Most people are envious of celebrities, for one reason or another. For some, it might be the glitz or glamour, others the fame and notoriety. But for some of us, the gearheads of the world, we want to have their garages, or warehouses in some cases, that consist of some of the best car collections on the planet!
In fact, just like the rest of us, celebrities have plenty of hobbies. Of course, since they usually have a lot more money to spend, they can enjoy their hobbies on a level most people can only dream of – and that goes double for celebrity gearheads.
Here are five of the biggest celebrity car enthusiasts you need to know about, along with their favourite cars that any gearhead would want:
A 2010 Lamborghini Murciélago Super Veloce. -Inside Ralph’s Garage.
When Ralph Lauren first became an independent designer back in 1970, he quickly rewarded himself with a treat – a 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 convertible. Ralph Lauren’s garage is something to be envied! In fact, the fashion mogul has so many cars he needs three garages to house them all.
Other than that, the car collection housed within these three garages is arguably one of the most spectacular in the world you’d ever get to see!
Like car, like owner – Gibbons and CadZZilla are a unique pair of cool cats!
Do you consider yourself a fan of ZZ Top? If you are, then no doubt you’d be familiar with the 1933 Ford Coupe that was on the cover of the ZZ Top albums Eliminator and Afterburner. The classic car love doesn’t stop there, as frontman Billy Gibbons has had a long love affair with hot rods and classic Cadillacs. You might also notice that despite the number of cars that have made it to his garage at one point or another, he still considers his 1933 Ford Coupe to be the cream of the crop.
Seinfeld hired an aircraft hangar in Santa Monica Airport in the 1990s to host his fleet.
Most people know Jerry Seinfeld for his acting and comedy, plenty of other car lovers know him for something else. This multimillionaire has an affinity for cars – especially Porsche.
Seinfeld currently has more than 60 cars to date and he’s always on the lookout for the next great vehicle. You can see that he doesn’t just head to a showroom and throw around his money just by looking at his collection. Yes, he loves his cars, and he’s careful with each selection. He even purchased the first air-cooled Porsche 911, which he still considers his favourite!
Shaquille O’neals Porsche Panamera & C2G Lifestyle.
It’s hard not to be envious of celebrities who have the money to indulge their gear-head fantasies, but take a moment to put yourself in their shoes! This former NBA player is a unique man with interesting tastes in everything from clothes to jewellry to cars. For this reason, it’s no surprise that Shaquille O’Neal has some of the coolest cars out there. He still loves his tricked out Escalade more than his other, more luxurious rides.
Billy Joel’s Gold Coast Motorcycle Emporium also, your dream garage!
To this day, he considers the 1967 Citroën his favourite. If you think of Billy Joel as being just another singer and party animal (albeit, a successful one around the world) just like any other person. You might not know it from looking at him but Joel has unconditional love for his motorcycles and cars. With his Moto Guzzi, Triumph and Ducati, Billy Joel truly takes life by storm. He’s always on the hunt for his next great motorcycle or car, as he’s been a self-identified gearhead since he was a young man!
The least thing any gearhead would want is ‘safety’, so with that in mind keep your garage door in good shape and your car collection vast! What cars would you buy if you had an unlimited budget to fill out your garage? Do let us know your views.