Jay Leno's Garage (2013)

Though most famous for his career as a stand up comedian and his years hosting late night talk shows, Jay Leno is also widely known as an avid car enthusiast and collector. His private collection contains nearly a thousand vehicles and he frequently writes about his passion for magazines and newspapers.

And on Jay Leno's Garage he has combined his screen presence and gear head inclinations in a short format show where he talks about the cars and motorbikes in his collection as well as other vehicles of interest to him.

On the show Leno reviews cars and motorbikes, and showcases some of the rare items in his collection from antiques like his 1906 Stanley Steamer to the latest concept supercars, and even some famous vehicles from the big screen such as the most recent Batmobile from the Christopher Nolan series.

Aside from reviewing and test driving the vehicles the show also goes on the road, with outings to events such as Pixar's Motorama.

The show was the winner of three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Short Format Non-Fiction Show.

2 Seasons, 134 Episodes
May 25, 2014
Automotive, Reality
Cast: Jay Leno
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)

Jay Leno's Garage (2013) Full Episode Guide

  • The 1966 Dodge Coronet is exactly how Jay likes his muscle cars. No hood scoops, no stripes, only dog dish hubcaps, and a 426 Hemi engine!

  • Jay pays tribute to Bob Sales and his 1950 Plymouth Business Coupe.

  • Jay gives an in-depth look at the 1966 Munch Mammoth designed and built by one of Germany's best motorcycle tuners Friedel Munch.

  • Tom Murtaugh stops by the garage to show Jay his unusual 1957 Porsche Speedster.

  • 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.

  • Jay gives an update on some of the restorations going on in the garage.

  • Tim Miller of Surf City Garage stops by the garage to show Jay his very rare 4-speed "York Town Blue" 1964 Pontiac GTO Convertible.

  • Newly restored and ready to hit the road! Jay gives an in-depth look at his 1918 Stutz Bearcat.

  • Alex Trepanier shoots straight off the 3000-mile Motorcycle Cannonball to give Jay a shot at riding his single-speed, 4hp vintage classic.

  • 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.:

  • Half the size and twice the power of a Volkswagen! John Peterson, president of America’s Panhard club, has a lot to say about Jay's 60-hp PL 17.

  • Jay Leno Drives The $3,000,000 Koenigsegg One:1

  • Father/son veterans Richard and Aaron Raher tell Jay the story of their labor of love - lifting this sleek hot rod out of what was a bare frame.

  • Richard Carpenter of The Carpenters takes Jay for a ride in his meticulously cared-for, original and unrestored Cuda.

  • Heritage Garage's Graham Reid takes Jay for a ride in his vintage Mini Cooper.

  • With it's "Forward Look" design and massive 392 Hemi, Jay takes us on a ride in his Imperial Convertible that was the biggest and widest luxury car you could buy in America in 1958.

  • With the help of some friends and his sons, Gary Corns brought new life to a 1939 Plymouth with the heart of a Cessna seaplane.

  • Bruce Essig from Odyssey Batteries stops by the garage to show the many features and benefits of their Dry Cell Battery product line.

  • In 1997 Jerry Miscevich set out to recreate the 1929 Packard Boattail Speedster that he saw in a magazine in the late 70's, nineteen years later he stops by the garage to show Jay the finished product.

  • Tremec Transmissions Enthusiast Marketing Director Nate Tovey walks Jay through some of the key features of their popular high-performance transmissions.

  • Andrew McCartney stops by the garage to show Jay his invention that makes removing a lug nut a breeze.

  • Jeweler and car enthusiast David Lee visits the garage with his rare 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB4 for Jay to test drive.

  • Jay Leno races Jet Dragster in C6 Corvette

  • Jay gives a progress report on some of the restorations going on in the garage.

  • Jay invites Mario Markakis to the garage to check out his 1966 Volkswagen Beetle that's powered by a Wankel engine.

  • Brian Case and Lee Conn of Motus Motorcycles stop by the garage to give Jay the full tour of their motorcycle product line including the sporty 1650cc liquid-cooled V4, 180 bhp MSTR model.

  • After driving it across four states from Portland, Oregon, Clayton Paddison stops by the garage to show Jay how he hot-rodded his 1927 Ford Model T on a budget.

  • Designed by the father of the "100 Million Dollar Look", Virgil Exner, the 1961 Chrysler 300G was affectionately known as "The Bankers Hotrod". Jay, along with Model G Expert Bob Jasinski, gives us an in-depth look at Chrysler's first true gentlemen's sportscar.

  • Jay Leno hits Willow Springs Raceway to drive the most famous car in the world, the new Aston Martin DB11 before James Bond.

