Motor City Dream Garages: Amazing Collections from America's Greatest Car City
  • Motor City Dream Garages: Amazing Collections from America's Greatest Car City
  • Motor City Dream Garages: Amazing Collections from America's Greatest Car City
  • Motor City Dream Garages: Amazing Collections from America's Greatest Car City
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Motor City Dream Garages: Amazing Collections from America's Greatest Car City

by Rex Roy
     
 

The quest to uncover the automotive capital’s most interesting dream garages prompted motorjournalist Rex Roy, a native Detroiter, to look in his own backyard. Once he plugged into the vast network of Motor City collectors, dozens of amazing private garages opened their bays to Roy and his camera. The best of the best is featured here in Motor City

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The quest to uncover the automotive capital’s most interesting dream garages prompted motorjournalist Rex Roy, a native Detroiter, to look in his own backyard. Once he plugged into the vast network of Motor City collectors, dozens of amazing private garages opened their bays to Roy and his camera. The best of the best is featured here in Motor City Dream Garages. Roy’s research led him into some of the most-fabled garages in Detroit and brought him face to face with past and present leaders of the automotive world, including:

Roy also interviewed internationally respected collectors, including Richard Kughn, former owner of Lionel Trains; and Larry Smith, Chairman of the renowned Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance. The garages of icons like these are presented here, along with their personal thoughts on what makes for great collections. Roy begins his coverage with what may be the world's first genuine dream garage, appropriately created by none other than Henry Ford. While many of the garages in Motor City Dream Garages house grand and elite collections, several are home to modest and attainable lineups, providing a range sure to interest every automotive enthusiast.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Hour Detroit, November 2007

“His 192-page, plainly written book satisfies the curiosity of what some automotive notables keep tucked inside their multi-bays… true car buffs will appreciate Roy

’s careful documentation of details such as the history and restoration of various cars.”

Greatcarstv.com, Dan Karnowsky , December 2007"

Coming at you straight out of Detroit is the coffee table book that every car nut absolutely must have — Rex Roy’s "Motor City Dream Garages,” Roy is the son of a legendary ad guy on the Detroit scene, Ross Roy, whose agency was associated with Chrysler long before there was either a Daimler or a Benz name on any office building in Auburn Hills. This a book that can be enjoyed in small bites, one chapter at a time, or all in one sitting like a Thanksgiving feast. Those with voracious appetites won't be able to put it down until digested, but this holiday treat should not be missed."

Chicago Sun Times, Dec. 15, 2007
“Automotive coffee table style books are a great gift and Motorbooks (motorbooks.com) is a great source with car books for every type of car enthusiast. One book I’ve recently reviewed is “Motor City Dream Garages”. This book focuses on Detroit the world’s automotive capital and some of its most interesting dream garages. Peeking inside some fantastic garages and photographing some rare and valuable cars, author Rex Roy profiles almost two dozen garages and their owners.”

Windingroad.com, Dec. 18, 2007
“Anyone who covets pieces of automotive history must also respect the places where such pieces of art and history are stored. Rex Roy set out to locate, examine and photograph some of these garagemahals around Motor City. There are more than twenty garages featured in the book and each is accompanied by a collection of photographs. In all, there are 192 pages of automotive excellence and beautiful photos. If you order soon, it might arrive before Christmas.”

Detroit News, Dec. 8, 2007
“In "Motor City Dream Garages" (Motorbooks, $34.95), hometown author Rex Roy interviews prominent gearheads about their garages, including General Motors' Bob Lutz, Ford Motor Company's Kip Ewing and racing industry legend Jack Roush. Be warned: You could eat off the floors of these garages.”

TimeOut for Entertainment, Dec/January 2008
“You don’t even have to like cars to love Rex Roy’s Motor City Dream Garages, a drool-inducing journey through some of the most amazing collections of cars in the country. Do be warned that you will lower your satisfaction with your own garage and the cars you keep in it.”

Musclecar Enthusiast, January 2008

“More than 20 private collections are featured, many never before seen by the public.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760329894
Publisher:
Motorbooks
Publication date:
11/15/2007
Edition description:
First
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 11.37(h) x 0.75(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
Hour Detroit, November 2007

“His 192-page, plainly written book satisfies the curiosity of what some automotive notables keep tucked inside their multi-bays… true car buffs will appreciate Roy’s careful documentation of details such as the history and restoration of various cars.” 

Greatcarstv.com, Dan Karnowsky , December 2007

"Coming at you straight out of Detroit is the coffee table book that every car nut absolutely must have — Rex Roy’s "Motor City Dream Garages,” Roy is the son of a legendary ad guy on the Detroit scene, Ross Roy, whose agency was associated with Chrysler long before there was either a Daimler or a Benz name on any office building in Auburn Hills. This a book that can be enjoyed in small bites, one chapter at a time, or all in one sitting like a Thanksgiving feast. Those with voracious appetites won't be able to put it down until digested, but this holiday treat should not be missed."

Chicago Sun Times, Dec. 15, 2007“Automotive coffee table style books are a great gift and Motorbooks (motorbooks.com) is a great source with car books for every type of car enthusiast. One book I’ve recently reviewed is “Motor City Dream Garages”. This book focuses on Detroit the world’s automotive capital and some of its most interesting dream garages. Peeking inside some fantastic garages and photographing some rare and valuable cars, author Rex Roy profiles almost two dozen garages and their owners.” 

Windingroad.com, Dec. 18, 2007“Anyone who covets pieces of automotive history must also respect the places where such pieces of art and history are stored. Rex Roy set out to locate, examine and photograph some of these garagemahals around Motor City. There are more than twenty garages featured in the book and each is accompanied by a collection of photographs. In all, there are 192 pages of automotive excellence and beautiful photos. If you order soon, it might arrive before Christmas.” 

Detroit News, Dec. 8, 2007“In "Motor City Dream Garages" (Motorbooks, $34.95), hometown author Rex Roy interviews prominent gearheads about their garages, including General Motors' Bob Lutz, Ford Motor Company's Kip Ewing and racing industry legend Jack Roush. Be warned: You could eat off the floors of these garages.”

TimeOut for Entertainment, Dec/January 2008“You don’t even have to like cars to love Rex Roy’s Motor City Dream Garages, a drool-inducing journey through some of the most amazing collections of cars in the country. Do be warned that you will lower your satisfaction with your own garage and the cars you keep in it.” 

Musclecar Enthusiast, January 2008

“More than 20 private collections are featured, many never before seen by the public.” 

 

 

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