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Apexcarver UltimaDork
2/6/23 1:13 p.m.

5 counting the non-street legal racecar.

All of them run, though the racecar takes a touch of prep because racecar.

JimS Reader
2/6/23 1:14 p.m.


Porsche 991. AudiQ5. F150 Raptor. 1996 Bronco. 

ggarrard GRM+ Memberand Reader
2/6/23 1:19 p.m.

5 cars on the property...  2 (suv and truck) are our winter daily drivers and are in the front garage.  The 3 Zs are in winter storage in the back shelter.   All run (or at least they did when parked back in October)...


codrus (Forum Supporter)
codrus (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
2/6/23 1:27 p.m.
BlueLightning said:

Bonus question: how many spark plugs in your list?  A: 36

6 cars.  26 spark plugs, 30 pistons, 2 rotors, 7 turbos, 13 throttle plates, 8 glow plugs. :)


ProDarwin MegaDork
2/6/23 1:34 p.m.

2.  A brz that gets driven less than I thought it would, and a CRV some friends left here while they are in NZ

bmw88rider GRM+ Memberand UberDork
2/6/23 1:36 p.m.

4 cars and a motorcycle. 

3 and the motorcycle run and the 4th car runs but isn't communicating power to the wheels (but off to get fixed tomorrow) 

So not too bad. Only 1 is apart awaiting parts for a brake upgrade which are suppose to be here any time now. 

Forgot the Bonus question almost: 22 spark plugs on 21 cylinders. 

AMiataCalledSteve Reader
2/6/23 1:51 p.m.

I just bought my 5th last Friday - a 1998 Boxster that I plan to use as my daily. I too try to only have one project at a time, and yet, between my 5 cars the Porsche is the only one that is currently capable of driving down the street. My other cars:

2012 Mazda3 - my other daily, it's at the body shop being repaired after losing a fight with a drunk lady in a parking lot

2002 Silverado 1500 - Needs new wheel bearings and ball joints up front

1991 Miata - My CSP prepped autocross car. It has no roof so it lives in the garage. Currently it's undergoing some upgrades and minor fixes.

Stock car - My actual project car, also in the garage. Currently in the process of assembling a dry sump system.

Rodan SuperDork
2/6/23 2:09 p.m.

7, 6 of which run/drive, though one is on stands with the wheels off at the moment for a brake refresh and some other stuff.   The 6 which run are all registered/insured, although two are caged track cars.

30 spark plugs between 6 of the 7 vehicles.  My truck doesn't have spark plugs... wink

In reply to yupididit :

2.0-car garage contains 1 car that doesn't run.  4 cars run, and not one of them has seen the inside of the garage since 2019.

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
2/6/23 2:14 p.m.
DeadSkunk (Warren) said:

The Challenge car is a long way from running.

Do Challenge cars ever truly run, though?

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
2/6/23 2:15 p.m.
nocones said:

33% (4!!) have Suicide Doors. 

100% more suicide doors than I have in my garage.

WillG80 GRM+ Memberand Reader
2/6/23 2:42 p.m.

6 + a skid steer. The trailer is not at the house.

2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser. Flipped car that'll be picked up by the new owner this evening

"Pumba" the 4x4 converted ambulance camper

GF's Jeep Cherokee

1996 F250 - running project

2006 F250 diesel- tow rig

2010 Audi A4 Avant - just bought it with a blown engine


Edit: forgot about the two motorcycles. YZ250 and YZ450FX 

L5wolvesf Dork
2/6/23 2:42 p.m.

Cars – 10 plus 2 chassis, 2 are in the garage. Define running – if I imagine I won’t be using one for a while I’ll pull the battery and put it on the bench to trickle charge. Several might just need a battery to fire up.

Motorcycles – 6 plus 2 frames 1 is in the garage. 2 are close to running 4 are projects.

