Jay Leno’s 1906 Stanley Steamer Vanderbilt Cup Racer!!
Jay Leno’s 1906 Stanley Steamer Vanderbilt Cup Racer is updated, and this time it’ll be really fast!! We all know that Jay Leno has a special place in his heart that is just for steam power. He has a whole collection of vehicles that are more like classic trains than modern cars and one of those vehicles is this 1906 Stanley Steamer which seems to be his favorite.
The Stanley suffered a failure in 2007, apparently the steamer blew up. But now the old scorched 23-inch boiler’s been replaced with a new 30-incher, which provides much more hp – so it’s faster than ever! Leno and his “steam team” have worked on the vehicle and made it top notch. The Steamer now wears hydraulic drum brakes (from a Jaguar XK120) instead of manual drums. The team also replaced the acetylene headlights and oil tail lamps with electrical ones. The biggest achievement of all is that they manage to bump up the horsepower. The vehicle is pure awesomeness. Check it out!