What do Car Nuts do in Their Garages?


Cincinnati banker Harry Yeaggy’s garage has black walls, a black ceiling, super-glossy black ceramic floors (except under his hydraulic lift), and just a few bright neon signs. When Yeaggy needs some quiet inspiration, he said he turns off all lights with the exception of the neon signs and sits on the garage’s couch and watches the colorful neon reflect off his award-winning collection of Auburns, Duesenbergs, Ferraris, and racing Corvettes.


Similarly, Beverly Hills developer Bruce Meyer said that after a night out, he comes home to his garage at 11:00 p.m. and ponders his cars in the dark, lit only by the glow of their instrument-panel lights.


Seattle building company owner Ken McBride’s garage has a kitchen, miniature slot-car track, and living room in an upstairs mezzanine overlooking his 60 cars. He said, “I'd live in here if my wife would let me.” McBride's garage had an indoor basketball hoop until a rambunctious teen knocked out an antique windshield. (Don't laugh. Chicago auction owner Phil Kuhn’s garage has one over his six Ferraris.)


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