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      05-30-2012 09:40 PM #1
      After going to Supercar Sunday this past weekend, more on that later, I decided to take a drive up Mulholland Highway so I could enjoy the sights and sounds of the awesome machinery that can be found around the area. "The Snake" is what the windiest part of the road has been nicknamed and it is a very popular spot for motorcyclist, sports car drivers and the spot where many commercials are filmed. It is a very windy piece of road which starts at The Rock Store, a very popular hangout spot, and ends at a look out point a few miles ahead. The look out point is always where I choose to hang out as that is the meet up point where many groups of enthusiast seem to like to hangout and have a little pit stop during their canyon runs.

      During this outing I spotted a few Ferrari's, a Viper, a whole bunch of Cobras, S2000's, Nissan GTR's, a green mystery machine, a cammed LS1 280Z, Porsche GT3RS 4.0, old British tin, a 56 Chevy and a real 32 Ford...and the list goes on and on. Oh yeah, and I also spotted Jay Leno in his 1915 Hispano Suiza powered by an 18.5L V8. The car is so primitive that even the brakes are cable operated! Leno had a few small issues with the car while on the run, but he was able to quickly fix it and be on his way.

      If you ever make it to Supercar Sunday I recommend you add a drive up Mulholland as part of your trip. Just make sure to respect the rules of the road and drive or ride safely. There's been an ever increasing cop presence on the road lately due to people trying to show off and running out of skills on the road.


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      05-30-2012 09:43 PM #2
      awesome photos. nothing like some AP1 and AP2's for the win.

      also, it is my sincerest hope that someday i'm as awesome as him:
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      05-30-2012 09:50 PM #3
      I'd love to run into Leno at a car event.
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      05-30-2012 09:54 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by A.Wilder View Post
      I'd love to run into Leno at a car event.
      I think almost every SoCal TCL'ers has had a close encounter with Leno. It's not that difficult to bump into him because he goes to all the same events we do and is also a super nice guy.

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      05-31-2012 08:10 AM #5
      It's a little far away for me but I'd love to attend some day. Looks like a lot of fun, great pics

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      05-31-2012 08:57 AM #6
      I think I've said this before

      I love seeing all these photos of these "track toys" and can imagine the egos that comes with some of them. The ones with the coolest mods, barky exhausts, and 'ring stickers... bragging about how rare their particular trim level is, etc...

      The "oohs" and "aaahs" are going well, then.........Leno shows up in some pre-war race car with a cargo ship engine in it.

      "LENO!"
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      05-31-2012 09:14 AM #7
      that's pretty cool, though i'm surprised that there aren't any po-po in any of those pics. being a public road and all, you'd think the law enforcement would be out there patrolling, especially on nice days. did you see any ass-hattery? seeing all those vids on youtube makes me think someone must have done something foolish while you were shooting
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      05-31-2012 11:27 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by evosky View Post
      that's pretty cool, though i'm surprised that there aren't any po-po in any of those pics. being a public road and all, you'd think the law enforcement would be out there patrolling, especially on nice days. did you see any ass-hattery? seeing all those vids on youtube makes me think someone must have done something foolish while you were shooting
      There were cops hidden at various points on the road. Did see a couple of wheelies and a burnout or two...pretty boring standard stuff.

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      05-31-2012 11:44 AM #9
      what kind of car is that black drop top with the black rims with red trim and the tool wearing a toque?

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      05-31-2012 12:17 PM #10
      that would be a cobra replica
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      05-31-2012 12:54 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by SVT2888 View Post
      a green mystery machine


      My first thought is this is a pre-war Lagonda, but I'm not familiar enough with the brand to say exactly which model or coach-builder this is. The vehicle registration tag AG 9061 indicates a pre-1932 registration from Beverley (Hull). This doesn't mean much on its own as tags are commonly transferred to newer cars. But perhaps it gives historians a reference point upon which to base their search.
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      05-31-2012 12:58 PM #12
      Leno has an amazing collection and all... but I cannot stand the guy.

      I want Conan to show up in his SHO.


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      05-31-2012 12:59 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Dravenport View Post
      what kind of car is that black drop top with the black rims with red trim and the tool wearing a toque?
      You forgot to mention his earbuds. What, the V8 playing the side-pipes isn't enough music for you?

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      05-31-2012 02:37 PM #14
      in for later

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      05-31-2012 08:39 PM #15
      Pretty sure Leno is single-handedly keeping the denim shirt business alive.



      (yes, I'm jealous of his cars )

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      05-31-2012 09:00 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by bzcat View Post
      I think almost every SoCal TCL'ers has had a close encounter with Leno. It's not that difficult to bump into him because he goes to all the same events we do and is also a super nice guy.
      The guy dared to take a picture of me with his camera phone after I took a picture of him with my camera phone !
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      The guy dared to take a picture of me with his camera phone after I took a picture of him with my camera phone !
      pics or it didnt happen

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      05-31-2012 09:33 PM #18
      If I was Leno, I'd rock denim on denim too.
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      pics or it didnt happen
      You know the story.

      It was right after I snapped these pics with my then-Blackberry and then made a thread:

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...picture-of-me!


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      06-01-2012 08:26 AM #22
      What year/model is the green 50s chevy?
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      06-01-2012 08:48 AM #23
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      06-01-2012 09:09 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by SVT2888 View Post
      .......Oh yeah, and I also spotted Jay Leno in his 1915 Hispano Suiza powered by an 18.5L V8. The car is so primitive that even the brakes are cable operated! Leno had a few small issues with the car while on the run, but he was able to quickly fix it and be on his way.

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      Did I read that correctly, 18.5 Liter engine. I wonder what mpg a thing like that would return.

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      Quote Originally Posted by 2Cor View Post
      What year/model is the green 50s chevy?
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      06-02-2012 12:10 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by mfumbesi View Post
      Did I read that correctly, 18.5 Liter engine. I wonder what mpg a thing like that would return.
      I believe you have that backwords, its gpm.

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      06-02-2012 03:36 AM #28
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      06-02-2012 03:57 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by bzcat View Post
      I think almost every SoCal TCL'ers has had a close encounter with Leno. It's not that difficult to bump into him because he goes to all the same events we do and is also a super nice guy.
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