Over time the most innocuous of routines become ritual. These habits evolve to a level of importance completely out of proportion with the actual deed. Personally, reading car magazines began about 10 years before I could legally drive. I use the term ‘read’ loosely – photos of shiny paint and top speed figures captivated me. To this day I remember a Motor Trend cover that featured a black helicopter, black Lamborghini and a stylish woman wearing a black leather jacket. The headline read “Countach races Chopper.” I was 11 years old when that magazine hit newsstands in October, 1986, and hooked on car monthlies for life.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2016/11/25/favorite-magazines