Biodiesel, Tractors and Jay Leno’s Garage

Chuck Zimmerman

Joe Jobe, Jay Leno and Gene HemphillThis week I made a trip with Joe Jobe (left), CEO of the National Biodiesel Board to Jay Leno’s Garage. Jay’s on the New Holland tractor and next to him on the right is New Holland head of industry affairs, Gene Hemphill. We were there to tape a video for Jay’s website which should be published there sometime in the coming weeks.

Jay has a New Holland Boomer to move cars around in his garage. He’s got quite a collection (over 100). He likes the fact that New Holland has been a leader in promoting the use of biodiesel.

One of them will be running on 100% biodiesel which he had custom designed by General Motors. It’s called the EcoJet. It actually has a jet engine in it and it’s scheduled to go on tour nationally at the end of the month.

So Jay did his video segment with Joe Jobe and they talked biodiesel. I got to talk with Jay afterward and have a short interview with him that you can listen to. Jay says that making fuel out of a renewable resource like soybeans just makes sense for America. As he says on his website regarding his EcoJet, “It’s the perfect vehicle for the harvest season.”

Here’s my interview with Jay Leno: Interview with Jay Leno on Renewable Fuels

I took photos while I was on location at the Garage which you can find here:

Jay Leno’s Garage Videotaping Photo Album

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