You may recognize the title Jay Leno’s Garage as the popularized television show starring ex-Tonight Show host Jay Leno. Known as a car fanatic, Mr. Leno has a prime collection of automobiles, motorcycles, and other motorized vehicles. This show is all about cars and the car enthusiast.
However, there’s an issue.
As you know, the staff here at Myimprov.com love cars – really anything that has to do with driving. We would’ve loved to indulge in this type of CNBC sophisticated programming. It’s a funny host in a garage full of cars.
But there was something missing.
The show didn’t go deep enough. That’s why I took it upon myself to discover what cars ACTUALLY exist in Jay Leno’s Garage. After hours of meticulous planning, I devised the perfect covert operation to get the full scoop of Mr. Leno’s garage. Here are my findings:
1970 Mazda Cosmo
The idea was simple. I arrived at his house dressed as a representative from Mr. Leno’s “Yacht of the Month Club” membership program. I had to scope out his home to discover “the perfect place to drop off his monthly Yacht.”
Bingo-bango, I found myself inside of his basement garage. Beholden at the sight of a limited edition 1970 Mazda Cosmo. Sleek in design, pure white like the Mr. Leno’s molar teeth, and – most importantly – fast. I took it for a spin in his underground racing track that he purchased with the residual checks from The Tonight Show.
Audi R8 Spyder
After my joy ride in the Cosmo, I made an appearance upstairs to maintain the charade of me representing the Yacht Club Committee. “It will be any moment now, Mr. Leno,” I told him. He nodded his head begrudgingly.
“Just place it in my 20-mile purchased territory of the Pacific Ocean with the other 20 yachts,” he mumbled as I went back downstairs to his garage. I ignored him. There were cars to explore.
The Audi R8 Spyder caught my eye. It’s known to be among the fastest cars in the world. The desire to sit behind its wheel caused me to salivate. The car was red like fury, compact like a bullet, and worth more than I could fathom. Therefore, I took it for a drive.
My fun came to a braking halt. Mr. Leno had wandered downstairs with his sailor’s hat and uniform ready to sail on his monthly yacht. The jig was up. He had to stop me, so he did the only thing he could think of in the moment.
He hopped in his Blastolene Special and raced after me. I was awestruck by the beauty of the industrial magnificence that was the Special. Equipped with a supercharged engine, this behemoth of muscle shot towards me at lightning speeds. I didn’t know what would happen if Mr. Leno caught me, but I wasn’t about to find out.
1930 Bentley G400
As I was being chased by a very upset Jay Leno, my car enthusiast eye caught a glimpse of a 1930’s Bentley G400. I jumped inside to escape his wrath. Starting the car ignited the WWII plane engine, which was placed inside, and pulsed 700-horsepower through the veins of Bentley’s inner workings.
I escaped Jay by blasting through his garage at lightning speeds. The adrenaline was pumping through my veins, but something was off — again. The lights of a traffic officer lit up in my rear-view mirror when I pulled onto the 405 North. I was going 20 miles over the speed limit and became a reckless driver.
The officer handed me a ticket for exceeding the speed limit, which will directly affect my annual insurance rates. So, now feels like a good time to let you know something important. When you enroll in traffic school, you can lower your annual insurance rates. This happens when insurance companies know you’re a safe driver.
I never saw Jay Leno after that night. But, a piece of me wonders if I should return his Bentley…