My First Car: Recollections of First Cars from Jay Leno, Tony Stewart, Carroll Shelby, Dan Ackroyd, Tom Wolfe and Many M

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Motorbooks, Jun 24, 2011 - Transportation - 224 pages
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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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Matt Stone, executive editor of Motor Trend magazine, has been a professional automotive journalist and photographer since 1985. His voice is often heard on the syndicated Motor Trend Radio Network, and he serves as the magazine's history, design, and motorsport expert. Stone has a Bachelor's degree from Cal Poly Pomona, with a major in business and minors in journalism and marketing. He enjoys anything with four wheels, though demonstrates a particular passion for sports, performance, and racing cars of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Stone is a Chief Class Judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and is a member of SPEED TV's Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction broadcast team. He serves his profession as an officer, board member, committee chairman, and past-president of the Motor Press Guild (MPG) trade association. Matt has authored and photographed several automotive books for Motorbooks, including the best-selling 365 Cars You Must Drive. A California native, Stone resides in Glendale.

Matt Stone (Glendale, CA), former executive editor of Motor Trend magazine, has been a professional automotive journalist and photographer since 1985. He is the author and photographer of several books, including Motorbooks' best-selling My First Car (2011), 365 Cars You Must Drive (2006), and McQueen's Machines (2010). He is the co-author, with Preston Lerner, of Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman (2009, 2014) and History's Greatest Automotive Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Revealed (Motorbooks, 2013, 2014).

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