“I got a white Volkswagen Beetle,” he said. “It was my way of saying, ‘Don’t put me in that other box (guys buying Corvettes because they were Hollywood).’” He said that the “very rooted, earthy, common-sense approach” of his father kept him sane and solid. He went on the 1st date with his wife in that bug, 48 years ago. During an interview with Playboy, he gave a lot more info: “Actually, the only car I loved was the first car I ever bought: a 1970 VW Bug. I drove it for five or six years and moved on. Then a few years ago, my brother-in-law found it in Redding, California. It had my college sticker on it. Someone was using it to deliver eggs. So he put a new engine in it and shipped it to me. That was the car that I courted my wife in. It seemed a lot roomier then, if you know what I mean. We drive it around now and smile with recognition.” Read the full article here>
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James May has driven virtually every car imaginable in his long and successful career in the motoring journalism field, but believes there is one car