotive media world to swing through for a couple watered down beers, stale popcorn, and fantastic waitresses. You can find every episode here on The MuscleCar Place as well as iTunes, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and Google Play. From time to time we’ll also be posting video clips and full shows to The Kibbe and Friends YouTube channel.  If you click the “Download” link at the top of this post you’ll be able to stream it on your phone directly. You can also pull the RSS feed as well.

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Our annual Toys for Tots Drive is now completed!   Each year we use funds from Patreon to make as big a contribution as possible to Toys for Tots, and this year our goal was a whopping $1,500. And guess whay? Thanks to you wonderful screwballs was have far surprised that ad will hit a total contribution of $4,000!!!!!!!

Thank you so much for making this happen. You are the reason some deserving kids will received toys for Christmas they they otherwise would not have!

Geoff Howard, you are our most deserving Patron!!  The “Like a Boss” Wall Hang is coming your way. Please PM me your details!!

We’d love for those of you who joined in on Patreon to stick with us in the new year. We’ll have one more show before Christmas just for you, too!

See you soon. Join up via Patreon at patreon.com/KFSHOW


Presented with Holley – Back for 2024!

Phase 3 of Kibbe and Friends is officially here, and Holley is back for more fun, foolishness, and flying orange Chargers!

You have just a few shopping days left this season to get what you REALLY want before Santa buys it all for everyone else. Just visit Holley.com to peruse and view for yourself and signup for the mailing notification. Once you go and buy ….. be SURE to tell them that we sent you!


Christmas Vacation 1989. Image: Warner Bros

Christmas Chronicles – Santa drifting the Challenger through Chicago! Image: 1492 Pictures / Netflix

Movie Review: Christmas Vacation!

K&F Movie Summary: The last real family man Clark Griswold himself takes on Christmas. When I saw this movie in the theater in 1989 I was the age of Rusty. Now, I’m the age of Clark. I can relate to Clark….I love the lights, I underestimate a lot of things, and like Clark I just want to give my family the perfect Christmas. This movie spawns from the writing genius of John Hughes and the comedic delivery of Chevy Chase and Randy Quaid. Not only does it have the famous scene with the RV dumping into the street sewer, but it has all of the scenes that you can’t help but watch over and over again! Clark drives under a log truck, then gives a speech in the mall about logs that’ll leave you not seeing the line, his idiot cousin in law shows up to annoy him to death, but that huge beastly bulging man ends up bringing him the gift that Clark really needed – his Christmas bonus, and perspective on what really matters. This one is a mele kaliki mai of a good one and short of having the Baby Jesus in a manger, it has everything else I love about Christmas.

RATING: 10 Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes

STAR CARS: 1989 Ford Taurus Wagon with the Griswold “Woody” Treatment

STAR CARS: 1972 Condor II with the “Cousin Eddie” Time Package.

Christmas Vacation 1989. Image: Warner Bros


Legit Movie Info:

National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
Written by John Hughes

Starring Chevy Chase, Bevery D’Angelo, Randy Quaid, Johnny Galecki, and Juliette Lewis

Directed by Jeremiah Chechik, the second director to take the film after Chris Columbus quite because he hated Chevy Chase – and then went on to direct Home Alone

Original Release Date: Dec 1, 1989
Budget: $25 million
Box office: $73.3 million


Christmas Vacation 1989. Image: Warner Bros



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National Parts Depot Presents: Bernie on the News

Also in this episode….the good people at National Parts Depot have to decided 2023 is the year to present the Award Winning Newsman Bernie McPartland in his (self-proclaimed) award winning news segment, Bernie On the News. As most of you know, NPD is the title sponsor of The MuscleCar Place Podcast and has been since 2011. Their immense support of TMCP as a show (and as a company) can’t be overshadowed.

And now, the fact that they are presenting Bern in the drivers seat for the world to hear….is somewhat humbling. And by humbling, we mean frightening, terrifying, sickening, etc. Welcome, NPD (and Bern, don’t screw this up)!




KF Crew: Bernie, Rob, and Corndog.

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