How many cars does one man need?

@JudyEv (177702)
Bunbury, Australia
June 24, 2018 1:26am CST
We caught up with an old friend of Vince’s in Hobart, Tasmania and he was kind enough to allow us to park our van in his backyard thus saving several days’ worth of caravan park fees. We sort of paid in other ways but I’ll write about that separately. Vince’s friend has always been very keen on cars and his backyard reflects his interest. He and his family live on five acres and luckily they are mostly hidden from the view of the public and neighbours as most of the property is taken up with wrecks and part-wrecks of cars of various makes. He particularly likes the more expensive models. I didn’t like to ask if he was going to restore these but he sure has a lot of them. Do you know someone who collects cars in this way but doesn’t seem to do anything with them?
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@rakski (38786)
• Philippines
24 Jun 18
One of my late uncle is like that.
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@JudyEv (177702)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jun 18
They can't seem to help themselves, can they?
@marguicha (130868)
• Chile
24 Jun 18
I once met a family that had not much money. But all the men in the family were into mechanics and they used whatever extra money they had to buy old cars. If they had restored them, they could have gotten a good amount of money. But they did not do that so they were mostly car hoarders.
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@JudyEv (177702)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jun 18
That seems to be the case here. He is more a 'hoarder' than anything else.
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@marguicha (130868)
• Chile
26 Jun 18
@JudyEv It could turn into good money if they fixed and sold them.
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@JudyEv (177702)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jun 18
@marguicha Perhaps he will one day. I think that is his aim.
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@AKRao24 (25363)
• India
24 Jun 18
I know few people who are interested in collecting Vintage cars! Pranlal Bhogilal a aprominant business man and Guinness World Record holder, who passed away few years back had a fine collection of Vintage cars.
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• Philippines
24 Jun 18
so what happened to the vintage cars he left behind?
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@AKRao24 (25363)
• India
24 Jun 18
@hereandthere , Yes they are there and now they are having a museum of them!
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@JudyEv (177702)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jun 18
This is just a 'collection' - not really a 'fine' collection. Most are just out in the weather.
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@YrNemo (16503)
24 Jun 18
One of my male relatives likes to collect old cars for parts. Problem is, he ends up with about 5 cars (old) in his garages and front and backyard. He loves to spend times playing around with them, but he hardly finds the time since he works hard during the week. His wife is not happy though (with the ugly cars scattering everywhere).
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@JudyEv (177702)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jun 18
Luckily this guy has 5 acres and the cars are not quite as 'in your face' as they could be.
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@JudyEv (177702)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Jun 18
@YrNemo Yes, they could and perhaps they do. It was a rural area in a way although close to Hobart so there could well have been snakes.
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@Daelii (5906)
• United States
24 Jun 18
No, I don't! The one person I knew who collected them did it in part to make money and have things to restore. Like he'd buy a good deal and sell it by parts/ use what they needed. Often having a few "babies" to work on at a time since some things are hard to get!
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@JudyEv (177702)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jun 18
That's a good way to make a few extra dollars out of what is virtually a hobby. But this person doesn't seem to be working on any of them.
@redurnet (1832)
• United Kingdom
24 Jun 18
I don't know anyone except the man at our local garage, who collects cars to see if he can spruce them up and sell them. He isn't always successful but he also produces some real beauties. I think it must be a really satisfying thing to be able to do that.
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@JudyEv (177702)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jun 18
I would feel really good if I were able to produce a good car out of a bit of a wreck.
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@LadyDuck (250003)
• Switzerland
24 Jun 18
I have known cars collectors but they keep the cars in mint conditions.
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@JudyEv (177702)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jun 18
I can understand those sort of people but others never seem to restore any of their cars. They just keep accumulating more and more.
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@LadyDuck (250003)
• Switzerland
26 Jun 18
@JudyEv This is something I do not understand. May be they sell "spare parts".
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@JudyEv (177702)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jun 18
@LadyDuck Perhaps but it makes for a very untidy yard.
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• Philippines
25 Jun 18
Well, it's their habit and what he wants anyways.
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@JudyEv (177702)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jun 18
Yes, it's his hobby and he's entitled to do what he wants.
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• Agra, India
24 Jun 18
Some are really crazy about career
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@JudyEv (177702)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jun 18
They are indeed. Our friend likes the really expensive models.
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• Agra, India
26 Jun 18
@JudyEv he must be capable of buying them.
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@JudyEv (177702)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jun 18
@amitkokiladitya He seems to have the knack of picking them up quite cheaply here and there.
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Jun 18
I don't know them but there is someone like that not far from here.
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@JudyEv (177702)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jun 18
We see them sometimes when we're driving around - a yard full of old car bodies. To me it looks pretty messy. They never seem to get rid of any.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Jun 18
@JudyEv No, it is like they are stuck in time.
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@Jessabuma (32734)
• Baguio, Philippines
24 Jun 18
No I don't.. but collecting cars is very cool hobby.
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@JudyEv (177702)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jun 18
It is but I'd want them to be driveable not just sitting around the place looking untidy. But it is his life and he's entitled to do that if he wants to.
