Want an oddly touching story about cars? Or should I say Cars?
It's short. There's limited character interaction until the end. We really only get to meet one of the characters from the movie in any depth.
It's funny. It's about a cross between a Pixar movie and an established, if minor, SF universe on SOL. A man gets his dream Car(s). The main character is not a static, 2D piece of cardboard -- he's as well drawn as the other main character. (Sorry, I couldn't help myself.) And, let's be frank about it, I love that movie. I saw it in theaters and repeatedly on DVD before I went blind.
In the end, if you liked the movie, read this. If you like the Zsazi (or however it's spelled) Highway stories, read this. If you just want a little non-sexual fun, read this. Oh, hell, just read this.
From one of SOL's primo Authors comes DB_Story's "Radiator Springs..." tale. This is a wonderful romantic story of a guy and his car. It's romantic and sexy without sex (Db's never kinky). He manages to tell a tale with a car's perspective in a way that makes you feel like it is real.
I don't review stories that I consider less than a 10 so I'd rate this a 15 for story plot, 19 for technical quality and an 18 for appeal to reviewer. This really isn't a stroke story by any means.