Photographer Photographed

Last modified on 2011-07-29 14:32:28 GMT. 1 comment. Top.

People always say you never see a picture of a photographer.

It is true that we shooters usually hide behind the camera, but occasionally someone snaps a picture of us at work or on vacation. Here are a few images friends have taken of me when I got on the other side of the lens.

Rare Finds Book Is Here

Last modified on 2011-07-29 14:34:36 GMT. 1 comment. Top.

[This press release came from the publisher of my upcoming book.]

NORTH BRANCH, Minn.For the past 20 years, renowned automotive journalist Jerry Heasley has been documenting the rediscovery of rare muscle cars in barns, garages, fields, and the most unexpected places. These stories have appeared in Muscle Car Review, Mustang Monthly, Mopar Muscle, and Vette and won over a large audience. Some of these cars have simply become fixtures in garages while others have been forgotten, neglected, and/or abandoned. Some owners have passed away and left their beloved muscle cars behind, some have been claimed by unappreciative spouses, exported to a foreign country, and even hidden in plain sight. With that, their collectibility, value, and historical significance have gone unrecognized. These cars have been waiting for a knowledgeable enthusiast to appreciate their stature and return them to their former glory. These unusual circumstances and the extremes dedicated enthusiasts have gone to acquire these cars have created a fascinating collection of stories.

Many stories chronicle the adventures of collector car buyers doing intense research, checking many sites, and making umpteen phone calls to discover an extremely valuable yet forgotten muscle while others simply fall into lucky car collector’s hands. Whether it has been fate, circumstance, hard work, or pure luck, Heasley brings each collector car quest to life in vivid and compelling detail. The collection of fascinating stories contains iconic cars, such as the 1970 Shelby GT350, 1968 Dodge Hemi Dart drag race car, 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302, 1969 Ford Torino Talledega, 1969 Chevy COPO Camaro, 1969 Dodge Daytona Charger, and many, many others.

The 8.5 x 11” softbound book (ISBN: 978-1-934709-52-8) features 144 pages packed with 225 color photos.

The May 2011 release may be ordered for $29.95 plus $6.95 shipping and handling by calling CarTech at 1-800-551-4754 or by visiting

Special Offer From Author: I will send a signed book  for $29.95 plus $5.05 for priority mail shipping (United States). The total is $35 even. Send me an email ( or hit the contact button) with the address to send your book. I will email you back with details on how to pay- either PayPal or send a check to an address I will email back to you. If your club wants multiple copies, I can send them. Once, I sent 60 books to a club in Ohio. They gave each member a signed book for their Christmas party.


  1. Posted March 26, 2012 at 1:33 am by John Henry | Permalink

    Hi Jerry , Been saving Musclecars since I was 15 , now 51 I just brought home a 1980 TA in White with deluxe tan interior , Most of these were that TURD (Gold) or Smokey and the …… You get it. Great story with this one and just last year . Also have 1971 SS 454 Chevelle , 1966 GT-350H , 1969 Z28 rs , 1970.5 low Spoiler Z28 , 1972 Challenger 340 4BBL 3 Black , 1969 Indy 500 Pace car all with great stories . Let me know take care JFH

    • Posted May 11, 2012 at 10:06 pm by Devin | Permalink

      the second one is not a GT500, it is a Shelby GT-H. they are esltneialsy normal GT’s with just exhaust, intake, computer calibration, and 3.73 gears. they come in Automatic because they are a special edition called GT-H. the H stands for Hertz, rental car company that rented out these special edition cars. very few of the Hertz cars were manuals.

  2. Posted April 3, 2012 at 2:22 pm by Todd Tatro | Permalink

    I have several pictures of the scene of when I pulled a ’68 GT500KR out of a backyard in Austin Texas in 2002. I would like to share them and my story with you.

    • Posted April 3, 2012 at 5:06 pm by owner | Permalink

      Great. My cell is 806-236-3681.
      Jerry Heasley

  3. Posted May 21, 2012 at 12:17 pm by Jose Lopez | Permalink

    I recently read your Magazine article on the Super Cheetah and Bill Thomas, I sent a suggestion to CarTech Books and I am wondering why don’t you do a Book on Bill Thomas,The Cheetah,Bill Thomas Chevrolet,the relationship and The BTM camaros and other Cars?No one has done it.

