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A garage is a special place—not home, not office, not rec room. It may combine elements of all of these, yet it remains unique. Dreams are born, housed, revived, and realized within the walls and beneath the rafters of an enthusiast’s garage. It is a haven from life’s broader concerns, where work is not really work, and virtually anything seems possible.Dream Garages explores this hallowed space, taking the reader into 21 motorhead havens, where automotive and motorcycle enthusiasts store and work on the objects of their passion. Some of the structures are expansive, some more modest; some are working garages, others near spotless showcases of pristine machines and automotive art work and memorabilia. Pervading all of them is a love of the motor vehicle and an appreciation for the structure that allows us to harbor and revive them.Here readers will find enthusiasts who collect, preserve, and work on sports cars, race cars, motorcycles, trucks, speed record vehicles and related machinery, and treasures. Revered names like Ferrari, Corvette, Road Runner, Cobra, and Jaguar dwell in these special spaces. Dream Garages is not a manual on building a great garage; it’s a look at the ideas and passions that can make any garage great. Dream Garages is the Architectural Digest for those whose veins run with gasoline.

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ISBN-13: 9781610586740
Publisher: Motorbooks
Publication date: 09/15/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 404,089
File size: 47 MB
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About the Author

Kris Palmer(Minneapolis, MN) is a gearhead and freelancer writer whose books include The Fast and the Furious, Fix It!, and Motorcycle Survivor. When not racing down a deadline, he logs quality garage time in the company of modified Triumph TR6 (V-8 power!) and vintage Honda motorcycles.

Peter Egan is a top automotive and motorcycle journalist best known for his feature articles and columns in Road & Track and Cycle World magazines. He has owned dozens of classic cars and motorcycles over the years and is an enthusiastic amateur racer. He and his eclectic garage reside in the wilds of Wisconsin.

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Road and Track, July 2007

“So you’ve got the checkered-flag floor tiles. The NASCAR worthy aluminum jack and a gleaming set of Snap-On Tools. But chances are that your garage pales in comparison to the automotive shrines expertly detailed in this book. The cars, personalities and endless garage wall memorabilia come to life in the excellent color photos printed in thick stock. It is truly a satisfying read.”

Classic & Sports Car (UK), December 2006

“What makes this book a winner: any hardcore enthusiast can relate to it. It’s funny, too, and beautifully photographed. In fact, it’s worth the cash for Peter Egan’s forward alone, which beautifully sums up our fanaticism.”, May 2007 
"You’ll be in awe of the garages with collections of emblems, memorabilia and model cars.”


Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car, February 2007

“Don’t let the title fool you: This is no more a book about garages than Bon Appetit is about casserole dishes … It’s what goes inside that counts, and Dream Garages does not disappoint … This is a lavishly illustrated book that gets at why collectors collect what they collect – or why they collect anything in the first place … When it’s not inducing a five-alarm case of envy, Dream Garages can provide inspiration and escape in equal measure.”


San Jose Mercury News (CA), Nov. 24, 2006

Holiday Gift Guide

“One of the prettiest car books I’ve ever seen. Hundreds of photographs reflect the tastes and passions of hard-core enthusiasts who own 20 well-stocked garages in California, Europe and elsewhere … It’s the diversity that makes each collection a treat.”

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