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Last Updated: 16 June 2020

From Tom Cotter's The Corvette in the Barn: More Great Stories of Automotive Archaeology: 11 More Barn-Finding Tips

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1. Lawyers are a Barn-Finder's Best Friend
Make friends with local lawyers, who may know about estates that are being settled due to bankruptcy, death or whatever. You never know, something interesting just might be lurking in that old garage out back.

2. Check Out Estate Auction Websites
Lately, the contents of more and more estate auctions are being listed on the Internet. Sometimes listed between the porcelain doll collection and the wooden kitchen cabinet, there might be a Maserati...

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Last Updated: 12 June 2020

From Tom Cotter's The Hemi in the Barn: More Great Stories of Automotive Archaeology: Top 20 Barn-Finding Tips 

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Chances are that you remember car guys who fiddled with old hot rods, sports or antique cars in the town where you grew up. Even if you moved away two or three decades ago, that doesn't mean that enthusiast doesn't still live there. As you read in Tom's story on his own barn-find cars, He bought an Abarth coupe from the estate of a man who he remembered worked on cool cars in his driveway when he was a kid.


The weekends are the best time to discover cars that might be hidden in people’s garages.  That’s the time when people do yard work and house cleaning chores, and often open up their garages to take out rakes, shovels, ladders, etc.  And guess what? Those cars that are usually hidden behind garage doors are often exposed then.  Tom has often thought that X-ray vision would be the most handy talent to have in searching for old cars.  However, searching on weekends is the next best thing.

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Last Updated: 24 April 2020

My younger brother Mike had grown up to become a true car guy. Shunning the conveniences and boredom of driving a new car, he instead gravitated towards building his own rides. Some people found the dichotomy quite odd, as he was a certified A-mechanic at a Porsche dealership, yet drove to work in a primer grey ’55 Nomad wagon or on a Shovelhead chopper. You’ve possibly seen this type of character portrayed in the movies; one who looks totally out of place in his environment yet functions with an ethereal calmness while surrounded by the calamities of daily life.

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Last Updated: 17 September 2020

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Good Afternoon,
We were looking forward to seeing you at the Car Show Long Island Fall 2020 TOBAY Classic, scheduled for Sunday October 10th, however due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and New York State restrictions on large gatherings, we must unfortunately cancel the Fall show.  Trust us … we’re just as disappointed as you are.
That said, we’re happy to inform you that the Car Show Long Island Team is in the planning stages for the 2021 Spring Classic - scheduled for Saturday, April 24th at TOBAY Beach!
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In closing, we thank you for taking part in Car Show Long Island Food Drives to benefit Island Harvest. Your generosity has helped to raise over 30 tons of food for those in need of food assistance during this public health pandemic.  Please stay tuned for future events planned for our Car Show Long Island family in the near future, with  details to arrive via e-mail and posted on Stay healthy, safe and enjoy the fall season.
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