Jay Leno brings out one of his treasures to please his fellow hardcore gearheads. This 98-year-old Bearcat is a mechanical memoir of Harry Stutz, its previous owners and now of Jay as well. Test drive at 16:30. It also possesses the greatest car name ever.
Jay Leno’s Garage highlights a stock 1912 Indian Single motorcycle and its owner, Alex Trepanier. Alex rode the Single on this year’s Motorcycle Cannonball, a 3,000mi journey across the U.S. for bikes that are at least 100 years old. Test ride at 14:38 – after a silly startup procedure.
Jay Leno got the honor to showcase a car so rare and historically valuable that he wasn’t allowed to drive it. This 356 SL gave Porsche its first motorsport victory – first place in the 1100cc division of the 1951 24 Hours of Le Mans. Test drive at 22:32.
Jay Leno shows off his Panhard et Levassor 17, a compact six-seater that’s “unusual even for a French car.” It’s unruly at low speeds, but otherwise it’s a beautiful oddball that’s full of personality while remaining practical. Driving footage at 18:37.
Jay Leno’s Garage shares one of the most unique vehicles you’ll ever see. This gaspunk beauty is a 1939 Plymouth fitted with a 300hp Cessna engine. It took Gary Corns, his friends and his two sons about 1.5 years to build the racer. It even has a similarly-themed tow truck.
“I uh, I followed a picture.” Jay Leno’s Garage showcases Jerry Miscevich’s beautiful recreation of the Packard Boattail Speedster. Nearly 20 years in the making, the car is made of either hand-fabricated or actual Packard components.
Jay Leno’s Garage showcases a beautiful, durable and (more or less) practical hot rod that started out as half of a rotting Model T. But the real gem here is its builder, Clayton Paddison, who has a couple of touching stories about his car. Test drive at 19:33.
Jay Leno visits the secret vault of “a small company” called Aston Martin to check out a prototype of its flagship GT, the DB 11. Then he takes it on an ever so tame test drive against stunt driver and former Stig Ben Collins and the new V12 Vantage S.
Jay Leno tries his hand at sidecar racing with the help of his shop foreman Bernard Juchu and Bernard’s trusty swinger Kevin Kautzky. If you ever wanted to poop in your pants in the most uncomfortable manner, try this sport.
Jay Leno checks out Untitled Motorcycles’ barebones variant of Ducati’s entry-level bike. The UMC-038 has been stripped down to its bare essentials, along with a custom tank, seat, rear subframe, a Ducati Monster swingarm and a modded QD box exhaust. Test drive at 11:10.
Jay Leno shows off one of the more interesting cars in his cavernous garage – the Shotwell. Single-handedly built in 1931 by then 17-year-old Bob Shotwell, this three-wheeled vehicle had well over 150,000 mi on it before Jay had it restored. Test drive at 13:52.
Jay Leno shows off his custom made replica of Mercedes-Benz’ one-off workhorse from 1950, a single vehicle Grand Prix race car transporter. Based on the 300 SL gullwing’s 6-cylinder engine, the unique vehicle could originally go up to 108mph.
Jay Leno shows off his 1989 Special Editions Ford Shogun. It’s a Ford Festiva modified to fit the Yamaha-made Taurus SHO V6 in the back. It weighs around 2200lb but has 220hp, which Jay boosts to over 300hp with nitro. Test drive at 15:25.
Jay Leno takes a break from featuring the year’s hottest cars and mods to showcase one of his old reliables. This classic Indian Scout has surprisingly great handling and low maintenance needs. It just couldn’t compete with the Model T. Ride along at 12:35.
Jay Leno’s Garage checks out the Fugu Z, a 1973 Datsun 240Z restomodded by Fast and Furious actor Sung Kang. The stripped down sports car has a tweaked 300hp Nissan R32 engine and a formidable body kit that’s balanced with perfect white paint. More on Autoblog.
Jay Leno shows off one of his favorite new rides with the help of Ford Performance Chief Engineer Jamal Hameedi. Jay loves the growl of the Mustang’s bespoke 5.2L V8 engine so much that he bought a spare one. Test drive at 18:43.
Legacy Classic Trucks founder Winslow Bent graced Jay Leno’s Garage with one of their restorations. It’s a Dodge WC63 military transport truck that’s been reborn into an undying tank for when the boss wants to role-play as a working man.
Jay Leno’s Garage talked to Hot Wheels’ designer and builder about the fully functioning life-size replica of the Darth Vader toy car. It’s amazing how Leno got through such a lengthy interview while barely knowing anything about Star Wars. Test drive at 17:13.
Jay Leno checks out the wares of Vintage Electric, a bicycle shop founded by Andrew Davidge when he was still in high school. As its name implies, his company specializes in electric bicycles with 20th-century frames and 21st-century prices.
Aston Martin’s Marek Reichman dropped by Jay Leno’s Garage to showcase one of his latest designs, the DB10. Made solely for the James Bond movie Spectre, the DB10 has an aluminum chassis, a carbon fiber body and the Vantage’s 420hp 4.7L V8 engine.
Jay Leno’s Garage gets us up close and personal with sculptor Tim “Frogman” Cotterill’s insane bare-metal three-wheeler, which is powered by a 1000 hp blown Hemi V8. Honestly, we can’t believe this thing is street legal.
Jay Leno’s Garage checks out a souped up 1941 Willys Coupe. In-N-Out President and drag racer Lynsi Snyder inherited the car from her father. She’s done a 9-second quarter mile in the hot rod, thanks to its 1000hp Chevy big block engine.
Jay Leno’s Garage checks out a half-motorcycle, half-car hybrid. Matt Brown turned a dilapidated ’64 Honda S600 into a little bundle of joy using a 160hp 1000cc Honda CBR 1000RR engine, BMW differential, Miata brakes, and Yamaha shocks.
Jay Leno’s Garage chats with Ronin Motorworks about the Ronin 47, the shop’s limited edition take on the Buell 1125 sportbike. Its front-mounted radiator is… unique, but that’s part of its appeal. Test ride at 13:05.
Jay Leno shows off his unrestored 1936 Harley-Davidson EL “Knucklehead”. It was practically a concept motorcycle, but it’s still mechanical enough that he made it work after about 30 years of neglect with just a bit of cleaning.