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Hemi in the Barn: More Great Stories of Automotive Archaeology

Hemi in the Barn: More Great Stories of Automotive Archaeology

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by Tom Cotter, Jay Leno
     
 

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“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. The treasures include an armored Mercedes-Benz Aktion P command car discovered in pieces in Russia, a desirable Dodge Daytona Hemi virtually abandoned behind bushes in a guy's yard, a

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Reviews:
“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. The treasures include an armored Mercedes-Benz Aktion P command car discovered in pieces in Russia, a desirable Dodge Daytona Hemi virtually abandoned behind bushes in a guy's yard, a bushel of Bugattis in a barn, the ‘Divorcee Cobra,’ and a GTO owned by a mobster. These are great stories about great cars.” - Edmunds.com

“The book is highly entertaining, often exciting and should hold universal appeal for all car enthusiasts.” - Hemmings Muscle Machines

About the book:
It's every car lovers fantasy: the perfectly preserved classic automobile discovered under a blanket in some great-grannys garage. And as Tom Cotter showed us in The Cobra in the Barn, it's a fantasy that can come true. Cotters' adventures in automotive archaeology continue in The Hemi in the Barn, with more than forty new stories of amazing finds and automotive resurrections. Avid collectors big and small recall the thrills of the hunt, the tips and hunches followed, clues pursued, the heart-stopping payoff. There's the forgotten Duesenberg--the only unrestored one around--that Jay Leno found in a Burbank garage. There's another 1931 model Dusenberg Leno found in a parking garage in New York City that was parked in 1933 and was never moved. There's a Plymouth Superbird found buried in a hedge out of sight in Alabama. There's the rescue of the first 1955 Corvette ever built. There's the find of legendary race builder Smokey Yunick's Boss 302 Trans-Am car. And there's the story of the original Cobra Daytona Coupe built by Peter Brock and sold to Phil Spectre--a story that somehow involves a chauffeur's daughter setting herself and her rabbits on fire. As entertaining as these tales are--and some are truly corkers--they're also full of tantalizing hints and suggestions for readers setting off on their own adventures in automotive archaeology. 

Chapter 1: Exotic Destinations
Chapter 2: The Find Next Door
Chapter 3: Rare Finds
Chapter 4: Stranger Than Fiction
Chapter 5: The Luck of the Car Hunters
Chapter 6: Family Jewels
Chapter 7: Playboys, Princesses, and Spies
Appendix: Top 20 Barn-Finding Tips See Tom Cotter, author of Motorbooks “In the Barn” series, interviewed by Jay Leno on JayLenosGarage.com: jaylenosgarage.com/video/jays-book-club-the-hemi-in-the-barn/1237422/

Editorial Reviews

Still Runnin Magazine
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.
From the Publisher
“Tom Cotter has written two books on barn finds. 2005's “The Cobra in the Barn” was followed by “The Hemi in the Barn” in 2007. I found “Cobra” and “Hemi” difficult to put down.” -

San

Diego

Union Tribune

Edmunds.com, 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. The treasures include an armored Mercedes-Benz Aktion P command car discovered in pieces in Russia, a desirable Dodge Daytona Hemi virtually abandoned behind bushes in a guy's yard, a bushel of Bugattis in a barn, the ‘Divorcee Cobra,’ and a GTO owned by a mobster. 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

“It contains more fascinating tales of those elusive and often rare vehicles still waiting to be discovered.”


“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

Izoom.com, September 2007

“Just like Cobra, Hemi is chocked with such gems for the eager and patient reader to extract and enjoy.”

Cruzin Magazine, November/December 2007

“If there’s one thing most car nuts have in common it’s the desire to find an old car that has languished for decades in a barn or garage. The Hemi in the Barn is a collection of forty such stories of cars that have been stored and found.”

Antique Automobile, November/December 2007

“As entertaining as these tales are, they’re also full of tantalizing hints and suggestions.”

Hemmings Muscle Machines, August 2007

“The book is highly entertaining, often exciting and should hold universal appeal for all car enthusiasts.”

Car Collector Magazine, December 2007

“Cotter manages seven chapters in his latest automotive archeology book, ranging from a simple phone call to come look at a car, like my experience, to the most bizarre chances of luck, and a few adventures (misadventures) in foreign countries that could have gone wrong, very wrong. Cotter has 39 great stories in this book, with cars valued from just a few thousand dollars to the high six figures. The author also gives readers the benefit of his experiences with an appendix containing 20 Barn-Finding Tips. From domestic work-a-day cars to muscle cars, racecars, sports cars and rare American and European classics, there are stories to delight, entertain, and inspire in this work. 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.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616737573
Publisher:
MBI Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/15/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
386,813
File size:
3 MB

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
Edmunds.com, 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. The treasures include an armored Mercedes-Benz Aktion P command car discovered in pieces in Russia, a desirable Dodge Daytona Hemi virtually abandoned behind bushes in a guy's yard, a bushel of Bugattis in a barn, the ‘Divorcee Cobra,’ and a GTO owned by a mobster. 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

“It contains more fascinating tales of those elusive and often rare vehicles still waiting to be discovered.” 

 “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

 

 

Hemmings Muscle Machines, August 2007

“The book is highly entertaining, often exciting and should hold universal appeal for all car enthusiasts.”
                                

Car Collector Magazine, December 2007

“Cotter manages seven chapters in his latest automotive archeology book, ranging from a simple phone call to come look at a car, like my experience, to the most bizarre chances of luck, and a few adventures (misadventures) in foreign countries that could have gone wrong, very wrong. Cotter has 39 great stories in this book, with cars valued from just a few thousand dollars to the high six figures. The author also gives readers the benefit of his experiences with an appendix containing 20 Barn-Finding Tips. From domestic work-a-day cars to muscle cars, racecars, sports cars and rare American and European classics, there are stories to delight, entertain, and inspire in this work. 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.”

 

Izoom.com, September 2007

“Just like Cobra, Hemi is chocked with such gems for the eager and patient reader to extract and enjoy.”
                                                                                                                                         

Cruzin Magazine, November/December 2007

“If there’s one thing most car nuts have in common it’s the desire to find an old car that has languished for decades in a barn or garage. The Hemi in the Barn is a collection of forty such stories of cars that have been stored and found.”
                    
Antique Automobile, November/December 2007

“As entertaining as these tales are, they’re also full of tantalizing hints and suggestions.”

 

 

“Tom Cotter has written two books on barn finds. 2005's “The Cobra in the Barn” was followed by “The Hemi in the Barn” in 2007. I found “Cobra” and “Hemi” difficult to put down.” - San Diego Union Tribune

Meet the Author

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

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Hemi in the Barn: More Great Stories of Automotive Archaeology 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
tunesville More than 1 year ago
"Hemi in the Barn" is a great read for car lovers of any persuasion. We all want to find that rare car in an old garage or barn....waiting to be rediscovered! Some of the stories leave you wanting more details, but the overall stories are very interesting. Would be nice to see a follow-up book that revisits some of these cars, and tells what has happened since the car was discovered, or if the restoration is done, etc. Also, would like to have seen more photos of each car in each story.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
i thought it was good book i got it for christmas i thought it was one big story but it was a bunch of little stories must of which were interesting it was an over all good book