Jay Kay: A Cosmic Passion for Cars

The Jamiroquai leader has a fascination for high-performance vehicles. Many of them often appear in his band's videos.


Disc cover Traveling Without Moving de Jamiroquai speaks for itself about the passion you have Jay Kay, the leader of the English acid jazz band, for the cars. Is that in the center of the cover with a blue background you can see the ferrari logo with an important change: instead of the "rampant horse" there is the "buffalo man" that identifies the group created in 1992.

Jay Kay: A Cosmic Passion for CarsJay Kay, who was born with the name Jason cheetham kayHe is such a fan of cars that he has a collection that includes 68 copies, many of which were used in various Jamiroquai videos. This is how they show it Cosmic Girl, from that 1996 plate, in which there is a duel between two of his Ferrari, a F355 and a F40, And a Lamborghini Diablo SE30.

En Love foolosophy, At Funk Odyssey 2001, Kay also drives a Bentley Continental S1 Drophead. Meanwhile in White Knuckle Ride, one of the singles from the album Rock Dust Light Star 2010, speed is reflected with a Porsche Carrera RS 2.7.

In the collection of the famous “frontman” there are nine Ferraris and that allows him to have certain privileges, such as visiting from time to time the headquarters of the Maranello house. One of his visits was even to see the hybrid sports car. Ferrara when it was released in 2013.

Jay Kay: A Cosmic Passion for Cars“It's an amazing car and just looking at it makes you want to drive it. I think it is difficult to imagine in a single vehicle a concentration of style, technology, performance and emotion ”, he admitted at the time.

Other vehicles that stand out in his collection are a BMW 1602 (his first car), a BMW Bauer Cabriolet, a Rolls-Royce Phantom, a Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, a Fiat Abarth 1000, a Lamborghini Miura SV, a Maserati A6GCS 2.0 L6, a Porsche 356 Speedster and a Aston Martin DB6 Mark 1 Defensive Midfielder. All of these machines are in his 500-year-old Buckinghamshire mansion with eleven rooms ...

Jay Kay: A Cosmic Passion for CarsJay Kay not only likes having these machines but also speeding them up. He had the pleasure of racing in the 2007 edition of the Gumball 3000 and with a Maserati Quattroporte. And three years later he competed in the Mille Miglia Storiche with its Maserati AGCS.

He likes to ride hard so much that a couple of times you were stopped for exceeding the maximum speed allowed. In 1998, his permit was suspended for 42 days for walking at 180 km / h in a 112 km / h zone. And in 2004 he committed a similar offense, although due to recidivism he was left without driving for six months. Undoubtedly, the risks of taking passion to the limit ...

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Diego durruty

Journalist with 30 years of experience. Worked in magazines STROKE, The graphic, Coequipier y Only TC, on the Internet sites SportsYa!, e-driver.com y kmcero.com and on the radios Rock pop y Vorterix.com. He covered the Dakar rally for the German agency dpa. He currently drives Two Daring Guys, a car magazine that is broadcast on Tuesdays from 18 to 19 by RadioArroba.com; is editor of motorsport in Red Bull Argentina, columnist on the show WorldSport (AM Splendid) and in Surf & Rock FM.  He is also a teacher in SPORTS. Now you can read it on his blog: automundo.com.ar.

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