When he won the Formula World Championship in 2009 – driving a Brawn GP – Formula One driver Jenson Button could have added any car he wanted to his garage, and probably for free. Instead of the new and flashy cars on the market now, he looked into the past and picked up an old Ferrari.
Button is now the proud owner of a 1978 Ferrari 512BB. Only two thousand units of this model came out, and it was designed by the great Leonardo Fioravanti. It was the first mid-engine road car from Ferrari. It’s a beaut, and Button is certainly proud of it.
Joey Logano Loves this Flashy Car
How big is Joey Logano's garage? His Thunderbird, by Ford, came about at the turn of the century, and even though this re-introduced model didn't have lasting appeal to consumers or car aficionados, this famous racer loves it. Old is new again, especially if Logano has a new car in mind.
The Thunderbird has sentimental value for Joey – it's where he proposed to his wife. Maybe it's good luck! He might not be able to take it onto the track, but showing up at the Daytona 500 to the cheers of car and racer fans everywhere might not be a bad idea. Probably a better idea than the Econoline, at least.
The Greatest of Them All Has an Everyday Car
Jeff Gordon is remembered as being one of the greatest NASCAR racers to ever grab the wheel, and he's still part of the NASCAR family since he's an announcer. His career highlights include four separate NASCAR Cup Series championships, and he's also a three-time Daytona 500 winner.
Gordon has lots of driving options, but his most frequent ride is a Chevy Tahoe Hybrid SUV. Thanks to his Chevy partnership, he probably gets a pretty good deal on them, and it looks to be a pretty good car to get around in, to boot.
Another Mercedes, This Time for Coulthard
Like Felipe Massa, David Coulthard got his start as a racer with go-karts, before eventually making his way to the British Formula Ford Championships. He drove for McLaren in 2001, during which he became the runner-up in the Formula One World Drivers' Championships. When he hung up his racing gloves, he became a consultant for Red Bull and worked as a commentator on BBC for Formula One.
When he hits the streets, he does it in an understated style with a 1971 Mercedes Benz 280. It's a classy ride for a classy guy, and when the top is down it certainly draws the eye.
A Well-Earned Ride for A Champ
He's one of the most famous and decorated Formula One drivers of all time. Alain Prost might be retired but he sure knows how to take control of a cool car. This French driver has won four Formula One Driver's Championships
That's not all. Prost also held the record for most Grand Prix victories, which he held during the years 1987 and 2001. Many consider him to be among the best F1 drivers in history, but now he hits the roads and hills in style in a McLaren F1 XP5, which set a Guinness World Record (fastest production car) while it was only in the prototype stage.