The Story Behind ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ Collection of Vehicle Care Products

first_img Next Jonathon Klein/The Manual What It’s Like to Drive a NASCAR Race Car (and Where You Can Get Behind the Wheel) Jonathon Klein/The Manual Jonathon Klein/The Manual Previous 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing Jonathon Klein/The Manual 1 of 3 Next Jonathon Klein/The Manual Over 100 automobiles — and likely the same number of motorcycles — adorn Leno’s infamous garage. Given the quantity of cars and bikes, the breadth of his collection in terms of different construction and materials, and the demands for filming Jay Leno’s Garage TV show (a car-centric TV show on CNBC), it became a pain keeping the vehicles clean. Leno had a person that would come in and clean the cars for a number of years, but the collection became too vast for them to keep everything in pristine condition. In the interim years, a few other detailers came and went, each using their own chemicals to clean the collection.After the last detailer left unexpectedly, Jay turned to Chris Walters and Jeremy Porrazzo. The pair came from a chemical company that specialized in industrial and automotive cleaners and the garage had been using their products for some time. Neither were detailers per se, but both had a passion for cars and were quick learners. When the call came from Jay that he needed detailers, they leapt at the opportunity. Over the course of the next few months, inspired by Jay’s appreciation for the exquisite job they had been doing on the collection, Walters and Porrazzo decided to bring him an idea: create a Jay Leno’s Garage-specific cleaner. Previous 1 of 10center_img Jonathon Klein/The Manual Jonathon Klein/The Manual Jonathon Klein/The Manual Jonathon Klein/The Manual Jonathon Klein/The Manual Jay Leno’s Garage Advanced Vehicle Care/FacebookA normal driver likely doesn’t pay too much attention to his or her daily car’s cleanliness. You get in, go to work, get lunch, run errands, and head home. It’s the hum drum nature of everyday life. Most drivers, however, don’t have a collection of cars worth countless millions of dollars sitting in a complex of hangars outside Los Angeles proper. Most drivers aren’t Jay Leno.Leno is known throughout the world for his late night hosting gig on The Tonight Show. He’s beloved by millions (albeit less so by Conan O’Brien) and looked to as one of the best stand-up comics of all time. Jay Leno, however, is also known for one more thing. No, not his iconic chin. His cars.Throughout the years, Leno has amassed a collection of automobiles that would make most enthusiasts cry upon sight. Indeed, when we stepped into his hangar for the first time, we stopped dead in our tracks and had to catch our breath. His cars and motorcycles are unlike anything we’ve ever seen. One row is Lamborghinis, anther Fords, further down are Packards and Bugattis and Chevrolets. (No Ferraris. The story behind that is something you’ll need to pry out of Jay.) The pair was nervous at first, but one day, Porrazzo got up, went up the producers for the CNBC show, and told them their idea. The producers said it sounded interesting and that they’d help set up a pitch meeting with Leno. Walters and Porrazzo stopped what they were doing, ran home, and designed a mock-up for the meeting. Leno loved the idea, especially given the quality of the product, and the rest, as they say, is history.We stopped by Leno’s Garage to get a demonstration from Walters on Leno’s very well-used Tesla Model S P90D. In short, the car was filthy and hadn’t been washed since rain had befallen the City of Angels. It made the perfect candidate to test the products and showcase their results. While the Tesla only necessitated a few of the Jay Leno’s Garage Advanced Vehicle Care’s products (Tire & Trim Care, Evaporate, Wheel Cleaner, Clean Strip, and All Purpose Cleaner), the line consists of 23 different formulas that assure no matter what your collection holds, whether it’s classic muscle cars, new carbon-bodied exotica, or steam machines, you’ll be taken care of.And after watching the transformation of the dirty Tesla into a garage queen befitting Leno’s hangar, we’re definitely believers: Editors’ Recommendations Jonathon Klein/The Manual Jonathon Klein/The Manual NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacy Jonathon Klein/The Manual The Fine Art of Restoring a 1974 Range Rover Classiclast_img read more

