Guitar Afficionado Features Excerpts from Rockin' Garages

April 9, 2013
The March issue of Guitar Aficionado dedicated six pages to Rockin' Garages. The article starts with an introduction from author Tom Cotter, followed by three excerpts from the book.

Read one of the Rockin' Garages excerpts that also appeared on the magazine's website. The chapter features Sammy Hagar, Jimmie Vaughan, and Doobie Brothers guitarist Patrick Simmons, who invite readers to view their very private — and ever expanding — car and motorcycle collections.

Corvette Racing Featured in Maxim

February 6, 2013
Maxim.com, the website of Maxim Magazine, has recommended that Corvette lovers the world over will fall in love with Motorbooks new title Corvette Racing: The Complete Competition History from Sebring to Le Mans.

Maxim posted a slideshow of photos from the book and said, "Pictured in racing venues from endurance events and hillclimbs to drag strips and GT races over all six decades of its existence, the Corvette has never looked better."

See the slideshow here.

New York Times Recommends Motorbooks Titles

December 10, 2012
The New York Times has recommended three Motorbooks titles among its six gift suggestions for people who like cars.

The books are Rockin' Garages , History's Greatest Automotive Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Revealed, and Corvette Sixty Years .

See the Times review here .

And check out the excerpts for each book the Times published on its websites by following these links:

Rockin' Garages
History's Greatest Automotive Mysteries, Myths and Rumors Revealed
Corvette Sixty Years

Photographer Ross Captures Rockers' Rides

November 8, 2012
Michael Alan Ross has spent the better part of two years hanging out with rockers photographing their auto collections for Rockin' Garages.

And now he's the envy of everyone in his hometown, after being featured in the the Marin Independent Journal.

See his story here.

Rockin' Garages Book Launch to Benefit Hurricane Relief

November 7, 2012
Support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts and meet Rocker J. Geils, Luthier Jol Dantzig and Award-Winning Author of Rockin' Garages Tom Cotter at Music Icon Billy Joel's 20th Century Cycles in Oyster Bay, New York.

The event will be held November 10 from 10a.m. to 2 p.m. at 20th Century Cycles, 101 Audrey Ave., Oyster Bay, New York 11771 (Music Icon Billy Joel's Bike Shop).

See www.20thCenturyCycles.com for more information.

Sheby Cobra: Fifty Years Is Esquire's Greatest Car Book of All Time

September 20, 2012
Shelby Cobra: Fifty Years was named Esquire Magazine's Greatest Car Book of All Time in its October 2012 issue.

In choosing the book, Esquire said: "Colin Comer's Shelby Cobra: Fifty Years is a milestone, an evocative love letter to the only American hot rod with a household name. Comer, a Shelby collector and racer, packs this gorgeous tome with illuminating no-fking-way interviews and miles-deep photography that tells the sweat-and-blood stories of the car's legend. Cobra mastermind Carrolll Shelby died in May, and his cars regularly trade hands for millions. Save having the man's ghost school you over drinks, it gets no better than this."

Father's Day Reading: Gentlemen, Start Your Kindles

June 14, 2012
Books about cars and motorsports can be very specific, zeroing in on a single model, a single innovator or a single racecourse. And they can be very broad, covering the automobile industry and its influence on American life. Here, in time for Father's Day gift buying, is a selection of five recent titles selected by the New York Times that encompass just such a range.

See the list here.

Carroll Shelby: Cobra Creator and American Racing Legend Dies

May 11, 2012
Carroll Shelby, a leader in the development of performance automobiles, died May 11 in Dallas, Texas. He was 89.

A chicken farmer turned race car driver, Shelby brought the Cobra to the race tack and the Mustang pony car to the streets. He's been a longtime icon of the automotive industry and being named to the Automotive Hall of Fame and the International Motor Sports Hall of Fame are just two of hundreds of honors he earned from the industry during his long career. His authorized biography,
Carroll Shelby, was released earlier this spring.

Read a
tribute to Shelby here.

MSN Calls Shelby Cobra Fifty Years the Best Car Book of 2012

April 27, 2012
Sam Smith of MSN Autos says Shelby Cobra Fifty Years "is the best car book I've read this year."

He continues: "It's wonderfully assembled and passionately written, and it takes a refreshingly new angle on a much-discussed subject. Buy it."

Read the entire story here .

Brit Brings Open Mind to Southwestern Tour

March 12, 2012
British automotive executive Tim Watson bought himself a Harley-Davidson and took it around much of the Southwestern corner of his adopted U.S. - and shares the results in a new book: There & Back Again to See How Far It Is.

See the entire review here.