What’s in Your Fantasy Garage?
One of my life goals is to build a beautiful, stable-like multi-car garage to house my inevitable collection of sheet metal. (Well, inevitable if I stop spending so much money on racing classes and trips to California…) I have it laid out in my mind, right down to the artwork on the walls (old car ads and racing posters), the fantastic driveway that will form a complete circle around it, and the little second-floor apartment that will house the Circus and me. Oddly, what I haven’t decided is what exactly will be in my garage.
I can never pick a favorite car. I’ve been asked the question more than once, and I never can commit. It’s not indecisiveness (I don’t usually have that problem!), more an acknowledgment that the car world is always changing, always in flux, and my next favorite car might be created tomorrow. Or in ten years.
Plus, I like a little variety. If someone were to gift me a garage full of Ferraris and Lamborghinis, I wouldn’t complain. (In fact, I would probably become their slave for life.) But I kind of like the concept of having a variety of wheels, from roadsters to hot hatches to a ridiculously opulent luxo-barge sedan. So my provisional list always has cars from different categories.
So today I decided to unwind by mentally building my dream team. This is harder than fantasy football; you have to do all the work.
Here’s what I’m feeling today for my fantasy garage (subject to change!):
Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG (I know, I know! It’s totally shameless!)
Oh, oh! And a Harley-Davidson Sportster Nightster for good measure.
What’s in your fantasy garage?? Anybody wanna go halfsies on a car stable?
Wesley says: Audi R8, Mercedes SLS, Ferrari 458, Porsche 911, Lamborghini Gallardo, Audi S8, Bentley Mulsane, Rolls Royce Wraith, Ferrari 330, and Maserati Granturismo!
Tim “The Riggs” says: In no particular order—Rolls Royce Phantom, Koenigsegg Agera, Nissan GTR, a Red Bull Formula 1, Audi R8 (as much as it pains me to say it), Pagani Zonda, Bugatti Supersport, Maserati Granturismo, Lamborghini Murcielago, and (drumroll…) Ferrari Enzo.
Lori “the boring mom” Riggs says: I’m not as picky and discerning as my children. I’d be perfectly happy with something little and fast, such as Nissan GTR, Audi R8 (in chocolate brown), or anything Bugatti. That plus a luxury SUV of some sort, preferably of the BMW or Porsche variety. And maybe a Cessna of some sort. (Can this garage double as a hangar?) Oh, and an armored tank. Definitely have to have the tank. That’s all I need!
I really think you guys should think bigger.
I don’t mind a fast, fancy or European car now and then, but as a guy who’s more often putting them back together than polishing them, I prefer a car that’s simple to maintain with a minimum set of tools — and don’t give me any with computers in ’em, ’cause I am a software geek and know exactly how reliable all that digital stuff is (as in, not). I’m also a guy who establishes long-term relationships with the metal I’ve mended and the motors I’ve rebuilt, so my list is long on nostalgia and short on complicated features. And nothing that requires special tools.
1973 Super Beetle
1973 Kharmann Ghia
1965 Plymouth Belvedere
1957 Chevy Pickup
1976 Chevy Conversion Van
1986 Toyota Corolla
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback
and for my hanger…
Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
North American P-51 Mustang
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
North American T-6 Texan / SNJ Skyraider
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Bell AH-1 SuperCobra
Bede BD-5/BD-5J Micro
Great picks, Rob! And a great philosophy. Looks like both you and Lori have expanded this fantasy garage into a garage/hangar, too!
Hey there! I’ve been reading your website for a while now and
finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Huffman Tx!
Just wanted to tell you kesep up the good job!