The Hemi in the Barn

More Great Stories of Automotive Archaeology

The Hemi in the Barn
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Format: Paperback / softback, 256 Pages
ISBN: 9780760342985
Publisher: Motorbooks
Series: In the Barn
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It’s every car lover’s fantasy: the perfectly preserved classic automobile discovered under a blanket in some great-granny’s garage. And as author Tom Cotter has discovered time and again, it’s a fantasy that can come true. The Hemi in the Barn offers more than forty stories of amazing finds and automotive resurrections. Avid collectors big and small recall the thrills of the hunt, the tips and hunches followed, clues pursued, the heart-stopping payoff. There’s the forgotten Duesenberg—probably one of the last unrestored ones around—that Jay Leno found in a Burbank garage. Unbelievably, Leno found another Duesenberg in a parking garage in New York City—a car that was parked in 1933 and never moved. There’s a Plymouth Superbird found buried in a hedge in Alabama. There’s the rescue of the first 1955 Corvette ever built. As entertaining as these tales are, they’re also full of tantalizing hints and suggestions for readers setting off on their own adventures in automotive archaeology.

The author

Tom Cotter had long been involved in nearly every facet of the automotive and racing industries before writing his first book. From mechanic and auto salesman to heading the public relations department at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Cotter formed his own racing and automotive PR and marketing agency, Cotter Group.nThe agency represented some of the largest clients in NASCAR, IndyCar/CART, drag racing and road racing. He has written biographies of the legendary Holman-Moody race team, Tommy Ivo and Dean Jeffries, but is best known for his series of barn find books, such as Cobra in the Barn, 50 Shades of Rust and Barn Find Road Trip. Cotter appears in the Barn Find Hunter video series, which is distributed by Hagerty Insurance. He teaches public relations at Belmont Abbey College, sits on the advisory board of McPherson College’s Auto Restoration program, and is a member of the Road Racing Driver’s Club (RRDC.) He is married to Pat, has one son, Brian, and lives in Davidson, N.C.

Tom Cotter writes regularly for Road & Track, and has a deep-seated love for automotive rescue. One of his best-known saves, a neglected Shelby Cobra, was chronicled by Peter Egan in Road & Track. Tom has been in and around cars all of his life, and built up one of the most successful PR agencies in motorsports, with a client list that includes Lowe's, McDonalds, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Dodge, Pontiac, BMW, John Deere, UPS, General Foods, Sears, and that Speed. The lifelong auto enthusiast is co-chairman of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. Cotter resides in Davidson, North Carolina, with his family and a garage full of collector cars.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 256 Pages
ISBN: 9780760342985
Illustrations: 106 color & 24 b-w photos
Size: 6 in x 9 in x 0.75 in / 152.4 mm x 228.6 mm x 19.05 mm
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