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Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic (Signed)

Siegel, Rob

ISBN 10: 0837617200 / ISBN 13: 9780837617206
Published by Bentley Publishers, 2013
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Title: Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic (Signed)

Publisher: Bentley Publishers

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Softcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Synopsis:

In Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic, Rob Siegel shares his secrets to buying, fixing, and driving cool cars without risking the kids' tuition money or destroying his marriage. And that's something to brag about considering the dozens of cars, including twenty-five BMW 2002s, that have passed through his garage over the past three decades.

A geophysicist by day and self-professed car junkie in his free time, Siegel explores his passion for cars with unflinching honesty and offers a unique window into the Car Guy mind. For over 25 years, Rob has written a monthly column called "The Hack Mechanic" for the BMW Car Club of America's magazine Roundel. Along the way he reflects on the genesis of his fascination with boxy little German sedans, the miserable Triumph GT6+ he owned in college, rebuilding the engine of his wife's VW bus in the kitchen of their first apartment, how cars affect family dynamics, and why men really love cars. And in showing how cars have repeatedly been the conduit for deep human connections in his life, Siegel reveals his controversial theory that beyond their greasy fingernails, gearheads are actually intimate, caring creatures. Siegel also explains why, in a world over which we have so little control, the act of diagnosing and painstakingly fixing broken cars can be immensely therapeutic. Just don't ask him to fix other people's cars!

With a steady dose of irreverent humor, Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic blends car stories, DIY advice, and cautionary tales in a way that will resonate with the car-obsessed (and the people who love them).

Review:

One of the best auto memoirs I've read in a long time...If your dad happens to be a car guy, Siegel's memoir would be a great Father's Day present. --The Boston Globe

'Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic' reminds me of summertime Saturdays when I was a boy and Dad and his buddies would park their rides - Mercs, Caddys, Chevys - in our broad dirt dooryard and make out with them...Rob Siegel, a writer with permanent grease under his nails, would've totally been into it. And this funny, frisky book tells why. --The New York Times

Inspired by John Muir's VW 'Idiot Book' (aren't we all), Rob Siegel spins a fab mix of Zen and 20w50 ... the wealth of advice and humorous stories will strike a chord with any classic car nut. --Classic Motoring

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