Everyone has a story about that first car. Whether it was new, a hand-me-down, or a junker, it was freedom on four wheels, independence, responsibility, and something that would always hold a special place in your heart. Well, you're not alone. My First Car captures those wonderful moments of automotive initiation as they were lived by such luminaries as Jay Leno, Mario Andretti, Patrick Dempsey, Danica Patrick, Sir Stirling Moss, Gregg Allman, and more. Accompanying many of these stories are photographs of the neophyte drivers with their first cars. For anyone who ever slid behind the wheel and tooled down the road for the first time, this wonderful book awakens memories of what it was like.
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About the Author
Matt Stone, Editor of Motor Trend Classic magazine and Senior Editor of Motor Trend magazine, has been an automotive journalist and photographer since 1985. He serves as their history, auto design, and motorsport expert and is a member of SPEEDtv’s Barrett-Jackson Auction broadcast team. He has authored several books for Motorbooks, including 365 Cars You Must Drive (2006), McQueen's Machines: The Cars and Bikes of a Hollywood Icon (2008) and Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman (2009). A California native, Stone resides in Glendale, California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was very pleasantly surprised at how much I truly enjoyed this book. I love cars, and I decided that I should read this book, which found its way into my collection. Simply put, this book is snippets -- it's a very fast read. The author has interviewed many celebrities, from all walks of celebrity, regarding their first car, and the memories and feelings retained from that first vehicle. It's quite fun to read about and to see what people used to be driving around in past years. Very entertaining!