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Hey guys,

I'm new to this forum and I'm still looking to buy my first Elise, but I'd really like to contribute as much as possible and gain some new friends who love Lotus as much as I do.

So, would anyone be interested in visiting Jay Leno's garage and hanging out with him a bit? He's a friend of the family, and I go to his place every so often. He's just as nice and genuine as you've heard, and a TRUE car fanatic. Just don't tell him any jokes... he will be nice and listen all the way through, but it's hard to impress him LOL.

I'll use this thread to gauge whether people would even be interested or not, and then go from there.

-Ryan
 

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Yes please. Seeing Jay's garage is on my bucket list for sure. I'd need a +1 too for my car crazy fiance as well. She's about to be an Exige owner as well.
 

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Yes, tell me when and where and Ill be there.

I cant imagine why Jay would need any of our help however.
 

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I cant imagine why Jay would need any of our help however.
Woops, didn't mean to imply anything like that. This is more of a "hey guys, anyone wanna hang out for a day at Jay's garage?" kind of thing. More than likely he'll be there, or I can try to arrange a time when he'll be there anyway. But his car collection is so over-the-top outstanding that I thought I might share it with you guys. :)
 

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Jay gets cars, that is apparent from his interviews and pieces in popular mechanics (or is it one of the car rags?).

I think Jerry Siendfeld is a genuine car guy as well.

I am sometimes skeptical of owners of fabulous car collections as bored rich guys.
 

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I am sometimes skeptical of owners of fabulous car collections as bored rich guys.
I'd have to be discreet about anything personal I say about him, so I'll have to refrain. But, I can assure you, his collection has less to do with money and much more about his true passion for vehicles altogether - he's not very "Hollywood" at all.
 

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its a great visit, the collection is 'very' eclectic... lots of steam engines! and lots of small affordable cars, and lots of not so affordable bugatti's and such. the work shop is expansive.

he does seem to have a gordon murray fetish though :) i mean... who doesn't!

no race cars except for bernards stuff if it happens to be around, he is the racer. and has a nice atlantic car.

makes for a fun day!
 

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I'd have to be discreet about anything personal I say about him, so I'll have to refrain. But, I can assure you, his collection has less to do with money and much more about his true passion for vehicles altogether - he's not very "Hollywood" at all.
Like I said its obvious he is a real car guy.

Us car guys can identify other members of our group quite easily. Its called cardar, kinda like gaydar.
 

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Welcome!

Hey guys,

I'm new to this forum and I'm still looking to buy my first Elise, but I'd really like to contribute as much as possible and gain some new friends who love Lotus as much as I do.

So, would anyone be interested in visiting Jay Leno's garage and hanging out with him a bit? He's a friend of the family, and I go to his place every so often. He's just as nice and genuine as you've heard, and a TRUE car fanatic. Just don't tell him any jokes... he will be nice and listen all the way through, but it's hard to impress him LOL.

I'll use this thread to gauge whether people would even be interested or not, and then go from there.

-Ryan


First of all, welcome to Lotus family.
I would definately love to be at Jay Leno's garage. And I think his collections are just amazing. Too bad, I am in Texas. Hopefully, it could happen in some days.
Good luck with your Lotus search!
 

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I live in So Cal so I would love to go and see Jay Lenos car collection...count me in!:coolnana:
 

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I'm in Michigan, but with some advance planning it might be possible for me to join you. After all, Leno's garage is a car person's bucket list item.

BTW -- welcome to the world of Lotus.
 

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If the timing was right I would fly out from the East Coast for this. Just let me know.
 
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