Collecting, Racing & Riding with Rock's Great Gearheads
"Author David Kimble takes the reader on a road trip through the history of this iconic American sports car from the visionary fiberglass dreams of 1953 to the Roar of the 2012 Rolex 24 at Daytona. Each generation of the Corvette development, mechanical development and racing history is examined in enough detail to engross the enthusiast and intrigue the technically inclined. Particularly interesting was the consistent use by David of cutaway artwork for both chassis and engines as well as the insider and personal "behind the closed doors" insight and tidbits, maneuvering and politics at General Motors. On this its 60th Anniversary I nominate Corvette Racing as the definitive guide to Corvette, enjoyable by anyone from the staunchest Corvette fan to a novice interested in learning more about how Corvette became the enduring vision of American will, innovation and the ability to do it right, make it last, and win! Stunningly illustrated." - Racers Drive
"...an entertaining mix of horsepower and rock ’n’ roll." - The New York Times
“The book is a series of nicely illustrated personality profiles – along with some great car stories. The prose of Tom Cotter and Ken Gross and the photos of Michael Alan Ross document the connection well, capturing the variety of forms that it takes. This book is an excellent nostalgic read for a winter afternoon.” - Roundel
"Tom Cotter has done it again. The acclaimed author of The Cobra in the Barn series teamed up with Ken Gross to create an enjoyable book about rock, soul and country royalty - and their love for cars. The excellent photography by Michael Alan Ross invites the reader into the stars' garages for an intimate look at their collections... the result is not only interesting, but graphically some of the best work from its publisher, Motorbooks. We recommend it to anyone who likes music and fast cars." - Classic Motorsports
MSN.com has featured a slide show of images and profiles of some of the famous people and their cars featured in Rockin' Garages. Learn More.
The March issue of Guitar Aficionado dedicated six pages to Rockin' Garages. The article starts with an introduction from author Tom Cotter, followed by three excerpts from the book. Learn More.
The New York Times has recommended three Motorbooks titles among its six gift suggestions for people who like cars. The books are Rockin' Garages, History's Greatest Automotive Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Revealed and Corvette Sixty Years. Learn More.