Yes, that's billionaire with a "B"! I was contacted by an auction company that is in charge of liquidating a portion of the cars. They wanted me to photograph a few of the cars for their publication, and had a very short time frame. I went out last week to shoot and was completely blown away. I had no idea what I was walking in to, thinking it was just a small collection. This notable Houstonian had amassed a collection of over 650 cars worth a staggering $100 million dollars. He had famous movie star's cars (Madonna, Steve McQueen, Marlene Dietrich - the list goes on and on), notable cars from movies, racing, history and more. It was amazing that there was a gem like this in Houston, and I'd never heard of it. The caretakers at the warehouse told me that I was actually looking at only 1/3 of the previous inventory, and that I was photographing the "leftovers"...as he said, "All the Enzo's, McLaren's, F50's, F40's and Bugatti's all left about 9 months ago" While this was an amazing opportunity, it is very sad that the estate has decided to liquidate all these cars. The previous owner had wanted to strike a deal with the city of Houston to make a museum featuring all these cars so that the public could enjoy them for years to come. It is especially disheartening because it is doubtful that there will EVER be a collection of this quality and size ever amassed in the United States again. What a golden opportunity missed. 1909 Cartercar Model H Touring. I'd never heard of this brand until now. It goes down as the oldest car I've ever driven! Well, driven as in steered while it was being pulled by a golf cart. Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) 1985 Aston Martin Lagonda. What an ugly car! This think reminded me of a stealth fighter, as it reflected ALL the light I put on it which made it very hard to photograph. The interior was straight 80's, with a dash layout like an old Macintosh computer and CRT (that's right, CRT) displays. How, um, futuristic. Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) 1957 Ford Fairlane 500. Immaculate inside and out. Love the color scheme. Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) 1957 Lincoln Continental Mark II. This car won awards at SEMA among many others. This thing was ridiculous in person. Bagged suspension, paint that was so glossy it looked like it was a foot deep. Such a beautiful car. Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) 1961 Nash Metropolitan. Called it the "Creampuff", haha. The doors felt like two sheets of steel welded together with nothing in between because, well, that's pretty much what it was. Gotta love safety standards of the '60's. Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) 1916 Oldsmobile Model 44 Roadster. Bill Harrah's old car. Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) http://civitello.smugmug.com/Cars/oquinn/i-F42p6rS/0/XL/model 44 interior 3-XL.jpg 1931 Ford Model A Victoria. I loved the paint scheme on this car. The photos just don't do it justice. http://civitello.smugmug.com/Cars/oquinn/i-PpFXvtk/0/L/model a 3-4-L.jpg http://civitello.smugmug.com/Cars/oquinn/i-rR8Sn8x/0/L/model a side-L.jpg 1965 Mercury Park Lane. For some reason, I loved this car. The green dash was awesome. http://civitello.smugmug.com/Cars/oquinn/i-5NF6Wpq/0/L/park lane 3-4-L.jpg http://civitello.smugmug.com/Cars/oquinn/i-ZdRwWKF/0/L/park lane interior-L.jpg 1927 Rolls Royce Phantom I Towncar. Very regal looking car http://civitello.smugmug.com/Cars/oquinn/i-6jcV57V/0/L/rolls royce 3-4-L.jpg http://civitello.smugmug.com/Cars/oquinn/i-ZLs7QK6/0/L/rolls royce emblem-L.jpg A beautiful 1955 T-Bird that was in immaculate shape. http://civitello.smugmug.com/Cars/oquinn/i-gfPbcwv/0/L/thunderbird 3-4-L.jpg http://civitello.smugmug.com/Cars/oquinn/i-wjVctSt/0/L/thunderbird rear 3-4-L.jpg http://civitello.smugmug.com/Cars/oquinn/i-KZ9QHJ8/0/L/thunderbird engine-L.jpg http://civitello.smugmug.com/Cars/oquinn/i-s6hKKCn/0/L/thunderbird front emblem-L.jpg Two quick cell phone shots of the Pope John Paul II's 1975 Ford Escort GL, and FDR's 1941 Presidential Packard Limousine. http://i55.tinypic.com/29olao4.jpg http://i51.tinypic.com/ftzz1v.jpg Here are two quick videos I took on my phone so that you can get an idea of how large this place was. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM9RuZpOmRc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHXXdQnLCsA You can view the rest of the photos here.