Spreading the festive cheer this season, in spite of what the law has to say about it.
Gearheads are known for getting into the Christmas spirit, from Bentley building Santa a new sleigh called the Reindeer Eight to Bugatti wrapping up an $18-million La Voiture Noire for Christmas and sticking it under the tree in Molsheim. Even Ford got in on the action after finding long lost photos of Santa and the original Bronco and recreating the images with the modern Bronco. But today's story comes from a passionate teenager by the name of Tyler Kamholtz who decided to give his all-black Chevrolet Camaro a splash of festive cheer by decking it out with hundreds of multi-colored string lights. The Wisconsin State Patrol, however, did wasn't very supportive of the endeavor.
According to the Wisconsin State Patrol Facebook page, a trooper in the Northeast Region pulled Tyler over one night after spotting his Chevy Camaro clad in Christmas lights. The female officer apparently lauded the teen for his creativity but advised him that, under Wisconsin state legislation, it was not allowed. As it turns out, Tyler had been forewarned by his father, Larry Kamholz, who commented on the State Patrol's post to say "As a retired cop myself I warned him of the violations of these lights. But we all know kids... Anyway, my son said this Trooper was really nice and she kinda laughed at him. Trooper, whoever you are, thanks!"
And it turns out that, despite getting in trouble for his flashy display, similar to what we saw recently on a Tesla Model 3 in Canada, Tyler's actions are brightening up the festive season for a number of people. According to his dad, Tyler is "getting requests from neighborhoods, nursing homes, activity centers, etc. just to stop by and brighten kids to seniors day. The joy that my kid has brought has left me speechless." On his own private page, he said "Although the cop in me still has reservations, I'm proud of my kid because this simple act is putting holiday joy and happiness in people's lives during this Christmas season."
While this may be strange, it seems to all be in the best spirits. It's also not the worst Christmas getup we've seen on a car this year.