You may have noticed over the years that not everyone shares your interest in motor vehicles, but show up at any bike night or cruise night and you’re suddenly surrounded by lots of folks similarly addicted. As the evening turns to night, everyone heads home and parks in their garage, sometimes squeezing in next to the family car. If the family garage isn’t big enough, you start looking for safe storage but then what if you want to spend the day working on your classic? Those self storage units fall a bit short. Maybe you just want to relax in the garage, wouldn’t it be nice if you had a few like minded folks next door?
Those kinds of questions are what led to the creation of the AutoMotorPlex of Minneapolis, a group of condos for your cars, bikes or almost anything motorsports related located on a 40 acre campus designed to look like a European village. You don’t live there, your vehicles do.
The garages come in many sizes but you buy them bare and finish them to your personal taste. The essentials of 100 amp electrical service, floor drains, sprinklers, in floor heat, security cameras are provided along with many available options plus there’s a clubhouse for owners to meet in and use for a variety of motorsports related purposes. You might have some classic bikes, the garage next door a Cobra or Ferrari, or as is often the case, a whole stable of vehicles.
Units start at $40K and go up to half a million dollars. Widths are 13 feet to 32 feet, length from 25 to 86 feet, 16 to 20 foot ceilings, garage doors are big enough for most any vehicle, in other words, they built it, motorheads will come.
Sure, it’s not cheap, but there’s a market for these as most units are occupied and I think it’s one helluva lot more appealing than one of those golf communities. Yep, I could definitely enjoy one of those spots.