How many cars are now in your garage?

By Colin Wood
Feb 6, 2023 | garage, Collecting Cars, Discussion, Confession

Photograph Courtesy RM Sotheby's

At this very moment, how many cars are in your garage? Before you ask, yes, the cars you have sitting outside the garage count, too.

Bonus question for the bold: How many of those cars currently run?

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frenchyd GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/6/23 12:01 p.m.

In reply to Colin Wood :

4.  Zero. 

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
DeadSkunk (Warren) UltimaDork
2/6/23 12:06 p.m.

Five and four are runners. The Challenge car is a long way from running.

calteg SuperDork
2/6/23 12:08 p.m.

Down to 4 currently, which is the lowest I've had in quite some time.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/6/23 12:15 p.m.

A dozen or so. In theory, they all run but I haven't checked on three of them in a while. And then there's the classic Mini, which is...fussy.

Four of those cars are Miatas. Five of them have Miata suspension. Three of them have Miata engines, but only one has the Miata engine that it left the factory with.

travellering HalfDork
2/6/23 12:16 p.m.

Currently own: 22.




In garage at house: 3


In driveway and garage at house: 11

Undercover in storage or in garage: 10

Permanently installed at mechanic's: 1

Running/driving out of 22: 15







codrus (Forum Supporter)
codrus (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
2/6/23 12:17 p.m.

3 physically in the garage, 6 counting the ones elsewhere, and all of them run.  At least, they did the last I checked -- sadly it's been a while since I drove the Miata.

Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
2/6/23 12:19 p.m.

After yesterday,  im down to 7. 5 running. Im trying to go down more. Acr is next to go.

nocones GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
2/6/23 12:25 p.m.

12 Total. 

58% (7) Run

33% (4!!) have Suicide Doors. 

wspohn SuperDork
2/6/23 12:27 p.m.

Current total is down to 6

1956 V6 powered MGA with Jamaican rebody

1962 MGA Mk 2 coupe

1958 MGA Twin Cam (old race car)

1972 Jensen Interceptor

2009 Solstice GXP coupe

2007 BMW Z4M coupe

Does wife's Mazda 3 Sport count?

earlybroncoguy1 Reader
2/6/23 12:36 p.m.

2 (New Bronco and Pontiac G8) in the garage, 2 ('71 Bronco and '01 GMC Sierra C3) out in the shop.

At one point there were 3 Broncos in the shop (two 2022's and the '71), the GMC, a Jeep XJ, a '66 Chevy C10, and a '66 Porsche 912.

I've...downsized a bit. 

Jim Pettengill
Jim Pettengill HalfDork
2/6/23 12:39 p.m.

Four.  MR2 and C4 Vette in the garage, Forester and Tacoma 4WD (258 K, runs and looks like new) outside, all run.

93EXCivic MegaDork
2/6/23 12:40 p.m.

5 including wife's. 0 in the garage because it is still under construction.

4 run.

Selling one soon but going to replace it with a car to do the Lemons Rally and GRM challenge.

Pretty sure this is limit to the number I want to deal with.

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
2/6/23 12:47 p.m.

Currently in the fleet: 8

Currently at home: 7 (one car stored off-site).

Running: 3 that I can get into and start with minimal fuss.  Three that in theory will start with some moderate fiddling.  One that is in 1000 pieces and won't start for a long time. Last is a parts car that will vacate the property (hopefully) in the Spring when one of the aforementioned gets fiddled with and can move out of the way.

I have definitely exceeded the number of vehicles I can keep track of.

WonkoTheSane GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
2/6/23 12:54 p.m.

5 for 5.  Everything is running (well even), registered and insured.

I've been cutting projects in favor of working on my business.

Edit:  The two miatas are in my garage where I've shoved my "new to me" 25 year old CNC machine, the other three are out in the driveway.

APEowner GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
2/6/23 12:56 p.m.

