The cars may not be up to Jay Leno’s standards, but Jeff Dunham swears by them

Jay Leno and Jeff Dunham are both comedians, but that’s not the only similarity between the two. Like Leno, Dunham is also a car collector, albeit one who prefers cars that don’t qualify as classics in Leno’s world, or at least in the traditional way the word is used. That was evident when Dunham bought a pair of AMC Gremlins to Jay’s shop in the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage.

Some of you are forgiven for not knowing what the AMC Gremlin is. Odd choice of a name notwithstanding, the Gremlin actually had a good run in the 70’s as a subcompact car. It also had a share of different engines, none more impressive than a 401-cubic-inch V-8 that made it one of the fastest cars available for the money that it sold for. All in all, the AMC Gremlin lasted from 1970 to 1978, selling a total of 671,475 units over its lifetime, a fact that may have been lost to those who have since dismissed the car as nothing more than an automotive statistic.

Dunham isn’t one of those people and he proudly lets Leno know how he stands his ground in the midst of the onslaught of ribbing he has to endure from his peers. It’s a highly entertaining episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, one that I recommend you watch to get a good idea of the AMC Gremlin and why Dunham swears by them. And if for nothing else, you get to watch two comedians in their element, exchange hilarious comments towards each other and in Leno’s case, towards the Gremlin.


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