"Jay Leno’s Garage" Moving To TV
Jay Leno is returning to TV, but this time it’s not to retake his old job at The Tonight Show. Jay will be hosting a new hour-long show on CNBC tentatively call Jay Leno’s Garage, based on his popular web series of the same name, which currently has over 1 million subscribers.
CNBC says the show will debut sometime next year and will feature test drives of both modern and classic cars, restoration projects and lots of general car geekiness. Leno will also offer advice on the classic car market and how to make cars work as investments — an aspect that fits in nicely with CNBC’s emphasis on financial news. Jay estimates his garage is now worth double, or possibly triple, whatever he originally paid for it.
"This show will be about anything that rolls, explodes, and makes noise," said Leno through CNBC. "We hope to highlight the passion and the stories behind the men and women who made the automobile the greatest invention of the 20th century."
Leno has also recently purchased a 3D printer, which he intends to use to manufacture car parts. We can only imagine that finding parts for some of the older and more obscure cars in his garage would be an absolute nightmare. So, seeing if he’s able to print out, say, a rocker arm for his 1930 Bentley GJ 400 could be interesting.
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Why It Matters
Jay Leno has one of the most interesting and diverse car collections in the entire world, and given that most collectors keep their garages under lock and key, any chance to see more of it is welcome. His garage stores about 130 cars and 80 motorcycles, and everything from the new McLaren P1 to the Citroen SM to all manner of bizarre steam-powered contraptions is represented. Combine that with an hour-long format and everyone wins.