30 July 2008
People who know me know how much I like old vehicles. They also know that I very much dislike Los Angeles. Now, I've never really been a big fan of Jay Leno. He's always come across as a little too Hollywood, a little bit fake, embodying (for me anyway) some of the worst parts of what I associate as LA culture. I don't think I've watched a minute of his talkshow in 10 years. That being said, I have recently gained a new admiration for him. The reason? His other show. I first ran across the web series about his garage when Jake von Slatt linked to it, first to his awesome 1938 Tatra (an air-cooled V8, how cool is that?) and more recently to his amazing 1925 Doble Steam Car. Poking around the website for Jay Leno's Garage, he has some of the most amazing vehicles I've ever seen, and his videos about them are really very interesting, at least to a vehicular nerd like myself.