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 moto-lust 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.
About the Authors
Tom Cotter (Davidson, NC) writes regularly for Road & Track and is the author of The Cobra in the Barn, The Vincent in the Barn, and The Corvette in the Barn. Tom also authored Motorbooks? biography of car builder extraordinaire Dean Jeffries.
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 Robb Report, The Rodder?s Journal, and Road & Track.
Michael Alan Ross (San Rafael, CA) has the ability to see what turns enthusiasts on about cars. His work has been featured in advertising, auto magazines, and corporate photography collections in the United States and in Europe. He will go to any length to get the perfect shot that epitomizes a particular car.