Everyone secretly dreams of finding that Corvette in an abandoned shed … or a Ferrari in a cornfield … or an Alfa Romeo in a barn.
With the rising popularity of television shows like “American Pickers” and “Pawn Stars,” it’s clear that Americans (whether automobile enthusiasts or not) are intrigued by the treasure hunt and discovery.
Many even admit that it’s their fantasy — to casually peer into a long-forgotten garage or barn or warehouse and find the car he has searched for his whole life.
Corvette in the Barn, by Tom Cotter, is a collection of true, often amazing, stories and essays about car collectors and enthusiasts who have discovered unusual and desirable cars, forgotten in all manner of locations from barns to old-school junkyards to farmer’s fields.
These are the stories that fuel the dreams of car collectors everywhere. Cotter, who writes regularly for Road & Track and other magazines, has a deep-seated love for motorcycle and automotive rescue.
The Corvette in the Barn is his fourth book about the lure of collector vehicle archaeology.
The Cobra in the Barn, winner of a 2006 International Automotive Media Award, was the first and was followed by The Hemi in the Barn and The Vincent in the Barn.
He most recently authored the biography of car builder extraordinaire Dean Jeffries. Cotter has been in and around cars and bikes all of his life. He built one of the most successful PR agencies in motorsports, with a client list ranging from NASCAR to the SPEED Channel. He lives in Davidson, NC.
If you have ever dreamt of finding long-lost automotive treasure, then this book is the adventure you must have for the holiday season.
Author: Tom Cotter
Foreword by: Keith Martin
Format: Hardcover, 256 Pages
Publisher: Motorbooks www.motorbooks.com
Illustrations: 125 color photos