Book of The Month This American book covers one of the most talked about subjects of the old car hobby. Author Tom Cotter has gathered an entertaining selection of barn find-type storeies, with the help of contributors, including respected authors Peter Egan and Ken Gross --Classic & Sports Cars...True tales of barn cars, found and restored, plus the occassional big fish that got away --AutoWeek...I'll recommend this one, which more tahn lives up to it's subtitle as a collection of 'great stories of automotive archaeology'. Cobra recounts the tales of some three dozen wonderful old vehicles that were lovingly recovered from burial in barns and other forgotten places, then lovingly restored back to life --Detroit News..... Whether you're a serious collector or somebody who simply digs old cars, Tom Cotter's book will delight you for hours- Car and Driver-Many of us have watched the Barrett-Jackson classic car auction with envy. Out rolls a mint-condition copy of the 1972 Plymouth Duster two-door hardtop where we stole our first kiss. Or the 1952 MG TD roadster that we always wanted. Then the bidding starts and these cars sell for $30,000 or more, well out of our price range for a weekend 'fun car.' Thanks to The Cobra in the Barn,we now know there's another way to get that historic car of our dreams without breaking the bank. North Carolina auto writer Tom Cotter has spent his life driving down dead-end dirt roads, peeking through smudged barn windows, and nosing around his old Long Island neighborhood. These cars are out there, just waiting to be rescued and restored-Philadelphia Inquirer-Tom Cotter tells fascinating tales of dream cars discovered everywhere...the stuff of every enthusiast's fantasy-Road and Track-These suggestions alone are worth the price of this book, but we re still only in the introduction the hors d oeuvres. The meat of the book is the stories. There are over 50 of them, don t be a glutton. You don t have to devour them all in one sitting. Snack a story or two with your morning coffee. Take a Cobra to lunch. Dine with a Delahaye from Czechoslovakia. Savor the flavour. -- --SpeedTV
About the Author
Tom Cotter is a regular contributor to Road & Track and has a deep-seated love for automotive rescue. He is also co-author of a book detailing the award-winning history of Holman-Moody, a legendary racing team that enjoyed its greatest success in stock car racing. Holman-Moody won the 2003 International Automotive Media Award for motorsports history. Cotter has built one of the most successful PR agencies in NASCAR racing, with a client list that includeS Lowe's, McDonalds, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Dodge, Pontiac, BMW, John Deere, UPS, General Foods, Sears, and SPEED Channel. Cotter lives in Davidson, North Carolina, with his family and a garage full of collector cars.
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