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Do these guys own any tools? Except for the last couple garages, they're pretty well hidden! Plus, where do they keep all their rusty spare parts?

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Who and where do these guys get there work on cars,they don,t,of coarse ,they can pay for it.No fun ,drive and work on them,that is what the hobby is about

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With garages like these, I seriously have doubts that the owners are working on their own cars. One look at their hands will say at the most washing and waxing! ---Bob

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All I can say about these "garages" (or high end display cases) is that I should have been born rich instead of so good lookin'.

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Do these guys own any tools? Except for the last couple garages, they're pretty well hidden! Plus, where do they keep all their rusty spare parts?

My guess, not one knows how to turn a wrench or a screw driver!

I can just imagine me painting a car in any of those............:D:confused:

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Way too sterile for me, and I'm no fan of modern art or architecture, and of course modern cars. Are there any Brass Era car collections in nice storage areas? How about Motorcycle and Race Car collections? There is no requirement to work on your cars to have a fine collection IMO. I was gainfully emploied for 14 years working on some of the finest cars in the world that were owned but people with better things to do than get dirty workng on a car.

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All I can say about these "garages" (or high end display cases) is that I should have been born rich instead of so good lookin'.

AHHHH! My eyes are burning! :eek:

J/K

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I'd rather hang out in my old pole barn that is full of antiquated machinery and automotive stuff. Or next to my overflowing workbench that proves I have done many repairs. :D Dandy Dave!

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I'd rather hang out in my old pole barn that is full of antiquated machinery and automotive stuff. Or next to my overflowing workbench that proves I have done many repairs. :D Dandy Dave!

I agree with Dave. To quote a Paul Simon line, "I am just a poor boy". My "garage" is a condo parking lot, where repairs are "forbidden". I have to borrow a friends tree shaded driveway.......... Jim

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They all look like fancy SHOW rooms, the pansy owner of which would need counciling if he ever got a speck of grease under one of his manicured fingernails. I would like one of the Ferraris though............Bob

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Hey Keiser, how do you get your cars through that little door????:D

VERRRRRY CAREFULLY!!! And usually in pieces.

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Of course they work on their own cars!

Last Saturday I went to a "Cars & Coffee" at the Dupont Registry in Clearwater Florida (at 7 AM)and parked my Gliddden Tour veteran 1934 Ford

among the 250 high tech Ferrari's, Porsche's, Corvette's, Audi's and

super fast "collectibles".

I found one with a tool box and looked inside and the only tool was a

ball point pen to energize the checkbook

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If someone is going to have a boatload of money, I'm glad they're car nuts. Guys like that keep a lot of auto shops, restoration shops, etc. in business. And some of them have great collections. And I sure would like all that space!

At the same time, those garages struck me as weirdly sterile. The idea of a car garage with a marble floor or very expensive furniture seems to miss the idea of the garage as a place to hang out with the cars as cars, not the cars as show pieces.

That doesn't mean you have to be a serious mechanic -- heck, I'm not -- but it is really weird to see no automotive *stuff* near the cars.

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Wow!! Look what I brought since I gave up cocaine!

The best collections took hard work not just a check book.

I had a very nice guy come to see me he writes garage books.

When I told him he couldn't use my name he was shocked.....

Yup cean bench is the sure sign nothing is happening there.

My rants over :)

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All the impressive private collections I've seen had the cars and motorcycles packed so close you couldn't walk between them. walls were covered with parts & signs. You had to really look to see what was there in and around things. Clutter is a good thing.

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Here's my garage. 26'x28' and quite often has 2 Amphicars and my Road King/sidecar in there. It's tight especially with my wheelchair. Thanks for go-jacks! I use them to push one car aside while I work on another on the lift. The walls are lined with my tools (parts washer, blast cabinets, workbenches, storage, and parts. I have a piece of carpet in front of the bench. That is as close to a marble floor as it will ever get!

I can appreciate these sanitary displays (certainly NOT garages) for what they are as a place for display only. I have always dreamed of have a garage (shop) and a place to display.

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I was fortunate to view several garages or "garages" in person. Among them, Art Astor, the Petersen Vault, Peter Mullin, GM's Heritage Center, and Jay Leno's Big Dog Garage. Leno's, the vault and the heritage center all had garages for storage and display as well as areas that were solely used for service and restoring cars. Leno has an entire airplane hanger converted into a shop. If I recall correctly there were five in all. Four were used for his collection. The Heritage Center is always changing and the Astor collection is now sold (well most of them). None are open to the public. But with the right calls you can get in. Leno's and the Heritage Center were the best as far as getting around cars and working on them. Can actually walk around the cars with more than enough room to spare. The Vault was packed and Mullin's was tight, he has a turn table. I know of another incredible shop/garage down in south Jersey and believe it or not, there is one in the middle of downtown Manhattan near Grand Central Station. (I know exactly where but I'm not telling)

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I am like Amphicarbuyer and my man cave is stacked with car parts, tools, stuff, and two cars + in a 3 car garage. There is always something happening out there as I also do not have a clean work bench. As to comments about the GM Heritage Center, it is a cool place and I have been fortunate also to visit. The far back of the facility has a work/repair area, the very front has offices and the BIG middle has all of the cars on display not behind rope where you can actually walk around the cars. Very COOL.

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