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.
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. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Karlie Laumer
summer reading required by cctech-the book is boring as per my son!Published 8 months ago by jlizzy
Written by a car authoruty, it is easy reading and enjoyable,best price at amazon, author really knows about the cars.Published 11 months ago by Edward F. Meyers
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 12 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 12 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 13 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 15 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 21 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 on April 21, 2013 by Heather Larrabee