Jay Leno's Garage

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    I haven't ever watched this so thought with this lovely holiday, I'd give it a go. Always assumed it would be all whooping and back slapping American standard stuff.

    But he's a proper educated car guy. Very understated and genuinely loves his cars, and very aware of how privileged he is. Loved watching him talk about them, very giving guy.

    Also his collection of Benz's are to behold.

    ( i do have trouble seeing past the double denim though )


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    I've been watching this too, there are also a lot of video's on YouTube.
     
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    I've watched that twice!

    Love the Grosser. But so many components that can fail, but when all is well, it's incomparable


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    Thanks for the 600 Grosser video. I never knew that car existed, is quality of that Jay Leno is such a knowledgeable and passionate car presenter. He doesn't need the money, but would have been great as the main man on Top Gear.

    That Grosser though, on the road Is noticed how fast the drivers window moved, then ask explained that there it was a hydraulic mechanism and no electric motors in the car whatsover. And especially liked Leno's comment when he pressed a button reclining the rear seat that "the only sound you can hear is the leather stretching...." Genuinely amazing car.

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    I could close the boot all day long. (I've had a sheltered life)

    Apparently it's his favourite ever car.


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    Was it everything you hoped?


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    I was lucky enough to visit Jay Lenos garage earlier this year. The man himself was there and he kindly spent some time with us between filming. The collection is unbelievably diverse with no theme other than they are cars he likes, hence no Ferrari's! His workshops are capable of manufacturing individual cars as well as maintaining the huge fleet of cars and motorcycles in the collection. Pretty much every vehicle is ready to drive off should Jay decide to take it home with him!
    A very enjoyable and memorable afternoon.
     
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    The joy of his car obsession is that the value is largely immaterial - it doesn't matter how little or how much it is worth, only that it is interesting in some way.
     
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    Very much so.


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    I liked his Veyron episode.

    JL: "How much is a quart of oil for one of these?"
    Guy from Bugatti: "I don't know, no one has ever asked!"
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    I just can't believe how utterly epic the Grosser is. Timeless


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