'I strolled home, sat back in my favorite chair and instead threw my thoughts back to the beginning of my life. Reflecting and trying to figure out what made me get to this breaking point. I never did figure this out as my first car, a Bull nose Morris Oxford, stuck in my memory. 'Few things in life trip us into the nostalgia mode more that first hunk of metal we acquired and which, years later, can still inflame the emotions and send us racing back to a milestone in our lives'. 'Love them or hate them, our first cars are seldom forgotten and we all have a different story to tell. Some remember them as their pride and joy, gave them pet names and enjoyed fleeting love affairs, though separation and the scrap yard were often just around the corner'. 'Others still recoil at the embarrassment of their rust bucket on wheels and being one step ahead of the law. Nevertheless more than that, our first car, that we chose, what we could afford, what we acquired from necessity, what we were given by well meaning relatives reveal much of where we came from and what we once were'.
Celebrities, stars, actors, public figures and MP's have all contributed to this fantastic book which, for most gives a tantalizing glimpse of their early beginnings before they were famous.