Joe Rogan has grown into a incredibly well-known name, thanks to his popular podcast called The Joe Rogan Experience. He's been named the highest-earning podcaster by Forbes, even before he signed a licensing deal with Spotify for $100 million. Rogan went from hosting Fear Factor to working as a UFC commentator and a stand-up comedian, all while maintaining his podcast.
As his career truly began to take off and his net worth increased, he found it easier to fund his hobby as a car enthusiast. Ever since he got his first car, an MkIV Toyota Supra, it's been clear that Rogan had a thing for high-performance vehicles. While he's had a wide variety of foreign sports cars such as the Acura NSX, BMW M3, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, and the Tesla Model S, his obsession appears to be focused on the iconic American muscle cars.
Let's take a look at a few of the badass rides that have come in and out of Rogan's car collection.
Joe Rogan's Incredible Muscle Car Collection
Joe Rogan owns a restomod 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, and it looks fantastic. You may have even seen this car make a surprise appearance on Jay Leno's Garage. He took the car to Jay to inspect, before he took off on a drive to the Los Angeles hills.
The Corvette's engineering and design was drastically improved by Steve Strope at Pure Vision Design. Rogan's car was fitted with a Chevy LS1 V8 engine with a Magnusson supercharger, giving it more than enough power to back up its good looks. It required custom brackets just to fit this thing under the hood. It also features a retro-style custom interior.
Additionally, Joe added a restomod 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, nicknamed "Sick Fish," to his collection. The Cuda's redesign was done by automobile designer Chip Foose, the star of the Overhaulin' TV show. As for the actual build, it was put together by Troy Trepanier. The engine was replaced with a Chrysler Hemi V8. Needless to say, this classic car was transformed into a beautiful work of art.
Although it looked amazing, Rogan admitted that it was not very practical or pleasurable as a daily driver. After realizing that the car was much better off as a show piece, he ended up selling it to another car collector.
Rogan's 1974 Chevrolet Nova SS is truly one of a kind. Consulted once again with Steve Strope, Rogan made it clear that he wanted something very special that would never roll off of a GM assembly line. To do that, they decided to strip the car down to bare metal and fit the Nova with Camaro parts.
They chopped the roof, and completely re-did both the engine and suspension. Rogan didn't get his inspiration from Chevy, but instead, he drew ideas from a 1980s Porsche. He wanted the car to be the fastest vehicle he owned, and the end result is stunning. It would be interesting to see how his Sharkwerks Porsche GT3 would stack up against this Nova in a race.
Now, trust me, Rogan's car collection doesn't stop here. He has much more practical vehicles in his fleet like a modern Ford Mustang, off-road capable vehicles like his Ford Bronco, and even a luxurious SUV for when he wants a smoother ride. However, it definitely appears that he takes special pride in his muscle cars.
He has a great taste in vehicles and has the ability to afford the expensive hobby. He'll often talk about his vehicles on his podcast, so be sure to tune in if you want to keep up with his next projects.
This post was originally published on March 16, 2021.