I'm down to three cars, a truck and a motorcycle and that's a comfortable number for me.  More than that and they feel more like burdens than assets.  It's hard for me to keep more in good running condition and right now everything I own is ready to go. 

Two of the cars are race cars.  The other is my wife's daily.  I daily the truck.  I sometimes think I'd like a nice street car to play with but I really don't have the time maintain another vehicle and if I'm looking for something fun I ride the motorcycle.


MiniDave Reader
2/6/23 12:56 p.m.

2 - because I have a 2 car garage!   

2 outside in the driveway. All run as they should.

yupididit GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
2/6/23 1:00 p.m.

Y'all need to put in your garage sq footage when answering this because damn. 


2 cause I have a 2 car garage. I have somewhere around 7 cars in 3 different states though. 

BlueLightning GRM+ Memberand New Reader
2/6/23 1:03 p.m.

7, 6 running (the rotary is down for engine rebuild...again)

2 in garage, 3 in driveway, 1 at shop (aforementioned rotary), 1 with kid at college

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

Mr_Asa GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
2/6/23 1:06 p.m.

Personal garage, 3.  All running, Susie needs a throttle cable but she runs.

Extended garage including Dad's, 8.  Only 1.5 more running there.  His VW camper is temperamental. 

TJL (Forum Supporter)
TJL (Forum Supporter) Dork
2/6/23 1:07 p.m.

3 vehicles are "mine", my wife has 1 and shockingly, all of them are running/driving and legal for use. 

none of them in the garage. Garage has 3 atv's(1 running), few mini bikes, scooter, dirtbike and they all are "out of service".

fusion66 Reader
2/6/23 1:08 p.m.

4 for 4. 

A total of 16 cylinders,  8.6 liters, 637 hp. 


Apis Mellifera
Apis Mellifera Dork
2/6/23 1:08 p.m.

If GRM is asking, probably 20 and maybe 10 run.  If my wife is asking, I own 2.  They both run and are they are each easily worth $100,000.

GameboyRMH GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/6/23 1:09 p.m.

Own 3, one is by me right now (along with the shared family hauler/winter beater), 2 are in shops. Among them only my AE92 doesn't run - just stopped firing suddenly, possibly old gas. The Samurai surprisingly fired up recently on the very same gas...

Tom1200 UberDork
2/6/23 1:10 p.m.

I have 6 cars; the three daily drivers and the tow vehicle live outside.

All of them function except one and that one (Formula 500) is getting very close to the motor upgrade being done. 

I have two rules. 

 1.  Only take apart one vehicle at a time. This includes even minor upgrades.  

 2. Do not drag home non runners and or not fully assembled cars (it doesn't have to run well but it must be complete and running)

I find it very rare for someone to be able to juggle multiple projects. It's a fine line between hobby and hoarding.


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.

Powar GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
2/6/23 5:15 p.m.

Currently owned : 12 (including parts cars)

Registered and insured: 8

Stored in the garage(s) here: 7. The longdiesel won't fit inside.

Parts cars: 4.5 bought and paid for by me, though there are a couple more back there that I don't own but can treat like I do.

Running: All 8 that are registered. I drove a couple of the parts cars to their resting place, but they would need some things reinstalled before they'd run again.

I expect these numbers to drop within the next 12 months or so, but I've said that before.

2/6/23 7:42 p.m.

In reply to WonkoTheSane :

A CNC machine?  I think you.might be my new best friend!  smiley

madmrak351 Reader
2/6/23 7:46 p.m.

4 cars, 3.5 trucks, uncounted motorcycles. 1 car runs: wife's, 2 Nissans are sans engines, challenge car motor not installed yet. My 300k Silverado is fully functional. 73 and 93 pickups don't run. S10 (.5) shared with my son, not running due to he borrowed the ECM to diag another S10. 4 fully functional motorcycles including a Kawasaki engined Honda. 31 spark plugs counting the running motorcycles.

Patrick GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/6/23 7:47 p.m.

