Twenty Of The Weirdest, Wackiest And Coolest Cars To Feature On Jay Leno’s Garage
Originally conceived as a web series in 2014 for NBC.com, Jay Leno’s Garage was an instant hit and became a fully-fledged TV show in 2015.
In the show, Leno reviews and drives cars from all eras, from million dollar supercars by big names such as Ferrari, Lamborghini and Bugatti, to custom cars and one-offs, such as the 1931 Shotwell.
Over the course of the show’s three seasons, Jay Leno’s Garage has featured some truly wacky cars, as well as plenty of jaw-droppingly fast and expensive motor vehicles. Here’s twenty of the weirdest, wackiest and most expensive cars ever featured on Jay Leno’s Garage.
1913 Mercer Raceabout
Hailing from the early days of the motor car, the Mercer Type 35R Raceabout was a revelation when it was unveiled in 1910. This stripped down, two-seater sports car would go on to win hundreds of races for the Mercer company until a horrific crash between two Type 35Rs in 1914 caused the deaths of two people. Mercer decided to end its racing activities that year, and subsequent models did not live up to the promise of the Type 35R. The company limped on for another eleven years, eventually ceasing production of motor cars in 1925.
1929 Duesenberg Chassis
One of the coolest things Leno featured on his show is this chassis from a 1929 Duesenberg Model J. Duesenberg was a Minneapolis-based manufacturer of luxury and racing models that was founded in 1919. The company initially had great success, but when the Great Depression hit, the market for luxury automobiles dried up, and Duesenberg folded in 1937.