Staff Builds NBA Finals Inspired Vehicle Dream Team

The NBA Finals begin tonight as the Miami Heat play the San Antonio Spurs in a best-of-seven series. Recently, there has been a lot of talk about how one team earned their way into this championship by playing together as a core unit, while the other earned it by spending a great deal of money to buy build a team based on three dominant players.

After hearing all the talk of “salary caps” and “buying a championship”, our brains went a little crazy and we decided to come up with our own salary cap competition; but involving cars of course. The Vehicle Dream Team Competition was born.

A few team members here at had the ability to construct their Vehicle Dream Team that would include five vehicles, one loosely associated with each position on the basketball court; Point Guard (PG), Shooting Guard (SG), Small Forward (SF), Power Forward (PF) and Center (C). Each player would have a $150,000 salary cap to spend while finding vehicles on Obviously the PG is going to be a much smaller and faster vehicle than the C position, much like basketball.


Contestant #1: Doug N. representing Dealer Support



Explanation –

PG – 2007 Lotus Exige
Looks fast and plays fast. The Lotus will get up and get out in transition.

SG – 2011 Toyota Prius
Undersized for the position but still capable of being a solid contributor. Not the sleek pick that many will go with, but it will get the job done.

SF – 1972 Dodge Charger Rally
The veteran of the group. Older but still full of muscle.

PF – 2006 Hummer H3
Able to fill multiple roles as needed but specializes in taking up space.

C – 2007 Peterbilt 387
The big guy in the middle. Ready to work.



Contestant #2: Nick N. representing Customer Service 



Explanation –

PG – 2008 Mini Cooper
Sneaky quick with its turbo, and can handle very well. It is a gem plucked from the Euro league.

SG – 2013 Scion FRS
A rookie when it comes to sports cars, but it’s a good value at the price and has a lot of potential.

SF – 2001 Chevrolet Corvette
The main piece of the team, the Corvette is the hall of fame veteran holding the team together at the 3. It is an American icon.

PF – 2011 Jeep Wrangler
At the 4, the Jeep wrangler is a little undersized, but very capable SUV. It can go almost anywhere with 4WD.

C – 2013 Ford F-350
The beast in middle that can carry the teams load if needed.



Contestant #3 – Mitch G. representing Sales and New Business Development


Explanation –

PG – 1965 Shelby GT
Experience, experience and more experience. You can make it to the ‘ship with a young team, but you will NOT win without the experience that come with age. A game-changer and provides the stability the team needs.

SG – 1969 AMC AMX
With automatic transmission this car has the power to control the game without the also controlling the spotlight.

SF – 2012 Dodge Challenger
The #1 overall pick a few years back and now developed into an All-Star.

PF – 1969 Chevrolet C/K 10 Series
The perfect PF, it’s not glamorous but this position doesn’t need to be.

C – 1976 Jeep CJ-5
Doesn’t add much size to the team but the versatility of the Jeep gives it the ability to step up and play the Power Forward position if needed.



Contestant #4 – Toby B. representing Marketing


Explanation –

Explanation –

PG – 2003 Porsche 911
The 911 can get up and go like none other.

SG – 1994 Dodge Viper
Few can compete with the Viper’s powerful V10 Engine.

SF – 2014 Ford Mustang
The 2014 Mustang is a rookie fan favorite and a great leader in the industry.

PF – 2011 Ford F-150
The F-150 is powerful, reliable, and the backbone of the team.

C – 1998 Mack R600
The Mack truck is a beast in the paint, leading the league in blocked shots and rebounds.


And the winner by super scientific analysis is…..


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Congratulations to Doug N. for winning the 2014 Vehicle Dream Team Competition. Thank to all who played and it came down to a last-second, buzzer beater from the 2011 Toyota Prius to win the competition in game six.

To build your own Vehicle Dream Team, around any budget, visit Even if you don’t need a full team, you can be sure that you’ll find what you are looking for.