  4. Posted June 13, 2012 at 2:06 pm by Alan Brown | Permalink

    Hey Jerry. I live in South Carolina and I went to buy a 64 Galaxie XL in Georgia from a guy with a small collection of cars. He had Jerry Lee Lewis’s first new car. A 1958 Ford Skyliner hardtop convertible. He also had the finance contract Jerry signed to buy it in 1958. I took 4 pictures of it and will send them to you via email if you will contact me with an email address to send them to. It’s a beautiful black with red interior car.

    • Posted June 25, 2012 at 1:17 am by owner | Permalink

      My email address is

      All you have to do is hit contact me on my website, though.

      Sounds like an interesting story. Is the car a “Rare Find” type or just a car a guy owns?


  5. Posted June 14, 2012 at 1:27 pm by TShirt | Permalink

    I respect you for writing this book and intend to purchase it. As you point out, you don’t do everything for the money. You do it for the love of it.

  6. Posted April 2, 2013 at 10:51 am by Mark Santee | Permalink

    Hi, Would you happen to have a copy of “The Shelby GT” book that features the 2007 Shelby GT? I saw your name on a forum as a possible source. My wife has a 2007 Shelby GT and i would love to get a copy of this for her upcoming birthday. Thanks, Mark 610-248-3257

    • Posted March 20, 2014 at 9:04 pm by owner | Permalink

      I have one, but haven’t seen it in a while. I also have a Shelby GT jacket signed by Carroll Shelby. These jackets were made for the production team. I got one because I was shooting all the new Shelby cars.

  7. Posted April 12, 2013 at 9:33 am by Henrik Forss | Permalink

    Hi, my name is Hank. I am currently working on a article about Buddy Baker’s 1969 Charger Daytona, for Swedish based Gasoline Magazine.
    I recently photgraphed it at Canepa Design, where it currently resides.

    This lead me to a curiousity in the record holding 88 car. I found an article online from 2002:

    I would love to write the whole story, and would really want to use the images from that story. Do they belong to Greg Kwiatkowski, and do you know how i can get ahold of him?

    Would appreciate any lead and help in this matter.

    Thanks you / Hank Forss

  8. Posted April 17, 2013 at 10:17 am by Vicki Park | Permalink

    We are trying to locate a February 2010 issue of Corvette Fever & have been unsuccessful so far – do you have any contacts to refer?

  9. Posted April 28, 2013 at 9:28 pm by Keith Rowell | Permalink

    Mr. Heasley,
    I sent you an email earlier tonight about recommendations for book publishing. I am in the process of writing an automotive book and would be appreciative of any input you could give on publishing. I have researched some of the major publishers for these types of publications, but there is no substitute for first hand knowledge. I would like your thoughts on going with a traditional publisher, an online publisher or any other recommendations you might have on the subject. You can contact me at the email address provided or call me at (850) 572-6232. Based on the types of books you author, I also think you will be very interested in the subject of my book. Thanks for any information you can provide.

  10. Posted June 10, 2013 at 10:37 am by David Baldino | Permalink

    Dear Mr. Heasley,
    Good morning! I would like to say it was a pleasure meeting you at the “Carlisle Ford Nationals” on Saturday, June 8th, 2013. I appreciate you taking the time to photograph my “Mustang Dinner Plate”. Also, I enjoyed George Munstermen driving you around in his miniature Ford Mustang. (Took some great candid shots of the both of you) If your ever in New Jersey, please contact me.
    Thanks again!

  11. Posted November 23, 2013 at 8:40 am by Don Harrow | Permalink

    Back in August of 2011 you took pictures of my 1961 Corvette at Corvettes of Carlisle. Those pictures are in the February 2014 issue of Vette Magazine and they look “GREAT”.
    Thank you for having my Corvette seen through your camera lens.
    Cheers-Don Harrow

    • Posted March 20, 2014 at 8:53 pm by owner | Permalink

      Black with red interior and fuel injection, you have a great Vette.


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