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200K Dream Garage

Paul McSweeney 09 November 2018

Queen said it best with the song ‘I’m in Love With My Car’. Roger Taylor’s love song to automobiles says what every car enthusiast is thinking, and what non-enthusiasts can’t ever comprehend. The beauty of each and every vehicle. The bond people create with their cars that are inimitable.

Roger might have been a bit too enthusiastic, but the point still stands – there’s a lot to love about cars. I asked the REALTIME automotive team what their dream garage would be. But, they only had a budget of £200,000.

It’s just a bit of fun so you could get to know them better but it quickly turned into serious business; cars are no laughing matter. Without further ado, our dream garages!

Tony Prosser – Managing Director

Tony founded REALTIME back in 1996 and has been responsible for driving the company’s growth over the last 22 years. Speaking of driving (excuse the tenuous link) Tony’s dream garage is a mix of the popular and the unique. It includes the classic choice of a right-hand drive Ford Mustang and a blast from the past in the form of a Ford Fiesta XR2. The full list, including prefered colour choices, includes:

  • 2000 Lotus Exige S1 (Norfolk mustard)
  • 2001 Lotus 340R (silver and grey)
  • 2018 Ford Mustang 5.0 Convertible (black, RHD)
  • 1986 Ford Fiesta XR2 (white)
  • 2018 Range Rover Velar D300

Paul McSweeney – Client Services Director

Paul has gone for the classic dream garage configuration – a perfect blend of new and old with his 2018 Alpine A110 and a ‘70s era Rover P5 Coupe. The crown jewel might well be the Land Rover Discovery, with all the bells and whistles. The full garage list includes:

  • 2018 ‘Christmas Tree’ Land Rover Discovery 3.0d
  • 2018 Launch Edition Alpine A110
  • Mint condition 1993 Series III Jaguar XJ12 Sovereign
  • 1973 Rover P5 Coupe

Damian Bilinski – Senior Automotive Artist

Damian’s loves in life can be boiled down to the 4 C’s – cinema, concerts, craft beer, and cars. And when it comes to cars it looks like the bigger the better, with a 4×4 jeep and a Volkswagen California camper van. The full list includes:

  • 2015 Jeep Wrangler 2.8 CRD Sahara Hard Top
  • 2014 Range Rover Evoque
  • Volkswagen California Camper Van
  • 1993 Honda NSX
  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class A180

Graham James – Senior Producer (Automotive)

Graham is the only one to choose six vehicles and the first one to choose a bike! This gamer at heart has gone for some old-school choices, and has the oldest pick with his 1958 Plymouth Fury. There’s also a 1961 Ford Galaxie and a 1994 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evo 2 which looks exactly like you would expect a car from the early 90s to look. His list includes:

  • 1958 Plymouth Fury
  • 1961 Ford Galaxie Coupe
  • 1994 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evo 2
  • 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R
  • 2001 Mini Cooper S
  • 2017 Kawasaki Ninja ZX10R

Will Wilson – Senior 3D Artist (Automotive)

If there’s a running theme with Will’s choices, it’s that they’re all simple, slick, and easy on the eyes. Favouring the classic over the contemporary – with three picks from the 70s or earlier – he had to force himself to pick something actually from this century in the form of a Lexus LS 460. The full list includes:

Mihai Tarus – CG Automotive Generalist

If you were wondering how Mihai spends his free time, we’ll save you the effort – it’ll have something to do with cars. Whether he’s out for a drive in the countryside or staying in watching Top Gear reruns on Dave for the 100th time, his love of cars eclipses all. Especially the 2007 Suzuki Swift Sport sitting in his driveway. Given the chance, Mihai’s dream garage would include:

  • 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia QV
  • 2018 Volvo V90 CrossCountry T6
  • 2019 Mazda MX-5
  • 1985 Mercedes-Benz C123 V8 Resto-mod
  • 2007 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX GSR

Dionys Saka – Junior CG Generalist (Automotive)

Dionys is one of the newest members of the REALTIME team. He’s made his mark with his selection of fast cars, sleek bikes, and a Honda scooter. He also spent exactly £200,000 with his picks – see what we mean about serious business? His choices are:

  • Audi R8 V10 Spyder
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe
  • Lamborghini Gallardo LP550
  • KTM 690 Supermoto
  • Honda PCX125

The sheer variety on display just goes to show how much love there is for cars here at REALTIME. Everyone has their own unique taste and they’re all fantastic picks in their own right. Are the BBC still looking for Top Gear presenters, because we know a few people who they might be interested in.

At REALTIME we love cars, and we know how much you love your cars. If you want a company that knows how to bring your creation to life with care and attention to detail, our CGI expertise and automotive adoration make us the perfect partner. Get in touch with me at [email protected]