The Corvette in the Barn

The Corvette in the Barn : More Great Stories of Automotive Archaeology

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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-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 http: //
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 235 x 159 x 23.11mm | 734g
  • Wisconsin, United States
  • English
  • 125 colour plates
  • 0760337977
  • 9780760337974
  • 377,064

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The barn-find series began with Tom Cotter's love for driving down country roads in search of interesting cars. Back up a bit--the series really began because Cotter loves cars, and, like most of us who do, he dreamt of finding one in an old barn. He gathered all the stories he could find about such "lost" cars in his 2005 book, "The Cobra in the Barn." The book became a national phenomenon that resonated with car buffs around the world. Cotter followed up with two other wildly popular books, "The Hemi in the Barn" and "The Vincent in the Barn." Here's what the press had to say about "The Hemi in the Barn: " "For years I thought I was the only person who was looking behind sheds, barns and garages while traveling, but I was mistaken. There are a lot of us out there. I think you will find yourself taking this book with you should you find quiet time during your day. A great gift for that gearhead on your list."--"Still Runnin'" magazine "The book is highly entertaining, often exciting and should hold universal appeal for all car enthusiasts."--"Car Collector" magazine, December 2007 ""The Hemi in the Barn" is a good read, and the operative word is read because this is a story book, and all the heroes have wheels."--"," September 2007 "As entertaining as these tales are, they're also full of tantalizing hints and suggestions."--"," June 2007 "Tom Cotter's sequel to last year's best-selling "The Cobra in the Barn" relays one great tale after another, with players unearthing rare cars to die for . . . . These are great stories about great cars."--"Cars & Parts" magazine, December 2007 "Anyone who grew up with tales of buried treasure, loves a good mystery, or simply a rousing good read, are sure to enjoy both titles."--"Musclecar Enthusiast," January 2008
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If half-open garage doors, canvas-covered cars buried in bushes, or bits of fender tucked behind an old gas station entice you to stop and see if the car of your dreams is rusting away, abandoned, this book for you. Since "The Cobra in the Barn" first appeared on bookshelves in 2005, author Tom Cotter has been uncovering four-wheeled fairy tales in which collectors find dream cars tucked away in barns, bedrooms, and foreign countries. In "The Corvette in the Barn," the third in Tom Cotter's automotive barn-find series, the author brings 40 incredible discoveries to light, including a one-of-a-kind stolen Corvette Z06 convertible with only 7,500 miles on the clock stashed in warehouse in Detroit and a man reconnecting with the Hemi Cuda he drove as teenager, complete with the package of Rolaids he left on the dash 30 years earlier. A hog farmer hordes a Corvette racer, an English car lover tracks down a prototype built by a priest determined to create the world's safest car, and several sleuthing enthusiasts uncover the stranger-than-fiction true story behind the infamous Portuguese barn-find hoax. Turn the pages and enter a place where the old lady next door really does have a split-window 'Vette tucked away in the shed. And, yes, Virginia, it's for sale.
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About Tom Cotter

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.

Keith Martin has been involved with the collector car hobby for over thirty years. As a writer, publisher, television commentator, and enthusiast, he is constantly on the go, meeting collectors throughout the world. Keith founded the Sports Car Market magazine twenty years ago, and it has developed into the authoritative, informed voice of the collector car hobby.
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