  • For their 50th Anniversary of their "Rent a Racer" program, Hertz stops by the garage to show Jay their new 2016 special edition Ford Shelby GT-H and the original 1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350-H.

  • Jay invites Jeff Dunham to the garage to check out his 1972 and 1973 AMC Gremlins.

  • Marcus Anghel of Anghel Restorations stops by the garage to show Jay their client's newly restored 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429.

  • Abhi Eswarappa, the founder of Bike-urious.com, stops by the garage to show Jay the Ducati UMC-038 Hyper Scrambler and introduce him to the designer and builder of the motorcycle Hugo Eccles.

  • Jay gives us a tour of the Shotwell, designed by 17-year old Bob Shotwell in 1931 who once took it on a 150,000-mile road trip.

  • With a top speed of 108 mph in 1950, this was the world's fastest car transporter and the one vehicle Jay lusted over as a kid, the Mercedes-Benz Racecar Transporter.

  • After 30 years of ownership and one mechanical rebuilt, Jay gives his 1969 Lamborghini Espada a cosmetic restoration and is ready to show you why this car was once known as the Italian Rolls Royce.

  • Morgan Yates and Dave Skaien from the Automobile Club of Southern California stop by the garage to show Jay the club?s fully restored 1961 CHP Dodge Polara

  • Stephen Strope from Pure Vision Designs stops by the garage to show Jay how he was able to breath new life into a 1967 Ford Fairlane that once looked like a car only a grandma could love.

  • Jay gives us an in-depth look at one of the most classically beautiful motorcycles of all time, his 1964 Triumph Bonneville.

  • It started as a Festiva? until Chuck Beck and Nick Titus mounted a Ford SHO V6 in the rear, and Jay decided to inject a little nitrous.

  • Jay walks through current restorations in progress, including his 1953 Cunningham, the '71 Porsche 911, Bernard's sidecar racer, the restomod on the 1914 Detroit Electric and much, much more!

  • Jason Chinook, CEO of Ducati North America, stops by the garage to show Jay Ducati’s first official entry into the cruiser market.

  • Meet the Chinese car that Jay has never heard of and has him stumped, the 1978 Hongqi CA770.

  • Jay explains why the Indian 101 Scout is one of the greatest American motorcycles of all time.

  • Gary Wales stops by the garage to show Jay his new creation, the 1915 LaBestioni Rusty Two, that he was able to restore from an abandoned rusted out American LaFrance fire truck.

  • Fast and Furious star Sung Kang stops by the garage with some of his car enthusiast buddies to show Jay their resto-modded 1973 Datsun 240Z they built with the help of social media.

  • Acura’s Exterior Design Project Leader Michelle Christensen and Global Development Chief Engineer Ted Klaus deliver the much anticipated 2017 Acura NSX for Jay to test drive.

  • SpeedKore Performance stops by the garage to show Jay their 1650-hp 1970 Dodge Charger Tantrum.

  • Despite its tortured history, this oddball 5-speed was once the fastest car in the world - and this particular XJ spent the last 12 years on the 37th floor of a Tokyo office building.

  • Ferris Rezvani stops by the garage to show Jay the Rezvani Beast, a supercar born from the bones of the Ariel Atom.

  • Meet Jamal Hameedi, engineer of perhaps the greatest Mustang ever, celebrating 50 years of Carroll Shelby with a rare, bespoke, normally aspirated 5.2 liter V8.

  • After creating a sensation at SEMA, Dominic Le stops by to show Jay the imported Japanese pickup he melded with the front end of a classic GC10 Skyline.

  • First Harley-Davidson F-150 off the line, a luxurious, one-of-it-its kind, supercharged SuperCab he's auctioning to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

  • After skipping a year, the R8 has been reinvented. At 610 hp, it's Audi's most powerful production car ever, sharing half its components with the R8 LMS race car.

  • Take a ride with Jay in this high performance, Suzuki Hayabusa-engined reverse three-wheeler, delivering 197 hp - and made in the USA!

  • Designer Bryan Benedict and builder Billy Hammon take Jay through the Star Wars prop-laden, real-world car that moves - and breathes - like Darth Vader!

  • Shinoo Mapleton stops by with the antithesis of the modern sports car - 2,000 pounds, 430HP, no ABS, no TC - just pure V8 power.

  • Andrew Davidge started his electric bike company in high school and now, four years later, he and Jay are cruising the Cruz and E-Tracker - at 36 mph in race mode with a 30-mile range!

  • Back in the day, this SUV - the Rambo Lambo - was one of the craziest vehicles on and off the road? and it still pretty much is. Damiano Barbuscia of Franco's European takes Jay for a ride.

