• Feb 4, 2008
It's amazing the adventures a broken tie rod in an unfamiliar town can lead to. Hokey Ass Message Board member Hotrodladycrusr was traveling from Michigan to Tennessee when her "cop car," a 1997 Grand Marque, suffered the suspension malady. She called a friend she knew only from the Internet who gave her a place to stay the night, and the next day they got the big car back on the road.

But before she left town, Ms. Crusr got an invite to check out the Taj Ma Garaj in Dayton, Ohio. Autoblog readers in that town will surely know it, the rest of us get to be amazed.



The Taj Ma Garaj is 20,000 square feet of mostly Porsches and VWs, the likes of which are astounding. There are so many German-engineered cars, they're literally coming out of the walls. The men's bathroom features Porsche engine covers as stall dividers, and we're loving that door with the Porsche logo carved into it. The Speedster turned wagon, the Kreuzer, however, we can do without.

The cars are John Dixon's personal collection, but he rents the warehouse out for private events, and it can hold 600 people. We hope one day we'll be invited to one of those parties. Until then, enjoy the photos at the Garaj's site as well as those posted at Jalopy Journal by Hotrodladycrusr. That's who took these three, by the way.

[Source: Taj Ma Garaj via Jalopy Journal via Garage Journal]


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      edwardkelly63
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hi Ed Kelly here from NJ, I sold you a 1949 Standard Splitwindow Beetle a few years back and was woundering if you still had it. I miss it so much.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The chick on the door look's like she would do anything for a ride in the Porsche.
      • 6 Years Ago
      He's got some amazing cars there like a 924 Carrera GTS. He's known in Porsche circles for having one of the best collections out there.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is why Jalopnik is better than Autoblog - they recognize wagon-o-riffic genius when they see it. A Speedster wagon! Perfect for pissing off Porschephiles, and hauling stuff REALLY REALLY FAST at the same time.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Grand _Marquis_ , a Mercury product.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I am impressed.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Uh oh, I thought this was a post about the Taj Mahal.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I remember when Dennis Gage went there a while back on MCC, 959 FTW!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't know. I sort of fell in love with that speedster wagon.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh My God! I want that Kreuzer really bad. It would go great with my M Coupe! Then I would just need one of these to round out the collection:

      http://www.sheldonaubut.com/vettewagon/main.htm