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Hot Rod Garages by Peter Mincent

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You want to see how the other half lives? Like to see other guys garages? These are the garages we want to hang out in.

These are the garages of guys such as: Roy Brizio, Cole Foster, Pat Foster, Cam Grant, John Gunsaulis, Gary Harms, Ron Jolliffee, Pete Eastwood, Terry Hegman, don Small, Cal Tanaka, Billy Vinther, Bob Lick, Steve Moal, Dick Page, The Rolling Bones, Vern & Keith Tardel, and Dale Withers.

This book just published in early 2009 by Motorbooks is a look inside the garages of some of America’s greatest Hot Rod builders. These range from the little garage behind the builders home to the large and immaculate garages of renowned builders.

Each garage is different but the creations being birthed in each are equally exciting. One section of the book even deals with the key points of fabricating a top notch hot rod. Photos and text explain the highlights of a build and then conclude with photos of the finished master piece!

This book covers a lot of exceptional folks. However, it should also remind us that there are men and women all over America doing the same thing in their own backyards. Some of those cars are just as outstanding as those in this book. We all know guys like this. They may work at a regular job all day but in the evenings and on weekends they are working on one car; one car any of us would be proud to own.

The men in Vincent’s book are some of the most recognized and most successful. The photos of their “special places” will make any real car guy want to go out to his own garage and get to work on that special project.

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at

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