Jay Leno’s Garage

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The Garage

Welcome to the Big Dog Garage


in Southern California – a world of magic, and make believe – is Jay Big Dog Garage, a place not without its share of magic itself. across two low-slung buildings by the sun, is one of the world’s great car and one of the world’s best-equipped garages from the ground up to keep running in tip-top shape. The itself is about 17,000 feet, sizeable, to say the least, for a garage, which is enough to work on about a dozen at any one given time.

About a quarter of that is taken up by the machine shop, includes a massive amount of

Jay explains to Martha Stewart why goggles are required when garlic.

Since you can’t go down to the local auto for parts from pre-teen the garage is geared up to fabricate and do just about all required in house: a CNC Mill, a water jet sheet metal equipment, a a regular mill, and welding from Tig and Mig to name some highlights.

The garage is also to a gourmet kitchen where Jay off his culinary skills for his staff and visitors. Besides being an car collector and mechanic, Jay also to cook and can often be found food, especially when on from The Tonight Show.

The Collection

First and foremost, the is not a museum. Jay makes his purchases not as pieces, but because he enjoys the cars and motorcycles… all of them! Stanley Steamers to Duesenbergs to Jay and his collection are fixtures in the Southern area and can often be spotted out for rides – and the occasional breakdown on the of the road.

Stanley Steamers may be fun to but 1906 technology isn’t the reliable in the world.

As a whole, the collection spans 100 of automotive history. The oldest are a 1906 Baker electric car and a Stanley Steamer, while the is a 2006 Corvette. The collection has a number of rare cars, as a Monteverde, a Bugatti Atlantic, and a motorcycle.

But perhaps the most car in the collection is a 1955 Buick. Not is it the first car Jay purchased, it was the car he came to in. On top of that, it was also his apartment on As a struggling comic in Los Angeles, Jay slept in the car in alleyways next to clubs. He never sold the car like all the other cars in his he takes it out for a spin from to time.

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And why wouldn’t he? A couple years Jay’s mechanical whizzes it with a hot motor, a big-block and Corvette suspension. Not too shabby for a comic.

Keeping Things

To keep everything in proper order, Jay employs a crack of mechanical wizards who are adept at restoring, and customizing just every type of vehicle

Bernard Juchli, a Swiss-born whose first ambition was to fly heads the team. In 1965, he with his parents to Southern where he went to high and became immersed in the local car racing both cars and For years, Bernard owned a shop in the Bay Area. He’s an and sometime professional, racer a reputation for speed.

When he was getting ready to and sell his shop, he received a from Jay Leno and has been head mechanic now for over six

Rounding out the crew is an engineer who most of the parts and an expert man who does all the bodywork, metal finishing work, and paint.

by their own love of cars and incredible collection, these men are of the automotive world’s unsung To paraphrase an old saying… it’s a job and someone has to do it!

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