Last year, I launched a search to find my own little slice of gearhead paradise. I’d love to have a place with a lot of land and a colossal pole barn for all of my vehicles. Honestly, I’d also just buy an old car dealership and have my attorney/wife figure out how to get it zoned as a residential property. I’m also a sucker for art deco design and would probably plotz at the sight of an art deco car dealership.
Sadly, things aren’t looking so hot with interest rates and the market out here, so Sheryl and I will be sticking with our tiny apartment until the situation improves. Still, there’s nothing wrong with dreaming. And contributor Mark Tucker answered the question in Friday’s Morning Dump with something that sounds rather fun:
I have no interest in racing against anyone, so I’ll take my millions and buy a piece of land big enough to build a little race track of my own. Something where you’re lucky if you can hit 100 mph on the longest straight, but has 20 turns or something. Then I’d buy a bunch of cheap slow cars, and spend my days getting to know every inch of my new playground. If you’re nice, I might let you play, too.
I’m not going to lie, I have thought about getting a property big enough to build a track. Then, I would spend my weekends trying to set hot laps. I need to know how quickly a transit bus could get around a scale dirt replica of a racetrack. Could my bus drift in the mud? So many questions! Oh, or I could build a makeshift high-speed ring.
Thank you for the fun thoughts, Mark!
Your comments on the Charli XCX Autopian Drive-In jam were also pretty awesome. But one really stood out from resident V10-enthusiast V10omous:
Meh, change your name to Charli XC90 and we’ll know how much you really love cars.
Have a great evening, everyone!
(Images: Grattan Raceway)