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Is Leno leaving the Tonight Show a win for car lovers?

Not only is the Tonight Show NBC’s longest currently running, regularly scheduled entertainment program, it’s also one of its most profitable shows. Over its past 60 years, it has gone through five talk show hosts: Steve Allen (1954-1957), Jack Paar (1957-1962), Johnny Carson (1962-1992), Jay Leno (1992-2009), briefly Conan O’Brien for 7 month, before returning to Leno. Jimmy Fallon will now takes over the Tonight Show and move it back to New York City where it began.

Jay Leno with his Mercedes Benz SLR.
Jay Leno with his Mercedes Benz SLR.
Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

But what becomes of Jay Leno? He’s hinted that he will be hitting the road as a stand-up comedian. Conversely, he’s also stated, “If you need me, I’ll be in the garage.” Well known as a car enthusiast, he has amassed an ever-expanding collection of hundreds of vehicles, many extremely rare, unique, even one of a kind creations. His web site,, features on-line videos, not only of his cars, but countless other interesting and rare vehicles. With this web site already passing over a half a billion hits, Jay said in a recent interview that he is definitely going to do more with the site, believing there is much more potential there. At this point we can only guess what that means for car enthusiasts in the near future.

While we are waiting to see what’s next, enjoy the attached slide show and video from Jay Leno’s Garage. ‘Like’ Jay Leno’s Garage on Facebook. Several people on the web site Pinterest have boards featuring Jay Leno’s cars. On Pinterest, do a search for “Jay Leno’s Garage” or “Jay Leno’s cars” or simply click on the two following links:;

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