Colorado Auto & Parts Featured On Jay Leno’s Garage
Colorado Auto & Parts’ Plymouth Air Radial Truck, or P.A.R.T., was recently featured on Jay Leno’s Garage, www.nbc.com/jay-lenos-garage, a web-based show featuring the former Tonight Show host.
Gary Corns, vice president of Colorado Auto & Parts, located in Englewood, Colo., was in the episode with Leno. He answered Leno’s questions about the unique vehicle, including how it was made and how it drives on the street. Leno said he saw the vehicle in Hot Rod Magazine and asked the Corns’ to bring it out to California. “Everyone was so nervous,” said Alice Corns, President. “You’re supposed to have a conversation with this famous person on camera.” Read more about this in the Locator UpFront Autumn 2016.
The P.A.R.T. car was made entirely of recycled auto and airplane parts. Alice said the build is a way to bring attention to their used classic inventory and how recycled auto parts can be used to restore them. The truck is a 1939 Plymouth that the Corns already had in their full-service yard. Gary, along with his and Alice’s sons Eric and Adam, built the Plymouth Air Radial Truck over a year and a half - exclusively using recycled parts. The body of the truck is bare steel, wiped down with Gibbs automotive penetrating oil to protect it. The truck also has vintage airplane seats, a cockpit dash with gauges and LED illuminated door panels, to name just a few of its features.
The engine is driven by a v-drive and blower belt. The Corns have taken the truck to several car shows, including the Rocky Mountain Auto Show in Denver, Colo., the SuperNationals Car Show in Albuquerque N.M. and the Lone Star Round Up in Austin, Texas. The P.A.R.T. has its own page on Colorado Auto & Parts’ website, http://coloradoautoandparts.com/p-r-t.