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Cotter, Tom 1954-

Works: 36 works in 108 publications in 1 language and 2,597 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Television comedies  Anecdotes  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Trivia and miscellanea  Biography  Tours  Guidebooks 
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Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tom Cotter
Ballykissangel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life is a challenge for any priest in a small mountain town, and Father Peter Clifford struggles to save his parishioners' souls without falling himself ... for the local barkeep, Assumpta Fitzgerald. Series Three is the dramatic conclusion of Peter and Assumpta's story, long awaited by fans of the original series
Barn find road trip by Tom Cotter( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Great collector cars are still out there--just waiting to be found! Barn Find Road Trip is the antidote to all the manufactured collector "reality" shows on TV. This is a real-world, barn-find banzai run in which auto archaeologist Tom Cotter, his car collector pal Brian Barr, and photographer Michael Alan Ross embarked on a 14-day collector-car-seeking adventure with no predetermined destinations. It's barn-find freestyle! Roaming the Southeast, they documented their day-to-day car search in photos and through stories and interviews. This trip is absolutely real and the same kind of junket any gearhead with the skills, knowledge, and time can undertake. Cotter and company hit the road in Cotter's 1939 Ford Woody, the kind of car that opened doors and started the conversations that revealed where interesting cars were squirreled away. The result? The discovery of over 1,000 collector cars and some of the most amazing barn-find stories Cotter has yet unearthed, all accompanied by Ross' evocative photography. If you love stories of automotive adventure, this is the book for you!"--Provided by publisher
The Cobra in the barn : great stories of automotive archaeology by Tom Cotter( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It?s the fantasy of every car enthusiast: Pull a tarp off a pile in a barn, or hear a farmer say ""there's an old car out back"" and discover a classic collectible such as a Hemi 'Cuda, a rare Porsche, or a Jaguar E-Type racer. Many such tales told during enthusiasts' bench racing sessions are urban myths. But this book is full of true tales of rare gems pulled out of haystacks or junkyard--and there are before and after photos to prove it! Author Tom Cotter uses his engaging writing style in telling the tales of found Cobras, a rare Delehaye found disassembled in Czechoslovakia that eventually won Best in Show at Pebble Beach, a Ferrari racer found in a California woodchip pile, and several more. Cotter traces the early histories of the cars, how they were discovered, and where they are today"--Publisher's description
Cuba's car culture : celebrating the island's automotive love affair by Tom Cotter( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of how Cuba came to be trapped in automotive time is a fascinating one. For decades, the island country had enjoyed healthy tourism trade and American outpost status, and by the 1950s it had the highest per capita automotive purchasing of any Latin American country - its middle class ensured an interesting variety of vehicles plying the roads. But when Cuba fell to communist rebels in 1959, so ended the inflow of new cars. Since then, trade embargo forced Cuba's car enthusiasts to develop a unique and insular culture, one marked by great creativity, such as: Keeping a car alive with no opportunity to acquire replacement parts Customizing a car with no access to aftermarket parts Drag racing with no drag strip In many ways, Cuba is an automotive time warp, where the newest car is a 1959 Chevy or perhaps one of the Soviet Ladas. Cuba's Car Culture offers an inside look at a unique car culture, populated with cars that have been cut off from the world so long that they've morphed into something else in the spirit of automotive survival. Authors Tom Cotter and Bill Warner (founder of the Amelia Island Concours) take readers of Cuba's Car Culture on a whirlwind tour of all things automotive, beginning with Cuba's pre-Castro car and racing history and bringing us up to today's lost collector cars, street racing, and the challenges of keeping decades-old cars on the road. The book is illustrated throughout with rare historical photos as well as contemporary photos of Cuba's current car scene. For anyone who enjoys classic cars, from old Chevy Bel-Airs to Studebakers to Ford Fairlanes, a cruise around Cuba will make you feel like a kid in a candy store."--Publisher's description
The Hemi in the barn : more great stories of automotive archaeology by Tom Cotter( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's every car lover's fantasy: the perfectly preserved classic automobile discovered under a blanket in some great-grannys garage. And as Tom Cotter showed us in The Cobra in the Barn, it's a fantasy that can come true. Cotters' adventures in automotive archaeology continue in The Hemi in the Barn, with more than forty new stories of amazing finds and automotive resurrections. Avid collectors big and small recall the thrills of the hunt, the tips and hunches followed, clues pursued, the heart-stopping payoff. There's the forgotten Duesenberg--the only unrestored one around--that Jay Leno found in a Burbank garage. There's another 1931 model Dusenberg Leno found in a parking garage in New York City that was parked in 1933 and was never moved. There's a Plymouth Superbird found buried in a hedge out of sight in Alabama. There's the rescue of the first 1955 Corvette ever built. There's the find of legendary race builder Smokey Yunick's Boss 302 Trans-Am car. And there's the story of the original Cobra Daytona Coupe built by Peter Brock and sold to Phil Spectre--a story that somehow involves a chauffeur's daughter setting herself and her rabbits on fire. As entertaining as these tales are--and some are truly corkers--they're also full of tantalizing hints and suggestions for readers setting off on their own adventures in automotive archaeology. - Publisher
The Vincent in the barn : great stories of motorcycle archaeology by Tom Cotter( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the stories of forty classic motorcycles that were unearthed in barns, junkyards, and other places by collectors
The Harley in the barn : more great tales of motorcycle archaeology by Tom Cotter( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Driving down a country road, a flash of chrome catches your eye as you pass an old farmstead. Next time you roll by, you slow down and focus on a shed behind the house. Could that be? Good lord, it is! Hard on the brakes, quick reverse, and pull in the drive. Yep, it's a vintage Triumph Bonneville peering forlornly from beneath a tattered cover. You've just begun the journey that fuels the dreams of every motorcycle collector: the long-forgotten machine, re-discovered. The Harley in the Barn offers 40-plus tales of lost Nortons, hidden Hondas, dormant Indians, and busted BSAs, all squirreled away from prying eyes but found by lucky collectors just like you. Author Tom Cotter is not only a barn-find master, he's also master of discovering the collectors with the best stories and the most outlandish finds. If you can't pass a padlocked garage without wondering if there's a great old bike stashed inside, this is your book. Hell, this is your life"--
