Now available in paperback, Billy F Gibbons throws wide his garage and studio doors for an exclusive look at his exquisite vintage and way-out custom guitars and his influential hot rods and custom cars. From the mythical ’59 Les Paul sunburst known as Pearly Gates and the “Furry One” of MTV renown to cars like the Eliminator, CadZZilla, and Kopperhed, they’re all here—more than four dozen guitars and ten astounding vehicles, all expounded upon by BFG himself and shown in specially commissioned color photography. And while BFG’s cars n’ guitars are the stuff of legend, no less intriguing are the tales behind his incredible music career. From teenage Houston garage rock to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the whole story is between these covers, told in the Good Reverend Willie G’s own words and illustrated with photos and memorabilia from his personal archive.
Billy F. Gibbons, co-founder and lead guitarist of ZZ Top, is also a renowned guitar aficionado and collector.
New York Times (Automotive section), June 4, 2006
“This personal album of notes and images transcend the private, because Mr. Gibbons’ private obsessions are so widely shared. His patronage of custom car builders like Boyd Coddington and Pete Chapouris is a public service.
"The cars and music are part of the same enterprise: creating a shared landscape of mind, a fantasy land where Mr. Gibbons’ music provides a soundtrack for imagined journeys in fantasy cars. Many will be happy to ride along.”
Road and Track, May 2007 “The book [Billy F. Gibbons] is a fascinating look at the history of a great band and Gibbons’ life-long twin passions. His design flair and ample funds have produced a long series of hot rods."