Former "Tonight Show" host and comedy legend Jay Leno is one of the most prominent car guys in the Hollywood. Housed in a series of airplane hangars at Burbank Airport, his collection of over 200 cars and motorcycles are the envy of many around the world. Not only does Leno drive the cars, but he, along with a team of mechanics, also help to maintain and restore many of his priceless collection. In addition, the late night legend also possesses a near encyclopedic knowledge of automobiles and its history.
Business Insider had the chance to chat with Leno in 2014, and he imparted some of his automotive wisdom.
On what draws him to a particular car
On safety regulations
On how society will adapt to future challenges
On how he felt when he was finally legal to drive
On how the car is losing its iconic place in the culture
On who a car guy should never let touch his cars
On how he chooses a restaurant
On how environmental laws have made cars more efficient and Los Angeles less smoggy
On why he works on cars himself
On why it's good to get away from Hollywood from time to time
Oh how everyday cars have become faster and more technologically advanced