Jay Leno to Appear During NBC’s Auctions America’s California Sale

Jul 26, 2013 10:08 AM EDT | Matt Mercuro

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U.S. President Barack Obama appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in Los Angeles. (Photo : Reuters)

Auctions America announced this week that well-known auto collector and late night talk show host Jay Leno will be appearing during the live television broadcast of the California Auction.

NBC Sports will be airing the auction live on Friday, August 2 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. PT and Saturday August 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PT.

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"We are thrilled that Jay Leno will be joining us in Burbank for our debut California sale," says Auctions America's Ian Kelleher in a press statement. "Jay is the perfect person to provide commentary at our first auction in Southern California, while he's famous for hosting "The Tonight Show," his credentials as a collector, curator and driver are impeccable, and we are excited to hear his take on the superb roster of vehicles slated for our Burbank auction block."

Leno will provide color commentary for the auction according to Kelleher.

The auction will take place at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel August 1-3. NBC Sports broadcasters Bill Patrick and Steve Matchett will host the auction.

The live broadcast of the auction will include over 400 collector cars such as rare European exotic vehicles to iconic Southern California Hot Rods according to Auctions America.

For more information on NBC's coverage of the live event or to view a digital catalog of the vehicles that will be appearing at the auction check out AuctionsAmerica.com or call 1-888-990-3910 for more information.

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