It’s every car-guy’s 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 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-schooIt’s every car-guy’s 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 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. See Tom Cotter, author of Motorbooks “In the Barn” series, interviewed by Jay Leno on JayLenosGarage.com: http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/j......
|Title||:||The Corvette in the Barn: More Great Stories of Automotive Archaeology|
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The Corvette in the Barn: More Great Stories of Automotive Archaeology Reviews
Imagine yourself walking into a barn and you have no idea whats inside. Only to uncover the archaeology of an old classic car. That certain car that you have dreamed about having your entire life. Throughout this book is talks about the different stories of restoration of classic cars. It talks about the 38 tales of the barn discoveries within the 8 chapters. The lesson learned is that you should never leave a car sitting. You should take care of the stuff that you have. This book is very interesting to me because it talks about them finding the car and restoring it back to its youth. My uncle owns a restoration shop in Kansas and its very cool to see the history of the cars. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that has an interest in classic cars. It talks about the most rare classic car finds.
When I bought this book I was very excited to get home and start reading it. Being a huge classic and antique care fan, I could not wait to read the various stories about automotive archeology.About twenty pages into the book I realized that this book is less about automotive archeology and more concerning flipping cars for a profit. These stories all have a similar theme, research or chance upon someone’s old car, do anything you can to acquire it, and then resell it for a profit. Some of these guys make ambulance chasing attorneys sound like respectable professions. My point is these old automobiles were owned and stored by guys who loved their cars. They linked romance with their cars. When these owners getup in their years, and the medical bills start piling up, so-called automotive archeologists hound them until they either die or sell them their cars. What kind of premise for a book is that? It certainly is not about the love of old cars, or archeology, it is about greed. The self-indulgent need to acquire something others have and make money from it.Perhaps the romance of aged auto hunting is old school, but those are the kind of folks that stored the cars in the first place.Save your money.
I read the Kindle edition of this collection of short stories of people finding interesting cars in interesting places. I found some of the stories quite fascinating, but as the stories come across as decent blogs or magazine articles. If you like old and special interest cars, you will probably find this book interesting and worth reading.
Another In the Barn book, and just as good as the others.I love this series of books and enjoy the automotive archeology that goes into finding these cars and motorcycles. The stories are fun to read.