TV stars can afford to amass large collections of cars. Jay Leno's is well known and is the basis for his "Jay Leno's Garage" TV and web series. Another comedian known for an automotive affliction is Tim Allen, star of the show "Home Improvement."
This week on "Jay Leno's Garage" the comic duo decide to drag race bone stock cars. Jay follows the rules and comes armed with a 1966 Dodge Coronet outfitted with the 425-horsepower 426-cubic-inch Hemi V-8. The "Tool Man" isn't quite as forthright, arriving in a 1955 Ford Club Coupe stuffed with a 550-horsepower supercharged 5.4-liter V-8 that Jay recognizes from his first-generation Ford GT.
Spotting his disadvantage, Jay goes to get "his wife's Camry." He returns with a NASCAR stocker in Camry clothing, the roll cage and slicks giving it away as far from stock. In fact, the car is more powerful than Kyle Busch's number 18 Camry because it packs a supercharged 5.7-liter V-8 spinning out 850 horsepower.
The comedians go on to run their race and the whole thing devolves into a comic slap fight.
Click on the video above to see all the action, a few jokes, and some genuinely cool cars.