The Vincent in the Barn

Great Stories of Motorcycle Archaeology

The Vincent in the Barn
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Format: Paperback / softback, 256 Pages
ISBN: 9780760344132
Publisher: Motorbooks
Series: In the Barn
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It’s every motorcyclist’s dream.  A friend or acquaintance says, “You know, there’s an old bike that’s been sitting in this garage for years.”  The hunt is on.  And rather than the usual worthless Hondazukimaha pile of hopeless oxidation, at the back of that barn you find a genuine classic, the motorcycle collector’s dream.

 

The Vincent in the Barn tells forty such stories--tales of motorcycle hunting dreams come true.  From Ducatis in basements to Vincents abandoned in sheds, Harleys in barns to Brit bikes moldering behind urban garages, these are the stories that fuel every motorcyclist’s fantasies.  The only difference?  They’re true.

 

See Tom Cotter, author of Motorbooks “In the Barn” series, interviewed by Jay Leno on JayLenosGarage.com: http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/jays-book-club-the-hemi-in-the-barn/1237422/ 

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 other magazines and has a deep-seated love for motorcycle and automotive rescue. He has written two books on the lure of collector vehicle archaeology, The Cobra in the Barn, winner of a 2006 International Automotive Media Award, and its follow-up, The Hemi in the Barn. Cotter most recently authored the biography of car builder extraordinaire Dean Jeffries.Tom has been in and around cars and bike 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. Cotter lives in Davidson, North Carolina. 

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Format: Paperback / softback, 256 Pages
ISBN: 9780760344132
Illustrations: 133 color & 31 b-w photos
Size: 6 in x 9 in x 0.625 in / 152.4 mm x 228.6 mm x 15.875 mm
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