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Texan Dodge Viper Enthusiasts Boast 79-Car Collection

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Wayne and D’Ann Rauh added two more Dodge Vipers to their Viper collection, totaling 79 models

Sometimes, one Dodge Viper just isn’t enough. At least, not if you’re Wayne and D’Ann Rauh of Texas. Known throughout the Dodge inner circles as the owners of the “Vipers’ Nest,” these two don’t just have two or three Dodge Vipers—they have 77. And they just added two more to expand their collection even more.

Vipers number 78 and 79 were delivered last Friday after the couple, who are now retired from their oil transportation business, used Dodge’s 1-of-1 personalization program for the Viper. This unique program allows you to customize almost every single aspect of the American supercar, allowing for over 50 million unique build configurations to choose from.

Watch the reveal of the Rauh’s 78th and 79th Vipers:

The first addition to the Rauh’s collection was a Viper GTC finished in brown, which featured a contrasting black stripe package; the second was slight more feminine in a funky purple color that featured silver stripes. Both cars were presented to the couple at a special event at the Viper’s Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit.

Other Vipers in Wayne and D’Ann’s collection include a Spiderman-themed car, one inspired by Darth Vader, and a third that has an image of Medusa across the hood. The couple didn’t begin collecting the cars until 2006.

We’re not sure when the Rauh’s find the time to drive the entire collection, but we have to say—we’re impressed with how much horsepower they have in their garage.

  • Roger Wilkers

    There are people starving, dying of disease, and living on the streets, but sure, let’s just buy 79 cars for the hell of it. I understand it’s their money, but it’s sad to see rich people spend it so frivolously when others–here and outside the US–are dying every day because they lack the money for basic necessities.

    • Whiteguy

      Maybe over the years he has donated money to good charitable causes.
      Maybe he did the wise thing with his money all through his life. There are a fair number of people that waste their own opportunities. Those people, to me do not deserve a bail out due to their own foolishness.
      And you do not clearly understand that it is their money, otherwise you would not be on here attaching a guilt trip to the man.
      Maybe the future will be that you will take your agitation at this situation and you will cure a disease or run a business and donate heavily to multiple causes but the odds are it wont happen.
      I recommend your next post be on the story of the dead hitch hiking robot. Something like…”why, why did this have to happen??””

      • Roger Wilkers

        It’s a shame that because a “fair number of people…waste their own opportunities,” you believe that *no* people in suffering (you know, like kids with cancer or homeless teens) deserve our help. Those of us who are well-off, myself included, have a duty to humanity to help out as we can. I’m by no means as rich as the man in this article, but I do give a fair amount to charities I believe in, and I do volunteer my time to causes, as does my family. I’m not saying this man does not deserve to enjoy his money–he does. But 79 cars? Come on, you can’t enjoy 79 cars. There is a line between spending your own money on something you enjoy and spending way too much money just because you can, even though you don’t really need to.

        And as for the dead hitchhiking robot–why wouldn’t I be upset with that? Some scientists put a lot of time and energy into a really cool project that succeeded in Canada and Europe. Two weeks in our own country, and some vandals give Americans a bad name. It’s people like you that make other countries resent us.

        • Whiteguy

          I “donated” almost 9 years of my life to this country in the military.

          Point still is, no matter how you phrase it…it is his money to do so with.

          And as I was overseas several times, the world has hated the U.S. for far longer than the time since robo thumb was beheaded.

          When my father died of cancer at the age of 54, we paid all his bills. Approx 163k racked up in one year. No charity. Not rich either. He did not get to the point of enjoying his retirement. Maybe he would have had a collector car if he had lived. He was a retired vet too, worked hard his whole life. But hey since you have tooted your own horn about your wealth, of course you would be right at home perhaps commenting on his possible retirement spending if it did not meet your code.

          Some scientists? It was a 5 gallon pail with a solar panel and a GPS tracking circuit. Oh there were the foam tube arms and legs. Scientists. Stretch reality much?

          People like me… honorably discharged vet, college and grad school graduate, worked for years in the environmental clean up field to try and make things right, pay all my bills, live within my means, no out of wedlock kids, no criminal history, no drugs, But according to you I am why people hate America?

          Well guy, as an American I have the right to call BS on your type of judgement. You demonstrate your own lack of respect to others. So the old guy has some cars. Big wup in the grand scheme of things. Are you God? Where does your authority come from to judge other people?

          It is people like you, that look down on others, and pontificate what you see as proper, that creates the image of the typical ugly American. One that tries to control what does not need controlling.

          You denigrate the guy in the article, although you don’t know what he does for charity. You denigrate me with zero knowledge about me. Look in the mirror. Come to realize that beyond your front porch your opinion counts for zero in the big average.