By Tom Cotter
101 barn-find stories absolute to appeal to any vehicle collector. lately, the search to discover and fix forgotten automobile gem stones has generated a cult-like following - a truly huge cult-like following. So huge, in truth, that the topic of car archaeology has encouraged a complete style of tv courses, together with Counting vehicles, wilderness motor vehicle Kings, Chasing vintage automobiles, unique, what is My automobile Worth?, and diverse others. writer Tom Cotter is on the vanguard of this flow along with his within the Barn sequence, a line of books that encouraged a few of the above-mentioned tv courses. 50 colours of Rust collects 90-plus of the best-ever top barn-find tales. each one tale is followed via images from the scenes of the reveals, making a seriously illustrated e-book not like any barn-find publication but released.
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JOHN CRAFT Opposed to many of the vintage racecars he has discovered (which were wrecked, then scrapped), this 1968 Torino had an easier retirement. “Its life was not ended by catastrophic wreck,” he says. ” Holman-Moody chassis number HM8-033S began as a 1967 #29 Ford Fairlane. It was owned by Bondi Long and driven by Dick Hutcherson. At the conclusion of the 1967 season, the car was sent back to Holman-Moody and rebodied as a 1968 Torino. As a Torino, the car was driven by Bobby Allison to a third-place finish in the 1968 Daytona 500 behind Cale Yarborough and Leroy Yarbrough.
We even did two short videos of this event, and they’re available on YouTube for the world to see. So I now have a racecar—a 1952 Singer 4AD—with great history and in need of great restoration. What makes this even more amazing for me is that it’s the only known Singer car with racing history that has ever been found here in the States. It’s quite an honor for me to have stewardship of this car and its history, and I hope to be able to bring this car and its story back to prominence and make all those involved—especially Ralph Bush—proud in every way.
For all of the pain that rust can cause, though, it can also tell the car collector a human story about the lives of the people who drove the car, where they lived, what they did, and what their particular brand of life was like. In the early days of the automobile, rust was a nuisance, an embarrassment, a cancer that had to be removed. Rust removal did not begin as a concern for the aesthetics of the car but as a utilitarian enterprise. The average automobile was the second largest investment for a family besides a house; it had to last a long time.
50 Shades of Rust by Tom Cotter