ICON President, Jonathan Ward, stops by the garage to show Jay his latest Derelict, a 1958 Roll Royce Silver Cloud that is sporting a 550hp LS7.
Automotive royalty pays a surprise visit to the garage when Allen Grant stops by with his newly restored 1963 Lola Mk6 GT, the prototype vehicle that led to the legendary Ford GT.
1974 Jensen Interceptor – Jay Leno’s Garage
Taking a cross country road trip of a lifetime, Mark Halliday stops by the garage to show Jay his gorgeous 1974 Jensen Interceptor.
Tim Hannig, the Director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic, stops by the garage to show Jay the new Jaguar XKSS that is built to the same exact specification as the original models produced in 1957.
Ferrari enthusiast and Jeweler David Lee stops by the garage with one of the most desirable cars of all time, the 1990 Ferrari F40.
Restoration Blog: November 2016 – Jay Leno’s Garage
Jay gives an update on some of the restorations going on in the garage.
Newly restored and ready to hit the road! Jay gives an in-depth look at his 1918 Stutz Bearcat.
To some, a Stutz is a garish 1970s retro-mobile that was owned almost exclusively by very wealthy celebrities like Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. To others, Stutz represents the pinnacle of pre-war automobiles.
Sure, Stutz wasn’t as flashy as an Auburn or the crosstown rival Duesenberg, but it was a relatively affordable way to go fast. As Leno puts it, Stutz Bearcats and Mercer Raceabouts were the Camaros and Mustangs of the time.
Unlike with Camaros and Mustangs, you can’t exactly go down to the local parts store and order a rotating assembly for a 1918 Bearcat. Leno claims to have replaced the pistons three times in total and has finally figured out a combination that is reliable.
Fans of the long-running web series “Jay Leno’s Garage” might be confused and think this is is an ancient video, as this isn’t the first time Leno has shown off his 1918 Stutz Bearcat on the series. During the three years since the vintage Stutz had seen a camera, it has, as we mentioned, been mechanically overhauled. Leno has also done some sensible period upgrades to the Stutz -– such as a later ignition system and a four-bladed fan.
With no front brakes, external shifter and an exhaust cutout, the Bearcat was basically a road-going race car. Unlike the pedestrian Ford Model T of its day, the Bearcat must have seemed like an absolute performer. Now, the Bearcat acts almost like a rolling automotive museum, thanks to all the semi-obsolete tech that car uses.
Jay meets Rod Emory of Emory Motorsports to hear the story of the restorations of this remarkable racer hailing from the dawn of Porsche’s motorsports tradition.
Richard Carpenter of The Carpenters takes Jay for a ride in his meticulously cared-for, original and unrestored Cuda.
Restoration Blog: August 2016 – Jay Leno’s Garage
Jay gives a progress report on some of the restorations going on in the garage.