WillG80 GRM+ Memberand Reader
2/6/23 2:47 p.m.
codrus (Forum Supporter) said:
BlueLightning said:

Bonus question: how many spark plugs in your list?  A: 36

6 cars.  26 spark plugs, 30 pistons, 2 rotors, 7 turbos, 13 throttle plates, 8 glow plugs. :)


7 turbos between 6 cars? I approve. 

wearymicrobe PowerDork
2/6/23 2:49 p.m.

Six running complete cars. Seven running complete motorcycles. 

Three of the cars live outside the garage. Everything else is inside. 

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/6/23 2:53 p.m.

4 cars, all of them are running, and all four are inside the three car garage. 

Toyman! GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/6/23 2:57 p.m.

Actually under cover and in the garage? 2. The Bentley and the Abomination. 

Owned? Do buses and motorhomes count? Does it count if you've paid for it but haven't taken possession? 

So, not counting the buses and motorhomes and actually in possession, 9. All of them running and most of them have plates and insurance. 

Add to that 2 buses and a motorhome and it's 12. 

Add to that the Miata (Gasp!! Toyman has a Miata in the fleet?) the wife just bought and it's 13. 

Damn, that's not a lucky number, I should buy another one. wink


How about company vehicles? Can I count them? If so 17. 


Spark plug question...back in a few. 


So, spark plugs add up to 61 not counting the boats. Add them in and it's 75. Add the work fleet and the total is 99

Plus another 14 glow plugs. 


TVRs2Lotus New Reader
2/6/23 3:08 p.m.

A bit worrisome as I scroll down and no one has more than me.... :(

Uuuumm 14 total. Not counting motor scooters or trailers.

Currently 7 in a 1300' garage, 1 in trailer, 2 street/driveway, Rest(Rust?) in backyard.

6 TVRs

2 Lotus

2 MGAs


5 will run right away, another 2-4 in a day with a battery (drove there)


EDIT: A rescroll found some with more than me.. Yay!!

Hope to sell 3 projects on this year


jgrewe Dork
2/6/23 3:32 p.m.

16 in my life, 2 aren't mine but I get paid for them to take up space on my racks. I had 17 until last week when I cut up a wrecked 330ci. 11 run and drive.

RedGT Dork
2/6/23 3:36 p.m.

Well that depends on your definition of 'car' and 'run.


8 total

6 run, like in the normal sense of the word, I could get in and turn the key right now and they would fire up, and are registered/insured and regularly driven depending on the weather.

The 7th actually would start too but it's mid radiator swap so it should be turned off again very quickly.

1 parts car that is down to a shell i need to scrap at this point.

1 locost chassis, and roughly enough 'miata' to assemble into a running vehicle - but calling that assortment a 'car' is exceedingly generous.

Spark plugs? 40.

As many have said, only start one serious project at a time.  I am in violation of this currently, as I took the radiator halfway out of the Jag and got sidetracked by the suburban needing a water pump.  That started the slippery slope of ignoring the Jag, to the point where i started dragging home other projects (and completing THEM!) before getting back to the poor thing.


Four including my wife's little Kia. All run and are legal and driven regularly.


codrus (Forum Supporter)
codrus (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
2/6/23 3:52 p.m.
WillG80 said:
codrus (Forum Supporter) said:
BlueLightning said:

Bonus question: how many spark plugs in your list?  A: 36

6 cars.  26 spark plugs, 30 pistons, 2 rotors, 7 turbos, 13 throttle plates, 8 glow plugs. :)


7 turbos between 6 cars? I approve. 

And one of them is naturally aspirated!  (the M3).  The FD and the Audi both have two, the Miata, the truck, and the CX-9 have one each.


glyn ellis
glyn ellis New Reader
2/6/23 4:01 p.m.

Number of cars - 3

Number that run - 3

22 spark plugs, no turbos. NA V8s for the win! 

chiquito1228 New Reader
2/6/23 4:23 p.m.

Number of cars 6 

1 scooter

Running 5

37 spark plugs, (1) v8 turbo, (2) v8 n/a, (2) 4 cylinder and 1 rotary

preach (dudeist priest)
preach (dudeist priest) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
2/6/23 4:30 p.m.

7 cars, 4 run, all need attention. Working on going down to 5 or 6.

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