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Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 02/22/2012

A bounty of luxury cars around GWU campus inspires a Tumblr site

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After noticing that the streets around George Washington University seemed crowded with luxury cars, an anonymous blogger is taking photos of the expensive autos and posting them to a Tumblr site.

The site, GWU Cars, drew attention Tuesday from Jalopnik, a Gawker-owned Web site devoted to cars. Both sites say that all the vehicles featured are owned by students. The Washington Post has not confirmed that claim.

GWU students “drive cars so nice,” wrote Jalopnik’s Matt Hardigree, “you’d think their campus was the parking lot of the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai.”

Among the photos posted: a Mercedes plastered with student election posters; an Audi and a Ferrari parallel-parked next to each other; and another Mercedes adorned with a parking “boot.”

With tuition for 2011-2012 a whopping $44,103, the total cost to attend GWU per year can run students $54,000, according to a survey by Forbes. But do all of those status cars really belong to students? It’s always a possibility that nearby office workers could be parking near campus (and plastering their cars with student election propaganda). We’ve reached out to the blogger behind GWU Cars for a comment.

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