After reading an interesting take from Adam Carolla, a self proclaimed car guy, I have to say it is an interesting perspective. That's mainly because I've always doubted his car guy worthiness until I saw his amazing collection a couple of years back.

The thing is though he doesn't drive these cars that are essentially a secret. Carolla claims he doesn't want the attention, they'll break and crazy Los Angeles drivers are to blame.

These are all valid points but in the words of Jim Glickenhaus, owner of many rare autos — namely P4/5: "Not putting miles on your Ferrari is like not having sex with your girlfriend so she'll be more desirable to her next boyfriend."

Sure, Jim is talking about folks trying to keep value but I think the shoe, more or less, fits.

Then there is a collection of gearheads that believe if you don't "wrench" on your car you're a complete sissy. Is this also true?

What say you, Spies? What defines a TRUE car guy?

People are always asking me why I don’t drive the cars in my collection, especially one of my Lamborghini Miuras. Now, Jay Leno is the most famous car collector out there. And he’s also known for actually driving the cars in his collection. If you spend enough time in Burbank, you WILL see Jay puttering down the street in a Stanley Steamer. His attitude is that you have to drive your cars. Supposedly, every car in his collection is ready to be taken for a spin at a moment’s notice.

I’m the exact opposite of this, and here’s why. If you drive a Miura or some other flashy car on the street, people will look at you. And I don’t like the attention. I know that sounds crazy coming from a comedian who has spent the last 20 years making his living in front of a camera or a microphone. Wanting to be the focus of attention while performing is one thing. Wanting to be the focus of attention while driving to the hardware store is something else entirely, and it’s not in my DNA, believe it or not...

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POSER? What Defines A TRUE Car Guy?

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