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Neil Peart’s last book is available for pre-order

Neil Peart not only loved motorcycles, he also had a passion for cars. Especially silver sports cars from the 60s and 70s. At the time of his death, he had at least six beauties in immaculate condition. He called them his Silver Surfers. It included:

  • 1963 Corvette Stingray
  • 1964 Aston Martin DB5 (the famous James Bond model)
  • 1969 Lotus Europa
  • 1964 Shelby Cobra (the only black car in the collection)

The collection sold in 2021 for US$3.9 million.

Said Neil: “The title Silver Surfers for my collection of cars occurred to me while driving my DB5 up and down the Pacific Coast Highway. Because it felt right to me, I guess – the idea that I was just one of the wave riders…

In search of natural peace, I often drove out that way and up in to the Santa Monica Mountains. Out past Malibu to Ventura County, I’d weave along barren ridges of rock and vegetation, the ocean always on one big side…

The waves were slow and gentle, or churned out a powerful, rolling rhythm…”

The book is now available for pre-order with delivery expected after May 3.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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