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

Author(s): Tom Cotter & Ken Gross

THE ARTS

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 (Fabulous Thunderbirds), 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 20 top performers, their cars, and their garages. Authors Tom Cotter and Ken Gross profile each musician, revealing the story behind their motolust 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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Tom Cotter (Davidson, NC) writes regularly for Road & Track and is the author of several Motorbooks titles including 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 a number of magazines and journals.

General Fields

  • : 9780760342497
  • : Motorbooks International
  • : Motorbooks International
  • : October 2012
  • : 286mm X 251mm
  • : United States
  • : December 2012
  • : May 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tom Cotter & Ken Gross
  • : Hardback
  • : 629.222
  • : 192
  • : 200 colour illustrations