Michel's First Race is a one-page comic drawn by Jean Graton, detailing Michel Vaillant's very first encounter with a car. This thrilling story wasn't published anywhere, instead only recently being shared with the public through the official Michel Vaillant site .
While Elisabeth and Henri Vaillant are talking to their oldest son, Michel makes use of the opportunity the crawl behind the wheel of his father's car. Already shown being able to start it, he dashes off, almost running over a man on a bicycle in the process. After crashing into a haystack, Henri Vaillant hastily arrives, while yelling that Michel just crashed his very first creation. After making sure his son isn't injured, Michel gets scolded for his disobedience.