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@Jessabuma (32734)
• Baguio, Philippines
26 Jun 18
@JudyEv yes, I want them to be driveable too. But he has unique hobby.
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@Hannihar (75984)
• Israel
25 Jun 18
@JudyEv I have heard of people that restore cars and may sell them afterwards or collect parts of cars to fix a car up.
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@JudyEv (177702)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jun 18
I think that is his intention but he hasn't got around to it yet.
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@Hannihar (75984)
• Israel
26 Jun 18
@JudyEv Give him time.
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@JudyEv (177702)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jun 18
@Hannihar He is still working so perhaps he'll get around to it when he retires.
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@moffittjc (63042)
• Gainesville, Florida
24 Jun 18
I can't say that I know anyone who collects and stores cars. I do have a friend who buys old vehicles and then restores them to their former like-new condition, but he generally only does one car at a time.
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@JudyEv (177702)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jun 18
That makes a lot more sense to me. This guy must have a lot of potential wealth sitting in his yard as he likes the expensive models.
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@moffittjc (63042)
• Gainesville, Florida
29 Jun 18
@JudyEv But all that wealth sitting in his yard isn't worth much until such time as he fixes up those vehicles and restores them to their original condition. That's when the true wealth shines through!
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@JudyEv (177702)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jul 18
@moffittjc That's true. They are worth nothing until he sells one - or some.
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@arunima25 (27762)
• Bangalore, India
25 Jun 18
The famous Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar loves car and has more than two dozens,all models across the Globe. M S Dhoni, another Indian cricketer loves bikes and has more than 50 of them, all makes across the globe.
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@JudyEv (177702)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jun 18
They are rich people and can afford a lot of cars but our friend is not particularly rich. But he does love his cars.
@arunima25 (27762)
• Bangalore, India
26 Jun 18
@JudyEv Some people are so passionate about things that financial limitation does not bother them.
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@JudyEv (177702)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jun 18
@arunima25 That is very true.
@wolfgirl569 (23304)
• Marion, Ohio
24 Jun 18
Yes at one time my uncle did. But he did work on peoples cars at home and often was able to save them money by taking parts off the junkers he had
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@JudyEv (177702)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jun 18
I can understand that but this guy so far doesn't seem to do anything with any of them.
@wolfgirl569 (23304)
• Marion, Ohio
26 Jun 18
@JudyEv Just likes having them then.
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@JudyEv (177702)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Jun 18
@wolfgirl569 I think so. I guess it's like most collections - except that they do take up a lot of room.
@Marty1 (50738)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
26 Jun 18
I don't know anybody who ever was like this. But my dad adored cars and spent until he was 50 years old working on cars in his garage. He did this for a second job to bring in extra money. We only had two cars one for him and one for my mom when he was at work. Now I have no cars and an empty garage since i do not drive
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@JudyEv (177702)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jun 18
Many men like to tinker with their cars but some seem to keep buying more and more.
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@Marty1 (50738)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
26 Jun 18
@JudyEv My dad could not buy more cats as we do not have enough space or that could have been him. My dad loved cars, and we had to hear stories over and over about the cars he and his friends owned in their teenage and early adult years. He enjoyed talking so much my mom. sister and I listened as if we never heard the stories
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@JudyEv (177702)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Jun 18
@Marty1 Haha. Vince tells the same stories over and over but then I do too so I can't say much.
@jstory07 (83474)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 Jun 18
I had a friend that had at least a dozen cars on his farm. I think only two of them actually ran.
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@JudyEv (177702)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jun 18
Yes, sometimes they are too hard to fix so they just buy another cheap one.
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@jstory07 (83474)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 Jun 18
@JudyEv I drive my car for twenty years are more.
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@JudyEv (177702)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jun 18
@jstory07 I have a little Hyundai and it is over 20 years old too but still going strong. I love it as it is so easy to park.
@Freelanzer (9660)
• Canada
24 Jun 18
Not cars but I guess he is like any other person who collects "Things" they really have no use for. Why do I need a few hundred salt and pepper shakers? It started with one and I can't explain the attraction.
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@JudyEv (177702)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jun 18
That's true. Just that cars are that much bigger aren't they? Yesterday we went to a steam museum which was started by three brothers who decided to collect steam engines. Now those are BIG and would put any car to shame.
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• Canada
26 Jun 18
@JudyEv Too much available space, acreage, might be an incentive. After all you have to put these monsters somewhere.
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@JudyEv (177702)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Jun 18
@Freelanzer Any collection takes up space but shakers sound pretty reasonable size-wise.
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@nela13 (25986)
• Portugal
28 Jun 18
We have two cars and that is enough for us. Will he keep buying cars?
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@JudyEv (177702)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jun 18
I don't think he'll be able to help himself.
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@nela13 (25986)
• Portugal
2 Jul 18
@JudyEv maybe he has already enough
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@just4him (178838)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Jun 18
He does have a lot of cars. Was he by chance able to help you with a tire for your car?
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@JudyEv (177702)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Jun 18
We had travelled a long way from him before we had the blow-out. I'm sure he would have helped us otherwise.
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@just4him (178838)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Jun 18
@JudyEv I see. I'm sure you're right.
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