It might be a bit
difficult to believe that a book filled with photos of rusty old
automobiles could be uplifting, enlightening and inspiring, but this
book is all those things and more. In his beautiful hardcover opus
Roadside Relics, Will Shiers has filled 200 pages with a treasure trove
of rarely documented and surprisingly fascinating roadside Americana
It's a book to be picked up and savored over and over again. Not only
has it given me new appreciation for the forgotten skeletons of ancient
cars, it has ignited my wanderlust. You really can't ask for more in a
road trip book.
Abandoned junk to some, the rusty old steel shells of vehicles are
treasures to others, holding memories of a bygone era, or the promise of
a pristinely restored, radically customized automobile. Automotive
photographer Will Shiers has captured these dreams on film for over ten
years, and this volume collects his images between two covers for the
first time. Here are the beautiful husks Shiers has found in the United
States fields and barns, shops, and salvage yards across States.
Divided into five categories - General Motors, Ford, Chrysler,
Independents, and Special Vehicles - these wrecks and relics from 1910
to the 1970s come equipped with all the relevant information, such as
history, model, and location. But they also come with the author's
stories from locals and how he got the photos.
The most comprehensive and beautifully photographed collection of
abandoned cars ever published, this volume preserves for all time the
exquisite skeletons of American automotive might.