By Tom Cotter
101 barn-find stories bound to attract any automobile collector. in recent times, the hunt to discover and fix forgotten car gemstones has generated a cult-like following - a truly huge cult-like following. So huge, actually, that the topic of automobile archaeology has encouraged a complete style of tv courses, together with Counting automobiles, barren region motor vehicle Kings, Chasing vintage vehicles, one-of-a-kind, what is My automobile Worth?, and diverse others. writer Tom Cotter is on the leading edge of this circulation along with his within the Barn sequence, a line of books that encouraged a few of the above-mentioned tv courses. 50 colors of Rust collects 90-plus of the best-ever most sensible barn-find tales. each one tale is observed via images from the scenes of the reveals, making a seriously illustrated e-book not like any barn-find booklet but released.
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Turns out it was a Siebler Special, exactly what Hacker had been researching. GEOFF HACKER Gary sent us photos of a car he found at a local body shop. It had been removed from behind a house where it had sat outside for more than 40 years. In fact, the black California license plate still showed the 1963 registration. To our amazement we found that virtually nothing had been removed from the car since that time; the handmade air cleaner was still in place, and the chain-drive steering was fully functional.
In this case, I located the son and daughter of Dick Siebler, both still living in California, not far from where they grew up. Siebler’s daughter, Patricia, was excited that we had found the car her father built in 1955, and couldn’t wait to see it. She thought of it as part of her family and remembered her father building it and later riding in it. Siebler was proud of his accomplishment and won several trophies with his Special. In the summer of 2013, Rick D’Louhy—my partner in “Forgotten Fiberglass”—and I traveled from Florida to Los Angeles and spent a day with Patricia and her father’s car discussing memories of her dad, the car, and their family.
J. Foyt drove the Torino in the Firecracker 400, Swede Savage drove the car at Rockingham, and “Little” Bud Moore raced the car during the last few races of the season. The car was eventually painted metal-flake blue and raced as a Sportsman before being parked in the proverbial field. “Ted Thomas discovered the car in a field in Tennessee,” Craft says. “Ted then sold car to Dale Sale. “I first saw the car in his warehouse 20 years ago. ” Sale accepted Craft’s offer in 2008, when the country’s economy was beginning to sink.
50 Shades of Rust by Tom Cotter