I smoke cigars in my car, and I love it. Now I realize many of you may not and that’s a shame. So, your wife, girlfriend, kids hate the smell, yeah, yeah. Tell me about it. My girlfriend hates cigars and the smell and everything about it, but I don’t care because I love to smoke in my car.
Short trips mean a small cigar. Long trips mean a toro or larger. Multiple hour trips mean multiple cigars. It’s all really pretty simple. Listen, I know my car smells like a stogie so we take my girlfriend’s car whenever we go out. And this is why many of you don’t or won’t light up while driving. But for those of you who do smoke in their cars, well, you completely understand the love and the passion behind it. To me, it’s like having a buddy with you along for the ride. And for the record, I love the stank of my smoky bud.
A couple of my pals have really nice cars that they smoke in, like two dudes I know with older Corvettes. One guy has a red 1957 convertible and a 1963 split window in black that he brings to car shows every weekend in the spring through the fall. And when he drives to the show, he smokes a big-ass stogie the entire way and doesn’t give a crap what anybody thinks or says. The other guy owns a gorgeous green ’68 Stingray and the inside smells like a cigar lounge and he wouldn’t have it any other way (these are real tears in my eyes, honest).
So I asked my buddies if they had a brand-new mid-engine Vette would they still smoke in it and both said, YES without a doubt, as would I as well (and I sure as hell would like one of these beauties). Now the 2020 Corvette starts out at a base model price of $59,995 which is pretty damned surprising. A Lambo or a Ferrari costs a couple $100,000 more and who needs that when you can have a spectacular new C-8 Chevy to call your very own (unless the mortgage and the rest of your bills get in the way – I get it.). At 495 horsepower and zero to 60 in 2.8 seconds I think you’d impress a lot of guys but add in a Room 101 Farce or a Prensado Lost Art and I think the “I’m impressed level” raises substantially.
What really does matter as far as the smell in your car goes is if you’ve got leather or cloth seats. There’s no getting around the fact that cloth is going to absorb the stink. Depending on how hot or cold it is outside, I always open the windows (front and back) as much as possible. And putting the air or heat on up top tends to absorb the smoke even more, so I will put it on at the feet if I’m firing up. And one thing that does seem to help the stink are the couple of Bounce drier sheets I place under the seats in my car, it really does work!
Yeah, I really do love to smoke in my car. Hey, let us know in the comments section below is you do or don’t smoke while you drive and why not!
Until next time,
THIS MONTH’S SWEEPSTAKES GIVEAWAY!
This month cigar maker and renowned chef, Lars Tetens is in da house with a 3-tierd prize pack that’s worth $110 in value! 3 GRAND PRIZE WINNERS will be chosen – each prize pack includes an awesome t-shirt, baseball cap, and a 3 of Lars’s tasty Spice Sticks!
It’s running ‘til the end of the month and all you’ve got to do is put your email address in the form and you are officially in the running!