Rockin' Garages: Collecting, Racing & Riding with Rock's Great Gearheads

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"Ken Gross is one of the premiere auto writers in the United States. This is a terrific book... a great Father's Day gift and a great read." - Jay Leno

Cars and rock ‘n roll have always gone hand in hand. Whether it’s a garage band piling into some decrepit rig to get to the next gig or a killer guitar riff blasting from a Mustang, rock ‘n roll keeps us moving when we’re behind the wheel.

It’s no surprise, then, that some of the music world’s ...

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Overview

"Ken Gross is one of the premiere auto writers in the United States. This is a terrific book... a great Father's Day gift and a great read." - Jay Leno

Cars and rock ‘n roll have always gone hand in hand. Whether it’s a garage band piling into some decrepit rig to get to the next gig or a killer guitar riff blasting from a Mustang, rock ‘n roll keeps us moving when we’re behind the wheel.

It’s no surprise, then, that some of the music world’s big names are also serious car guys. Jimmie Vaughn, Billy Joel, Brian Johnson (AC/DC), J Geils, Brad Whitford (Aerosmith), and others each spend as much time behind the wheel as they can. Hot rods, customs, muscle cars, motorcycles, race cars, and sports cars—the variety of vehicles is as eclectic as rock ‘n roll itself.

Rockin’ Garages showcases top performers, their cars, and their garages. Authors Tom Cotter and Ken Gross profile each musician, revealing the story behind their moto-lust and what drives their car collecting. Each profile is complemented by Michael Alan Ross’ top-notch photography. Rockin’ Garages puts you behind the wheel with some of your favorite musicians.

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Editorial Reviews

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“The book is a series of nicely illustrated personality profiles – along with some great car stories. The prose of Tom Cotter and Ken Gross and the photos of Michael Alan Ross document the connection well, capturing the variety of forms that it takes. This book is an excellent nostalgic read for a winter afternoon.” - Roundel

"Tom Cotter has done it again. The acclaimed author of The Cobra in the Barn series teamed up with Ken Gross to create an enjoyable book about rock, soul and country royalty - and their love for cars. The excellent photography by Michael Alan Ross invites the reader into the stars' garages for an intimate look at their collections... the result is not only interesting, but graphically some of the best work from its publisher, Motorbooks. We recommend it to anyone who likes music and fast cars." - Classic Motorsports

"...an entertaining mix of horsepower and rock ’n’ roll." - The New York Times

From the Publisher
“The book is a series of nicely illustrated personality profiles – along with some great car stories. The prose of Tom Cotter and Ken Gross and the photos of Michael Alan Ross document the connection well, capturing the variety of forms that it takes. This book is an excellent nostalgic read for a winter afternoon.” - Roundel

"Tom Cotter has done it again. The acclaimed author of The Cobra in the Barn series teamed up with Ken Gross to create an enjoyable book about rock, soul and country royalty - and their love for cars. The excellent photography by Michael Alan Ross invites the reader into the stars' garages for an intimate look at their collections... the result is not only interesting, but graphically some of the best work from its publisher, Motorbooks. We recommend it to anyone who likes music and fast cars." - Classic Motorsports

"...an entertaining mix of horsepower and rock ’n’ roll." - The New York Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760342497
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 11/19/2012
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 798,371
  • Product dimensions: 11.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Cotter (Davidson, NC) writes regularly for Road & Track and is the author of The Cobra in the Barn, The Vincent in the Barn, and The Corvette in the Barn.

Ken Gross (Hamilton, VA) was Executive Director of the Petersen Automotive Museum, in Los Angeles, California, for five years following a career in advertising. His car, travel, and motorcycle writing has appeared in Robb Report, The Rodder’s Journal, and Road & Track.

Michael Alan Ross (San Rafael, CA) has the ability to see 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.

www.michaelalanross.com

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Table of Contents


Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Itroduction: Noise, Beautiful Noise

The Need For Speed
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Michael Anthony, Van Halen, Chickenfoot
Brad Whitford, Aerosmith
Sir Mix-A-Lot
Sammy Hagar
J Geils, J Geils Band

Rockin’ Racers
Brian Johnson, AC/DC
John Oates, Hall and Oates
Nick Mason, Pink Floyd
Rachel Bolan, Skid Row

Fuel Injected
Cars and Guitars
Wayne Henderson
Jol Dantzig
Chris Martin
George Frayne, Commander Cody
 
Collectors and Cruisers
Billy Joel
Jimmie Vaughan, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Solo Artist
Mick Fleetwood, Fleetwood Mac
Keith Urban
Arlo Guthrie
Pat Simmons, Doobie Brother

Photographer’s Notes

Index

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