Autosavant’s Dream Garage Contest – Win Top Gear Season 10 on DVD!

By Chris Haak


dvdcoverToday, I’m happy to announce that we are teaming up with the folks at BBC Video who are brought Top Gear Season 10 to DVD earlier this week for Autosavant’s Dream Garage Contest.  First prize (OK, the only prize) is a copy of Top Gear Season 10 on DVD, delivered to your door.  We at Autosavant are big fans of the pre-eminent motoring show.  I’ve already exposed my three year old son to the famous Toyota Hi Lux abuse episode, and he was quite amused by the whole thing.  Season 10 has some wacky moments, like a race between a Bugatti Veyron (definitely Dream Garage material, by the way!) and a Eurofighter Typhoon, driving full speed through the Kalahari Desert in 20 year old junkers, or crossing the English Channel in amphibious cars.  In case you don’t win this contest, you can purchase the video for $29.98 here.

Here’s how the contest will work.  Send an e-mail to with a list of the 10 vehicles that we’d find in your dream garage.  Include your name, shipping address (just in case!) and a phone number in the message.  They can be common or exotic, expensive or inexpensive – just as long as they have wheels and are legal for highway use (sorry, no bicycles, boats, or F1 race cars, although motorcycles, three wheelers, and amphibious vehicles would be OK).  Entries must be received by 11:59 EST on Friday, May 8, 2009.  Autosavant’s writers and editors will then choose the best entrants from among those submitted, and we’ll put up another post the week after the entry deadline, and all readers can vote for their favorite Dream Garage list in the comments for that post.  Although you don’t need to justify or explain your list as our writers have done in the past, you may choose to do so in order to improve the chances that other readers will like your choices/logic and vote for your selections.  A few rules:  No more than three entries per person.  Autosavant reserves the right to disqualify any votes that are suspicious or duplicate in nature.  One vote per person in the comments!  If you have any questions about the contest, feel free to comment below, and I’ll respond in public.

So, why a Dream Garage Contest?  Over the past few years, a few of our writers have written about the fine machinery that could be found in their Dream Garage.  In 2007, Bruce McCulloch kicked off the first installment of the Dream Garage series.  His list was:

  • 2005 Porsche Carrera GT
  • 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo S
  • 2001 BMW Z8
  • 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM
  • 2006 Pagani Zonda F
  • 2005 Ford GT
  • 1991 Ferrari F40
  • 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera
  • 2007 Spyker C8 Laviolette
  • 2001 Honda NSX

Then in 2008, our Roger Boylan expanded the concept into a three-part list:  the Standards, the Sportives, and the Utilities.  Roger’s Standards:

  • 1955 Citroën Traction Avant
  • 1973 Rover P5 3.5 Litre
  • 1967 Jaguar Mk. II 3.8
  • 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9
  • 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 “Konrad Adenauer”
  • 1961-1967 Ford Anglia 105E
  • 1937 Cord 812
  • 1975 Citroën DS 23 Pallas
  • 1975 Tatra T603
  • 1956 Lincoln Continental Mk II

Roger’s Sportives:

  • 1961 Facel Vega HK500
  • 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
  • 1958 Jaguar XK150S
  • 1985 Ferrari 412
  • 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale
  • 1973 Lancia Fulvia Rallye 1.6 HF
  • 1995 BMW 850CI
  • 1992 Porsche 928GTS
  • 1976 MGB GT V8

And finally, Roger’s Utilities:

  • 1996-99 LaForza Magnum V8 4X4
  • 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon
  • 1978 Citroën Acadiane
  • 1998 Land Rover Defender 90 50th Anniversary Edition
  • 2003 VW Eurovan
  • 1956 Ford F-100
  • 1944-48 Jeep CJ
  • 1978 Renault R16TX
  • 1965 Fiat 600 Multipla Taxi
  • 2007 Mercedes-Benz Gelaendewagen 55 AMG Kompressor

So now you’ve seen four examples of what Autosavant’s writers would have in a dream garage if they had Jay Leno’s money.  What’s in your Dream Garage?

Note:  the DVD prize is provided by BBC America.  Shipping is paid by Autosavant Media.

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Author: Chris Haak

Chris is Autosavant's Managing Editor. He has a lifelong love of everything automotive, having grown up as the son of a car dealer. A married father of two sons, Chris is also in the process of indoctrinating them into the world of cars and trucks.

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