Los Angeles, – Dec. 29, 2020 – Jay Leno and Walmart have introduced an amazing line of car care products to customers nationwide. Ranging from a leather cleaner to a quick detailer, seven advanced car care products from Jay Leno’s Garage are now available through Walmart.com and will be sold inside retail stores beginning the spring of 2021. As part of the program, Leno transformed a 2021 Ford F-150 to match the 1979 model driven by the iconic Sam Walton.
“Both Walmart and Jay Leno’s Garage share a passion for offering innovative, time-saving products that deliver professional results at a great value,” said Jay Leno. “To celebrate the introduction of our car care products through Walmart, we customized a 2021 Ford F-150 to look like the ‘79 truck that Sam Walton drove to deliver products to his stores. Truly a workhorse, Sam kept it in top condition throughout his life. Our car care products can help hardworking people keep their vehicles looking just as great at a low cost that Sam Walton would have appreciated.”
Legendary comedian, world-renowned car guy and former host of the Tonight Show, Jay Leno worked closely with product engineers and chemists to develop easy-to-use formulations that offer world-class shine and protection. The company – which shares its name with the Emmy-award winning television series – offers a range of detailing solutions, tools and accessories.
Available under the Jay Leno’s Garage – Advanced Vehicle Care brand, the company makes its products in the USA. The line includes products used on his cars that helped him win multiple Concours level car shows.
The initial offering of vehicle care products available include:
Leather Conditioner – A premium moisturizing crème formulated to nourish & protect even the most neglected leather surfaces
Quick Detailer– Features an advanced polymer formula designed to maximize shine and help maintain the appearance of waxed surfaces between washes
Radiant Ceramic Sealant – This easy-to-use, sprayable, SiO2-based ceramic coating provides months of durable, hydrophobic paint protection
Vehicle Wash – The super-concentrated and PH-neutral foaming car wash shampoo helps lift dirt & grime away from paint without leaving any soap residue
Trim & Tire Care – A waterborne formula that offers deep, long-lasting shine and ultraviolet protection on tires and plastic trim
Wheel Cleaner – This easy-to-use and effective brake dust cleaner is safe for use on aluminum, alloy, chrome, powder coat, painted and clear coat wheel finishes
Leather Cleaner – Gently lifts away dirt, residue, grease, denim transfer, body oils, and stains from natural leather, new OEM sealed leather and synthetic leather alternatives
To demonstrate his commitment to the ideals that helped drive Sam Walton’s success, Leno located an original 1979 F-150 custom pickup that was almost a twin to the one driven by the company’s founder until his death in 1992. Leno and his team then used the truck to demonstrate the benefits and qualities of the car care product line to help restore the classic Ford. Once the car care products from Jay Leno’s Garage passed the rigorous Walmart testing requirements, Jay and his team celebrated by matching a new Ford F-150 to the heritage truck, right down to a custom dog carrier built by the same company who provided the one for Walton’s original pickup.
That 1979 F-150 is currently located in the Walmart Museum, which features Walton’s 5&10, a world-class exhibit gallery and The Spark Café Soda Fountain in Bentonville, Arkansas. The creation of the Walmart Museum was, as Sam Walton put it, “a labor of love” for many associates.
Led by Betty Holmes, the team scrupulously documented the beginnings of the Walton family, the growth of Sam Walton as a leader and businessman, and the founding of Walmart. Betty Holmes traveled extensively with Sam, most often by plane with Sam as their pilot. Leno and his team named the replica truck “Betty” in her honor. The replica 1979 and the 2021 Ford-150s were featured together in a video by Jay Leno’s Garage.
“Seeing the two F150s side-by-side in Jay’s garage was like witnessing a family reunion of past and future classics,” said Alan Dranow, director of the Walmart Museum. “I think Sam would’ve been happy to see the modern version of his old red-and-white. It has all the updates he’d want to keep current with today’s technology, and technology was important to Sam.”
The Jay Leno’s Garage car care line is part of Walmart’s automotive department product line. Each week, nearly 270 million customers and members visit Walmart’s more than 11,700 stores under 59 banners in 28 countries and eCommerce websites.
About “Jay Leno’s Garage”
Hosted by legendary comedian and “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno and produced in conjunction with Original Productions and Big Dog Productions/Kitten Kaboodle, “Jay Leno’s Garage” is now in its second season on CNBC airing Wednesdays at 10 pm ET/PT. Season one of “Jay Leno’s Garage” was the most watched freshman season in CNBC history. Jay Leno explores our obsession with all things automotive. From classic cars to supercars and everything in-between, Jay is hitting the road to discover the most exciting, weird and wonderful vehicles ever made and meet the passionate people behind their wheels. Each one-hour themed episode features a mix of stunts, challenges, reviews, and celebrity interviews that showcases the colorful history of the automobile. Whether he’s exploring the story of an iconic brand, road-testing the newest super car, or investigating the latest automotive innovations, there is no wheel Jay won’t get behind to tell the story of our love affair with the car. The show is an outgrowth of jaylenosgarage.com, which Jay produces and which has an international following on the Web and which has garnered several Emmy Awards and nominations for Outstanding Special Class–Short-Format Nonfiction Programs. More information is available at www.lenosgarage.com.