My Car Quest

May 27, 2024

Happy Thanksgiving America!

by Mike Gulett –

I have a lot to be thankful for including that the coronavirus pandemic seems to be letting up some. I hope you all are getting along well in these difficult times.

Today is the eleventh anniversary of My Car Quest and this is the 2,458th post (201 since last Thanksgiving). There have been more but I have deleted a few because they were obsolete.

Thank you all for reading, contributing, donating, commenting and making this an interesting journey for one more year!

Happy Thanksgiving to all American readers and happy Thursday to everyone else.

Lamborghini Espada and Mike Gulett

1971 Lamborghini Espada No. 8155 and Mike Gulett in Carmel, California – 2016

In the USA

Thanksgiving Day did not become an official holiday until Northerners dominated the federal government. While sectional tensions prevailed in the mid-19th century, the editor of the popular magazine Godey’s Lady’s Book, Sarah Josepha Hale, campaigned for a national Thanksgiving Day to promote unity. She finally won the support of President Abraham Lincoln. On October 3, 1863, during the Civil War, Lincoln proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving to be celebrated on Thursday, November 26.

In Canada

Days of thanksgiving in Canada also originated in the colonial period, arising from the same European traditions, in gratitude for safe journeys, peace, and bountiful harvests. The earliest celebration was held in 1578, when an expedition led by Martin Frobisher held a ceremony in present-day Nunavut to give thanks for the safety of its fleet. In 1879 Parliament established a national Thanksgiving Day on November 6; the date has varied over the years. Since 1957 Thanksgiving Day has been celebrated in Canada on the second Monday in October.

From Encyclopedia Britannica

AC Cobra Mk IV No. AK 1226 and Mike Gulett

AC Cobra Mk IV No. AK 1226 and Mike Gulett in Carmel, California – 2015

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Thank you all for reading, contributing, donating, commenting and making My Car Quest an interesting journey.


  1. Happy Thanksgiving, Mike, and thank you for adding so much to our lives with this site, and you and Wallace’s wisdom around exotic automobilia. Glenn in Brooklyn, NY.

  2. Mike, Happy Thanksgiving and much appreciation for the interesting automotive related stories you provide on this forum.

  3. Mike,

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours; and a big thank you for providing MyCarQuest; I enjoy living vicariously through you as you attend the various shows and share photos and insights around some of the beautifully designed and executed vehicles.

  4. wallace wyss says

    Thanks Mike for giving us this forum to tell how much we love cars and how much they enrichen our lives. I’d like to see more readers send pictures of them driving their interesting car to an outdoor cafe and said car parked outside said cafe, bringing your hobby to lunch y’might say.

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