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  • This WC63 will amaze you! Legacy Classic Trucks' Winslow Bent takes Jay through the derelict troop transport he modded into a true, 8,000-pound 6x6 which will go and go and go forever.

  • Cadillac's Executive Chief Engineer David Leone shows Jay the refined luxury sedan that turns into a track monster with the flip of a switch. And yes, it's the first 200 mph Cadillac ever!

  • Jim and Mike Ring give Jay an up-close look at the custom carbon-fiber Mustang that made jaws drop at SEMA.

  • Jason Len takes Jay under the hood of his near-exact replica of one of the most iconic pre-war sports cars of all time.

  • Champion rally driver Ryan Millen puts Jay behind the wheel of his slippery racer... and then onto the streets - and riverbeds - of Los Angeles!

  • Aston Martin's Marek Reichman takes Jay for a ride in the DB10 he designed specifically for the new James Bond film, Spectre.

  • One mostly stock 2015 Mustang + a 750 horsepower custom Hennessey engine = 200mph world record breaker'

  • Constantin von Kageneck from the Mercedes-Benz Classics Center takes Jay under the hood of his dream car, the rare Wankel-engined, '70s supersports C111.

  • Dr. Anand Rajani takes Jay through his beloved Porsche, restored by an old friend of Big Dog Garage, John Willhoit.

  • Jay meets up with some friends - like Ed Welburn and Shiro Nakamura - to see some of the very oldest and the very newest cars on the lawns at Pebble Beach. Tell us what you think about Bentley's EXP 10 Speed 6 concept!

  • Design Director Ian Callum takes Jay for a spin in Jaguar's most powerful production car ever, the F-TYPE Project 7. Then Jay takes a look at a remarkable World War I-era racer, the 1916 Sturtevant Auburn.

  • 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.

  • Justin Bell joins Jay for a motorized bicycle race of epic proportions, pitting John King's touring model against his racer.

  • The former Fear Factor host, stand-up comedian and UFC commentator takes Jay for a ride in his modded classic.

  • Get an up-close look at the ultimate Brass Era roadster.

  • 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!

  • A sculptor by trade, Frogman Tim Cotterill brought his trike design to Blastolene, the same folks who built Jay's Tank Car. Now the powerful and eccentric Rocket II Trike is on the road, powered by a blown Hemi V8, which generates over 1000 hp.

  • Chris McCollum stops by to talk muscle and show Jay the project car that B&M purpose-built to relive the dream of the original Hurst Hemi Cuda that stormed the nationals and world finals in the '60s and '70s.

  • Bob Shaw visits the garage to show off his dream car, an updated version of the Hawk sports roadster that his good buddy Brooks Stevens originally designed in 1959. It took 10 years to build, but you won't believe the result!

  • City of Los Angeles Automotive Dispatchers Mark Barrera and Art Flores stop by the garage to show Jay their newly restored Chrysler Imperial that's still used for official service today.

  • In-N-Out President Lynsi Snyder shows off her dad's smokin' hot rod, which she's tuned to 1000 street-legal hp!

  • Jay drives the 1972 H2 Mach IV and the amazing supercharged supersport Ninja it inspired!

  • Chief engineer Zack Eakin stops by with Nissan's daring new front-engined LM P1 car. Watch Jann Mardenborough, Nissan GT Academy's Season 3 winner, take it around the track, just like he's gonna do at LeMans! Watch more video on NISMO TV's YouTube channel.

  • From the more-brains-than-money club comes the car Matt Brown bought without an engine... and rebuilt expressly for California canyon carving.

  • Trevita means three white in Swedish, thus Koenigsegg's latest is limited to three breathtakingly handbuilt cars. Strip away the carbon fiber and you'll find a bespoke 4.8-liter V8 yielding 1018 hp - same as the Bugatti Veyron at half the weight!

  • Mike Mayberry, Co-Founder of Ronin Motorworks, stops by the garage to show Jay what the Denver based motorcycle boutique created from the bones of the Buell 1125 and the legend of the 47 Ronin.

  • Original and unrestored! All this Knucklehead needed was a little TLC, a little gas and two kicks - and she started right up for the first time since 1952.

  • Curator Leslie Kendall takes Jay under the hood of this aerodynamic, three-wheeled Petersen Museum rarity, masterminded by Gary Davis.

  • Why is this car Playmate pink? Mark Melvin tells Jay the sordid backstory of the car he and his AMX Club buddies restored from the ground up.

  • Keith Charvonia takes Jay under the hood of the FR-S he tuned for the win at 2014's Scion Tuner Challenge.

  • Peter Mullin of The Mullin Automotive Museum stops by with his teardrop coupe - which many say is the most beautiful car of all time.

