Bark's Bites: YOU Choose the Fantasy Garage Winner!

Mark "Bark M." Baruth
by Mark "Bark M." Baruth

Thanks to all of you who played the Fantasy Garage game two weeks ago. After much deliberation, I decided that…I can’t decide. I’m gonna need your help to decide a winner.

However, I DID choose a few nominees for to you to pick from. Let’s review them below.

From TorontoSkeptic we got this gem of an entry that uses a different marque for each category, which I will call “A Rainbow of Choices”

Four-Seat – Genesis Coupe R-Spec 3.8, $30k


Two-Seat – Alfa Romeo 4C, $55k


Full size – 2014 Toyota Avalon XLE, $31k


Mid-size – Acura TSX $32k


Compact – Focus SE with winter package, $20k


Subcompact – Kia Rio LX hatch, $14k


Small crossover – Infiniti QX50 Journey AWD, $40k


Mid-size crossover – Nissan Murano SL, $35k


Trucks – don’t particularly want one, I would go for something weird like the Honda Ridgeline Sport, $31k

Next up is this entry from MarionCobretti, which I shall call “Hellcat Plus Other Crap”

2 Seater: MX-5 Club – $26,905


4 Seater Sports/Pony: Challenger Hellcat – $59,995


Subcompact: Fiat 500 Abarth – $22,195


Compact: Civic Si Sedan – $22,990


Mid-size: Accord Sport Manual Sedan – $23,865


Full-size: Chrysler 300S – $34,395


Small CUV/SUV: Jeep Wrangler Sahara – $28,295


Mid-size CUV/SUV: Dodge Durango R/T AWD – $41,695


Pickup Truck: 2014 Ram 1500 EXPRESS 4×2 Regular 6’4″ box – $25,845

Here’s MBella’s entry, called “Eff it, I want an E63 Wagon”

Two-seater sports car 2014 Chevrolet Corvette 7-speed Manual $53,000


Four-seater sports/pony car 2015 Ford Mustang V6, 6-speed Manual $23,600


Subcompact 2015 Nissan Versa Sedan, 5-speed Manual $11,990


Compact 2014 Kia Soul, 5-speed Manual $14,900


Mid-size 2015 Mazda 6, 6-speed Manual $21,190


Full-size 2015 Mercedes-Benz E63 Wagon, 7-speed Auto $102,370


Small CUV/SUV 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport CVT $19,595


Mid-size CUV/SUV 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander, 6-speed auto $23,195


Pickup Truck 2015 Nissan Frontier I4 CVT $17,990


Total $287,830

Finally, here’s Lou_BC’s entry, entitled “Eff it, I want a Raptor”

2 seater sports car……. 2015 Mazda Miata MX5…….. 24,765


4 seater sport/pony car… 2015 Mustang GT Premium. 39,515


Sub compact…………… Fiesta SE Hatch……… 17,415


Compact………………. Mazda 3i hatch sport…. 19,540


Mid sized…………….. Mazda 6 Touring……… 24,940


Full Sized……………. Chevy Impala 1LT…….. 30,135


Small CUV/SUV…………. Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X. 40,135


Mid CUV/SUV…………… Toyota 4Runner Trail…. 36,707


pickup……………….. Ford Raptor ………… 54,750

I think any of these would make a hell of a garage. Vote for your winner below—the winner will get something really awesome TBD (but I’m thinking an American Endurance Racing shirt signed by me and Jack B., assuming we both survive our race at Watkins Glen later this month).

Good luck to all the nominees!

Mark "Bark M." Baruth
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  • 05lgt 05lgt on Oct 07, 2014

    Great lists. The nod goes to "Hellcat Plus" because if the excellent balance. Rainbow and Raptor are both great garages, but have too many vehicles that wouldn't be there at the end of the first month. The rocket sled is cool, but busts the budget too far for anything else of interest to fit under the cap.

  • Carilloskis Carilloskis on Oct 10, 2014

    Got to go wigh the raptor so my vote is For lou_Bc even though i Managaged to get the corvette , mustang gt and raptor on mine lol.

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