Owner Dave Scholz, shares his connection with a Japanese cult classic that could easily be regarded as the 911 of Japan. Its iconic beauty, modular mechanics, and desirability inspired Dave to heed to Datsun’s famous racing campaign of the ’70s, «Dare to be different.» American heads spun when the 1970s ultimately snuffed out their beloved […]
Vehicles don’t come much more legendary or iconic than the Toyota FJ40. Little wonder that it’s bred not one, but a whole slew of modern incarnations. The FJ Cruiser was a revival of the original, the Land Cruiser remains the modern evolution of the breed, and the Land Cruiser Prado (known to us as the […]
What began as indifference quickly morphed into an obsession. It also turned owner Alexander Bermudez from a water-cooled Porsche driver into one who describes his 964-based “hot rod,” The Growler, as “unapologetically raw”—and just the thing for slaying tight mountain passes. “For me, it’s just about the emotional experience,” Bermudez says. “The Growler is a […]
Only 1,404 examples of Toyota’s first passenger car, the Toyoda Model AA, were built in the six years of production from 1936 to 1942. Until recently it was thought that none of these cars had survived to this day. Even Toyota itself had been forced to fabricate a ground-up replica of the Model AA because […]
En video i min smak 🙂 Spesielt når jeg har en slik bil stående nedplukket i garasjen hjemme 🙂 Paul Czaplicki and Tim Mochizuki from the Toyota Museum stop by the garage to show Jay Toyota’s first “sporty” car, the 1971 Toyota Celica.
Petrolicious profiles the rare Italian Porschephile In the fourth generation of a family of coachbuilders, Rosita grew up surrounded in every way by cars, from the Ferraris her mechanic father picked her up from school in, to the toy cars he brought home for his children. Thing is, even though the family worked on primarily […]
Via Autoblog & Youtube: Jonathan Ward and Icon have an eye for the little details in everything they make, and that’s especially true of the company’s Derelict projects. This time they are turning their attention to the ’67 Volkswagen Bus. The van might look a little tired at first, but Icon gives the VW a […]
Joe Rogan’s 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Restomod – Jay Leno’s Garage Restomod classics often look great rolling down the road, but they can be an absolute mess underneath. That’s the problem comedian Joe Rogan discovered after purchasing his 1965 Corvette convertible that was already extensively modified. Once work began to improve it further, some serious […]
The 1913 Mercer Raceabout highlighted in this week’s Jay Leno’s Garage was the Lotus Elise of its day. Where most performance vehicles of the Brass Era used enormous engines and massive bodies, Mercer went the opposite route by installing a relatively small powerplant on a stripped-down chassis. Beyond the hood and fenders, there was really […]
Only about 3,000 of these sporty pickups were built in 1991, which is when Jay bought his – primarily because of GMC’s boast that this was the fastest accelerating production vehicle in America, beating out even the Ferrari 348!