Welcome to the first ever show from the streets of Chicago at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show (MCACN). Ryan Brutt, the Auto Archeologist himself, brought out man Scotty Stap into the event to get a deeper look at what has become the premier annual muscle car event in the country! MCACN is a unique show in that both original, unrestored, barn find, and rare/oddball unique muscle cars are curated along with barn finds, specialty restoration parts suppliers, and everything in between! Thanks to Ryan we also secured a significant interview with Bob Ashton, the Managing Member of the show. We last had Bob on in the show in 2015 (Episode 265), so we were definitely overdue for a catchup!
TMCP #419: Ryan Brutt, The Auto Archaeologist, A Deep Dive Into Finding Forgotten Cars – Pro-Touring Update, Big Red Camaro and RJ Gottlieb special interview
This week is a returning fan favorite friend of the show, Ryan Brutt. It is always great talking to Ryan and in this interview he does an even deeper dive into how he finds cars and yet still protect the owners from the endless calls that his pictures would definitely generate.
Ryan has long had a love of cars and a great joy in the hunt of hidden automotive treasures. His quest has led to meeting many people and helping a great majority of them to either start the restoration they have put off for year, or sell it to a worthy buyer who will treat it with respect and love.
This episode of the Pro-Touring update is a great interview with RJ Gottlieb discussing everything Big Red Camaro related. I previously interviewed RJ five years ago in Episode 253 and I knew we had to do it again. RJ covers rebuilding the car and even previous to that, the evolution from stock vehicle to full tube frame chassis and Nascar parts.
TMCP #357: Ryan Brutt – Barn Find Cars and Screen used Generals ; The Pro-Touring Update with Larry Callahan
In this episode of TMCP our feature guest is Ryan Brutt, THE Auto Archaeologist. Ryan has been on the show once before in episode 325 where he discussed how to find classic cars in barns. This time around Ryan has a new book detailing his best barn finds in pictures and words.
For Ryan, finding cars in barns is a full time job. He travels across the country asking people at garages and parts stores about the locations of hidden barn find cars. Making connections and friends is a major key in the way he finds these forgotten classics. To save money he will spend nights at peoples houses while he researches new old car leads. He writes articles for many major magazine platforms and is a regular contributor to your favorite rag.
Insight from The Automotive Archaeologist – Ryan Brutt’s Barn Find Tricks!