Synopses & Reviews
Every gearhead dreams of having a great garage-a clean, well-lit, functional place to work on cars, motorcycles, etc. And whether your garage is a simple workspace or a shrine to your toys, there's always something to improve. Inside Ultimate Garage Handbook you'll find tips on best utilizing your space and 16 step-by-step projects that will take your garage from average to ultimate and make you the envy of the neighborhood. Author Richard Newton-an ASE Master Technician and author of 101 Projects for Your Corvette 1984-1996, Corvette Restoration Guide 1963-1967, and How to Restore and Modify Your Corvette 1968-82-takes a real-world approach to each project, including cost, time, tools, skill level, and more. From lighting upgrades, flooring upgrades, and storage solutions to ways to incorporate special equipment like air compressors, heaters, blasting cabinets, and workbenches, Ultimate Garage Handbook is the perfect addition to the hands-on car aficionado's library.About the AuthorCorvette expert, Richard Newton is an ASE Master Technician who spent 15 years in the auto service industry before becoming a magazine editor and freelance automotive writer. He resides in Lakeland, Florida.
Cruzin' Magazine, March/April 2006 (circ. unavailable)"A how-to manual to accompany the elegant Ultimate Garages by Phil Berg that came out two years ago. Many garages in the book seem beyond the average guy's pocketbook, but this new handbook offers advice on how to make your old garage, or the new one you're building in your head, look like a million bucks. But most important, the information here will make it a practical garage. Even if you're satisfied with your workspace and don't want to move anything because it's been in place for 20 years, this book could make you rethink things."
Street Commodores (AUS), June 2006
“This book will do two things: make you drool with envy and put your bank balance in serious jeopardy. More than most books we’ve reviewed, Ultimate Garage Handbook betrays its American origins and idiosyncrasies throughout, but you should consider it a great source of inspiration for your own garage or workshop project.
“Still, the best reason to buy this book is just for sheer inspiration. Whether you’re just looking to clean up the space you’ve already got or you’re building a new house and want to get your garage workshop needs sorted before the first brick is laid, this book will fill in all the blank spots you’d normally forget.
“We’d recommend this book to anybody who spends more time in their garage than with their wife or girlfriend, or single guys that wish to die happy but alone.”
MSNBC.com, July 25, 2006“Auto buffs should pick up Richard Newton’s Ultimate Garage Handbook."
Every gearhead dreams of having a great garage--a place in which to store his or her cars, motorcycles, bicycles, etc.--a clean, well-lit place to put those toys on display, where they can be worked on comfortably and safely. Beautiful color photography displays equally beautiful garages. The elements within these garages are broken down into present step-by-step projects that help the reader create their perfect garage. This color how-to title runs the gamut from lighting upgrades, flooring upgrades, and storage solutions to ways to incorporate special pieces such as air compressors, heaters, blasting cabinets, work benches, toolboxes, and more. "Ultimate Garage Handbook is aimed primarily at folks who already have a garage and want to equip it properly.
Beautiful color photography displays equally beautiful garages. The elements within these garages are broken down into present step-by-step projects that help the reader create their perfect garage
About the Author
Richard Newton is an ASE-certified Master Technician who spent 15 years in the automotive service industry before becoming an automotive magazine editor and freelance writer. He has written five books to date, including Corvette C5 Performance Projects, 101 Projects for Your Corvette and Ultimate Garage Handbook. Newton lives in Bonita Springs, Florida.