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Old 07-22-2018, 06:27 PM
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Jay Leno's Garage

Jay Leno's Garage

. . . Yes, I am a third world dictator. . .


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LnHdWgLlFI

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Old 07-23-2018, 09:01 AM
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Lust.....
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Old 07-23-2018, 06:06 PM
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It's nice to learn from someone who not only knows but can present information in an entertaining way.
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It's nice to learn from someone who not only knows but can present information in an entertaining way.

I agree and I envy his collection of cars.
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His shop crew seems exceedingly competent. He's got a lot of fancy stuff but is interested by the mechanical aspects and not the flash factor. Unlike somebody in that economic strata, say Ralph Lauren, who has an eye-popping, gazillion dollar collection, Leno drives everything and gets his hands dirty.

He also has crazy luck finding cars (which is representative of a fair amount of legwork, I'm sure).

Maserati Mexico laid up in basement - $30k
Gullwing fresh from shipping container - $25k
Miura - $0 (w blown engine) ex. son of Dean Martin, I think?
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I have met Karl, the fellow who did that restoration. Karl started out as an apprentice cabinet maker and was asked to fix some woodwork on a 600 and from there he realized that he could fix other things too; mostly people were just afraid of it all as being complicated. Karl wasn't afraid of it and quickly learned his way around the car. There is more to Karl than 600's. He also loves photography and motor cycles.


The International M-100 club is meeting at the end of August in Oregon. It's great chance to see 600's, 6.3's and 6.9 in various states of road-worthiness. I haven't made a meet for years. But it's a festival of eye candy and technology. Not every M-100 owner fixes his own cars, but many do indeed get their hands dirty. For those who don't there are guys like Justin, Les, Louis, Mike, Neil, Karl, Ron to name a few.

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