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Ask Jay Leno: Can I race my junkyard rescue?

Finding car treasures in the junk yard

There's gold in them thar hills!

Well, maybe not gold. But in the town of Braselton, Georgia, there are salvageable old cars just sitting in mounds of junk.

Brendan Digel, a 45-year-old Atlanta-based auto tech, got the hookup from a friend who owns one of those mounds — a BMW salvage yard.

Sort of as a joke, he gave Digel the rusted-out shell of a 1972 BMW CS, which resembled a Flintstones car with no bottom.

Though the shell was too far gone to turn into a street car, Digel decided he could definitely make it into a racer. And it's a beauty!

So what does Jay Leno think about grabbing old cars out of the junkyard and taking them vintage racing? Watch the video to find out.

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