Bruce Aldrich and I have co-hosted The Weekly Driver Podcast for more than four years. It’s available on all major podcast platforms, including TheWeeklyDriver.com. The independent automotive website, which I edit and publish, has been online since 2004.
In this episode, Bruce and I discuss two books about as opposite as feasible — although both are about the automotive world.
We introduce the books as a way of also introducing listeners to the podcast and visitors to the website to Patreon.
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The books we discuss in this episode are 50 First Victories. It chronicles the journey of NASCAR’s best as they drive their way to their landmark first victories. Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt Sr., Jimmie Johnson and Chase are all featured. The book is co-authored by veteran automotive journalists Al Pearce and Mike Hembree.
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The book I discuss is technically a catalog, but it’s chock-full of descriptions and beautiful colors images of the vast display of vintage cars for sale in the inaugural Broad Arrow Auctions. It will be held on Aug. 18 in conjunction with Hagerty’s Motorlux event (formerly McCall’s Motorworks Revival) located at the Monterey Jet Center. The auction will feature approximately 90 exceptional motor cars.
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Article Last Updated: August 10, 2022.
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A sports, travel and business journalist for more than 45 years, James has written the new car review column The Weekly Driver since 2004.
In addition to this site, James writes a Sunday automotive column for The San Jose Mercury and East Bay Times in Walnut Creek, Calif., and a monthly auto review column for Gulfshore Business, a magazine in Southwest Florida.
An author and contributor to many newspapers, magazines and online publications, James has co-hosted The Weekly Driver Podcast since 2017.