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Neil's classic car collection set to go up for auction this August


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#1 Jag2112

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Posted 25 June 2021 - 08:49 AM

He certainly had an eye for amazing classic cars...

Check out the details of the upcoming auction here:

http://news.cygnus-x...collection.html

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Posted 25 June 2021 - 09:27 AM

Neil spent so much time collecting and taking care of those cars, only for them to be auctioned off upon his death.
Just like John Entwistle and his guitars.

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Posted 25 June 2021 - 09:48 AM

View PostLorraine, on 25 June 2021 - 09:27 AM, said:

Neil spent so much time collecting and taking care of those cars, only for them to be auctioned off upon his death.
Just like John Entwistle and his guitars.

When Geddy's time comes, I wonder what would happen with his bass and guitar collection.

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Posted 25 June 2021 - 10:09 AM

View PostRushFanForever, on 25 June 2021 - 09:48 AM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 25 June 2021 - 09:27 AM, said:

Neil spent so much time collecting and taking care of those cars, only for them to be auctioned off upon his death.
Just like John Entwistle and his guitars.

When Geddy's time comes, I wonder what would happen with his bass and guitar collection.

And baseballs, and wine, etc.

I thought the '63 split window Corvette would be the one I'm most interested in but it only has a 327 in it. Pass.

Edited by Fordgalaxy, 25 June 2021 - 10:12 AM.


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Posted 25 June 2021 - 11:57 AM

View PostFordgalaxy, on 25 June 2021 - 10:09 AM, said:

View PostRushFanForever, on 25 June 2021 - 09:48 AM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 25 June 2021 - 09:27 AM, said:

Neil spent so much time collecting and taking care of those cars, only for them to be auctioned off upon his death.
Just like John Entwistle and his guitars.

When Geddy's time comes, I wonder what would happen with his bass and guitar collection.

And baseballs, and wine, etc.

I thought the '63 split window Corvette would be the one I'm most interested in but it only has a 327 in it. Pass.

OK, I will take it!  :) :)

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Posted 25 June 2021 - 12:42 PM

This feels vaguely depressing.

The end.

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Posted 25 June 2021 - 12:59 PM

View Postchemistry1973, on 25 June 2021 - 12:42 PM, said:

This feels vaguely depressing.

The end.
That's because it is depressing.

On the other hand, maybe part of the reason people collect valuables is so that it will add to the value of their estate when they leave this vale of tears?  

What would Carrie do with his cars?  Maybe they cost a lot for upkeep and storage.
And his daughter is still too young to drive.

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Posted 25 June 2021 - 01:20 PM

Geddy's friend Daniel Richler (who collaborated on Big Beautiful Book of Bass) would bring up this quote from comedian Steven Wright.

“You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?”

This would also apply to an individual's possessions that stay behind when they pass on.

The widow/widower and/or next of kin won't necessarily have any use for the inherited possessions either.

On a side note, there's a blog post here, which comments on the quote.

Edited by RushFanForever, 25 June 2021 - 01:26 PM.


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Posted 25 June 2021 - 03:59 PM

They were owned for his own enjoyment. He's no longer here to enjoy them and his family doesn't have the same use for them. No biggie.

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Posted 25 June 2021 - 11:13 PM

The man had taste, no one can argue that.

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Posted 26 June 2021 - 12:08 AM

View PostRush Didact, on 25 June 2021 - 11:13 PM, said:

The man had taste, no one can argue that.

Indeed, and when you have the money that he obviously had, reliability isn't an issue.

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Posted 26 June 2021 - 06:04 PM

View Postchemistry1973, on 25 June 2021 - 12:42 PM, said:

This feels vaguely depressing.

The end.

Reality sucks.

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Posted 27 June 2021 - 08:13 AM

I was coming here to post the article on this auction...

https://www.motoraut...in-pebble-beach

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Posted 27 June 2021 - 08:14 AM

View PostFordgalaxy, on 26 June 2021 - 12:08 AM, said:

View PostRush Didact, on 25 June 2021 - 11:13 PM, said:

The man had taste, no one can argue that.

Indeed, and when you have the money that he obviously had, reliability isn't an issue.

Was thinking the same thing.  I would trust that Aston Martin to get groceries, and our market's 1 mile away.

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Posted 27 June 2021 - 09:25 PM

those cars we're loved for sure, and i hope they end up in caring hands once they're auctioned. it would be cool if part of the money was donated to the American Cancer society.

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Posted 27 June 2021 - 10:22 PM

View Postytserush, on 26 June 2021 - 06:04 PM, said:

View Postchemistry1973, on 25 June 2021 - 12:42 PM, said:

This feels vaguely depressing.

The end.

Reality sucks.
It does, doesn't it?

No wonder so many are zoned out in one shape or form or another.

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Posted 18 July 2021 - 04:16 PM

i'm wondering if the cars that are going to auction are just a small sample of his whole collection? wish there was a video of Neil showing off his whole collection, and telling car stories.

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Posted 18 July 2021 - 05:54 PM

View Postspooky, on 18 July 2021 - 04:16 PM, said:

i'm wondering if the cars that are going to auction are just a small sample of his whole collection? wish there was a video of Neil showing off his whole collection, and telling car stories.
The cars being auctioned comprise most of his 'collector' cars, but not all cars he owned.  For instance, he had a Porsche 911 Speedster, 2001 BMW Z8 and a 2010 Aston Martin DBS.

Many people have heard the story of Carroll Shelby taping a $100 bill to the passenger-side visor of a 427 Cobra.  He would tell the passenger, "If you can grab that bill once I floor this thing, you get to keep it."  And of course, nobody could power their hands up to the visor with that monstrous acceleration.

I leave you with this curvaceous version of sex on wheels: https://www.youtube....h?v=AquI49zoaAo

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Posted 18 July 2021 - 08:28 PM

View Postspooky, on 18 July 2021 - 04:16 PM, said:

wish there was a video of Neil showing off his whole collection, and telling car stories.

The only car article that comes close to this is from Hagerty magazine published in February 2012.

Small Beginnings: Models fueled Rush drummer’s passion for cars

The only other option where Neil is discussing his cars are in his books and archived website posts.

Edited by RushFanForever, 18 July 2021 - 08:29 PM.


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Posted 19 July 2021 - 09:00 AM

View Postdream & vapour, on 18 July 2021 - 05:54 PM, said:

View Postspooky, on 18 July 2021 - 04:16 PM, said:

i'm wondering if the cars that are going to auction are just a small sample of his whole collection? wish there was a video of Neil showing off his whole collection, and telling car stories.
The cars being auctioned comprise most of his 'collector' cars, but not all cars he owned.  For instance, he had a Porsche 911 Speedster, 2001 BMW Z8 and a 2010 Aston Martin DBS.

the cars that you just mentioned, i was familiar with as well. just wanted to see if anyone knew more about his whole collection.

View PostRushFanForever, on 18 July 2021 - 08:28 PM, said:

View Postspooky, on 18 July 2021 - 04:16 PM, said:

wish there was a video of Neil showing off his whole collection, and telling car stories.

The only car article that comes close to this is from Hagerty magazine published in February 2012.

Small Beginnings: Models fueled Rush drummer’s passion for cars

The only other option where Neil is discussing his cars are in his books and archived website posts.

that's a great article.




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