As automotive enthusiasts, we sure spend a lot of time admiring the car collections of the rich and famous. We love to see the best that a lot of money can buy, and we model our own collections—or rather dreams of such collections—on what we see.
And of course there are those stars that love to flaunt what they’ve got in the faces of many, driving up to premieres and events in the craziest rides imaginable. But there are those too that like to keep their cars and collections to themselves. In fact, so little is known about what some of these celebrities drive at home.
Today, we’ll be looking at both sides of that spectrum, the private collectors and those that are a tad too ostentatious in that department. You’ll be surprised with what we dug up.
15 RARELY SHOWS OFF HIS CAR COLLECTION: TOM CRUISE
Tom Cruise, the star of many blockbuster hits, including the Mission Impossible franchise and Jack Reacher is and always was pretty private about his personal life. As it turns out, the cars he owns are part of that private life as well, because so little is known about the cars in his collection. If his taste is the same as some of his characters, he should have a pretty awesome collection at that.
14 RARELY SHOWS OFF HIS CAR COLLECTION: JOE PERRY
Joe Perry definitely knows his way around the studio. He and his band Aerosmith have recorded many legendary records, and his guitar playing alone has inspired millions. But as it turns out, he is actually quite the automotive enthusiast, his love of vehicles leaning more towards bikes and choppers. If you take a look at some of the band’s behind the scenes stuff, you’ll be lucky to see one of his bikes or two.
13 RARELY SHOWS OFF HIS CAR COLLECTION: RYAN REYNOLDS
From 2 Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place to starring as Deadpool in three blockbuster hits (he actually played the character in the Wolverine Origins film for the first time), this actor sure has come a long way. He is rather successful these days and can afford a few treats of his own. He is an aficionado of vehicles, but also prefers bikes. He recently acquired a rare Triumph custom he’s pretty proud of.
12 SHOWS OFF WAY TOO MUCH: CONOR MCGREGOR
A definite tough guy, this man can sure pack a punch, even though he isn’t the biggest guy to ever walk through the doors at the UFC. He lost his last bout in the organization and is currently weighing his options. There are rumors of him joining the WWE, but the jury’s out on that one for now. In the meantime, we’re sure he won’t get sick of riding around in his many cars that he doesn’t mind showing off on social media.
11 RARELY SHOWS OFF HIS CAR COLLECTION: JOHNNY DEPP
Depp is one of the greatest actors the world has ever known. He has had some of the most important roles in Hollywood and he’s done them all justice. He impeccably portrayed writer Hunter Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and has many independent and feature films under his belt. He loves cars, but is pretty quiet about what he’s got in his garage.
10 RARELY SHOWS OFF HIS CAR COLLECTION: KIRK HAMMETT
Equally talented but in another department altogether, Kirk Hammett has been shredding metal on his many guitars for nearly forty years! It’s hard to believe that Metallica has been around for so long. But their longevity is based on their strength and endurance for sure … and dedication to their art as well. He has hundreds of guitars, but he also has a love of cars and has a few in his collection, one which he actually named ‘Kirkstine’ after its resemblance to the vehicle in Stephen King’s Christine—a 1958 red Plymouth Fury.
9 RARELY SHOWS OFF HIS CAR COLLECTION: WILL SMITH
We recently did an article on the car collection of Will Smith and we can surely attest that finding the exact cars he has in his private garage was some pretty tough work. He doesn’t show off all that much and likes to stay pretty private, but we did find a few. All in all though, he drives some pretty incredible vehicles in his movies, and with the release of Bad Boys 3, we can’t wait to see what they’ve got him driving this time around.
8 SHOWS OFF WAY TOO MUCH: TYRESE GIBSON
Being one of the stars of The Fast and The Furious franchise, it’s understandable why this man would be so outgoing when it came to his car collection. But it was during a real life feud with co-star Dwayne Johnson, that he was a tad too aggressive about it, showing off his car collection on social media as a personal dig to Dwayne. But Dwayne was a gentleman and didn’t fire back in the same way other than to say: ‘Big dogs eat … while little dogs yap on the porch.’
7 RARELY SHOWS OFF HIS CAR COLLECTION: JOSH BROLIN
The children of the eighties will definitely remember this man from The Goonies, but these days, he’s starred in many other blockbuster hits. He is of an old Hollywood lineage and he’s lived up to it quite well and is spectacular at what he does. He too is very quiet about the cars he drives at home, but we’re sure he’s got some great ones in the old garage.
6 SHOWS OFF WAY TOO MUCH: '50 CENT'
Well the man is a rapper after all, and showing off what you’ve earned is pretty important to some rappers. The older generation wasn’t as interested in material objects, as their main concern was survival, but over the years, rappers changed a tad and the whole cultural movement believed that the more you had, the further away from the ghetto you had made it. This man is proof of that. He’s proud of what he’s earned and we can’t begrudge him that.
5 RARELY SHOWS OFF HIS CAR COLLECTION: JOHN TRAVOLTA
The man that helped build Grease Lightning was synonymous with cars back in the seventies. After all, he did look real cool at the wheel of that beat up car in the film. But as far as the cars he drove in real life, he has always been pretty quiet. He, as well as so many others on this list aren’t too comfortable with flaunting their wealth.
4 RARELY SHOWS OFF HIS CAR COLLECTION: VIN DIESEL
Now here is another star on this list that is in the Fast and The Furious franchise—in fact, he practically made it what it is today. Now one would think that the man that incarnated the role of Dominic Toretto, a man who helped instill a little more car culture in mainstream media would be pretty ostentatious about the cars he drives in real life. But no, he’s pretty quiet about it. Go figure.
3 SHOWS OFF WAY TOO MUCH: JUSTIN BIEBER
Now here's a guy we wish we could see a lot less of. He splatters himself everywhere he gets a chance and there are many that would like to see him just go away. But he sure made his millions and he spent a lot of them too ... on cars, as you can see. But not to worry ... he won't let us forget about all the cars he purchased, as you can see.
2 RARELY SHOWS OFF HIS CAR COLLECTION: JASON STATHAM
Our third star from the Fast and Furious franchise, Jason Statham is no stranger to car films, as he did star in three Transporter films as well, and now stars in Hobbs and Shaw, where there will be no shortage of fast and amazing cars, we're sure. But in real life, this gentleman is a little more private about what he drives, like a lot of the others on this list.
1 SHOWS OFF WAY TOO MUCH: JOHN CENA
All in all, John Cena's pretty cool, and the work he did in WWE definitely garnered him some attention to help him jump start a pretty decent Hollywood career thus far. He has always loved cars, and has collected them from early on. His collection has grown, and he loves sharing it with fans, and it is pretty extensive at that. Some include: 2006 Dodge Viper, an Oldsmobile Cutlass, a Plymouth Superbird and the list goes on.
Sources: Wikipedia, IMDB