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University of Beautiful Cars: a photo blog of UBC's luxury cars

DH Vancouver Staff Feb 28, 2014 9:00 am

For quite some time, it has been an inside joke that the University of British Columbia is also known for being the ‘University of Beautiful Cars‘.

A new photo microblog on Tumblr named after one of UBC’s ultimate inside jokes provides some visual proof that there is some truth to the joke: the UBC campus is a hotspot for students that own luxurious cars, although the site’s disclaimer notes that “some cars here were simply spotted on campus and do not necessarily belong to students.”

Of course, bear in mind that UBC’s West Point Grey campus is home to 50,000 students and faculty in addition to a growing population of residents, so some are bound to own such cars. “Some students drive Maseratis to school while others commute for hours,” says the microblog’s caption, lightheartedly. Several of the photographed $200,000+ cars also sport “N” signs – these are the normal vehicle types of choice for brand new drivers, right?

University of Beautiful Cars is in its infancy with just a handful of photo posts, visit the microblog here:

Ferrari 458
North Parkade, UBC
Unknown parking lot, Vancouver

When a regular parking space just isn’t big enough for her.

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Maserati GT
Buchanan Parking Lot, UBC

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Bentley Flying Spur
NW Marine Drive, UBC

quite literally flying

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Image: University of Beautiful Cars

Porsche 911 Turbo S
North Parkade, UBC

10/10 would pass Class 5

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Porsche 911
Sauder School of Business, UBC


Ferrari F430
Student Union Blvd, UBC

Why bus when he can drive his Ferrari?


Image: Instagram

McLaren 12C
North Parkade, UBC

New driver sign shining bright like a diamond

Image: Instagram

Aston Martin Vantage
B1 Parking Lot (Doug Mitchell), UBC


Ferrari 458 Spyder
Totem Park Residence Parking Lot, UBC


DH Vancouver Staff
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