I'm friends with a guy that used to be Jay Leno's mechanic. We all know Leno has an insane car collection, and so does this mechanic. One of his cars is a silver and black Jaguar that Cary Grant owned.
When I went to a party at director James Cameron's place in Malibu -- I had autographs on the mind. Not only did I bring a few DVDs for him to sign (I waited until we had had a few good conversations about other things, so he wouldn't think I was some bizarre fan). He gladly signed the Strange Days and Titanic DVDs.
I wanted to ask him about his Shelby Cobra in the driveway, which was autographed on the dashboard by Caroll Shelby. That, would be one autograph I'd love in my collection.
At a car show once, I saw a dashboard that had been autographed by George Barris. I asked the car owner if that was the guy that hosted The Gong Show (that was Chuck Barris, and I was emBARRISed).
He built the original Batmobile and was a big part of the car culture in California.
He also did the Munster Koach for the Munsters, and he designed "Black Beauty" that Bruce Lee used in The Green Hornet (would love to have that, signed by Barris and Bruce).
He had built cars for Burt Reynolds (who was recently selling his Trans-Am, a car Barris didn't build), Sinatra, Elvis, and even Sly Stallone.
George and his son Brett did an autograph signing last summer at a car dealership in L.A., promoting their book "King of the Kustomizers: The Art of George Barris."