It’s barn-find freestyle! Roaming the Southeast, they documented their day-to-day car search in photos and through stories and interviews. This trip is real and the same kind of junket any gearhead with the skills, knowledge, and time can undertake. Imagine all of the stuff they find along the way, it’s amazing going from state to state looking for cars and finding some surprising ones.
The discovery of over 1,000 collector cars and some of the most amazing barn find stories Cotter has yet unearthed, all accompanied by Ross’ evocative photography. If you love stories of automotive adventure, this is the book for you! The road trip itself lends a nice narrative throughout–instead of brief drop-in, drop-out stories scattered among several chapters, there’s an ongoing story and structure that lends itself to a more relaxed and introspective read.
The Road Trip unfolds over almost two weeks of unplanned, well, ROAD-TRIPPING as he takes photographer Michael Alan Ross and car collector Brian Barr along for the ride. Ross’ photos are jaw-dropping incredible, and meeting the personalities behind the barns, cars, and beers these guys share along the way is a real joy. The road trip itself lends a nice narrative throughout–instead of brief drop-in, drop-out stories scattered among several chapters, there’s an ongoing story and structure that lends itself to a more relaxed and introspective read.
The title on Tom Cotter‘s business card reads: “Certified Car Geek.” For the past 30 years, Cotter has worked on nearly every end of the car business: mechanic, car sales, automotive public relations and marketing executive, auto racing authority, historian, racer, collector, restorer, journalist, and author. He has authored 10 automotive books, including most of the popular In the Barn series for Motorbooks. He has written for the New York Times and Road & Track magazine. Whenever he sits down at his keyboard to write another book, you can be sure that he has grease under his fingernails. Official Website: www.cobrainthebarn.com
Michael Alan Ross is a photographer who sees what turns enthusiasts on about cars. His work has been featured in advertising, auto magazines, and corporate photography collections in the United States and in Europe. Learn more about him on his website, www.michaelalanross.com.
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