I come from a family full of “car guys” — my Dad always enjoyed car shows, driving cars, fixing cars and watching car races — basically he was game for anything car related. If I had to guess, I would say Dad is most fond of vintage cars from the 1940s and 1950s — one of his favorites being the 1957 Chevy. The other thing my Dad loves is a good chuckle — so when I saw this vintage ’57 Chevy toilet paper holder — I knew it would be the perfect birthday gift for the car guy with a sense of humor who has everything — everything except the most unique toilet paper holder I’ve ever seen. (Yes, Mom and Dad have birthdays only a few weeks apart!)
The ’57 Chevy TP holder also reminded me of the car couches that we saw in Disney World when we were there in 1989 — yup that’s my Dad and I — and my little brother — sitting on a larger and very similar (pink!) back end of a car couch in a car themed restaurant.
This TP holder is pretty funny — you mount the roll of TP on the axel between the wheels and it hangs down just under the bumper, where there is a little piece of jagged metal to help tear off the paper…
…if you need to check how much TP is left on the roll — all you have to do is open the trunk and take a peek!
The verdict — Dad LOVED this gift. He said he and Mom just laughed and laughed for quite a while — exactly what I was hoping for. It was definitely something he never knew he wanted — but now that he has it — it makes a great addition to his car memorabilia collection. Even more fitting — this TP holder isn’t going in the bathroom, but in the garage on the wall next to his collection of tin signs, license plates, clocks and thermometers — to act as a tissue dispenser in case he needs to blow his nose while working in the garage. Perfect!
Happy Birthday Dad!