Season 2 of Jay Leno’s Garage Starts This Week


In its first season, it became the the most watched original series in CNBC history. And we here at E3 Spark Plugs don’t doubt it. Jay Leno’s Garage is a popular spot on the TV dial for auto enthusiasts and its second 12-episode season starts this week. Formerly a web series for NBC.com, the show since has morphed first into a special that aired on CNBC in August 2014 and now a weekly prime time network series.  

The show features Leno doing reviews on all sorts of rides from restored classics to ultra-modern super cars. Home base for the Emmy Award-winning show is Leno’s Big Dog Garage in Burbank, CA. The next 12-episode run debuts on Wednesday with a look at actor Nick Cannon’s Ferrari California. Other celebrity guests on the roster this season include actor-turned-racecar-driver Patrick Dempsey, comedians Tim Allen and Dan Aykroyd and musician Brad Paisley.

Be sure to tune in Wednesday. In the meantime, check out this video feature on the three-wheeled Shotwell, built by 17-year-old Bob Shotwell in 1931 after his dad told him that if he wanted a car, he should build one. Outfitted with a 1931 Indian Motorcycle engine and dubbed “Philbert the Puddle Jumper”, the car and its young builder made newspaper headlines when Bob and brother Edward drove it on a 6,000-mile jaunt. Shotwell, a fan of Leno’s and his storied automobile collection, gave the car to Leno in 1999, contingent upon the promise that Leno would keep the car intact. Check it out…

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