For Immediate Release
December 1, 2006
HD: Easy-to-use Wiring Diagrams now available for vintage sports car & motorcycle
Waukesha, WI - On the other side of the Cheddar Curtain, baby-boomers Doug & Collette Jacobs work
tirelessly to help their fellow car and motorcycle enthusiasts. The problem, as they see it, is that when a
classic car or motorcycle experiences an electrical problem, the wiring diagrams they are forced to turn to
can be more work than the wiring. These diagrams appear to be made for people who have never heard an
optometrist say "reading glasses."
The 11” x 17” Color Wiring Diagrams from Prospero's Garage were specifically created for car and
motorcycle enthusiasts who, because they've crossed the four decade mark, can't read tiny factory wiring
diagrams. The type is small and the factory or other aftermarket diagrams are rendered in black and white,
while the car’s wiring loom exists in Technicolor.
"I'll be the first to tell you, it wasn’t that big a problem 25 years ago when I got in this business," says Doug
Jacobs, co-proprietor of Prospero's Garage and once factory trained BMW motorcycle mechanic. "It's not
that the factory wiring diagrams, or diagrams from aftermarket repair manuals have gotten worse...it's just
guys in their 40s and older can't read these things."
Doubling the size of a diagram is great for older guys, but even more useful to the classic car or motorcycle
enthusiast of any age are three other features of the wiring diagrams from Prospero's Garage – Color,
Legends and Lamination.
Collette: "Color. That's really one of the hardest things for the shade tree mechanic. All those black wires
run together into a mess of electrical spaghetti. The factory manual will say a wire is supposed to be
'N/LGN’*, but what does that mean to the typical guy who does this for fun? So we always use the same
colors on the wiring diagram that you see on the wiring loom. It doesn't require translation." *(brown wire
with a light green tr