Join 'automotive archeologist' Ryan Brutt as he searches for American muscle cars lost to time in barns, abandoned buildings, decrepit garages, even overgrown backyards!
It’s no secret among car collectors and enthusiast that the pursuit of “lost” cars is what drives many gearheads. Finding an abandoned, restorable car is one of the most common dreams among collectors and a touchstone for the hobby. Top shows like the Pebble Beach Concours and Chicago’s Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals have added special classes devoted to original and barn find vehicles.
Author and photographer Ryan Brutt is the “automotive archaeologist”, author of the CarsInBarns blog, and a monthly columnist for Hot Rod magazine. Brutt has selected his best muscle car images for Muscle Car Barn Finds. No searching the back roads required-just kick up your feet and begin your barn-finding adventure by turning the page.
These old warriors aren’t dead, just resting. A drive in the country or through a small-town back street will reveal them lurking under tarps, hidden behind garage doors, stashed behind fences from prying eyes.
Ryan Brutt, 'automotive archaeologist', travels the United States documenting lost and abandoned automotive gems. He is a contributing editor to Hot Rod magazine and organises the "barn finds" class for the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals. He is the author of Motortooks' Amazing Barn Finds and Roadside Relics.