It’s no secret among car collectors and enthusiast that the pursuit of “lost” cars is what drives many gearheads. Finding an abandoned, restorable car is one of the most common dreams among collectors and a touchstone for the hobby. Top shows like the Pebble Beach Concours and Chicago’s Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals have added special classes devoted to original and barn find vehicles. Author and photographer Ryan Brutt is the “automotive archaeologist”, author of the CarsInBarns blog, and a monthly columnist for Hot Rod magazine. Brutt has selected his best muscle car images for Muscle Car Barn Finds. No searching the back roads requiredjust kick up your feet and begin your barn-finding adventure by turning the page. These old warriors aren’t dead, just resting. A drive in the country or through a small-town back street will reveal them lurking under tarps, hidden behind garage doors, stashed behind fences from prying eyes.
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About the Author
Ryan Brutt, "automotive archaeologist," travels the United States documenting lost and abandoned automotive gems. He is a contributing editor to Hot Rod magazine and organizes the "barn finds" class for the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals. He is the author of Motortooks' Amazing Barn Finds and Roadside Relics. He is based in Skokie, IL.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a fun armchair travel book. The author takes you around the US discovering muscle cars in fields, junk yards, barns and garages in various states of disrepair. This book focuses on US muscle cars. The author provides background history of the cars, photographs, and information on the condition. In the introduction the author mentions that he keeps track of many of these finds and I would have liked to read updates if any of these cars were restored. Anyone with an interest in cars will enjoy this book. This book will make a great gift. Enjoy
Brutt is the Sherlock Holmes of finding old cars! Amazing stories, fantastic photographs. I cannot understand how in the world, in this day and age, people can let a classic car just decompose in their garages. This book really got to me, now I can't pass by an old garage without wondering if it contains an old muscle car! Really fun to live vicariously through the author's eyes.