GO GO GODZILLA!

This has been my life for almost a year. Eat, sleep and breathe this project. These pages represent the WERK CREW book. However to Godzilla, they represent the Tokyo landscape, a.k.a. his favorite stomping grounds.

I’ve made a lot of progress on the book but it’s not yet ready. I anticipated getting fired from my day job, did everything I could to make it happen, but no such luck. So the book gets worked on during the weeknights and weekends. Also, I’ve increased the page count by an additional twenty pages bringing it to a total of 120 pages plus cover – 124 pages total. I’d like to give you guys a hard release date but I honestly can’t at this time. Just know that I am working hard behind the scenes to deliver something very unique and hopefully a “must have” for all those involved in the early Porsche air-cooled culture.

In re: to the content, I’ve gathered my friends and made some new ones to be part of this book. Aside from being talented writers, photographers, craftsmen and artists – they share one thing in common: they are all early Porsche owners and true enthusiasts. This is genuinely reflected in their contributions to the book and for this…I am very grateful. Thank you Randy Wells, Harvey Weidman, John Gray, John Glynn, Jamie Lipman, Paul Wilson, John Goriup, Ron Wolfe, Nick Maggio and Thorsten Klein.

The last part of the book will feature my photography from the last few years of early Porsche events. If you have attended the same events then there is a good chance that you and/or your car will be in the book. There’s a lot of photos that I haven’t released on the blog that will be in the book.

The print quantity will be low – approx 250. This is a limited market. Priority will be given to those who have left comment on the NOTIFY ME WHEN BOOK IS READY section. BTW, I have publicized all comments for that section. The direct emails will not be made public. This book will be sold direct from me with maybe a couple distributors across the pond. One of the most FAQs is “will you ship international?” The answer is “yes.”

Pricing? I don’t know. It won’t be $10 per book and it won’t be $100. Somewhere in between. That’s a terrible answer…I know but it will have to do for now.

Let me get back to all the fun creative wErk and figure out all the business stuff later.

Hey did you guys notice some of my favorite books next to my bedside? Monster Children magazine and Deus – the House of Simple Pleasures. I don’t surf, skate, BMX or ride motorcycles but I love looking at this stuff!

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7 Responses to GO GO GODZILLA!

  1. John Skrbinsek says:

    I hope it’ll be hardback…

  2. andrea70 says:

    Bob, please, forget the price and made it in a LUXURY edition, like the Zwart porsche book. I want to feel the VALUE of your wonderfoul job every time i’ll read the book. From the land of art and beauty. (Italy, of course)

  3. Bob Tilton says:

    Hmmm… may have to do a limited edition hard cover!

  4. here’s another vote for someone who would prefer a hardcover to a softcover. there is just more gravitas to a hardcover- and for something like this, every bit deserving.

  5. Jason says:

    Echoing the prior sentiments. Hardback makes it more substantial…as stated, more gravitas! Your work deserves it!

  6. Bob Tilton says:

    I never intended this to be a hard cover but may reconsider. It would drive the cost up which is a concern.

  7. put another way, i actually hadn’t expected it to be softbound until you mentioned it (not that i wouldn’t buy a soft cover…). but the possibility hadn’t entered my mind.

    i understand that that’s a dollars-and-cents decision, though (and not an easy one, it appears).

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