14 total 7 inside. 5 don't run. 4 are going away for sure this year. 

nlevine GRM+ Memberand Reader
2/6/23 8:17 p.m.

Only 3, all outdoors as the garage is full of other stuff. All 3 run and are registered and legal, so I do have that going for me...

Datsun310Guy MegaDork
2/6/23 8:30 p.m.
nlevine said:

Only 3, all outdoors as the garage is full of other stuff. All 3 run and are registered and legal, so I do have that going for me...

Only 3, Silverado sits outside and the other 2 (Pilot & Civic) are in the garage.  All 3 run and are registered and legal, so I do have that going for me...

84FSP UberDork
2/6/23 8:50 p.m.

Four's my limit on Schnitzengrueben.  Daily for wife, a daily for me, and two fair weather toys.  Trying to stick to my new (4yrs) rule that everything I own must be a driver and stay registered.

DaleCarter GRM+ Memberand New Reader
2/6/23 9:16 p.m.

The shop is full with five of mine and three of my buddies. We laid out the slab for the new shop today, so that will grow :-)

trumant GRM+ Memberand Reader
2/6/23 9:24 p.m.

6 cars total for the household. 2 garaged but only one of those runs. 4 parked outside all run. 2 of them see regular use, third sees occasional towing and road-trip duties and the fourth just arrived.

Jesse Ransom
Jesse Ransom GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
2/6/23 9:31 p.m.

6 cars and 1 motorcycle

3 cars are non-runners in a storage unit.

The daily Mini, the pickup, and the MG live at the house, mostly outdoors.

The pickup just pulled into the new 3-car shop for the first time half an hour ago. Hopefully it won't rain inside the cab anymore after it rolls out. Also some other deferred work (new Bilsteins!)

Zero cars in the attached 1-car garage, which we use as woodshop/storage.

SuperDave New Reader
2/6/23 10:22 p.m.

Five cars, four running.

Two motorcycles.  Both running.

VolvoHeretic GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
2/6/23 10:34 p.m.

Just to make everyone look less worse. I might need an intervention... I literally have to open the overhead door so that I can walk outside and in through the O.H. door to get near my car.

TheTallOne17 Reader
2/7/23 7:42 a.m.

6 cars

2 in view of public, daily and tow vehicle both run

1 major project on rotisserie in the garage

1 lemons racecar that ran when parked and is getting it's new engine this month

1 Fiat 124 in need of time to get running and a floor to get driving

1 donor awaiting warmer weather to be cut to pieces and scrapped

P3PPY GRM+ Memberand Dork
2/7/23 7:42 a.m.

Just three, but the kids' fleet of powerwheels is growing unruly, according to the Mrs. There are five for the three of them, plus a parts car. Oh and I have an ATV that's never run as long as I've owned it. And a riding mower that ends up riding up and down the street a lot when the kids "help me mow"

cfvwtuner Reader
2/7/23 8:20 a.m.

We're down to 7.  4 in the 2 car garage, and 3 outside.

77 Beetle

2000 Focus bought new used for track and autocross.  Been sitting about 5 years now

04 Suburban, all around good for almost anything machine

08 Outback, winter and grocery store car

13 Jetta, my summer toy

15 Grand Caravan, weekend camper mobile

16 Focus SE Sport, wife's driver

Opti SuperDork
2/7/23 8:31 a.m.

Down to 4 currently.

66 Mustang

96 Camaro SS

Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

98 Chevy 1500 Z71

Wanted to simplify and shrink the fleet, as soon as I got to 4 I started looking for new stuff to drag home


DirtyBird222 PowerDork
2/7/23 10:10 a.m.

Vehicles that are mine:

  • 22 Ford Raptor - Running
  • 22 Honda Grom - Running
  • 22 SeaDoo Spark - Running
  • 2005 S2000 - Running
  • 2001 Toyota Sequoia - Running
  • 1994 Honda Accord Champcar - Running

Vehicles that aren't mind but I maintain and/or fully paid for but not titled in my name because of things:

  • 2019 Subaru Crosstrek - running
  • 2015 Subaru Crosstrek XV - running


On the fence about selling the Raptor and the Spark and just getting a second gen Sequoia or Tundra for truck duties and a Fit for long hauls. 

ClearWaterMS Reader
2/7/23 10:44 a.m.

4 all in the garage and all run.  

2 daily drivers (21 GLB 250 is the wifes car and 22 330i is mine)

and 2 fun cars (05 Porsche and 08 Corvette) in the back of the garage.  The corvette is barely visible and under a cover.  

4cylndrfury MegaDork
2/7/23 11:05 a.m.

4 in the garage at the moment

  1. SWMBO's 2018 GMC Acadia - Denali package, bone stock
  2. My 2014 Cruze - 1.4t/6mt - slightly breathed on
  3. FIL's 2016 Corvette - Cammed and tuned, Borla exhaust, angriest sounding car on the block
  4. my '72 Monte Apacolypto - 350/350, Holley 4bbl, slotted rotors, basic everything, EMP proof
Aaron_King GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
2/7/23 11:37 a.m.

6 total.

In garage:

  • 64 Triumph Spitfire - My first car, bought in 1990, and currently under a car cover in the back corner of the garage.

Driveway - all runners:

  • 2006 SAAB 9-3 vert 5 speed
  • 2002 SAAB 9-5 Aero 5 speed
  • 2005 Merc C230 K 6 speed
  • 2006 Merc R350


rslifkin UberDork
2/7/23 11:50 a.m.

3 in our garage currently.  My E38 and SWMBO's Prius (on the chopping block for replacement) in front and the Jeep parked sideways in the back (hasn't been outside in a while, but it's registered and insured, so it'll come out in the spring).  Plus the non-cars that live in there like the snowblower and because it's stowed for winter, the aluminum skiff we normally carry on the boat during the summer.  And then all of the extra wheels/tires, parts, tools, etc. that live in the garage.  No cars in the driveway currently, which is handy when it comes time to clear snow off it. 

z31maniac MegaDork
2/7/23 12:08 p.m.


'23 BRZ
'18 Mazda 3

I've contemplated picking up a project car/truck, but since we only have a 2 car garage, it's not gonna happen. I don't like leaving stuff parked outside. 

classicJackets (FS)
classicJackets (FS) SuperDork
2/7/23 12:45 p.m.

4 as a household. Down to 2 projects. 1 fits in the garage. The 2 non-projects run. :)

We're down from 6 in 2021 (4 'projects'). Feels good.

eastsideTim UltimaDork
2/7/23 12:47 p.m.

Two cars in the garage, four in the driveway.  They all run.  I'm at my limit because I refuse to park anything on the lawn or in the street long term.  I don't want to be the person who's "gonna fix it up someday" while storing it in a way that'll make it deteriorate into scrap metal.

DjGreggieP HalfDork
2/7/23 12:51 p.m.

5 vehicles of my own, but total of 8 at the farm.

Mine include:

86 IROC Camaro (needs to be listed for sale)

94 325is coupe

98 328is coupe (drift car)

99 Intrepid

06 Silverado 2500HD

11 Colorado

Everything runs and drives EXCEPT the 11 Colorado as GM's eternal wisdom put the fuel pump driver module under the body and I need to track down a wire that is grounding on the frame rail. 

Drift car needs a bunch of work / upgrades before it hits the track but it runs and drives!

docwyte PowerDork
2/7/23 1:34 p.m.

3.  My daily, wife's daily, my fun car.  Also have my KTM, plus my sons 50cc moto, his electric moto, electric scooter and two mtb bikes.  Daughters car sits out front of the house.  During the summer the fun car is down on the garage deck and my ktm has to live in the backyard shed, which is less than optimal but it won't fit in the garage with the fun car down on the garage floor.

