See that tractor right there? See the one spittin’ hot fire? With all the smoke and the steam and the iron making great big heaps of noise? See the guy sitting atop it all, just living life? That’s me. In my dreams.
Everyone knows that something other than gasoline is the future. Oil can't last forever, no matter how miserly our engines get, and despite Tesla's recent relative success it's not like you see a Model S in every driveway. Hasn't anyone tried anything else? Well, it turns out, they have. A long time ago.
When people aren't hating on Jay Leno for the late night wars, they're gawking at his awesome garage full of sweet rides.
We were lucky enough to snag a tour of Jay Leno's Big Dog Garage during the LA Auto Show. Supercars galore? Sure, but you know what? We want the Tatra. And the motorcycles. And the...oh hell, we want it all.
When we hear "steam car" we imagine a car with wooden wagon wheels that spends it's time in Jay Leno's garage. What we don't think of is a fiberglass-bodied VW kit car from the '80s. This is apparently a one-of-a-kind creation of a former Steam Automobile Club of America member. We're thinking of it as a kind of grown…