Who doesn’t dream of owning a couple of exotic or some age old vintage cars? While most of us can only dream, few of us are lucky enough to get hold off a couple of stunning and rare machines. Only a handful of us have a garage so large that we could comfortably fit in such a huge car collection. People have always loved collecting things whether as a status symbol or a hobby but collecting cars as a hobby is one of the more expensive options. Let’s take a look at some famous people who have enviable collections and garages big enough to store them:
Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan
The ‘Rainbow Sheikh’ is a billionaire from Abu Dhabi. He got his nickname from his impressive collection of colourful Mercedes S Class vehicles. Each one is a different colour of the rainbow. He also owns some of the most famous customized Mercedes monster trucks, a large fleet of Jeeps and a Dodge Power Wagon. He enjoys making big powerful statements to match his big sensational personality and his garage consists of a pyramid for storing his vast and supersize collection. While your garage might not be quite as impressive, you can still make it a great work space. For Garage Shelving, visit https://www.garage-shelving.co.uk/.
Ralph Lauren is a huge name in the fashion industry but not many people realise that he also has an impressive collection of cars which he collects avidly. The fashion designer owns one of the most famous car collections in the world and has named the garage D.A.D (David, Andrew, and Dylan, after his children). This two floor museum like garage was founded by his technician, after the option to store 60 of his cars underground, failed miserably. The garage sits on the site of an old car dealership in Westchester, New York and is being redesigned by Alfredo Paredes, the company’s Vice President.
The cars are presented under bright halogen lamps and white stainless steel counters. The black floor and white pillars cleverly switch the focus and attention on to the cars. The ceiling parts are also painted white and also left in its bare industrial state for added effect.
This guy is a big name in the automobile industry as one of the most avid car collectors out there. Apart from his addiction to cars, he also hosts TV shows and does stand-up comedy too. Jay Leno can boast having some of the most rare cars in his collection as well as having some of the most powerful and expensive cars. His collection includes a 1906 Stanley Steamer and also a brand new McLaren MP4-12C supercar. Jay Leno stands out because he collects cars through a love of automobiles and not just into collecting high-end cars as some kind of status symbol.
His collection is constantly changing and being updated as he adds, trades or modifies his list of cars and motorcycles. It is said that he owns over 100 cars and over 90 motorcycles. You can tell he is a real car nut as inside his substantial warehouse garage he has specialist equipment and tools for working on cars such welding machines, water jet cutters and plasma cutters.