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Whats up with these "broom closets" you California guys use?
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Whats up with these "broom closets" you California guys use?
lack of space. houses built in early-mid century when people were lucky to have one car.

I may get the award for "worst garage", though it does have a mechanic's pit.

The picture quality reflects the fit and finish of the subject

(The Lotus is normally in there, but this was daily-driving oil-changing day)

... currently pricing out a renovation, though there are so many other things that need to be done to this nearly 90 year old house. My wallet already hurts.

As it sits now, features include:
1. no electricity
2. a bent garage door
3. manual garage door (see #1)
4. un-reinforced cement walls that hold back roughly 10' of dirt & shed layers of concrete daily.
5. a broken work-bench
6. a faucet that doesn't work.
7. a spider ranch many museums would be proud of.

I have other, fun retaining wall issues... Hoping to turn half of the front of my property into garage (this means a two car garage, for those of you wondering) which would eliminate half of my retaining wall issue. Did I mention my wallet ache?

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Whats up with these "broom closets" you California guys use?
Most houses built in the 1940's or so around here had only a 1 car garage. Besides, when you pay over $700k for a 2 bedroom 1 bath house, getting a 1 car garage is just a bonus and about all you can ask for.

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here is mine! It is winter and the garage is fully loaded...
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lack of space. houses built in early-mid century when people were lucky to have one car.

I may get the award for "worst garage", though it does have a mechanic's pit.

The picture quality reflects the fit and finish of the subject

(The Lotus is normally in there, but this was daily-driving oil-changing day)

... currently pricing out a renovation, though there are so many other things that need to be done to this nearly 90 year old house. My wallet already hurts.

As it sits now, features include:
1. no electricity
2. a bent garage door
3. manual garage door (see #1)
4. un-reinforced cement walls that hold back roughly 10' of dirt & shed layers of concrete daily.
5. a broken work-bench
6. a faucet that doesn't work.
7. a spider ranch many museums would be proud of.

I have other, fun retaining wall issues... Hoping to turn half of the front of my property into garage (this means a two car garage, for those of you wondering) which would eliminate half of my retaining wall issue. Did I mention my wallet ache?
The car on your picture is an MR-2 right ?

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I have a separate two car garage on the main level for the daily drivers, plus this ~1000 square foot basement garage for the fun stuff. I used to have my Elan (in pieces), plus stored a friend's Elan and Lotus Cortina down there. The Elise kind of gets swallowed up down there now, so my wife and two college kids use it for a furniture storage area. Note a few leftover Elan parts on the wall:

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Not mine, but it isn't for lack of trying. There is a Lotus in the picture. I'm down there too.
mmmmm...Shirley collection...mmmmm

I'd live in that garage, just make my bedroom upstairs.

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mmmmm...Shirley collection...mmmmm

I'd live in that garage, just make my bedroom upstairs.
I offered, you know, in case they wanted 24 hour supervision. He turned me down.
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NoFear99 what does your father do for a living?
We have a small company that sell and repair office equipments. Like fax copier, computer, cash register and more....

Nothing very special and big. Only 12 employees.

We are just ordinary people who love cars. Small house and big garage ! hahaha

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We are just ordinary people who love cars. Small house and big garage
Awesome! Can't argue with your priorities. I'd love to see more pictures.
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My garage/woodshop...




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MightyMike you have a nice flag!!! I want one for my birthday in may ! happy birthday to me!

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I'm seriously jealous of some of the garages people have. Can't wait to have a place of my own with a real garage.
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MightyMike you have a nice flag!!! I want one for my birthday in may ! happy birthday to me!
Early happy birthday to you! Got the flag on Ebay for twenty bucks and some change.

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The car on your picture is an MR-2 right ?
indeed.

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With a Ferrari hood badge. I always thought it would be fun to do that to a very non-Ferrari car.
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With a Ferrari hood badge. I always thought it would be fun to do that to a very non-Ferrari car.

Like your Jeep?
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Never saw this thread before so thought I would include some shots of The Mid-Engine Breeding grounds.
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garages and workshops so clean, neat and tidy!
i wouldn't dare let my wife see these pix.....
you all make a tough act to follow.

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