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"The car came from a time, a culture when working with your hands was considered honorable, ingenious work," Jay Leno said of Bob Shotwell's three-wheeled midget. "A lot of thought, a lot of math went into this." (Submitted photo)

Shotwell meets Leno after years of correspondence about car

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At last they meet, after more than a decade of friendship based on Philbert the Puddle Jumper.

Peggy Shotwell, arriving at Shooting Star Casino Friday, gave Jay Leno a warm welcome, reciprocated with his standing invitation, "Come for a ride sometime."


A dozen years ago, late Little Sand Lake resident Bob Shotwell decided to donate the car he'd built as a teen to the noted auto buff.

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