If you are a fan of late night talk show hosts and cars, then Jay Leno will be one entertaining guy for you. If you remember back in the day Jay Leno took over for Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show from 1992 to 2009.
Since then, and for long time Jay has been a huge fan of cars. He has a massive car collection ranging from a Model T, to the Ford GT and has even very old electric cars. At the time of this writing, he has over 136 automobiles in his warehouse. To add to that, he also owns 90 motorcycles! If you’re wondering how much all this stuff costs, take a guess. If you guessed around 50 million dollars, you would be correct sir, or madam, or however you identify!
So what kind of cars does Jay have in his Garage? Let’s take a peek.
This is the iconic car that won at LeMans. It’s a stunning vehicle and one of my favorite cars ever made by an American Manufacturer. Take a look at the video below where Jay talks about the car and takes it for a spin.
The 1906 Stanley Steamer
Probably the most unique car to Jay’s collection is the Stanley Steamer. Not only is this car unique looking, but the following facts make it even more unique. Did you know that the car is made out of wood? Yes, you heard me correctly, wood! Not even go-karts are made of wood! Given this was built in 1906, they get a pass. Jay Leno actually got a speeding ticket in this car and the reason for this is quite bizarre. The car caught on fire while he was driving and according to the manufacturer, you have to speed to extinguish the car! Imagine having to tell that to the police officer. Think he would buy it?
1994 McLaren F1
According to Jay, the Mclaren F1 is his choice for the best looking car. I almost agree with him too as it is quite beautiful. This car is timeless in the sense that it never grows old. Unique to this car is the driving position where the driver sits in the middle of the car while to passengers sit slightly behind on the left and right. It has a screaming 12 cylinder engine built by BMW with 627 horsepower. The car is very light as well, coming in at just 2400 pounds.
What did you think of our top picks for Jay Leno’s Garage? Do you have other favorites? If so, please post below!