Before we had the nightly grooves of The Roots and Jimmy Fallon’s stylish humor, there was a man that owned late nights. Jay Leno.
Not only did he make a name for himself, but he also did it with style for more than 20 years. Although his name is known throughout the world, some may not know that Jay called it quits prior to his retirement in 2014. That’s right. In 2009, Jay felt it was time for change and depart his successful night show but returned for an additional 4 years.
Along with his successful run as the successor of The Tonight Show, Jay has never hidden his love for motor vehicles. It has been reported that Jay owns approximately 286 vehicles, which includes 169 automobiles and 117 motorcycles. With such a large collection, many would like to know how to maintain and preserve a collection of exotic, vintage, and sport vehicles.
One of the key areas you focus on is your vehicle’s fluids. These are the life of your vehicle. Majority of us can only get from point A to point B with gasoline. When it comes to antique vehicles, another very mportant fluid is engine coolant.
In the past, whenever a vehicle would begin to overheat, we would simply top it off with water and keep going. The issues behind that are the water’s after effects. Water can cause corrosion on various parts under the hood, while diluting the coolant every time water is added. The king of car enthusiasts recommends using a water-free coolant which he has been using in his 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic replica for more than 15 years.
What is just as important as changing the fluids is where you house your prize possession. Could you imagine having a 1937 Bugatti parked in just any old car garage? Or even worse, having it sit in your driveway, vulnerable and exposed to the earth’s elements? This is why the vehicle’s environment is just as important. Now, there is nothing wrong with just about any garage to a degree. The first step is being able to have some sort of coverage for your investment. But if you can afford it, you should always go with the best.
If you’ve ever watched an episode on antique automobiles, you will see a variety of garages. One of the most popular garages are bricklayed garages. Not only are they more durable when it comes to weather damage, but they also require less maintenance. As time goes by, there’ll rarely be a need to paint your garage. You can never go wrong with the classic, red brick layout. Along with being low maintenance, a brick garage would be one of the most energy efficient options for your vehicle. This is great, when it comes to dealing with different weather climates because weather plays a role on the life of your ride also. A brick garage manages to stay cool during the summer and warm during the winter. And, this will lower the cost of your energy bill at the same time.