Sales from a new book celebrating the rides of famous motorcycle enthusiasts will go to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. The publication, titled "Rockin' Garages: Collecting, Racing and Riding with Rock's Great Gearheads," explores the car and motorcycle collections of famous musicians, including members of iconic bands like AC/DC and Pink Floyd.
Authors Tom Cotter and Ken Gross profiled a variety of musicians and their cars and motorcycles. They eventually compiled the stories behind how these individuals initially became involved with the auto and motorsports industries and began expanding their personal collection of rides. From first cars to custom choppers, the book delves into the history of each musician's obsession, and gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at their favorite rides.
The hardcover book spans 192 pages, with hundreds of photographs detailing the extent of these famous collections. The kickoff will take place at 20th Century Cycles in Oyster Bay, New York, better known as the bike shop of musician Billy Joel, and a portion of all book sales will be donated to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Proceeds from the sale of various motorcycle accessories and book paraphernalia sold at the event will also go to the efforts.
Motorcycle enthusiasts in the New York area will not want to miss out on the opportunity to help others while also gaining insight into the fascinating world of celebrity car and motorcycle collections.