Friday, April 04, 2008

Tamerlane's Fantasy Garage-- At Last

After three years of hard work, I have finally assembled my ultimate fantasy garage. I have only three criteria for my fleet, the cars have to be fast, beautiful, and exciting.

AC Cobra 427
Why God (if there is one) put Carroll Shelby on Earth.

Aston Martin DB5
Good enough for James Bond, good enough for me.

Aston Martin Lagonda
Bizarre beauty.

Timothy Dalton's most beautiful companion.

Bentley Turbo R
Class; urgency.

Chevrolet Camaro
What I wanted when I turned 16.

Citroen SM
A French car with an Italian engine, a marriage made in heaven and hell.

Datsun Fairlady Z
The Porsche beater, made in Japan.

Dodge Viper GTS Coupe
There is no substitute for engine displacement.

Ferrari 288 GTO
Magnum's Ferrari, with guts.

Ferrari F40
My favorite Ferrari of all time.

Ford RS200
Fast enough to bend the space-time continuum.

Ford Sierra Cosworth
I ashamedly coveted the U.S.-market Merkur XR4Ti.

Honda NSX
The reliable Ferrari.

Lamborghini 350GT
The un-Ferrari that out-Ferrari'd Ferrari.

Lamborghini Countach
The first car I learned how to draw, and continued to draw for three years.

Lamborghini LM002
The only SUV I would actually own and drive.

Lamborghini Miura
The first supercar.

Lotus Exige
Why less is more.

McLaren F1
Greatest car man ever made.

Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9
The father of all super-sedans.

Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing
Fifty years ahead of its time.

Mini Cooper
A David in a field of Goliaths.

Nissan 300ZX
The best sports car of the 1990s.

Nissan Skyline R32
The boldest and cleanest Skyline of them all.

Porsche 928
The Porsche in every 1980s movie I've watched.

Porsche 930 Turbo
The uber-Porsche of my childhood.

Porsche 959
The uber-Porsche of my teenaged years.

Porsche 993 Turbo
The uber-Porsche of my young adulthood.

Renault R5 Turbo
Incredible hatchback, from France.

TVR Tuscan
Unbelievable curves.

Special thanks to all the talented amateur and professional photogs on flickr. I got most of these pictures from them.



delta5 said...

I'll be damned, you have a pic of MY r32 skyline, but from before I owned it! The exhaust and wheels caught my eye at first, but I thought "couldn't be!" Then I noticed the Quebec Tuning sticker on the door and just about freaked out. May I ask where you came across that pic?

Maxichamp said...

Wow, what a coincidence. I don't remember where I got the picture, but I got most of them from either flickr or just a google image search.

I'm jealous. You Canucks are lucky.

delta5 said...

*cough* More of a Yank than a Canuck actually! It showed up at a Nissan dealer in the midwest and I snapped it up!

This was taken the day I picked it up, under the NBC tower in Chicago: Skyline