FIVE QUESTIONS: JAY LENO
Catching up with the gearhead’s gearhead
With old bikes, people aren’t amazed you got there quickly; they’re amazed you got there at all. They go, “What? You were on the freeway with this?”
TWENTY-TWO YEARS on late-night television enshrined Jay Leno as a TV legend, but it is his voracious appetite for vehicles that earns him ultimate notoriety among petrolheads. Freed from the restraints of daily tapings, the comedian is now able to focus his enthusiasm on CNBC’S Jay Leno’s Garage, which enters its third season this year. Because motor oil seems to ooze through Leno’s veins, we quizzed the comic to find out what’s irresistible about creaky old bikes, why he seems to ride more these days, and what sorts of motorcycles make his heart go pitter-patter.