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Old 02-22-2002, 08:23 AM
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Jay Leno's garage

From another list, this link was provided by the ever vigilant Kathy Kennel, former president of MBCA.

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Old 02-22-2002, 09:08 AM
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...I think I shooorrrrrrrted out my keyboard with droo ooooLLL!

This is the best coverage of his garages yet!

I remember fondly walking around the Monterey Historics with Jay and his wife Mavis. He had a mini video camera in one hand, and he had a very quick pace, looking at one car and then to another. All the while he kept a monolog going as to what he was seeing for the camera, and chatting to me about what we were seeing.

All in all, I had a fine time within that 10 minutes of cruising with Jay, and found him to be very open to people, and knowledgable about automotive stuff.

That same day, I chatted with the great race driver and automotive writer Paul Frere! We were looking at a vintage racer at thetime, and I couldn't figure out what this snail-like device was which was mounted on the outside of the engine block.

Hey, I asked him! Who better, in the whole world, right? He looked at it, and it actually took him a second or two as well, but he knew alright!

"Zis is ze water pompa"

"Ah, merci Paul!"

This might seem like an old and hackneyed phrase, but

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Old 02-22-2002, 08:02 PM
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I would LOVE to have toys like Jay Leno has in his garage, especially the Stanley Steamer!! I would love to see the looks on peoples faces driving that one to work!
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Old 02-22-2002, 11:59 PM
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Gee! I have the room in the back yard for a garage that big but it sure would look empty with just my lawnmower in it
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Old 02-23-2002, 03:54 AM
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even jay leno would drool over this:


"Imagine how crazy a car enthusiast could be: owns a McLaren F1? A Dauer 962? A Mercedes CLK-GTR? These become nothing if compare [sic] with the Sultan of Brunei. His collection includes 350 Rolls-Royces, 8 McLaren F1s, 6 Dauer 962 LMs, the only right-hand-drive CLK-GTR in the world, a pair of Jaguar XJR-15, a Porsche 959, 3 Cizeta V16Ts, a Lamborghini Diablo Jota .... and 5,000 other premium cars ..."

That's five-thousand. Five-Oh-Oh-Oh.
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Old 03-02-2002, 09:10 PM
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Does Jay Leno have any MB's?
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Old 03-02-2002, 11:36 PM
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A friend of mine sold Jay Leno a motorcycle that's in that garage somewhere. A Munch Mammut (Mammoth). Pretty rare bike. He took it from Wisconsin to Jay's house in the back of a station wagon.
He said Jay was really nice, down to earth guy, gave him tickets to "the green room" and everything.

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