Spare Parts: Six Questions With Bill Goldberg

Bill Goldberg answers six questions about his collection and shares what car he is currently seeking to add to his garage.

Released on 7/2/2013

Credits

Starring: Bill Goldberg

Transcript

00:00
Who's gonna host your show after I kill you?
00:02
(Laughs)
00:07
(dramatic electronic music)
00:12
I can't stand those (bleep) things.
00:18
I'd say the car that I always wanted as a kid
00:20
was a '70 to '73 Trans Am.
00:24
I think Smokey and the Bandit, me growin' up as a kid
00:27
had something to do with me liking the Trans Am.
00:30
Though the Smokey and the Bandit Trans Ams were newer cars.
00:33
I think they were '78s.
00:35
I like the nose on the '70 through '73.
00:40
The one car that I do not have in my collection
00:43
that I am seeking is a 1994 McLaren F1.
00:48
Normally aspirated, 648 horsepower, seats in the middle,
00:51
no power steering, no power breaks,
00:54
equals one hell of a good time.
00:57
(rock music)
00:59
You know, I would say that this is a spouse-approved hobby.
01:02
One of the coolest cars that I have in the collection
01:04
right now is actually her car.
01:05
It's a 1970 Pontiac Trans Am, but it's been all updated.
01:09
It's a Pro-Touring car now.
01:11
I'd say the coolest part about that car is that
01:14
it's my wife's.
01:16
And everybody assumes that I'm getting behind the wheel
01:20
and going out and racing it with all the stickers on it,
01:22
but the reality is, ladies and gentlemen,
01:24
my wife is much faster than I am.
01:27
If I had to get rid of everything here
01:29
except for one automobile,
01:30
hands down the decision would be easy,
01:32
it'd be my 1970 Boss 429 Mustang dubbed the Lawman.
01:37
Not only because of what the car is,
01:39
but what the car's done.
01:41
I have a responsibility with that car.
01:43
Not only is it a, does it run 820s in a quarter mile,
01:47
but it's probably been seen by over a half million
01:50
service men and women,
01:51
so, means a lot.
01:52
(rock music)
01:55
I'd say the worst car on the road today
01:57
is a tossup between a Prius and a Smart car.
02:00
But I look at a Smart car as kinda like a pinball.
02:04
You may be fine in that self-contained little capsule,
02:08
but do you really wanna be bounced around everywhere
02:12
by just about anything on the road?
02:14
I don't trust a car that I can pick up.
02:16
For me it's tossup, Prius, Smart car.
02:19
I think the Smart car is actually smarter than the Prius.
02:22
I think at the end of the day,
02:24
I don't like Prius drivers.
02:28
I would say the only car out there
02:30
that I really wanna drive,
02:32
and I would do just about anything
02:35
to make it happen is a Formula One car.
02:38
Unfortunately, I'm tippin' the scales
02:40
at about 270 right now,
02:41
so I don't believe there's a Formula One car in existence
02:45
that is big enough for me to drive in,
02:48
but it will be a life-long quest.
02:50
I'm Bill Goldberg.
02:50
Thank you for coming to Goldberg's Garage,
02:52
and if you wanna check out more cool people
02:54
and their cool cars, go to gq.com