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!):

Aston Martin Rapide

Audi RS5

MINI John Cooper Works

Jaguar E-Type

Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG (I know, I know! It’s totally shameless!)

Lotus Exige S

Audi R8

Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

AC (Shelby) Cobra

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?