Jay Leno’s steam pow­ered car makes it up moun­tain

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - NEWS | ENTERTAINMENT -

CONCORD, N.H. — Jay Leno’s car now qual­i­fies for the pop­u­lar bumper sticker, “This Car Climbed Mt. Wash­ing­ton.’’ But this was no or­di­nary car. A tele­vi­sion crew filmed Leno’s Stan­ley steam-pow­ered car driv­ing the auto road to the sum­mit of New Hamp­shire’s Mount Wash­ing­ton this week. He tells the Port­land Press Her­ald that the idea was to recre­ate the first time a Stan­ley drove up the moun­tain in 1899.

From there, the 67-year-old for­mer host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show’’ trav­elled to Maine, where he vis­ited Port­land’s wa­ter­front and a Water­boro com­pany that made ve­hi­cles for the Os­carnom­i­nated film, “Mad Max: Fury Road.’’

Leno loves cars and owns more than 150 of them.

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