50 shades of rust : barn finds you wish you'd discovered by Tom Cotter( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

101 barn-find tales sure to entice any car collector. In recent years, the quest to find and restore forgotten automotive gems has generated a cult-like following - a very large cult-like following. So large, in fact, that the subject of automotive archeology has inspired an entire genre of television programs, including Counting Cars, Desert Car Kings, Chasing Classic Cars, One of a Kind, What's My Car Worth?, and numerous others. Author Tom Cotter is at the forefront of this movement with his In the Barn series, a line of books that inspired many of the above-mentioned television programs. 50 Shades of Rust collects 90-plus of the all-time best barn-find stories. Each story is accompanied by photographs from the scenes of the finds, creating a heavily illustrated book unlike any barn-find book yet published
The Corvette in the barn : more great stories of automotive archaeology by Tom Cotter( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corvette in the Barn is a collection of true, often amazing, stories and essays about car collectors and enthusiasts who have discovered unusual and desirable cars, forgotten in all manner of locations from barns, to old-school junkyards, to farmer's fields. --from publisher description
Motor City barn finds : Detroit's lost collector cars by Tom Cotter( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detroit: Motor City... and the poster child for urban blight and dysfunction. This presented challenges and opportunities for Cotter, as he trolled the historic city looking for lost automobile gems. Here he tells the story of these "barn finds" and shares anecdotes of the cars and his journey
Route 66 barn find road trip : lost collector cars along the mother road by Tom Cotter( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Abandoned cars on America's most iconic abandoned road. Sounds like a great idea for a road trip. For a nation that loves the idea of the road, there is no more legendary ribbon of highway than the 2,451 miles comprising historic Route 66. Along the Mother Road lies the detritus of the automotive age: motels, roadside attractions, diners, service stations, drive-ins, and dives. Hidden in, around, and behind its buildings or abandoned along its roadside hide collector cars, lost trucks, and moldering motorcycles. How could there be a better destination for automotive archaeologist Tom Cotter? In Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip Cotter and his BBF (best barn finder) pal Brian Barr jump on Route 66, just outside Chicago, seeking rusted gold in every state Route 66 passes through. Along the way, ace lensman Michael Alan Ross documents their finds, mishaps, and various adventures. Starting in the Midwest and barreling through Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico, the barn-find bunch continues on to Arizona before completing their quest in Santa Monica, California. You'll never guess what automotive treasure they see peeking out from corroded garages and behind weary buildings along the way. You can bet every awesome barn find was investigated and recorded in Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip. Whether you've only dreamed of retracing US 66 or are familiar with its path but never considered car hunting there, Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip will take you on the trip of a lifetime. Hop in; you can ride shotgun"--
Ford Model T coast to coast : a slow drive across a fast country by Tom Cotter( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tom Cotter travels cross country on the Lincoln Highway, America's oldest transcontinental highway, in America's first mass-produced car, Henry Ford's Model T. From the clamor of Manhattan, through mid-America and the dusty West, and on to San Francisco: along the way Cotter considers what we've gained and what we'll lose as we speed toward a future of driverless cars. Illustrated throughout with Michael Alan Ross' evocative photos."--Provided by publisher
Rockin' garages : featuring Billy Joel, Keith Urban, Brian Johnson, Nick Mason, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Sammy Hagar, and more by Tom Cotter( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 motolust 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
Ballykissangel( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English priest is sent to a parish in rural Northern Ireland
Tom Cotter's best barn-find collector car tales by Tom Cotter( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Shelby Cobras, to classic Duesenbergs, to Harley hoards and lost supercars, Cotter brings to light the most amazing, outrageous, and unexpected finds discovered by himself and his barn-finding brethren
Holman-Moody : the legendary race team by Tom Cotter( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"TV" Tommy Ivo : drag racing's master showman by Tom Cotter( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" In the early 1960s, Tommy Ivo had the world in the palm of his hands. Still a young man, he was already a star of television and film with a promising Hollywood future ahead of him. Then his producers told him he had to quit drag racing. He quit the entertainment industry instead. This is the official story of Ivo’s incredible life and racing career. Readers will follow 'TV' Tommy as he becomes the most ambitious drag racer in the nation, building his own cars in the garage behind his Burbank home; becoming the first driver to pilot his dragsters to 170, 175, and 180 miles per hour and towing his cars to match races at small-town drag strips across the United States. Always the showman, Ivo pioneered promotional techniques that are today taken for granted. In this regard especially, his impact on the sport cannot be understated, and his legacy is detailed in this incredible bio of one of drag racing’s most irrepressible characters."--Publisher's description
Dean Jeffries : 50 fabulous years in hot rods, racing & film by Tom Cotter( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rockin' garages by Tom Cotter( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder investigation team( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This British crime drama focuses on the specialized homicide squad of the London police
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The Cobra in the barn : great stories of automotive archaeologyThe Hemi in the barn : more great stories of automotive archaeologyThe Vincent in the barn : great stories of motorcycle archaeologyThe Corvette in the barn : more great stories of automotive archaeologyBallykissangelHolman-Moody : the legendary race team"TV" Tommy Ivo : drag racing's master showmanDean Jeffries : 50 fabulous years in hot rods, racing & film
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