With the holidays upon us, it’s time to shop for all the grease monkeys in your family — and being that we are petrolheads ourselves we can confidently say that all we want is some kick-ass car stuff! As luck would have it, the guys over at Mopar (a simple contraction of the words motor and parts) have been busy gathering stocking stuffers for all the Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, and RAM fans out there.
Originally trademarked in 1937 during the launch of an antifreeze product, Mopar didn’t really garner any attention until the 1960s, when the muscle-car era began to blossom amidst a cloud of tire smoke. As the years progressed, Mopar Performance Parts became synonymous with both hardcore street and track cars, off-road Jeeps, and all manner of added amenity, as the brand expanded to include tech service, customer support, and non-vehicle related merchandise.
Today, the Mopar division distributes more than 500,000 parts and accessories in over 150 markets, with more than 50 distribution centers and 27 customer-contact hubs spread across the globe. Engineered by the same teams that create factory-authorized specs for FCA vehicles, Mopar offers auto enthusiasts the best of both worlds, blending aftermarket and OEM options seamlessly into a balanced serving of bad-ass American attitude and performance.
But this holiday season, Mopar has something special in mind. After digging through its catalog of creative gift ideas, we’re convinced that regardless of what your budget or needs may be, there’s a gift for every Fiat-Chrysler fan. From small-ticket merchandise items to handmade American neon signage, nothing makes Mopar junkies happier than receiving some branded goods this holiday season.
So screw heading out to the mall and the fist fights associated with bargain shopping. Stay home, turn up the toe-tapping tunes, pour yourself a fat glass of nog, and hop online. The Mopar Gear website has something for every Hemi lover, and the following eight options are just the ticket when it comes time to pamper the petrolheads in your life.
1. Mopar Garage Raw Metal Sign by Speedcult — $36.95
Mopar has teamed up with Detroit-based metal working specialists Speedcult to produce this Detroit made Mopar garage belt-sanded sign. Taking fabrication to the edge of extreme, this high-grade garage upgrade is about 20 inches wide and 5.4 inches tall, and comes from a team of artists that are known for “Twistin’ minds & Breaking Spines since 1999.”
2. Stainless Steel Watch — $192.95
This licensed Mopar watch sports a 44mm stainless steel case with a fixed top ring, a double layered dial with luminous index notches, luminous hands, and quartz chrono movement capabilities. It also features a stainless steel crown, a color filled, stainless steel back cover, and a matching stainless steel buckle to go with the bracelet made from the same material. Comes with a 5 year warranty and branded case.
3. 1:18 1971 Dodge Challenger HEMI R/T Replica — $79.95
This true-to-scale 1:18 1971 Dodge Challenger HEMI R/T replica is an extremely cool touch for anyone’s office desk, and comes complete in either an authentic “Green Go” or “B – 5 Blue” color and stock black livery to match. Doors, trunk, and hood all open, revealing an ornate interior, equipped cargo hold, and highly detailed engine. These replicas also feature real rubber tires, chrome accents, hood-latch pins, and a linked steering system that turns the wheels when you tug on the steering wheel. All scaled challenger models ship in individualized vintage themed packaging, and make for a perfect Mopar conversation piece, regardless of whether it may be in or out of its case.
4. Heavy Metal Knit Hat — $25.95
Designed in house by the FCA Mopar design studio, this 60/40 cotton-and-acrylic blended beanie is both breathable and warm. Less is more with this one, as it offers lightweight, comfortable, durable, warmth and fashionable brand affiliation, as its embossed Mopar metal applique lets everyone around you know what stylish performance looks like. One size fits all.
5. Ladies American Muscle Tank Top — $39.95
This next gift idea goes out to all the ladies out there, because this navy baby jersey tank is about as slick and stylish as it gets. Featuring a low slung, relaxed fit, this shirt sports a silver foil accented imprint, striped back panels, and an American Muscle logo imprinted on the front. Out back, a Mopar logo rides down the spine vertically, and sits betwixt a racing stripe. Sizes run from small all the way up to XL, and generally run true to size.
6. Wedge Canvas Jacket — $125.95
If we had to choose one item on this cheat sheet for ourselves, this would probably be it. Looking like it came straight out of a scene in Quentin Tarantino’s Mopar-laden slasher flick, Death Proof, this Stuntman Mike approved cotton canvas jacket is about as badass as it gets. Enzyme-washed for optimum softness, and emblazoned with a patchwork of contrast stitching and metal zippers, this Mopar Garage embroidered black beast can be had in sizes ranging from medium all the way up to 3XL.
7. Mopar Parts and Accessories Counter Stool — $119.95
Old school stool of orange and yellow, bestoweth upon us thy comfortable cushions and swivel features! FCA nailed it when it said that “no Mopar lover’s garage or dealership is complete without one of these vintage logo swivel top counter stools,” because this 30-inch tall stool is one super cool slice of memorabilia. Sitting below the 2 x 4-inch Mopar Parts and Accessories logo swivel seat rests a frame molded out of 18-gauge chrome plated steel, along with circular footrests and a set of anti-skid feet. Since this item ships directly from the manufacturer, please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
8. Christmas Ornament Trio — $95.95
Here is a gift that keeps on giving, year after year. While each ornament seen here can be purchased individually, picking up the full trifecta of classic, custom hand blown glass decorations is a sure fire way of saying you care. Consisting of a HEMI engine, personalized license plate, and branded sparkplug, there’s something for everyone in this highly sought after Christmas gift set.
9. 16 oz. Embossed Mopar Tumbler — $22.95
No gift giving list can be complete without at least one coffee mug in it, so going with a double wall stainless steel tumbler was the only way to go, in our opinion. With its spill proof push button, sip lid, embossed logo on the side, and Mopar Omega logo on top, there’s never been a better way to sip hot or cold beverages at your weekly cars and coffee meeting. Packaged in a 2-piece gift box, this tumbler is top rack dishwasher safe.
10. Garage Neon Clock — $1,795.00
Our final consideration today is proudly made right here in the USA, and is easily the most expensive item on our Christmas list. This patented custom neon clock is made out of a durable all steel construction, comes finished with a powder coating for a porcelain like finish, and features brass clock movement and an electric motor. It also sports a real glass face, an easily adjustable time set knob, a continuously sweeping second hand, and an easy to use pull chain and on/off switches. Designed to be the cornerstone of any garage, man cave, basement, or game room, this Mopar masterpiece is a must for anyone wanting to stand out from the rest of the crowd.
Tech details include a standard 110 volt plug, fully enclosed metal backing with keyhole slots at standard stud spacing for easy hanging, and a 72 x 26 x 8-inch dimension. All orders for this product ship via oversized ground delivery in two custom designed packages for guaranteed safe arrival. Buyers also get UL listed American made transformers that come with a 3 year warranty as well as protection circuitry to ensure safety.