First came the Tank car, and now Blastolene has delivered another unique concept to Jay Leno’s Garage. Enter the Rocket II Trike: 3 wheels, two handlebars and all a bike-lover could want. Did we mention it’s powered by a blown Hemi V8 and generates over 1,000 hp? Yep. Check it out, right here:
No matter the color, we all a love a good AMC AMX. This Playmate pink version however may be another story. Watch below as Jay Leno and Mark Melvin talk restoration and exactly what went in to choosing the unique color of this ride. Enjoy.
For most car buffs, the Mercer Raceabout is probably already in your vocabulary and if it’s not, it should be. Back in 1911, the first Raceabout hit the road and this American supercar played an instrumental role in our auto industry today. This is the ultimate Brass Era roadster and Jay Leno has managed to get his hands on one. Check it out, right here:
A few autonomous rides entered the famous hillclimb this year. Among those was this 1965 Ford Mustang. Unfortunately, it didn’t exactly go as planned. The car was developed in collaboration with Siemens and Cranfield University and uses only GPS signals instead of advanced radars to assist the autonomous technology. This might be an explanation for why the ‘Stang struggled to navigate the track on its own and swerved off course several times (one time into a few hay bales). Watch for yourself, right here.
Let’s be honest here, Carroll Shelby was an absolute legend. The American automotive designer, racing driver, and entrepreneur created some of the most iconic cars ever made. Among his best works of art is the Shelby AC Cobra. In 2016, Shelby’s greatest experiment headed to auction at RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale. The car, pictured here, chassis CSX 2000, sold for a whopping $13.75 million. Sure, that’s a hefty price tag but honestly, we’re surprised it didn’t go for $20 million or more.
The car arrived in the U.S in February of 1962, sans engine. Shelby installed a 260 cubic inch Ford V8. The Cobra was extremely low-weight with a surprising amount of power. Road tests pegged a 0-60 time of 4.2 seconds, and quarter mile figure of 13.8 seconds. Oh, and the top speed? 153 mph. Pretty impressive numbers even now, never mind in 1962. We’ll be sure to let you know if it ever comes up for sale again. Until then, enjoy these photos and try not to drool.