Question of the Day: What's in Your Fantasy Garage?

question of the day whats in your fantasy garage

Not that I like to toot my own horn (it's so much more pleasurable when Sam leans over and toots it for me), but I believe I've made some solid contributions to the pistonhead gestalt. There is this website, of course. And I'm the guy who gave GM Car Czar his "Maximum Bob" moniker. I also invented Jalopnik's car review format and their fantasy garage feature– which died when Jalopnik's affable Managing Editor Ray Wert and our rhino-skinned Jonnny Lieberman (inventor of the QOTD) parted company. While I don't fancy re-animating the Garage just yet, Jay's post on the Audi R8 got me thinking. If I had a spare ten million of so, what keys would hang in my lockbox? One thing's for sure: there wouldn't be many of them. I've learned the wisdom of the old Zen expression "That which you own owns you." So I'd stick with my Honda Minivan, get RUF to breathe on the Boxster S and stash a Ford GT somewhere safe. Done. You?

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  • Geozinger Geozinger on Jul 07, 2008

    I have had several of these... 1972 AMC Javelin AMX w 401+ 4/spd 1972 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 w 455 + auto (yes they existed) 1989 Porsche 928S 1980 Porsche 911SC 1964 Pontiac Grand Prix 1984 Audi Quattro Coupe (the SWB one) 1979 VW R32 Mid '80's Jeep Cherokee (4 door) w LS4 1996 Corvette Grand Sport 1986 Mercury Capri 5.0 Sport Coupe 1968 Dodge Charger R/T 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan (hey, I need some way to move my drum kit) Mid '90's Mazda RX-7 w LS4 transplant 1970's Datsun Z Car w LS4 transplant 2005 Pontiac GTO w LS4 Mallett Solsitce w LS4 (LS4's for everybody!) 2008 Fiat 500 (way cooler than a MINI) Early to mid '60's Alfa Giulietta or Giulia, either one, they're just so beautiful... 1970's Fiat X-1/9 1980's Yugo w X-1/9 1300 cc motor swap and a set of Cromodoros (just for the ick! factor). Or better yet, the Lancia 2.0L turbo motor swap... (edit) How could I forget? 2008 Corvette Z06 in that eye popping orange...

  • R H R H on Jul 07, 2008

    Argh my last post got cut off upon edit... My fantasy garage is as follows (no particular order): 1) Ferrari F430. Sex on wheels. 2) I’d love a DR650SE or KLR650. If it can eat speed bumps like the honda nx400 falcon I rode, I’d love to use it for urban commuting. 3) F4-1000 Tamburini or an F4-1000 Senna. Both super sexy! 4) Sport touring bike to ride two up with the wife: Either: * ST1300 * Concourse 14 * FJR 1300 5) 5+ speed shifter kart 40+hp 6) Kawasaki ULtra 250 or seadoo rxt-x pwc 7) an rgv250 suzuki. Nothing like a 250cc two stroke with ~ 70hp in 309 pounds. Another 2 stroke 250cc racer might suffice as well. 8) A seadoo speedster 200, 430hp version 9) An RV of some sort. 10) A lotus elise or exige (always liked them) 11) Porsche Cayman (love the looks) 12) a 600cc 2004+ japanese sports bike. 13) A diesel beater truck for towing any/all of the above. 14) An ariel atom. 15) A pimped out passat diesel for the long trips where I don't want to ride a motorcycle. 16) A freight elevator! I've always wanted my own multi-story concrete garage!

  • Alexdc Alexdc on Nov 26, 2008

    I think about this everyday, and although everyday it changes, here are the cars that stick... 1) Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale (for the F1 sound and the hand painted italian flag stripe running through the middle) 2) BMW Alpina B6-S convertible (as a daily driver) 3) 2009 Bentley Brooklands (In grey, grey wheels, and with saddle interior) 4) Rimini Red Range Rover V8 (not the supercharged cuz its pointless) The alternatives: Aston Martin DB9 Convertible Ferrari 430 Novitec Lamborghini Miura (although i wouldnt fit inside) Ferrari Daytona BMW 2002 Turbo Aston Martin DB5 (reworked suspension, improved handling) BMW 335i (Drove it, and thought it was better than the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder I had driven earlier that day)

  • Gardyloo Gardyloo on Jun 17, 2009

    What's in my Dream Garage? Take a look at the ppt on my Linked In profile. I take 1/24 scale race cars and build them as if they were in my on personal garage. Enjoy. Chris