Jay Leno with his green 1953 Hudson Hornet coupe
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For Jay Leno, the Hudson Hornet Really Is Fabulous

Usually, the phrase ‘celebrity cars’ refers to the cars celebrities own. But a few cars are stars in their own right—and not just the ones in Fast and Furious. There’s Herbie the Love Bug and James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5, just for starters. And recently, Jay Leno took a look at the real version of …

Jay Leno on his red 1975 Suzuki RE5
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Jay Leno’s Rotary 1975 Suzuki RE5 Is Smooth but Unsuccessful

While the return of the rotary to Mazda’s US lineup is great news for the engine’s fans, it’s worth pointing out that it’s not the only automaker to use it. And cars aren’t the only motor vehicles to feature the ‘spinning Dorito.’ A small handful of motorcycles used rotary engines in the past. And recently, …

Jay Leno's 1959 Daimler Ferret Mk 2 scout car
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Jay Leno Ferrets Out an Armored Scout Car’s Secrets

Modern technology means that armored cars can be more discrete than their forebears. Discretion, though, goes out the window when you’re talking about ex-military vehicles, especially vintage ones. The subject of Jay Leno’s latest video, a 1959 Daimler Ferret armored scout car, is just such an example. But the armor plating is just the tip …

Jay Leno's red 1955 Bristol 403
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Jay Leno’s Bristol 403 Is “the Most British of British Cars”

In-period exclusivity often turns to modern obscurity when it comes to classic luxury cars. While the Citroen DS is fairly well-known, for example, not many remember Facel Vega’s well-appointed wheels. It’s a similar story for premium British marques. Jaguar, Aston Martin, Bentley, and Rolls-Royce are all prominent names. But the lesser-known subject of Jay Leno’s …

Jay Leno driving a 1927 Ford Model T
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Jay Leno Drives a Homebuilt Ford Model T

The simple designs of classic cars are part of their appeal. But all too often these cars are priced out of reach for people who don’t have the resources of someone like, well, Jay Leno. However, there are still bargains out there, and enthusiasts always find a way. The star of Jay Leno’s latest video, …

Extreme athlete Travis Pastrana during an interview with host Jay Leno on July 23, 2012.
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Jay Leno Got Extreme With Travis Pastrana

Jay Leno no longer hosts The Tonight Show, but he hasn’t stepped away from the camera. He hosts a show on YouTube that’s among the best, and Jay Leno knows a thing or two about cars as well. Jay Leno’s Garage has covered various topics, reviews, comparisons, and more since its 2014 debut. He often …

Jay Leno with his black 2004 Honda Valkyrie Rune
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Watch Jay Leno’s Ride of the (Honda) Valkyrie Rune

If you’re asking for a good touring motorcycle, a common answer is ‘Honda Gold Wing.’ New or used, it’s a reliable, comfortable bike that can hang with the best cruisers Harley-Davidson has to offer. And as with models like the Harley-Davidson Sportster, the Gold Wing has served as the base for many customization projects. For …

Jay Leno with his green 1922 Wills Sainte Claire roadster
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Jay Leno’s Latest Restoration Is an Advanced Vintage American Luxury Car You’ve Never Heard Of

Jay Leno’s car collection includes plenty of classic vehicles. Some are relatively well-known, like his vintage Ford Bronco. Others, like his Light Car Company Rocket and Citroen Traction Avant, decidedly less so. And the restoration work on one of these obscure cars has finally finished. You’ve likely never heard of a Willis Sainte Claire, but …

Jay Leno next to his brown 1972 Citroen SM
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Jay Leno’s Citroen SM Is an Innovative French Luxury Coupe That Can (Sort of) Hit the Switches

Because it hasn’t had a US presence for some time, it’s easy to overlook Citroen’s cars. However, the French automaker has an extensive history of innovation. The Traction Avant, for example, was the first mainstream car to feature front-wheel drive, 4-wheel independent suspension, and unibody construction. The later 2CV, which is sort of like France’s …

Jay Leno and his black 1949 Citroen Traction Avant
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Jay Leno Drives One of the Most Innovative Cars You’ve Never Heard Of

Ground-breaking engineering isn’t only found on pricey supercars like the McLaren F1. It’s more impressive when cars everyone can afford have innovative features. And French automaker Citroen knows something about that. Its iconic 2CV remains a beloved people’s champion, and the 1955 DS is still an impressively-advanced luxury car. But, as Jay Leno explains, before …

2017 Rokon Ranger
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Jay Leno Rocks On with a Rokon Ranger

If you want to hustle off-road on a motorcycle, there’s no shortage of bikes to choose from. There’s scramblers, dual sports, and dirt bikes, to start. Ural’s motorcycles come with sidecars. And it’s even possible to take an Indian Scout Sixty into the mountains. Or, if you prefer, you can take Jeep’s electric bicycle, or …

2020 Triumph Rocket 3 GT and R
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The Triumph Rocket 3 Has the Biggest Production Motorcycle Engine

Today, Triumph is perhaps best known for its retro-looking bikes like the Bonneville and the genuinely off-road-capable Scrambler. But the British bike company has a long history of impressive, if not always reliable, machines. Continuing the former tradition is the updated Triumph Rocket 3, a bike with an engine bigger than some cars have. But, …

1958 Fiat 600 Multipla Mirafiori
Cars

Jay Leno Drives the World’s Rarest Fiat 600 Minivans

It’s not just modern minivans that offer cool features. Mercedes once made one with 500 hp, and Toyota had a mid-engine supercharged minivan. And decades before the 500L and 500X, Fiat even had one, the 600 Multipla. While it didn’t have sliding doors, it was used as the base for some delightfully charming classic cars. …

1925 Brough Superior SS100
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Brough Superior: The Rolls-Royce of Motorcycles

Even today’s biggest names in motorcycling started small. Harley-Davidson made its reputation on simple, reliable machines for everyday people. Ducati’s first motorcycle was little more than a bicycle with a tiny engine. In the early days of the automobile, motorcycles represented an affordable way of getting around. But early bikes’ low weight meant that even …

1966 Dodge Coronet police car
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Jay Leno Takes a Classic Police Car Out For a Joyride

Jay Leno’s first up-close experience with a police car wasn’t exactly ideal. That’s because he was being thrown into one on charges of vagrancy. Now, though, Leno is a well-known TV host, comedian, and car enthusiast. And although he often features new cars like the Porsche Taycan in his videos, he also has a passion …

Tesla Model S
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Wait, Jay Leno Loves Teslas?

Electric cars account for only 2% of new car sales. That doesn’t mean they don’t have some pretty outspoken supporters. One Tesla fan, in particular, is Jay Leno, a former star of the Tonight Show and host of Jay Leno’s Garage on NBC. Leno, 69, has owned a Tesla for more than three years. In …