I will need these things:
No, I store that for a friend. I had a stellar '62 Lincoln sedan and convertible stashed all winter for another friend. I get between $50 and $100 a month for cold, dry, storage.
Everything else in there is mine, though. It was cheaper than paying rent all over town.
It's the same color as one that was in another thread of yours, so I would assume it is that one, correct? It's a beautiful car and that green actually works very well with it, unlike similar colors on most cars. Perhaps you can simply get away with much more on such a stately automobile.
Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
Previously Owned: 96 Discovery/65 Corvair/93 Corolla Wagon/89 LeSabre/96 Camry/99 Regal GS/95 Accord/98 C-SVT/90 LS400/89 Supra/91 Legacy SS/01 CVPI/92 Mark VII/87 200SX/90 325i/03 TL-S/98 SC2/00 JGC/02 Forester/95 LS400/95 Audi 90/01 Jetta VR6/93 LS400/96 Camry/00 Cavalier/06 Speed6/92 190E/04 Accord/95 & 05 Civic/01 Cavalier/97 Bravada
Current: 97 Volvo S90+99 Civic
I like the way this collector seems to focus on certain marques and models at times. The '36 Fords already noted, and also, perhaps more significantly, his preference for Packard Station Sedans is admirable, IMO. They're so cool they're freezing, and he has 2 of them that I can see; perhaps more. Good for him, and good for Packard enthusiasts.
Last edited by vwlarry; 05-10-2012 at 08:16 AM.
I'm a sucker for clean convertibles so I'll take which ever one is left, it doesn't matter to me which....
I couldn't have that many cars myself as I would have major anxiety attacks eveytime I'd step foot in that place, I would want to drive them all all the time but know that I simply couldn't. It would literally torture me. My diecast collection serves my 'gotta-have-many-cars' needs.
Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
I'm sorry you had to deal with the ****ing morons in this thread, Barry, who see nothing wrong with loudly and rudely interjecting their opinions, as if you, or the owner, did something wrong.
If I had money, this would be my garage. But with 80s cars.
The man in this old photograph was known, for years and years as the world's biggest car-hoarder. He was consumed by his passion for automobiles of every kind; it didn't matter what type or era; he loved them all. As a young man without much money, he began, after WWII, to seek out and purchase "old junk cars" from the early 20th century that then were largely unwanted and ignored....except by him. His collection of these "junk cars" grew. As his business ventures gradually succeeded, and grew into an empire, his appetite for collecting old cars only increased, and he acquired, and acquired, and kept on acquiring, and eventually he constructed a ramshackle assemblage of buildings in the Nevada desert to house all the cars, and to show them to a public that had now become more interested in his "junk cars", and even began to show them great respect and admiration. People even WROTE serious things, even whole books, about them. This man had personally saved from likely destruction hundreds, even thousands of cars over the years, and had preserved them for future generations of admirers to enjoy and study as real objects, instead of just pictures in books. In the end, he had amassed nearly 2,000 automobiles. Then, unexpectedly, he died at the comparatively young age of 66, without leaving any provision for the disposition of his beloved automobiles after he departed. After years of legal wrangling, his collection was auctioned off and dispersed around the world to other enthusiasts who are now continuing his work to preserve them for the future while enjoying them in the present.
The car-hoarder's name in the photo is William Harrah. The guy with his name on all those Las Vegas and Reno resorts and casinos. Many of us thank God for car-hoarders like him.
Holy Toledo!!! That's quite a massive collection!!! Now that's passion right there! Suddenly I don't feel so badly about my own car addiction... could be a lot worse!
If I had that much money, I'd do the same thing with all the cars I love too! I don't think the collection would photograph as well since they'd all be black, but still..
Barry, go back there and get more pics, damnit!!!
Jay Leno's vehicle collection supposedly includes 84 cars and 73 motorcycles. How come nobody calls him a hoarder?
Last edited by freedomperiod; 05-10-2012 at 10:31 PM.
Use MS Paint, and type in names on top of the cars? Though I'm sure if you identify the first by position, then color relative from there it'd make sense.
i pledge a tree fitty ($3.50) bounty on the first to post a correct identification caption for the photo/s. i don't know if this sort of thing is kosher around here (and not like there won't be plenty of people voicing their disagreement/yelling at me if it's not), but if we pool together, we could be talking about ten, maybe fifteen minutes worth of gas for the big winner. if it is not allowed, i retract my offer. but this is a car lounge challenge worth making.
this thread demonstrates the difference between autoweek readers and import tuner readers. (demographically speaking, not necessarily content-wise)