The music world took some time today to mourn the loss of rock and roll musician Jeff Beck. Beck passed away on Tuesday after a long illness, and many in the custom car and collector community also mourn his loss. He has a great collection of customs and hot rods and a long history of making great cars.
What band did Jeff Beck start with?
Beck became a major star in the late 1960s as a member of the Yardbirds for 20 months. Although he did not last long with the Yardbirds, he became a huge star with his own band, The Jeff Beck Group, and in the 1960s and 1970s as a solo artist. He has won eight Grammy Awards. He is in the Rock Hall twice, once for his work with the Yardbirds and also for his solo work. Rolling Stone called him one of the five greatest guitarists of all time.
Trucks were his second love.
What kind of cars does Jeff Beck own?
Although many of us know his music, his car collection was less known. According to him, he found the car hobby as a child when his parents bought him a copy of Rods and Customs magazine. He said he saw the cars there and fell in love with the vines, particularly the American custom. But Beck not only bought cars, he also made them.
He has built over 30 cars and owned 14 custom cars and trucks.
What cars did Jeff Beck own?
Jeff Beck has 14 cars. In his collection, he has three Corvettes, a 1932 three-window coupe, and a 1932 Ford Deuce coupe. It was a copy of the car from the 1973 movie “American Graffiti”. He also has some British classics, including a 1947 MG TC. But they’re not all classics, some are just classics, like his 2007 movie.
BIC has traditionally been in the automotive business
In a 2016 interview with USA Today, he criticized self-driving or self-driving cars. Like his guitar playing, which many early rock and roll greats emulated, he likes his cars to have a hard edge.
If you’d like to see Beck’s full collection, he published a book called “BECK 01” in 2016. The book contains photos of his hot rods, guitars, concerts, and some great footage of him playing welding guitar, and messing with any number of hot rods.