Glad you did. Very appropriate if obscure, and makes those of us born before the automobile feel like part of the "in" crowd.
Tom Cruise was awesome in that role. He played Lestat as a murderous monster who enjoyed it. I fucking hated him, which was exactly how the role should have been played. Brad Pitt was also great as the sorrowful vampire. Whether that was great acting or the fact that he wanted so badly out of the role that he tried to quit we'll never know.
I enjoyed the books immensely many years ago despite the huge amount of homoerotic scenes (or because of them? hmmm...). Very engrossing storytelling.