Take a closer look at Matt Farah’s Westside Collector Car Storage project

Anyone who likes cars and has access to the internet probably knows of Matt Farah. Likewise, many of the same people probably know Larry Kosilla of AMMO NYC – we have featured his amazing detailing skills and his great products here many times. But many don’t know that Matt and Larry are childhood friends – they went to the same school.

For the past few years Matt has been building his car storage business is Los Angeles, called Westside Collector Car Storage. The building will hold more than a 150 vehicles, have a full detailing shop, a concierge and valet services, customer lounge, and other such clubhouse-like stuff. It will also host the offices and Smoking Tire Podcast, which our own Jeff will undoubtedly visit as soon it’s ready.

In this video Larry gets a personal tour from Matt of the building which is still under construction. Matt does a great job of explaining what’s where and there are helpful project videos are included, too. I have spent a good amount of professional life on big construction projects, and I am the middle of renovating my own house, I found this fascinating. The amount of permitting and engineering associated with this very atypical project must be staggering.

 

2 Comments

  1. As someone who has amateur level interest in construction and architecture, I really appreciate him geeking out over the details like the angles of the basement ramp to allow cars with basically no ground clearance to enter and exit without scraping their expensive bottoms. The video shows a different side to the sometimes bro-ish sounding Matt and again reminds me that underneath all the facades we project we all share a passion for these oily things called cars. Good luck, Matt – I hope your storage overflows.

    1. I have heard advice for guys building garages that don’t want to broadcast that they are for ‘special’ cars, to specify that ramp angles etc be made suitable for forklifts, and this will also suit low cars.

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