Every day when I take the bus to campus I pass an El Camino under a car cover, and it reminds me how much I love car covers. Here me out here.

There are a lot of reasons why we should all love car covers. There is the practical benefit of protecting our most prized possession. I always respect a guy who takes the time to cover his car. I remember one year there was a guy that parked his Acura Integra Type R in the parking lot of my dorm. I always made sure to cover her up if I noticed that a corner had been flipped up by the wind or something. I look out for my fellow enthusiasts.

But it's not just the all weather capabilities of the car cover that make it so awesome, it's the sheer excitement that I feel whenever I see one. It's like Christmas, because you never know what will be underneath that polyester exterior. Of course, you can usually get an idea from the overall shape, but guessing what it is is definitely half the fun.

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It's also a great opportunity to test your car knowledge. Is that a C4 or a C5 Corvette under there? 1st or 2nd gen Cadillac CTS? Oh. My. God. Is that a Lamborghini?!?! You get the idea.

It is one of the purest pleasures of my car obsession to walk around a corner and see a car covered up. And it is one of the many things that makes me happy to be the overly enthusiastic, verging on scary, probably bad for my long term health, car guy that I am.

So what is the craziest/most surprising thing you've found under a car cover? I want stories!

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I would like to acknowledge that some of the car covers featured above have the company logo right on them...so the whole mystery thing doesn't really apply as much. But that Bentley one is sexy and I took the Lamborghini one myself.