Area 52

Area52

To follow on from the last post about his MX5, I thought it was only fitting to continue with another creation from the hands of Bruce. But this time it’s not a car, it’s a place where car guys come together and work on their projects as a community, forging bonds that are thicker than oil and stronger than steel. I present to you, Area 52.

This garage feature differs slightly from the others, as it doesn’t involve the actual build of the garage itself, but the automotive activities that happen within the walls and the new toys (hoist, anyone?) and tools that slowly trickle in. The site was transformed from your run-of-the-mill factory space to a character-filled hideaway where friends spend days and nights wrenching on their cars, helping each other out, and learning new skills. The monthly “play weekends” have an open door policy and go from Friday afternoon all the way until Sunday, with members traveling from all over Europe to be a part of the action. All of this is solely funded by Bruce for his love of cars and the community that comes with it.

The world would be a better place if there was an Area 52 in every town.

CLICK HERE to read about Area 52 in full, and see all the action that goes on inside.

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8 Responses to “Area 52”

  1. Dan says:

    So Area 52 is located in Heaven? Am I understanding this correctly?

  2. Chris says:

    Yay, fiddytwo! And there’s me and my old Golf getting its coilovers.

    Area:52 is, quite simply, the best place in the world. Ever.

  3. Grunty says:

    Heaven? damn close :)
    Had some great times in this place and met some lovely people, drunk some tasty beer and tried some odd home made foods cooked on shovels, bbq, or the workshop log burner :)
    This needs to be on your 40 things to do list ;)

  4. This is so funny, i head to read t hrough all 174 pages! Best Garage-life thread ever!!! :D

  5. Milten says:

    Awasome place mates!

  6. Ben says:

    Very cool – gives me inspiration to create an “Area 510″ in my shed! Good find Anth!!

  7. hacked521 says:

    awesome, reminds me of how the shop gets at my house. area 52 seems like heaven to me, nice to see this place shared. its too bad the rest of the world isnt like them, automotive wise or not.

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