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Genre: - an autobiography that reads like a novel -
Page Count: 276
Movie Made: No
Volume 5 (of 8) of VALENTINE’S LIFE & TIMES is an autobiography that reads like non-fiction. A fast fun ride in a fast fun car, Sportscar Stories covers a lot of turf as it takes us along for the ride of a lifetime to places we’d never go, and places within those places only Valentine would ever go. Our handsome amusing driver in his early 30s is living in a West Hollywood bungalow and driving a stylish yellow 1965 Corvette Stingray Coupe in California, Las Vegas, Austin and across America on a few road trips. In long chapters we go on Surfin’ Safari along the Southern California coast, visit old 5-star stables whose stalls are occupied by spotless vintage sportscars, street race to nightclubs from Cleopatra’s time, almost get barbecued by The Banditos at their annual meet deep in the heart of Texas, watch trackside from the roof and the pits at The Long Beach Grand Prix, almost die of thirst on a desolate dirt road in the desert on our way to a Vegas wedding, party with the Blue Angels deep behind friendly lines at a major military air show, and travel cross country to lots of places in a New York minute. The numerous stops, sidetracks and asides within each trip or at each event are as entertaining as the primary destination, and why the chapters are so long, and so engaging, and satisfying. And all along the way without even trying, like his prose, he meets old friends, and new strangers who become friends, and girls who seem to pop up out of nowhere from everywhere. The brevity of these highly diverting escapes from his intense work required that Valentine pack lots of fun and activities into short amounts of time, and he does just that with reckless abandon making for a fun read indeed.