Rodger Dudding had been an entrepreneur since a very young age. After studying mechanical engineering as an apprentice at the Royal Navy in the 1950s, he made his first big paycheck by manufacturing a ticketing machine system some fifteen years later. By that time, he also made some money holding various positions in sales and marketing, which allowed him to buy a Jensen FF in 1968. Things snowballed from there.
Later in the 1970s, Dudding invested in self-storage units, garages and property development, which still keeps him on the list of the thousand wealthiest British residents today. Considering that, his $50 million car collection almost seems modest.
Highlights from the 350-vehicle garage include a supercharged Austin-powered single-seater built in the early 1930s by Marcus Chambers from the burnt out remains of the . Its mascot is a turtle shell with a rabbit painted on it, hence the team name Lapin Blanc (White Rabbit).
The fact that he owns both one of the three BMC-based 1973 Hustler 8 Space Shuttles and one of the estimated 500 Mini-based Hustler Huntsman kit cars is only the tip of the iceberg.
The real lunacy starts when you learn that he has 24 Aston Martin Lagondas, despite his website , and the man himself joking that "(one) should be taken to the lunatic asylum if he's got three or more."
I guess maintenance is easier that way? With not one, but two Tickford editions at hand? Enter the lunacy, just outside of London: