The Village Of Garages


This is Motorplex, Minneapolis, and it's basically a village of garages - or 'Man Caves' as one owner describes it for the piece on KARE11 local news.

It is, says reporter Boyd Huppert, whose segment is inexplicably called 'Land of 10,000 stories' (we wonder what happens when he's done 10,000 stories) and who speaks with the sort of breathless enthusiasm only American TV reporters can manage, "an automotive condominium complex - for cars!!"

It's like a country club for vehicle enthusiasts, apparently - and we must admit that some of the members' garages do look super-cool, although we're not quite sure if we agree with the owner's assertion that the developments 'looks like an old European village'.

Twice a month they even hold a Sunday Service-style gathering, so if you're ever Minneapolis-way, take a look in...

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Cheers to PHer suffolk009 for pointing us in the direction off this story.

 

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  • The Crack Fox 03 Jun 2011

    Almost unwatchable... from the 'designed like a European village' nonsense, to the chimp on a Golf Cart with BMW grille and badge on it, to phrases missing 'and' such as "two thousand eight" and "one hundred twenty thousand".

    ETA - Thanks for sharing it anyway ! wink

  • wab172uk 03 Jun 2011

    I'd love that.

    Just goes to show when you make money in America, you really make money.

  • johnpeat 03 Jun 2011

    wab172uk said:
    Just goes to show when you make money in America, you really make money.
    A quick stroll through the classifieds will show some people make serious money outside the US too...

    Never fails to amaze me that Zonda and Koeniggsegg have found a ready market for £1m+ supercars - or that VW sell a £3M one for the same cash smile

  • suffolk009 03 Jun 2011

    But where would you build one in Britain?

  • Billwood 03 Jun 2011

    The Crack Fox said:
    Almost unwatchable... from the 'designed like a European village' nonsense, to the chimp on a Golf Cart with BMW grille and badge on it, to phrases missing 'and' such as "two thousand eight" and "one hundred twenty thousand".

    ETA - Thanks for sharing it anyway ! wink
    I live in Berlin and frequently travel to the former GDR for work, and find this village quite European, in a former communist practical impersonal cold architecture sort of way

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