hey- You all may or may not know but I have never been a fan of cars for collection or racing... only to get me where I need to go. HOWEVER, I found these accounts of the first cars rivetting to say the least. Sometimes the earliest historical accounts are the closest thing we adults can grasp to the "golden newness" of an event and all the excitement associated. Its like a modern space exploration on the news- we watch with baited breath for the next thing to come to mind that never occurred before or the invention we can see up close that is groundbreaking... It is a beautiful thing, the wonder of newness! Maybe in the eyes of todays kids, nascar brings about this sort of excitement. Maybe to a lot of you, it has the same effect. All I can say i that I understand the racing fan better after reading this then I do from watching it served to us as a spectacle on television. Enjoy!