  • Jonathan Ward stops by with his latest Derelict project. It may look old-timey, but with 700 hp, it drives like a Corvette ZR1!

  • Bumper man Greg Higgs takes Jay for a ride in the outrageous Jeep mod that caused an uproar at SEMA 2014.

  • A British newspaper built this one-of-a-kind steel grand touring car - Jaguar chassis and engine, body designed by Gandini and Bertone - in hopes of raising circulation, then sold it a year later.

  • Briggs Automotive Company founders Ian and Neil Briggs dreamed of creating a Formula 1 car for the street - so here's the world's only road-legal single-seater supercar!

  • Known for their innovative parts, James and Mike wowed SEMA with their 5,000-man-hour build on this 50-year-old classic that took Best in Show.

  • The two-year restoration is finally complete! The SP250 Jay got from Bob Brzozowski spent 40 years in the elements and hadn't run in 10 years... and just look at her now!

  • Jay gets the inside story on a tough-as-nails racer with an incredible pedigree: a modified '72 Oldsmobile Cutlass known as The Banshee. Current owner Jon Swift fills Jay in on the car's amazing past, including its one-time owner, actor James Garner.

  • When Magnus met Alex Ross of SharkWerks at Jay's garage, a love connection was made - which yielded this baby!

  • One of Jay's favorite comedians brings by his beloved VW bus, a pristine version of his very first car.

  • Jay asked, you answered, so he restored this Benzo to its original state per your request. Take a trip under the hood!

  • Take a look at celebrity Adam Carolla's car.

  • This car remains as innovative today as it was when it first hit the road in 1955. Jay changes its tire without a jack - and shares Citröen's truly weird advertisements.

  • Chevrolet Product Specialist, Shad Balch, stops by the garage with the new 2015 Corvette Z06 to help Jay kick off the new year with this highly anticipated road test.

  • Take a look at one of the first British motorcycles.

  • Jay takes you on an extensive tour of the garage's many ongoing projects.

  • Frank Profera transformed an unfortunate incident with his Lotus Elise into the 680hp, 1.8-liter-engined car of his dreams - with all kind of custom touches under the hood.

  • Jay takes a spin in his 1952 MG TD Hot Rod with the car's former owner and the man who built it, David Stenmark.

  • Original and unrestored! Go for a ride in one of Jay's favorite fastbacks, complete with Select-O-Matic start, Ultramatic transmission and of course, Weather Eye.

  • An electric motorcycle that holds 3 land-speed records.

  • Go offroading with a world record holder.

  • Jay shows of the newest Kawasaki motorcycle.

  • Jay shows you an amazing prototype.

  • Hot Rods & Hobbies' Scott Bonowski takes Jay for a ride in the woodie he restored for Eric Johnson.

  • See what made the Dune Buggy what it is today!

  • Jay takes you for a ride in his favorite car.

  • A sneak peak!

  • A look at a car used from "The Saint."

  • Jay looks at the ultimate cars since 1907.

  • Jay heads to Willow Springs in a 2008 Porsche GTRS to test Carbon Revolution's all-carbon fiber wheels with one of their inventors.

  • Bruce Meyer's Highboy was the first actual hot rod to grace the cover of Hot Rod Magazine - and now it's immortalized on a Forever Postal Stamp!

  • Holley CEO Tom Tomlinson takes Jay under the hood of his company's rolling showcase... which tunes itself!

  • Harley is inviting you to ride their first electric-engined motorcycle and tell them what you think.

  • Jay visits with husband-and-wife motorcycle designers Larry and Carol Romestant for a look at their inspired creations.

  • Lowrider Magazine's Editor Joe Ray talks about the birth of Los Angeles' native automotive art form; Chris Majera and Brandon Brusca take Jay driving in their custom Chevy Impalas.

  • It may only get about 5 mpg, but it's still exactly what Olds called it back in the day - the "Keeper of Cool."

  • Gasser Custom's Adam Gaspic stops by with his latest build - a 40-year-old bike with white walls and an engine bored up to 836 cc.

  • Jay Interviews NASCAR Driver Joey Logano: He's only 23, but he's held the spotlight since he entered NASCAR's ranks. Check out his AAA Auto Club Ford Fusion right here.

  • Pantera expert Michael Drew visits the garage to go through what may be the most unappreciated and misunderstood supercar of the 1970s.

  • Master judge and restorer Mike McCluskey took this rare fuel-injected Sting Ray (that Jay bought sight unseen) back to stock perfection.

  • Jay and Ian Callum drive the 1951 Jaguar XK120 through Italy for the 1000 mile classic car race Mille Miglia.

  • Take a sneak peek at one of the most exciting cars in the history of the automobile, courtesy of the Petersen Automotive Museum.

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