Motorcycle Dream Garages

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Motorcycle Dream Garages opens the doors to sixteen motorcycle palaces, among them a secret one in Chicago housing over one hundred rare bikes; a converted garage dedicated to Vincents in St. Paul; and a sampling of luxury motorcycle garages owned by racers and celebrities, such as Jay Leno.

You want to be on your motorcycle on the open road-but if you can't, then the next best place is the garage. Open the workshop doors to where old Triumphs, Hondas, and Ducatis are ...

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Overview

Motorcycle Dream Garages opens the doors to sixteen motorcycle palaces, among them a secret one in Chicago housing over one hundred rare bikes; a converted garage dedicated to Vincents in St. Paul; and a sampling of luxury motorcycle garages owned by racers and celebrities, such as Jay Leno.

You want to be on your motorcycle on the open road-but if you can't, then the next best place is the garage. Open the workshop doors to where old Triumphs, Hondas, and Ducatis are restored; wild customs and Harleys come to life; and friendships are built on beer, b.s., and bruised knuckles. This book takes you inside the most ultimate garages-from the old firehouse to the lavishly finished tin shed to the plain old two-car attached structure harboring the treasured bike while the family car sits outdoors. Motorcycle Dream Garages opens the doors to sixteen palaces for two-wheeled work and play, among them a secret one in Chicago housing over one hundred rare and collectible bikes at a location known only to members of an underground club; a converted garage dedicated to Vincents in St. Paul; a marble palace in Washington DC; and a sampling of luxury motorcycle garages owned by racers and celebrities, such as Jay Leno. Motorcycle Dream Garages is a "well written and beautifully photographed book. . . a two-wheeled treasure trove" (SPEED TV). It's "all about the coolest garages in existence. If you're a garage or motorcycle person, this is a must-read." (Racer X Illustrated).

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“… all about the coolest garages in existence. If you’re a garage person or maybe just looking for inspiration to make your own space cooler, this is a must-read.” - Racer X Illustrated

Klancher has created a work which is guaranteed to fascinate wrenches of all stripes and make them green with envy at the same time. In fact, when I took the book down to the shop, where I am employed, I almost had to engage in physical combat to regain possession of it from my co-workers. As a long time editor at

Motorbooks Klancher has knowledge of his subject matter which is truly impressive, but I never felt like he was beating me over the head with it. It is also obvious that he is a true motor-head and loves sharing his passion and insights with others. If you have ever spent time spinning wrenches on bikes or dreamed of building your own custom garage or shop this book is a must have.” Examiner.com

"Motorcycle Dream Garages

is a fascinating and beautifully photographed homage to dozens of folks who are obsessed by motorcycles as well as to the spaces they create to house those obsessions. Klancher (along with Kevin Cameron—who wrote the foreword—and collaborators Rick Schunk, Mike Seate, and Kris Palmer) has done an excellent job illustrating these with his excellent photography. In some of the photos, we can almost smell the grease and feel the grit of the parts-packed spaces. Additionally, Klancher manages to capture the character of his subjects with spare and succinct text that both tells us what drives these people as well as keeps us entertained. (His write-up on the secretive Hollywood fellow with the incredible toy collection is a masterful—and funny—portrait in words.)

In the end,

this book certainly deserves a space on the garage bookshelf of anyone who has ever longed for a bigger/better/badder barn for their bikes. And yes, the $35 price tag on this tome might be a bit steep to some in this climate, but just think of it as research or inspiration. Someday…someday…" - Friction Zone

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760344224
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 4/15/2013
  • Edition description: First, Softcover reissue of hardcover
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 779,574
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Kevin Cameron is one of the premier motorcycle writers. His feature stories and monthly column have been appearing in the industry's largest-circulation magazine, Cycle World, for more than 20 years. Kevin lives in Gill, Massachusetts. www.cycleworld.com

Born and raised on the banks of the Brill River in northern Wisconsin, Lee Klancher (Austin, Texas) has been chronicling motorcycle and outdoor adventures big and small since the early 1990s. His favorite adventure articles have covered riding the treacherous 300-mile track that crosses the Bolivian portion of the Amazon jungle, scaring himself senseless on Slovenia's Mount Triglav, and crossing the northeast Australian Outback on Honda XRs. Lee's other interests include mountain biking, dive bars, racquetball, and college hockey. His writing and photography appear regularly in Men's Journal, Motorcyclist, and Motorcycle Escape.

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Table of Contents


Foreword
Introduction

PALACES
1 Garage Confidential
Hush-hush in Hollywood
2 The Canadian Dream
Sparing No Expense in British Columbia
3 The Presiding Patriarch of Moto Evangelism
Kelly Owen’s Motorcycle Mission
4 Backstage
Jay Leno’s Charismatic Collection
By Rick Schunk

THE REAL DEAL
5 Under the Radar
George Hood
6 Rock This Town
Sixth Street Specials in New York
By Mike Seate
7 A Fine Obsession
St. Paul’s Steve Hamel
By Kris Palmer

SANCTUARIES
8 Heaven ’n’ Hell
Mike and Nuri Wernick’s Rising Wolf Garage
9 The Ghost of Villa Park
Tom White’s Early Years of Motocross Museum
10 Spannerland
New Jersey Nocturnes
11 The Heart of Texas
Barry Solomon
By Rick Schunk
12 Brevity
Jeffrey Gilbert’s Carefully Crafted Collection

TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS
13 Racer’s Precedence
John’s Cycle Center
14 The Art of Bar Napkin Design
Mark Triebold’s Live-in Shop
15 Yoshi’s Vintage Valhalla
The Garage Company

RACER’S REFUGE
16 Street of Dreams
Chris Cosentino’s New Jersey Shop
17 The Artisan of Speed
John Hateley

Acknowledgments
Index

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