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Auto Biography - A Classic Car, an Outlaw Motorhead, and 57 Years of the American Dream

Earl Swift

A brilliant blend of Shop Class as Soulcraft and The Orchid Thief, Earl Swift's wise, funny, and captivating Auto Biography follows an outlaw-genius auto mechanic as he painstakingly attempts to restores a classic 1957 Chevy to its former glory-all while the FBI and local law enforcement close in. To Tommy Arney, the old cars at Moyock Muscle are archeological artifacts, twentieth-century fossils that represent a place and a people utterly devoted to the automobile and transformed by it. But to his rural North Carolina town, they're not history; they're junk. When Tommy acquires a rusted out wreck of an old Chevy and promises to return it to a shiny, chromed work of American art, he sees one last chance to salvage his respect, keep himself out of jail, and save his business. But for this folk hero who is often on the wrong side of the law, the odds of success are long, especially when the FBI, local authorities, and the bank are closing in. Written for motor heads and automotive novices alike, Auto biography interweaves this improbable hero's journey with the story of one iconic car to chart the rise, fall, and rebirth of the American Dream. Told in words and eight pages of photos, this wise, charming, and heartbreaking true story is an indelible portrait of a man, a machine, and a nation on the road from a glorious past into an unknown future.

A brilliant blend of Shop Class as Soulcraft and The Orchid Thief, Earl Swift's wise, funny, and captivating Auto Biography follows an outlaw-genius auto mechanic as he painstakingly attempts to restores a classic 1957 Chevy to its former glory-all while the FBI and local law enforcement close in. To Tommy Arney, the old cars at Moyock Muscle are archeological artifacts, twentieth-century fossils that represent a place and a people utterly devoted to the automobile and transformed by it. But to his rural North Carolina town, they're not history; they're junk. When Tommy acquires a rusted out wreck of an old Chevy and promises to return it to a shiny, chromed work of American art, he sees one last chance to salvage his respect, keep himself out of jail, and save his business. But for this folk hero who is often on the wrong side of the law, the odds of success are long, especially when the FBI, local authorities, and the bank are closing in. Written for motor heads and automotive novices alike, Auto biography interweaves this improbable hero's journey with the story of one iconic car to chart the rise, fall, and rebirth of the American Dream. Told in words and eight pages of photos, this wise, charming, and heartbreaking true story is an indelible portrait of a man, a machine, and a nation on the road from a glorious past into an unknown future.
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A brilliant blend of Shop Class as Soulcraft and The Orchid Thief, Earl Swift's wise, funny, and captivating Auto Biography follows an outlaw-genius auto mechanic as he painstakingly attempts to restores a classic 1957 Chevy to its former glory-all while the FBI and local law enforcement close in. To Tommy Arney, the old cars at Moyock Muscle are archeological artifacts, twentieth-century fossils that represent a place and a people utterly devoted to the automobile and transformed by it. But to his rural North Carolina town, they're not history; they're junk. When Tommy acquires a rusted out wreck of an old Chevy and promises to return it to a shiny, chromed work of American art, he sees one last chance to salvage his respect, keep himself out of jail, and save his business. But for this folk hero who is often on the wrong side of the law, the odds of success are long, especially when the FBI, local authorities, and the bank are closing in. Written for motor heads and automotive novices alike, Auto biography interweaves this improbable hero's journey with the story of one iconic car to chart the rise, fall, and rebirth of the American Dream. Told in words and eight pages of photos, this wise, charming, and heartbreaking true story is an indelible portrait of a man, a machine, and a nation on the road from a glorious past into an unknown future.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Greg Itzin

Length:

12h 4m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:29


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

31:37


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

31:30


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

41:02


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

28:22


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

34:32


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

32:55


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

46:49


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

35:45


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

40:49


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

44:42


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

43:48


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

29:49


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

32:28


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

35:06


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

28:18


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

29:11


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

40:04


Part 4, Chapter 18
Part 4, Chapter 18

32:27


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

38:24


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

45:21


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

01:04