From the Back Cover
“More than lives up to its subtitle as a collection of ‘great stories of automotive archaeology.’ ” –Detroit News
Driving down a country road, a flash of chrome catches your eye as you pass an old farmstead. Next time you roll by, you slow down and focus on a shed behind the house. Could that be? Good lord, it is! Hard on the brakes, quick reverse, and pull in the drive. Yep, it’s a vintage Triumph Bonneville peeking from beneath a mud-splattered tarp. You’ve just begun the journey that fuels the dreams of every motorcycle collector: the long-forgotten machine, rediscovered.
The Harley in the Barn offers 40-plus tales of lost Nortons, hidden Hondas, dormant Indians, and busted BSAs, all squirreled away from prying eyes but found by lucky collectors just like you. Author Tom Cotter is not only a barn-find master, but a master of discovering the collectors with the best stories and the most outlandish finds.
If you can’t pass a padlocked garage without wondering if there’s a classic old bike stashed inside, this is your book. Hell, this is your life.
Praise for Tom Cotter’s In the Barn series:
“The most amazing barn discoveries of recent years . . .” –Classic & Sports Car (UK)
“Tom Cotter is the most qualified to chronicle that romance and compulsion of dream cars discovered.” –Road & Track
About the Author
The title on Tom Cotter's business card reads: "Certified Car Geek." For the past 30 years, Cotter has worked on nearly every end of the car business: mechanic, car sales, automotive public relations and marketing executive, auto racing authority, historian, racer, collector, restorer, journalist, and author. He has authored 10 automotive books, including most of the popular In the Barn series for Motorbooks. He has written for the New York Times and Road & Track magazine. Whenever he sits down at his keyboard to write another book, you can be sure that he has grease under his fingernails. Official Website: www.cobrainthebarn.com
Tom Cotter (Davidson, NC) writes regularly for Road & Track and other magazines and has a deep-seated love for motorcycle and automotive rescue. He has written four books on the lure of collector vehicle archaeology, the award-winning The Cobra in the Barn, The Hemi in the Barn, The Corvette in the Barn, and The Vincent in the Barn. Cotter most recently authored the biography of drag racing legend Tommy Ivo.