By Tom Cotter
101 barn-find stories guaranteed to attract any automobile collector. lately, the search to discover and repair forgotten automobile gemstones has generated a cult-like following - a really huge cult-like following. So huge, in reality, that the topic of automobile archaeology has encouraged a complete style of tv courses, together with Counting autos, wasteland vehicle Kings, Chasing vintage autos, one-of-a-kind, what is My vehicle Worth?, and various others. writer Tom Cotter is on the leading edge of this circulate together with his within the Barn sequence, a line of books that encouraged the various above-mentioned tv courses. 50 colours of Rust collects 90-plus of the all time top barn-find tales. every one tale is observed by way of photos from the scenes of the unearths, making a seriously illustrated e-book not like any barn-find publication but released.
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The same cars that had transported illegal liquor during the week were often raced on weekends on bull-ring dirt tracks carved out of a farmer’s field. They led dual lives, just like their drivers. “I had just read the book, Driving with the Devil, and I had always been interested in 1940 Fords,” says Cummings, who is the principle of a motorsport financing business. ” Michael Cummings found this former moonshine-running 1939/40 Ford coupe in Hemmings Motor News. The car is rough, but his plans are to keep the cosmetics as-is and restore it mechanically.
We can’t do it alone. Enter Tom Chandler, of Elkader, Iowa. I’ve known Tom and his wife, Barb, for many years. We first met because of a mutual interest in rare and unusual cars. Tom and Barb own a beautifully restored 1952 Glasspar G2. The G2 is known as America’s first fiberglass-bodied sports car—a car that debuted at the 1951 Petersen Motorama in Los Angeles, California. Tom called me several years ago about a car he had seen in the woods near the interstate for many years. Tom thought it looked like a ’53 Grantham Stardust—another low-production, hand-built car—but he couldn’t get close enough to the car to confirm.
Since then, the car has been raced and displayed throughout the United Kingdom at vintage events. ” CHAPTER 5 The Hidden Holman-Moody Even the most dedicated car restorer would probably have ignored the rusty hulk that John Craft discovered in a Virginia field. It was obviously some sort of stock car—probably 1960s vintage—but it was so badly rusted that it would have been a shame to halt the ashes-to-ashes, dust-to-dust cycle it had begun. But to Craft, a PhD, lawyer, and professor (but mostly a renowned stock car racing historian and author), he had just stumbled upon a piece of gold.