100 Dream Cars: The Best of "My Ride"

An assembly of stories behind 100 of the world’s most beautiful cars and motorcycles, and their owners—the ultimate gift book for gearheads

Selected by A.J. Baime, Wall Street Journal’s "My Ride" columnist and the New York Times best-selling author of Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans

A compendium of 100 of the fastest, coolest cars, the most classic rides, and one-of-a-kind vehicular oddities accompanied by stunning photography, engaging essays, and enough lists to start (or end) any argument. Everything drivers love about their ride can be found here—pore over the technical specs and gorgeous, detailed photo spreads of every car, and read profiles and histories of their devoted owners.

Some of the notable cars include:

  • A 1962 Ferrari GTE that once belonged to Peter Sellers
  • A Batmobile film car owned by comedian Jeff Dunham
  • A 1973 Oldsmobile "Chicken Car"
  • A 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona
  • A 1972 Datsun 240Z
  • A 1932 Custom Ford Hot Rod
  • The 1967 Harley-Davidson land speed record motorcycle
  • A 1970 Pontiac GTO
  • A 1957 Ford Thunderbird
  • A 1918 Buick Touring Car
  • A 1939 Pontiac Woodie station wagon
  • A 2018 Indian Scout Bobber motorcycle and sidecar, modified for a paraplegic war veteran
  • A 2008 Koenigsegg CCX
  • A 1948 Buick "Derelict"
  • A 1964 "million mile" Porsche 356
  • A 2013 Jaguar XKR-S with custom Iron Maiden signage
  • A 1930 BMW 3/15 DA2, probably the oldest BMW in the United States
  • A 1969 Plymouth Barracuda Mod Top
  • A collection of vintage police cars owned by a Chicago cop
  • A 1994 purple Lamborghini Diablo

Some of the included lists:

  • Most Beautiful Cars of All Time
  • Jay Leno's Dream Garage
  • Graham Rahal's Picks: Greatest Racing Drivers of All Time
  • 10 Cars that Changed the World
  • JR Hildebrand's Car Wishlist
  • Ugliest Cars of All Time
  • Weirdest Cars of All Time
  • Most Sought-After Vintage Cars by Hagerty, the nation's top insurer of vintage cars
  • Must-Read Car Books

About The Author

A.J. Baime is author of numerous books, including Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans. He is also a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal.
The name Mario Andretti is synonymous with speed. He is the only driver ever to win the Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500, and the Formula One World Championship.

  • Publish Date: September 17, 2019
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Transportation - Automotive - Antique & Classic
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9 x 12
  • Pages: 240
  • US Price: $45.00
  • CDN Price: $60.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-6623-6


"This collection of stories profiling one hundred beautiful vehicles (and their owners) is the ultimate gift book for car lovers." —The Telegraph (UK)

"Stylish Gifts for Every Guy In Your Life... For the car lover, this book contains photos of 100 unique cars and motorcycles, plus profiles on their owners sharing what they love about them." —InStyle Magazine

"GMA anchors share their favorite books of 2019: 'If you know anything about me, you know I’m a big car guy. They are my passion. So 100 Dream Cars is a no-brainer for me.'”
—Michael Strahan, Good Morning America