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Going Garage

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by Ryan King

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Having the right infrastructure to support a car hobby is just as important as having the infrastructure in place to support a society.

One of the most significant portions of that hobby infrastructure is having the right facilities.

As I mentioned back in January, I'm rolling out a more complete view of my car hobby, one that includes not only cars, but the buildings needed to support my automotive pastime. To that end I'm continuing the work I began with the review of two books related to automotive architecture, the Gas Station in America and the Garage, by getting more social with the Garage Journal and Houzz.

You can connect with me on the Garage Journal under the name hrspwrjunkie and on Houzz as classicsandperformance.

On Houzz you'll find my ideas for garages curated under a number of different groupings related to style or intent.

I hope you're busy making your own garage ideas a reality and that you'll find something useful in both places.

In other news, I've recently finished reading another great title on automotive history, Motoring: The Highway Experience in America, also by John A. Jakle and Keith A. Sculle. Although it covers the entire gamut of the development of the automobile from the angle of its impact on America both culturally and economically, it provides a unique overview of its impact on the architecture and how it propelled the development of it over the 20th century. I think it's an important read if you want to have a better understanding and sense of perspective for automotive-related buildings, so I've written a review and posted it in the Book Reviews section if you're interested.

Until next time, keep her out of the ditches.


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