I freely admit I have a bit of an obsession with cars. Ever since I was a child I have liked cars. Fast cars. Expensive cars. Cheap cars. You name it, I loved it. I remember my bedroom walls were filled with Lamborghini Countach and Ferrari posters. My love for cars has continued throughout my life and I am one of those weird people who can hear a Lamborghini V12 or Ferrari V8 from miles away (which is a completely useless skill I might add).
Most people ask me why cars are my passion and I can’t give them a qualified answer. I like everything about them; the art, the technology, the sound, driving them and all the subtle little details that make each car unique and special. I guess it is like a true wine connoisseur. Where most of us taste roughly the same thing when we try an expensive vs mildly expensive glass of wine, the passionate wine drinker knows the region in France where the grapes were grown for each, and can taste and smell all the subtleties that make a wine unique. It must be the same with cars.
Recently, a friend of mine asked me to name my Top 10 cars (in fact we talk about this very topic almost every time we hang out). I realized that in all my years of being a car guy, I do in fact have a well thought out "top car list". The cars that make my list are special cars, unique sports cars or exotics that changed the game. They are the real cream of the crop and they are the cars I would want to own if I had the financial wherewithal (and space) to accomodate my passion.
I decided share my car list on my website in a series of blog posts and articles. While I haven't driven all of the cars on my list, I do have a strong point of view gleaned from reading about them, watching videos or listening to those who have experienced these cars first hand. Some are obvious choices, others are not, but I guess that's the fun part. Arguing with my mates about the choices. My goal is to add one car to the list every week.
With that, check out my first post. The McLaren F1. Click here to read about it.