My First Car (Hardcover)

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JUNE 2012

Nash Rambler & Studebaker were spoken of with reverence in our
family. Great fun to read stories of romance, high-jinks, and lessons
learned related to these cars. Even the stories told by names I didn't
recognize were entertaining.

Another form of amusement in the book is finding typos & errors! Can you identify the incorrect word usage on page 78?

The handsome photos are helpful for me as I am unfamiliar with many
styles and makes. Kinda makes you want to write an ode to your first
car. Mine was a Coronet. What was yours? Is it in here? A great gift for
a Dad, Grad or something to read on a road trip.

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— margaret


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.

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780760335345
ISBN-10: 0760335346
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Publication Date: June 24th, 2011
Pages: 223
Language: English