Dick B. – retired “road king” with 13 cars, 20 grandchildren and one dog.
If you are riding along with Dick in one of his 13 classic cars around the Twin Cities and he says “I own this road,” he may not be speaking metaphorically. Dick is a retired civil engineer who owned an asphalt paving company (now owned by his son) the built many of the area’s roads.
And now he (and his son) own one of the area’s largest private garages. “I have a little over 4,000 square feet, and my son bought the adjacent two garages, and we left the wall out, so together we have 6,000 square feet,” Dick says. It’s definitely enough to house their 17 cars. “And they’re all drivable,” Dick is quick to point out. “My wife and I can jump in any one of them right now and drive anywhere.” Dick spends about 20 hours a week in his space, either doing small projects like prepping a car for a car show, or just socializing. “I try to come over in the morning, whether I have anything planned or not, put on some coffee, open up the place, and see if anyone drops in to say hello.
In addition to the AutoMotorPlex™ being a great social gathering place for Dick and other car enthusists to share their passion, it’s also a great place for Dick to find prospective buyers for the one or two vehicles he usually has for sale.