You know what they say: You always remember your first . . . Everyone has a story about that first car. Whether it was a high school graduation present or a junker rescued from the wrecking yard, it was freedom on four wheels, something that would always hold a special place in your heart. 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, and many more--regular kids at the time, wild to have their first wheels--with photographs of the neophyte drivers with their first cars--back in the day when stardom was a turn behind the wheel.
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.
IT BECOMES A BIT TEDIOUS AFTER ABOUT THE TENTH CAR AND POOR LITTLE DANICA HAD TO DRIVE A MUSTANG COBRA AS HER FIRST CAR (WIE SHADA). BUT FORTUNATELY SHE NOW DRIVES A LAMBO.Published 6 months ago by YESLIW
Overall, I was pleased with this book. The short story set up made it easy to read and find a good place to stop when needed. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Shelby Maschari
I had high hopes for this book. Maybe I expected too much from a book of car stories written by a professional automotive journalist; like interesting, well written stories filled... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Lamont Cranston
This is was one of my husbands Christmas presents and he had read about half of it before that day was over. He loved the book !Published 9 months ago by Linda
My husband is not typically one who loves reading books- but he does love cars- Well he couldn't put this book down!!!!!!!!Published 15 months ago by Mary Ann
This book is separated into chapters about each celebrate. Their stories are fun and interesting!!! Makes you wish you could have classic cars like they didPublished 18 months ago by Heather Larrabee