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On New Year’s Day, if you pass by the parking lot of Chicago’s Adler Planetarium around 11 o’clock in the morning, you’ll come across a surprising collection of cars and drivers readying themselves to run a very unusual rally. In years past, the gathered machines have included rare sports cars, a 1961 Cadillac hearse, and a school bus—everything from Ferraris and Maseratis to absolutely average cars.

At noon, every car registered for the rally will be given a sheet with anywhere from 30 to 100 places to try to visit over the next three hours. This is the Heroes’ Happy Holiday Hangover Hassle.

Started in 1955 by a group of sports cars enthusiasts, the Holiday Hangover Hassle has been run every year since; the guardians of this tradition believe it is the second oldest continuously run car rally in the United States. –Chicago’s Greatest New Year’s Day Tradition Is a Car Rally Scavenger Hunt by Sarah Laskow

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story that occurs in one of the cars participating in the rally.

Journaling Prompt: Write about a scavenger hunt you participated in.

Art Prompt: Sports car rally

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about a unique New Year tradition from your birthplace.

Photo Credit: Susan Williams on Flickr

car crash

Ten days after the war ended, my sister Laura drove a car off a bridge. –The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood

Fiction Writing Prompt: Use the first line of the week as the starting point or inspiration for a scene, story, poem, or haiku.

Journaling Prompt: What circumstances would cause you to consider taking your life?

Art Prompt: Suicide

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about suicide and its link to war.

Photo Credit: Boston Public Library on Flickr

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Create whatever this visual prompt inspires in you!

Photo Credit: Ralf Roletschek on Wikimedia

Create whatever this visual prompt inspires in you!

Photo Credit: Keene Public Library and the Historical Society of Cheshire County on Flickr

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The night before Cody Hoyt shot the county coroner, he was driving without a purpose in his county Ford Expedition as he often did these days. -C.J. Box, Back of Beyond

Fiction Writing Prompt: Finish the story that this first line of the week started.

Journaling Prompt: Do you like to drive when you need to think? Or do you hate to drive and do it only when you have to? Write about your relationship with driving.

Art Prompt: Just Driving Around

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Write about your relationship with your car.

Photo Credit: CC-BY-CarImages on Flickr

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Create whatever this visual prompt inspires in you!

Photo by emdot on Flickr.

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Man may be able to fly to the moon, clone animals, create bionic body parts, and keep his balance while exercising on a Body Dome. But he (or she) remains powerless to park in a straight row once the snow has obliterated the lines. -Barbara Allan, Antiques Maul: (Trash N Treasures Mysteries)

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a haiku about parking in the snow.

Journaling Prompt: Write about a funny experience you had involving snow.

Art Prompt: Parking in the snow

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Write about the crazy things drivers do when the weather is bad.

Photo Credit: Craig Murphy on Flickr