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Motorcycle Dream Garages opens the doors to sixteen motorcycle palaces, among them a secret one in Chicago housing over one hundred rare bikes; a converted garage dedicated to Vincents in St. Paul; and a sampling of luxury motorcycle garages owned by racers and celebrities, such as Jay Leno.
You want to be on your motorcycle on the open road-but if you can't, then the next best place is the garage. Open the workshop doors to where old Triumphs, Hondas, and Ducatis are restored; wild customs and Harleys come to life; and friendships are built on beer, b.s., and bruised knuckles. This book takes you inside the most ultimate garages-from the old firehouse to the lavishly finished tin shed to the plain old two-car attached structure harboring the treasured bike while the family car sits outdoors. Motorcycle Dream Garages opens the doors to sixteen palaces for two-wheeled work and play, among them a secret one in Chicago housing over one hundred rare and collectible bikes at a location known only to members of an underground club; a converted garage dedicated to Vincents in St. Paul; a marble palace in Washington DC; and a sampling of luxury motorcycle garages owned by racers and celebrities, such as Jay Leno. Motorcycle Dream Garages is a "well written and beautifully photographed book. . . a two-wheeled treasure trove" (SPEED TV). It's "all about the coolest garages in existence. If you're a garage or motorcycle person, this is a must-read." (Racer X Illustrated).
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The keepers of motorcycle spaces have stories to tell. To create Motorcycle Dream Garages, author Lee Klancher traveled across North America to give readers an inside look at the homes of some legendary motorcycles and their well-known collectors. Many of these spaces have never been photographed for publication before, and a few are secret havens that would only allow access on the condition that the owners’ identities be kept secret. These anonymous hideouts include a large space in Southern California that houses a collection of exotic high-performance motorcycles, as well as a New York warehouse that is shared by an eclectic group of 10 motorcycle collectors and builders. The less-secretive garages encompass many great motorcycling stories, including Rising Wolf Garage, which housed the famous FDNY Dream Bike—the CB750 that was bought by a firefighter who was later killed in the September 11, 2001, World Trade Center attacks. Klancher also focuses his lens on the space where Chris Cosentino designed and built an innovative race chassis and later built a complete motorcycle for Moto2 competition in the FIM Grand Prix series. Other profiles include the garage of Hollywood stunt motorcycle rider and race champion John Hateley, the dining room that is home to the world’s most valuable motorcycle, and an $8 million place in the hometown of builder Roger Goldammer.From the Back Cover: Fantastic Spaces. Outrageous Bikes. Motorcycles live in luxurious palaces, lavishly outfitted warehouses, and gritty shops. Motorcycle Dream Garages takes you inside these private enclaves for a sneak peak into the homes of some of the world’s coolest motorcycles. You’ll tour a secret 10,000-square-foot warehouse in New York that houses the motorcycle workshops of10 of the nation’s finest motorcycle racers, collectors, and builders. The book also highlights a private collection housed in southern California that includes more than 25 one-off customs and highly modified sportbikes—not to mention a jet-powered motorcycle. You’ll step back in time to see the homes and shops of dedicated enthusiasts like vintage Harley-Davidson customizer George Hood (who builds eight-valve heads in his garage) and Robert Genise, the owner of John’s Cycle Center in Queens, a race shop that pre-dates the town’s last World’s Fair. Featuring the brilliant photography and lively prose of Lee Klancher, this book is a dream come true for all two-wheel gearheads.
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