Celebrities Gearheads - Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Steve McQueen and more


It’s no surprise that celebrities gravitate to cool cars. For the vast majority of them though, cars are just fashion accessories. Comparatively few celebs over the years have actually been obsessive in their enthusiasm for cars and motorsports to the point of being considered accomplished drivers or lifelong gearheads. Here are six with real cred:

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2014/10/10/celebrity-gearheads


If my memory serves me correct. Paul Newman’s 960 Volvo was powered with a supercharged 5.0 Ford engine. I believe he did own a 740 with a Buick Grand National V-6.


Dick Smothers of the famed Smothers Brothers comedy duo, ran Olds sponsored super stock class (maybe modified stock?.. not positive) in the late 60s early 70s


You forgot to mention Reggie Jackson. I heard he also has an incredible car collection. Chicago Mike