This record of images covers since the cars were acquired by James, that is, their initial condition, then continues detailing the restoration process, immediately you can find the customization steps and culminates with the final finish, which of course also You can appreciate it live and direct.
Another element that is almost as important or may even steal the limelight, is the video that the vocalist produced for each of these pieces of art that undoubtedly have great charm.
In this footage, Hetfield will briefly but consistently relate what this acquisition means to him, this explanation is displayed next to the information plate, additionally it will tell how the restoration and customization process went from the first moment and until it ended, and he will confess the reason for each of the nicknames that he has given them.
It should be clarified that not only the vehicles have been the owners of the entire scene of the Petersen Automotive Museum, because, despite the fact that this is a passion different from music, rock never ceases to be present in the singer’s life. In addition to the Metallica theme, with various designs and the already known logo of the band, you can also see some instruments that at one time belonged to Hetfield’s bandmates, and to himself. Logically, each one has its signature, its description, some photos of each musician playing it, and a statement from the former owner. However, there are two elements that stand out from all the others. One of them is a guitar that James also restored and placed some additional details on it; it is an ESP Hollow Body. On the other hand, there is also a sound amplifier that was also rearranged by the same singer, and that may have some characteristics similar to the “Skyscraper” in terms of painting.
Regarding the instruments, the opening day could be complemented with an auction of ESP electric guitars. In total, there were two, a Black Satin Vulture and a Snow White Snakebyte. It is worth noting that the bid was open to the public, so anyone interested and with a reasonable budget had the opportunity to participate and acquire some of these incredible musical instruments.
Reclaimed Rust – Custom Car Collection by James Hetfield of Metallica