ClearWaterMS Reader
2/7/23 3:41 p.m.
docwyte said:

3.  My daily, wife's daily, my fun car.  Also have my KTM, plus my sons 50cc moto, his electric moto, electric scooter and two mtb bikes.  Daughters car sits out front of the house.  During the summer the fun car is down on the garage deck and my ktm has to live in the backyard shed, which is less than optimal but it won't fit in the garage with the fun car down on the garage floor.

sounds like you have a 4 post lift.  I would love to have the ceiling height to store a lift in my garage.  8' ceiling in my garage dictates that the best I can do is a quickjack.  

Kendall Frederick
Kendall Frederick GRM+ Memberand New Reader
2/7/23 10:37 p.m.

I'm comforted to know that so many of you have hoarding problems, err, projects full of potential..

6 currently, 4 run.  Better ratio than I've had most of the time, honestly.  In college long ago I had 11 and 1 ran.  Hey, that's when I started learning how to work on my junk.

2014 Tesla Model S P85D: runs, drives, by far the nicest car I've ever owned.  So that means I'm thinking about selling it, of course. 

2008 Freeus (free Prius): runs, drives, turned over 303k today.

2006 Corvette Z06: DIY ZR1 thread on here.  It runs but is not yet driveable.  

2004 (?) Lexus IS300 with turbo 5.3 LS swap and T56: does this sound like a reliable combination that I drive daily?  No?  You'd be correct.  Trans is out currently, needs...a bunch of stuff.

1989 Nissan Pao: This is actually my wife's car but it's super nice, low mileage, gets tons of attention every time it goes out, and makes my fleet of derelicts look better.

1980 Chevy C10: runs, drives, super reliable, only reason it's not my go-to daily is the abysmal 10 mpg.  Maybe when I get time to LS swap it..

I've got two cars, my FR-S and my Cappuccino and both run quite well. I'd love to add a Jag F Type manual coupe so I can complete the S, M, L RWD coupe collection, but space and money are both obstacles. laugh

Then there's the motorcycles. I'll admit I've got a bit of a problem on the two-wheeled front, but I've been making good strides forward with only a little the current count is six. Five of the six bikes run!

Everyone on here is welcome to share with my family how restrained and responsible I've been! Somehow they seem to doubt me. laugh

RabidBullFrog New Reader
2/8/23 3:47 a.m.

Currently 4, 3 of them RHD, all of them stick and AWD

R32 Skyline GT-R

Suzuki Alto Works RS/Z

Legnum VR-4

And the free GRM Audi A4 I'm still running as a winter beater

Loweguy5 GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
2/8/23 6:19 a.m.

6.  5 of them run but 4 of them are safely drivable.  2 of those actually get the coveted garage parking spots but hoping to building an additional 3 car garage in the future.

docwyte PowerDork
2/8/23 9:20 a.m.

In reply to ClearWaterMS :

Yes, I've got a Bendpak 4 post lift in my center bay.  Garage ceiling there is 13.5 feet high.

eastsideTim UltimaDork
2/8/23 9:42 a.m.
eastsideTim said:

I don't want to be the person who's "gonna fix it up someday" while storing it in a way that'll make it deteriorate into scrap metal.

Well this attitude is biting me a bit.  I ran out this morning, and got back home and noticed there was condensation inside the rear window of the Mercedes.  Fired it up and ran max defrost while toweling off the window, but I think that's a sign I need to drive it more.  The Miata constantly has these issues, but I was not expecting it from a tin top car.

EvanB GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/8/23 9:48 a.m.

In reply to eastsideTim :

Maybe try a damprid bucket in the interior to keep the moisture down? I've never tried it but I would think anything would help. 

I have 7 cars here, all outside the garage. Low for me but should be even lower. Four run and drive, one is currently not starting and haven't figured out why. 

Then 3 motorcycles and 2 scooters stashed in various covered storage locations. 

914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/8/23 9:52 a.m.

