Photos of Santa Claus Driving

Sometimes, St. Nick’s sleigh is pulled by iron horses.

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They lied to you. The magic, the reindeer? That’s all bull. Saint Nicholas is a gearhead, and his sleighs are many—a vintage Fiat, a city bus, a beater ’69 Impala, a passel of Harleys. Whatever gets the job done. Need proof? Here are some photos of Santa Clauses all over the world motoring.

Merry Christmas, you filthy animals.

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Navigating through Rome, Italy, behind the wheel of a Fiat 500

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On a scooter in London, England, circa 1949

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Showing muscle car affinity outside Kazansky Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia

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Piloting a public bus down Paulista Ave. in Sao Paulo, Brazil

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From a Pathfinder, giving the thumbs up from on 5th Ave. in New York

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Rallying via motorcycle from Gdynia to Gdansk, Poland

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