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Old 04-24-2011, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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BURBANK, Calif., April 23 (UPI) -- Burbank, Calif., police say that was Jay Leno trying to literally light a fire under his stalled car.

Leno was spotted on the side of the road Friday by officers who were immediately concerned about the flames they saw.



Read more: Leno's Stanley Steamer stalls in Burbank - UPI.com
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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Darn.

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy
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Old 04-25-2011, 01:25 AM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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Back at the turn of the century, the other one back in 1900. Steam powered cars were seen more than gasoline powered autos. Was gasoline a better choice? Possibly not, but there was still fire under the steam tank.
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Old 04-25-2011, 03:45 AM
 
Location: un peu près de Chicago
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Was gasoline a better choice? Possibly not ...
See many steam engines on the railroads today? Take a course in Thermodynamics 101 to learn why.
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Old 04-25-2011, 06:44 AM
 
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It happens. Everyone of us has had one of our projects leave us stranded somewhere. It happens.
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Old 04-25-2011, 11:57 AM
 
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No biggy, happens to me all the time when I'm out in the ole Stanley
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Old 04-25-2011, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Inland Empire, Calif
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Yep, this certainly a big news story...!!!!
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:54 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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He showed this car on one of those channels I dont know if it was Modern Marvels or History or something similar and they was showing the history of Steam Engines. He had these steam machines they use to use in factories in his shop/ garage.

I would love to tour his collection of automobiles.
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:59 AM
 
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I remember the first time I saw Harrah's car collection over 40 years ago. That was impressive.
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:40 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I remember the first time I saw Harrah's car collection over 40 years ago. That was impressive.
ABSOLUTELY! It's a shame they couldn't keep it together.
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