3 cars, 1 truck, 1 motorcycle, 1 motorcycle engine - - all running.

eastsideTim UltimaDork
2/8/23 10:31 a.m.
EvanB said:

In reply to eastsideTim :

Maybe try a damprid bucket in the interior to keep the moisture down? I've never tried it but I would think anything would help.

The Miata has one, and that helped last year, but not as much this year.  I think it must be a combo of even more precipitation than in the past, and I am assuming a seal somewhere is deteriorating.  I may add a damprid bucket to the Mercedes, but what I really need to do is get it more in the driving rotation.  I've been trying to save it for when there isn't as much salt on the road, but that hasn't happened lately.

For the Miata, I am wondering if one of those solar powered fans that are mounted on the top of the window might do the trick, just to keep air circulating.

AAZCD-Jon (Forum Supporter)
AAZCD-Jon (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
2/8/23 12:03 p.m.

I can't count, so I mapped them.

llysgennad HalfDork
2/8/23 4:04 p.m.

In reply to AAZCD-Jon (Forum Supporter) :

Just to save you the trouble, that's an impressive 19 + 5 bikes. But this wins...


llysgennad HalfDork
2/8/23 4:09 p.m.

I'm at 10, not counting the boat. Seven run and drive, or would with a battery swap. Again not counting the boat. It would run, but not move.

AAZCD-Jon (Forum Supporter)
AAZCD-Jon (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
2/8/23 4:12 p.m.
llysgennad said:

In reply to AAZCD-Jon (Forum Supporter) :

Just to save you the trouble, that's an impressive 19 + 5 bikes. But this wins...


I thought everyone did that? For the days  it's too cold to hang out in the garage.

llysgennad HalfDork
2/8/23 4:17 p.m.

Uhmm, maybe? If I tried that, the garage would become my permanent home, so in a roundabout way, sure.

toconn New Reader
2/8/23 10:14 p.m.

3 cars, all running. I cut down from 5 but I think I went too far... 4 feels like the right number. The question becomes which two to squeeze into the 2-space garage... especially when there's a motorcycle, a dirtbike, and an atv shoehorned in there too.


Cars only: 16 spark plugs, 9.0 liters, 18 forward gears, 2 turbochargers, 12 tires

Road-legal registered vehicles only: 19 spark plugs, 9.7 liters, 24 forward gears, 2 turbochargers, 14 tires

All vehicles: 21 spark plugs, 10.2 liters, 34 forward gears, 2 turbochargers, 20 tires

singleslammer GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
2/8/23 10:52 p.m.

Let's see. 12 motorized vehicles. 6 runners. 2 superchargers, 5 manuals (one is a motorcycle so maybe don't count that one), 66 spark plugs, no turbos on vehicles at the moment but 2 on the shelf. I would need a calculator for the displacement. 2 under roof in a normal 2 car garage and 2 in the shop. Funny thing is that 2 of the ones inside are the cheapest/crappiest. 



JShaawbaru Reader
2/9/23 7:42 a.m.

Literally in the garage, 3:

1991 Miata: supercharged, waiting for the cold and salt to go away

2008 Element: girlfriend's spring/summer/fall daily

1964 Galaxie: ran when parked Nov 2021, doesn't have a battery anymore, was supposed to get worked on in 2022 and then other stuff happened

In the driveway, another 4:

2004 Silverado: rear window just fell out of it yesterday, needs master cylinder/brake booster replaced, but is still functional

2007 Prius: my spring/summer/fall daily and long trip car, for the MPGs

2005 Saab 9-2x: former winter beater, now TSD rally car and girlfriend's winter car

2014 Fiesta: new winter beater, needed the MPGs since I'm working offsite, 150 mile commute every day

docwyte PowerDork
2/9/23 8:54 a.m.

Everything I have runs and works as it should.  I don't have the band width to deal with a bunch of non running "projects" just hanging around.

11GTCS Dork
2/9/23 6:36 p.m.

2 in the garage. 1 more outside plus my daughter’s car, my work ride and a boat.

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