Former ‘Tonight Show’ host makes stops in Indiana

FILE - This May 21, 2014 file photo shows American comedian Jay Leno smiles during an interview with the Associated Press in Jerusalem. CNBC is returning Leno to nightly television. The new show, tentatively titled "Jay Leno's Garage" and based on his Emmy Award-winning web series, will premiere in 2015, the network announced Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — Former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno made stops in Kokomo and nearby Sharpsville to check out some classic cars.

The Kokomo Tribune reports Leno made stops Saturday at A Summer Place in Sharpsville, which is a vintage old town complete with diner, barber shop, police and fire stations, drive-in theater and gas station. Founder Jim Richardson says Leno posed for pictures with fans who stopped in and checked out the cars on site.

Richardson says Leno arrived in a 1969 Grand Prix. Richardson says he was impressed with Leno’s knowledge of cars, as the two reminisced about their former automobiles.

After that, Leno made stops throughout Kokomo at the Kokomo Automotive Heritage Museum, Chrysler’s Kokomo Transmission Plant and at a restaurant. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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