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Jay Leno is to classic cars what Conan is to late night shows. Leno, with his wallet fat with NBC-cash and years of car collecting, has the resources needed to mix the classic with the new to come up with some noteworthy vehicles, the most recent of which is a compact 1924 Bentley race car. Leno and his team added modern twin turbochargers to the Bentley’s classic 8-liter blocks to create a 400-horsepower vehicle that is worthy for the road, track, and showroom. Even without the extra air blowing over its beefed up engine, the car from 1924 is one fantastic-looking ride with nearly the entire front half of the convertible being covered in a shiny sheet of chrome.

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About the author: Andrew Greene


Now playing the role of grumpy old man in the foothills of Northern California’s Gold Country, Andrew has had a life-long love affair with vehicles of all sorts, from the bicycle he pedaled across the continent in 1991 to the armored personnel carriers he drove in the Army to the bamboo rafts, elephants, motorcycle taxis, ferries and buses he traveled by during the 13 years he lived and worked in South East Asia. Always eager to learn more about how the people of the world get from here to there in their day-today lives, he, a professional journalist, has been covering the vehicle industry for years.


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