Just got back from Stuttgart - home of Porsche and Mercedes. Fantastic place to visit. It got me wondering how many books are based on cars. The most famous, in my opinion, is Stephen King's Christine published in 1983 about a 1958 Plymouth Fury possessed by supernatural forces. Then there is always the Walt Disney classic - Herbie, a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle. Why are the most famous novels and films based on old cars -why not a new car?