Motorcycle Dream Garages is a fascinating and beautifully photographed homage to dozens of folks who are obsessed by motorcycles as well as to the spaces they create to house those obsessions. Klancher (along with Kevin Cameron--who wrote the foreword--and collaborators Rick Schunk, Mike Seate, and Kris Palmer) has done an excellent job illustrating these with his excellent photography. In some of the photos, we can almost smell the grease and feel the grit of the parts-packed spaces. Additionally, Klancher manages to capture the character of his subjects with spare and succinct text that both tells us what drives these people as well as keeps us entertained. (His write-up on the secretive Hollywood fellow with the incredible toy collection is a masterful--and funny--portrait in words.) In the end, this book certainly deserves a space on the garage bookshelf of anyone who has ever longed for a bigger/better/badder barn for their bikes. And yes, the $75 price tag on this tome might be a bit steep to some in this climate, but just think of it as research or inspiration. --Friction Zone magazine
Klancher has created a work which is guaranteed to fascinate wrenches of all stripes and make them green with envy at the same time. In fact, when I took the book down to the shop, where I am employed, I almost had to engage in physical combat to regain possession of it from my co-workers. As a long time enthusiast book editor, Klancher has knowledge of his subject matter which is truly impressive, but I never felt like he was beating me over the head with it. It is also obvious that he is a true motor-head and loves sharing his passion and insights with others. If you have ever spent time spinning wrenches on bikes or dreamed of building your own custom garage or shop this book is a must have. --Examiner.com
All about the coolest garages in existence. If you are a garage person or maybe just looking for inspiration to make your own space cooler, this is a must-read. --Racer X Illustrated
From the Inside Flap
The keepers of motorcycle spaces have stories to tell. To create Motorcycle Dream Garages, author Lee Klancher traveled across North America to give readers an inside look at the homes of some legendary motorcycles and their well-known collectors. Many of these spaces have never been photographed for publication before, and a few are secret havens that would only allow access on the condition that the owners’ identities be kept secret. These anonymous hideouts include a large space in Southern California that houses a collection of exotic high-performance motorcycles, as well as a New York warehouse that is shared by an eclectic group of 10 motorcycle collectors and builders. The less-secretive garages encompass many great motorcycling stories, including Rising Wolf Garage, which housed the famous FDNY Dream Bike—the CB750 that was bought by a firefighter who was later killed in the September 11, 2001, World Trade Center attacks. Klancher also focuses his lens on the space where Chris Cosentino designed and built an innovative race chassis and later built a complete motorcycle for Moto2 competition in the FIM Grand Prix series. Other profiles include the garage of Hollywood stunt motorcycle rider and race champion John Hateley, the dining room that is home to the world’s most valuable motorcycle, and an $8 million place in the hometown of builder Roger Goldammer.