If you’re looking to restore or repair your collector car, it would sure be nice if the project came with an instruction manual. Sure, there are plenty of Haynes manuals and Bentley books to guide you through the travails of the mechanicals, but what about the rest of the car- the body, soft-bits and trim? Do you have any idea how to restore plated plastic pieces? Well, fortunately the Motorbooks Workshop tome, How to Restore Your Collector Car has been the the go-to book for amateur restorers and maintainers for over a decade. In that first edition, Tom Brownell detailed everything from finding the right car to entering the finished product in a show. Chapters broke down each step of the restoration process, focusing on such common sense, but often overlooked aspects as proper disaseembly- do you keep a supply of zip-lock bags of various sizes and a sharpie in the garage? For this 2nd edition, automotive writer Jason Scott updates Brownell’s original with info on more recent cars, as well techniques and products that have been developed over the past decade. Also, a slew of color photos – detailing the whats and hows – have been added. Will How to Restore Your Collector Car turn you into an award-winning automotive restoration expert? Probably not, but if terms such as dollies, magnaflux and hog rings mean nothing to you, this should be required reading before you try and tackle any kind of restoration project. How to Restore Your Collector Car 2nd Edition Author: Tom Brownell (2nd Edition Additions: Jason Scott) Format: Softbound Pages: 288 ISBN-13: 9780760335413 Catalog ID: 145823 Price: $29.99 Available from Motorbooks.com How to Restore Your Collector Car 2 Edition was provided by the publisher for the purposes of review.