British (Invasion) Guitarist Jeff Beck talks through his hotrods and car collection for Car Crazy. Jeff built most of his American hot-rods with is own bare hands -just take a look at the album cover for his epic 2001 album You Had it Coming – Jeff likes to get his hands dirty. Before he found success with the Yardbirds Jeff worked in a car body shop to help make ends meet. Jeff spent his first significant sum of money from music on a 1963 Corvette Stingray and he has been steadily adding to his garage / guitar shop ever since.
His large car collection includes a 1963 Split Screen 360 horse small block Corvette, and a 1932 chopped 3 window coup. Barry Maguiar meets Jeff at his estate in Sussex and takes a look at Jeff’s barn full of rods; it turns out Jeff’s been sourcing his hot rod parts from legends of the rod scene like Pete Chapouris, Barry Lobeck and Roy Brizio.
Here are links to Chapouris, Lobeck and Brizio websites: