has been America's Motor City for decades. It's home to Ford, General
Motors, and Chrysler, as well as numerous auto industry companies and
specialty and speed shops. At the same time, it's the poster child for
urban blight and dysfunction. It's truly a city of contrasts, which
presented challenges and opportunities in equal measure to barn finder
In Motor City Barn Finds, Cotter plies his trade in a locale
rich with automotive history. Detroit's lost cars are abandoned in empty
lots, resident in decrepit buildings, squirreled away in garages, and
stashed in historic wrecking yards.
Behind the wheel of his classic 1939 Ford Woodie, Cotter trolls the
back streets and neighborhoods of this historic city looking for lost
automotive gems accompanied by photographer Michael Alan Ross.
As America's Motor City, Detroit is an emotional and historical mecca
for car enthusiasts, capable of drawing hundreds of thousands of car
people for events like Woodward Dream Cruise and attracting
design-forward companies like Shinola. At the same time, it's
intimidating to navigate, with numerous dodgy neighborhoods and risky
abandoned factory sites. Add it all together and you have fascinating
and intriguing opportunities to dig for barn-find gold.