Whilst in Kansas, I got the amazing opportunity to jump behind the wheel of a Porsche 917 recreation by Kraftwerk… one of the most comprehensive replicas you can buy of the iconic 1970s race car. Even better, I get to drive it on the downtown streets of Wichita to dinner!
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“Jay Leno’s Garage is one of the most famous car collections in the world and to be able to visit is incredibly special! Join me and Jay Leno himself for a tour to take in some of the eclectic mix of cars on display as we discover what’s within.
Inside the halls lie a huge variety of different automobiles, motorcycles and automotive memorabilia. From modern super and hypercars like the McLaren P1, Porsche Carrera GT, Ford GT and Acura NSX, to the almighty McLaren F1 and legendary classics like the Bugatti Type 35, Jaguar E-Type, Bentleys and Duesenbergs. There is no other collection like it in the world when it comes to sheer variety and to me also the impressive nature of Jay’s knowledge about each and every one of them.
Arriving for a visit with my Ford GT, being able to tour around and take it all in has always been a dream, but made even more exciting by Jay joining to show us around himself. Amongst the cars are so many other things to take in and spot lurking around as we explore – I’m sure many hours could be taken to run through everything in detail!” – Shmee
Academy Award-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in FORD v FERRARI, based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.
60 participants, comprising of a French team driving 30 Citroen 2CV series cars, concluded their first tour of Oman. The tour was organised by the Ministry of Tourism and the M&N Tourist Office and lasted 13 days.
Participants travelled over 3,000 kilometres on board these 30 classic cars. The team visited Nizwa, Sohar, Rustaq and Al Hamra, passing through the terrain of Wadi Bani Awf among other places.