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post #76 of 91
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He's posing. The cars were not his.

Correct. It is well known that he borrowed a F-car collectors collection for the taping of that episode.
post #77 of 91
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Some argue RL's cars are "overrestored." I'm not a patina freak.

He uses an under-performing (in my testing) high end Zymol Estate Glaze as well.
post #78 of 91
It would suck to have a nice garage and all these cars and then find you had pancreatic cancer.
post #79 of 91
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It would suck to have a nice garage and all these cars and then find you had pancreatic cancer.

I think that would suck even if you didn't have a nice garage.
post #80 of 91
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It would suck to have a nice garage and all these cars and then find you had pancreatic cancer.

Technically, it would suck more to have pancreatic cancer with a shitty garage and an '89 civic.
post #81 of 91
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Technically, it would suck more to have pancreatic cancer with a shitty garage and an '89 civic.

That's the heart of the matter, right there. Maybe this rises to the level of a new thread. What sucks more? Technically? Having pancreatic cancer with:

1) a shitty garage and an '89 civic
2) a nice garage full of cars that look like Mattel Hot Wheels?
post #82 of 91
You have to scroll through a bunch of photos to get there (it's a flash site), but the garage of this house -- not to mention the cars inside it -- is droolworthy:

http://www.montecitopavilion.com/
post #83 of 91
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That's the heart of the matter, right there. Maybe this rises to the level of a new thread. What sucks more? Technically? Having pancreatic cancer with:

1) a shitty garage and an '89 civic
2) a nice garage full of cars that look like Mattel Hot Wheels?

I would say having cancer period sucks.
post #84 of 91
This may or may not have been posted somewhere already, but English radio (and ex-TV) presenter Chris Evans has just added a '63 250GTO to his Ferrari collection. Story here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8683659.stm
post #85 of 91
More discussion of architecture please -- many of these garages are notable for more than merely the cars (and these are not "mere" cars) that are in them -- the look like actual rooms.

I'm perpetually mystified by why people building their own homes don't do more with their garages to integrate them into the look and feel of the main house. Even if every house "needs" a place for tools and boxes and "stuff" why make "that place" the garage? The garage, in my opinion, should be an extension of the house -- a place of transition from automobile (which for many is an extension of self) to the house (same).

Even small finishing touches to a garage can make an elaborate difference in its "house-like" appearance.
post #86 of 91
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Originally Posted by spertia View Post
You have to scroll through a bunch of photos to get there (it's a flash site), but the garage of this house -- not to mention the cars inside it -- is droolworthy:

http://www.montecitopavilion.com/

Talk about living in a glass house!!! The interior I thought was very nice but the exterior was horrible.
post #87 of 91
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Originally Posted by johnapril View Post
That's the heart of the matter, right there. Maybe this rises to the level of a new thread. What sucks more? Technically? Having pancreatic cancer with: 1) a shitty garage and an '89 civic 2) a nice garage full of cars that look like Mattel Hot Wheels?
JA, you're obscuring the real question. If I care nothing about cars, my garage will not have an effect on my reaction to having a terminal illness (something I have seen and dealt with in my immediate family). If cars are something I am really into, then it could be a source of comfort and joy to me. I am not a car freak by any means; my philosophy is more broad -- I just like everything in my life to be beautiful to me. Life brings me enough pain for balance. I have an old jag that is beautiful to me and makes my life better every time I even see it. If I found out I had a terminal disease, I'm glad the Jag is in my life; I'd probably drive it ever day. I'd probably lease one of the two cars I'd really, really, really like to own -- a Lotus Exige or an Aston DB9, and drive to Cleveland with my gf. It's about what matters to you and makes you happy -- sure, for a lot of people, material things are just a sham, bought because they could. But if you buy things that matter to you, and fit your (honest -- but most people aren't) philosophy of life, why decry them?
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Originally Posted by Girardian View Post
More discussion of architecture please -- many of these garages are notable for more than merely the cars (and these are not "mere" cars) that are in them -- the look like actual rooms. I'm perpetually mystified by why people building their own homes don't do more with their garages to integrate them into the look and feel of the main house. Even if every house "needs" a place for tools and boxes and "stuff" why make "that place" the garage? The garage, in my opinion, should be an extension of the house -- a place of transition from automobile (which for many is an extension of self) to the house (same). Even small finishing touches to a garage can make an elaborate difference in its "house-like" appearance.
Yeah money. My father and I built (that is physically) a fairly large garage, but the price/ft was less than a quarter of what residential space would be. Life doesn't allow most of us to have everything beautiful. Now if we had a 1-car attached to the house, that would be wonderfult to make into an extension of the living space, but with a car inside. All for that. ~ H
post #88 of 91
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Originally Posted by LordWanker View Post
This is the only one I really like...because it looks like a garage. The rest just look like you parked a car in your house. It's still missing tools or something though...maybe it has a magic spinning hidden wall covered in tools/sporting goods.
post #89 of 91
^^^Garage is fine and all, but I really like that car.
post #90 of 91
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Originally Posted by spertia View Post
You have to scroll through a bunch of photos to get there (it's a flash site), but the garage of this house -- not to mention the cars inside it -- is droolworthy:

http://www.montecitopavilion.com/

What a horrible home. How do they walk around naked?

I live on the top floor with huge windows like that and still feel like a I have no privacy. By 8pm my curtains are always drawn.
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