SALT LAKE CITY -- Jay Leno -- who is almost as famous for his car collection, as he is for his comedy -- is coming to Salt Lake City to talk about cars.
He will offer tales of amazing car discoveries, his own experience as a pace car driver, and everything in between.
"Cars and Conversation," with Jay Leno and Ken Gross, starts at 8 p.m. July 14, in Kingsbury Hall, on the University of Utah campus at 1395 E. Presidents Circle. Tickets range between $19.95 and $59.95.
The conversation is being held in conjunction with the Utah Museum of Fine Arts' current exhibit, "Speed: The Art of the Performance Automobile," on display through Sept. 16, 2012. The exhibit of 19 cars, including famous race cars and sports cars once owned by celebrities, was curated by Gross, who is a nationally recognized auto writer and historian.
Car enthusiasts who want to do more than listen and ask a question from the audience, can join Leno at the museum for a pre-show reception and hors d'oeuvres. The "Hoods Up!" event, starting at 6 p.m., features a look at what's under the hoods of the famous cars on display. Tickets to "Hoods Up!" cost $200, and include "Cars and Conversation." Only 200 will be sold.
"Speed: The Art of the Performance Automobile" continues through Sept. 16, in the museum at 410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City. Timed tickets cost $18 for adults, $13 for youth age 14 to 17 and seniors 65 and older, and $3 for children age 3 to 13.
Tickets to "Cars and Conversation" and "Hoods Up!" can be purchased through Kingsbury Hall, at http://kingsburyhall.utah.edu or 801-581-7100. Tickets for the exhibit are available through the museum website, www.speedumfa.com, or Smith's Tix.
For more information, call 801-585-7332.