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Discussion in 'General Viper Discussion' started by Bobpantax, Mar 18, 2015.
The story starts out saying she's an "animal rescue" advocate...which totally made the ridiculousness of owning 77 Vipers WAY more palatable for me.
I've got to see a lot of car collections over the years and although this one is small compared to most that I've seen, it's the only one I've seen that was car specific. Pretty outrageous and just perfect!
...... however I AM Biased.
Might have $3-4 millions worth of Dodge vipers. I would rather have a much smaller variety of exotic cars, Ferraris, Mclaren, Lamborghini, Pagani etc. for the same money.
I know them well, they are actually really nice people, and yes she is a huge animal advocate. I do, however, agree that my collection would/will have more variety. I think I'll be stopping at 4 Vipers myself.
I think it's good publicity for Viper overall tho... Thanks for posting, I'll be seeing them next month, so I'll bring it up...
I always wondered where the Star Wars and Cingular Promotional Vipers ended up. I also remembered they had the last Gen 4, interesting that they don't actually drive that one.
why do i have to join a newspaper to read the article
Here's the link to the slide show (no subscription required)
‘People think that we’re collectors, but we’re not,’ says Ms. Rauh. ‘We just love the Viper, and what it stands for.’ BRANDON THIBODEAUX FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
I believe him. They have to be pretty sharp to sell their business and do as well as they have. If they are collectors, they've made some pretty bad choices, so I believe it's the love of the car that drives them. I'm sure if they were investors, the collection would look a little different.
Um, if you have 77 of anything...you're a collector. And what DOES Viper stand for? I thought it was a poisonous snake.
D'ann and Wayne have open the door to their collection many times for our club, the collection speaks for it self. They also have other cars like a ford gt and few corvettes.
You would have to ask Ms. Rauh what Viper stands for., but you are correct ,77 of anything icertainly is a collection. The value of the collection is a different issue. More power to them.
That one is easy. VIPER stands for: American Power, Individualism, Speed, Beauty, and Creativity !!!! APISBC was determined to be too hard to pronounce as a car name though, so they went with VIPER.
Viper = Very Intelligent Persons Exotic Ride
Viper = Very Ingenious Poontang Extermination Rig.......?
If it looks like a collection, it's a collection.
I wouldn't mind owning the building.
Apparently having a collection does not make one a collector.
Viper = Very Impressive **** ******** and *****.
It was only a matter of time......
That's just ONE of the buildings! The Wayne and D'Ann have at least 3 more buildings like that. By the way, if you ever meet them, you'll be impressed with how down to Earth and friendly they are.
Seriously? We are all adults here.
I bet your kids or grandkids (or great grandkids?) pick up a lot of colorful language when they visit !
There was no reason to take a family friendly thread to the gutter
My kids are a bunch of narcissistic teenage bastards.
But post #15 up there ^^ is acceptable for Little Johnny's digestion. What the geezers here can't comprehend is that Little Johnny is surfing porn on his I-phone whilst simultaneously flirting with hookers and running over innocent pedestrians on Grand Theft Auto.
There are several big time Corvette collectors, one guy in Ohio used to have every year and model stored, most had under 20 miles, Rauh's have to be the biggest Viper collectors I know of, one guy near Cleveland is trying to catch them....
they are not collectors!!!!
Are the vehicles organized and displayed in some way, by gen, year etc (1992 to 2014 for example)?
Might be informative to see such a collection if the 77 represent all the Gens and specialty ones as well. Interesting to see how an automobile evolves mechanically and by design.
D'Ann is well known by everyone at the Viper plant along with Ralph for many years now. The oil situation allowed her to collect this massive collection and her hanger by the house that stores these is a museum in itself and VERY well organized. My personal favorite she has is her new GTSR replica Gen V in blue and white with matching leather interior.
Now this is something you can honestly say is "one of a kind" Bravo!
I have three "rescue dogs" in my home and am one of the sponsors of the "Tails and Trails" fun run at the fair grounds here locally. The things we could do with all that Viper money......