Through photographs and imagination, classic cars and trucks come alive to tell all about their past and current lives in "Restorations: Travels Through the Time Tunnel." Along with the photos, fantasy and whimsy combine to paint an amusing picture of life in a boneyard. While all the vehicles have hopes of making it to the restoration garage someday, each, in their own way, becomes a little restored by simply sharing their stories with the author/photographer. Shot in and around Bozeman, Montana, the photographs of these beautiful automotive creations bring back memories of what once was and present glimpses of what could be. One thing for certain that can be said about this work is:
Old cars & trucks never die-
they just invent new stories
A native Montanan, Jim Weiel holds degrees from Montana State University and Duke University. Following postdoctoral training at the University of Washington, Jim entered the pharmaceutical industry where, for sixteen years, he served in a variety of roles for a major pharmaceutical company attempting to discover the next generation of medicines to treat various human afflictions. In his career, Jim has worked in the areas of cancer, HIV, and diabetes/obesity and has published numerous original research articles in all these disciplines. In addition to being a scientist, Jim is an award-winning photographer and "Restorations" marks the transition between his scientific and artistic careers. Always a Westerner at heart, Jim resides in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife, son and two cats.