Readers share their great garage get-aways

[Editor’s Note: Old Cars Weekly magazine asked readers to share photos of their special garages, and so far the results have been spectacular. Here’s just two of the featured garages. More are featured in the July 9, 2009 issue of Old Cars Weekly]

From Paul Watts, California:
“I’m sending along a few photos of my own ‘Garage Majal.’ These photos show just a little of the few rooms where my old cars live: currently, 1911 IHC (shown), 1953 and ’57 Cadillacs, 1930 Model A that I have had for 56 years, 1947 and ’38 Packards and a 1956 Continental Mark II.

“[I have]  Der Münch-Mauer, a wall dedicated mainly to Friedel Münch and his Mammoth motorcycles … To my knowledge, this is the only display of Münch-related memorabilia in this country …

“[Another room] has 505 brass screw-on hubcaps, all polished and hung on the walls, along with some six dozen other brass oddenda. There are dozens of tin signs and several hundred original early day car ads in frames throughout the various rooms. Each room has its own theme … These pictures show only a small fraction of a set of rooms that I’ve put together, in all of which the emphasis is on rare old stuff that I have gathered from around the world …”

From Dean Diedrich, Wisconsin:
"Enclosed are pictures of my garage that I called my “car barn.” But now that I am down from four collector cars to one, I call it my “car lounge.” Being retired and at age 74, I still enjoy the old car hobby and car shows.

"All of the signs in the building I painted on a larger scale from the original, smaller 10-inch copies pictured in magazines now."

Got a great garage you’d like to show off? Or even an ugly garage you still like anyway? We’d love to see it. Mail us some photos and a note telling us about your garage, and your old cars at:

Old Cars Weekly:
700 East State Street
Iola, WI 54990

Or, you can e-mail editor Angelo Van Bogart a note and some hi-resolution photos. Send them to:


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