Stop. You’ve found a Rare Find in a barn or a storage building, maybe in a field or a chicken coupe. Before you disturb the archaeology of the scene, e-mail me through the Contact Me bar on the right side of this screen or call 806-236-3681. I would like to take pictures before you pull the vehicle out of its hiding place.
My deal is Rare Finds. I have written columns and articles now in car magazines for over 20 years on the subject. Too often, the person who uncovers the Rare Find does not take pictures. They retrieve the car and then take pictures.
Your Rare Find is worth much more if you document the uncovering process. That’s where I come in. I can take the images as well as write up the Rare Find in a national magazine.
I’ve written hundreds of these articles in my columns in car magazines. I pioneered this concept in the 1980s.
My first Rare Find was a 1965 Shelby GT350 Competition, a factory racecar, uncovered in Mexico. The car appeared at the Shelby car show in Dallas in 1989. People crowded around this car, sans the engine and many other parts. However, the Shelby tag revealed the heritage. This was the first Shelby Mustang racecar and with a storied history. I immediately called my editor at “Mustang Monthly” asking to do a story on the car.
Later, I did a long article in “Popular Hot Rodding” on Rare Finds in El Paso and Juarez, Mexico. Soon, I had the column on Rare Finds in Hot Rod’s “Mustang” magazine. The column proved a big hit. I expanded the column to “Mopar Muscle,” then “Muscle Car Review” and “Vette.”
I even do Rare Finds of old hot rods, as well as any other old cars. Most of these stories come from readers. I call them for the details and either get pictures from them or go to the scene and take my own images.