Embassy Suites by Hilton Opens in Plainfield

first_imgIdeal base for travelers in Indiana, the ‘Crossroads of America’ PLAINFIELD, Ind. and MCLEAN, Va. – Embassy Suites by Hilton, a global brand of upscale, all-suite hotel from Hilton (NYSE: HLT), announced today the opening of a new hotel near Indianapolis. Embassy Suites by Hilton prides itself on offering guests an approachable and stress-free experience at each of its properties. The stylish Embassy Suites by Hilton Plainfield Indianapolis Airport is conveniently located in close proximity to Indianapolis International Airport and just a 25-minute drive from downtown Indianapolis, Lucas Oil Stadium, Bankers Life Fieldhouse and the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Business and leisure travelers can take advantage of the hotel’s convenient airport shuttle to Indianapolis International Airport. Owned and managed by Sun Development & Management Corporation, this upscale all-suite hotel features 174 two-room and studio suites with all the comforts of home. Each suite is equipped with free Wi-Fi, a large HDTV, mini-fridge and microwave, and the two-room suites’ amenities include a living area, sofa bed, two HDTVs and private bedroom. “Travel is booming in Indianapolis and the addition of our fourth Embassy Suites by Hilton in the greater Indianapolis area will accommodate the increase in travelers and growing demand for lodging,” said Alan Roberts, global head, Embassy Suites by Hilton. “The dual convenience to Indianapolis International Airport and proximity to downtown provides the ideal location for business travelers attending a conference or for families exploring all that the city has to offer.” Guests staying at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Plainfield Indianapolis Airport can start their days with free made-to-order breakfast in the morning and unwind at night with complimentary drinks and appetizers daily at the Evening Reception. They can also enjoy appetizers, hearty fare and local beer at Local Kitchen & Tap, the property’s on-site restaurant. Additional amenities include 30,000 square feet of meeting space, a 24-hour convenience market, a 24-hour business center, a 24-hour fitness center and an indoor pool. The property’s tranquil outdoor setting includes a pond, boardwalk and several outdoor patios for guests to relax. “Our property provides spacious suites and convenience to dining, shops, professional sports, nature parks and family-friendly attractions,” said Brian Carey, general manager, Embassy Suites by Hilton Plainfield Indianapolis Airport. “The hotel’s peaceful scenery and value-added amenities offer guests the perfect place to unwind after a busy day at work or sightseeing.” Embassy Suites by Hilton Plainfield Indianapolis Airport is part of Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 17 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room and access their room using a Digital Key. In celebration of the recent opening, the property is offering 1,000 Bonus Honors Points per night until September 15, 2019. Embassy Suites by Hilton Plainfield Indianapolis Airport is located at 6089 Clarks Creek Road, Plainfield, Indiana, USA. For more information or to make a reservation, visit embassysuites.com or call +1 317 839 1106. Media can access additional information on Embassy Suites by Hilton hotels at newsroom.hilton.com/embassysuites For development queries, please visit hiltonworldwide.com/development.  About Embassy Suites by Hilton Embassy Suites by Hilton, one of Hilton’s 17 market-leading brands, is dedicated to delivering what matters most to travelers. The full-service, upscale brand offers two-room suites, free made-to-order breakfast and a nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks and snacks. Both leisure and business travelers looking for a relaxed, yet sophisticated experience will feel right at home with brand-standard amenities like inviting atriums and complimentary 24-hour business and fitness centers. Embassy Suites by Hilton has 253 hotels with 46 in the pipeline. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard WiFi, and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app. For more information, visit www.embassysuites.com or newsroom.hilton.com/embassysuites, and connect with Embassy Suites by Hilton on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. About Hilton Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising more than 5,600 properties with nearly 913,000 rooms, in 113 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its nearly 100 year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors, nearly 85 million members who book directly with Hilton have access to instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.last_img read more