By Tom Cotter
101 barn-find stories guaranteed to attract any automobile collector. lately, the hunt to discover and restoration forgotten car gem stones has generated a cult-like following - a truly huge cult-like following. So huge, in truth, that the topic of automobile archaeology has encouraged a whole style of tv courses, together with Counting vehicles, wasteland vehicle Kings, Chasing vintage vehicles, extraordinary, what is My vehicle Worth?, and various others. writer Tom Cotter is on the vanguard of this stream together with his within the Barn sequence, a line of books that encouraged some of the above-mentioned tv courses. 50 colors of Rust collects 90-plus of the all time most sensible barn-find tales. each one tale is observed by means of photos from the scenes of the reveals, making a seriously illustrated e-book not like any barn-find booklet but released.
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DAN WAMPLER You guessed it—it turned out to be the “No Sale” truck in nearby China Grove, and because Wampler was introduced by Earl, he wasn’t immediately chased off the property. “It had been stored in a shed, but when it started to fall down, the owner pushed it out of the shed so it wouldn’t get damaged,” he says. “It sat just 15 feet off from the road! ” Wampler had a good conversation with the truck’s owner, who probably realized he would never fix it up the way he had hoped 28 years earlier.
Craft was able to retain parts of the chassis and lower control arms. JOHN CRAFT The Galaxie was raced by Skip Hudson (Riverside), Bobby Marshman (Daytona 500), Augie Pabst (Sebring support race), and Larry Frank (Atlanta 500) in 1964. It was then sent north to race in USAC. In 1965, it returned south and served as Jabe Thomas’s NASCAR rookie ride. When Ned Jarrett lost his team car to a transport accident that season, Thomas rented the car to him at Nashville. Thomas used the car again during the 1966 Grand National season before it was put out to pasture.
The mindset in those days was to present a car that looked better than it did the day that it rolled off the assembly line. My father, Robert Carini, began his long career in automotive restoration with a Model A Ford that he found behind a barn in a small Connecticut town. He made that car look brand new, and along with two other friends, founded the Model A Restorer’s Club of America. When my father restored a car, he did it to absolute perfection. From a young age, I helped him in the shop. Whichever car he was working on—be it a Packard, Duesenberg, Buick, Lincoln, or Ferrari—it had to be an award winner.