Ever since they changed the format of Jay Leno's Garage website, I can't find the 2008 video featuring his 1925 Model T Roadster, does anyone know if the video is still out on the web somewhere?
I've looked a few times and have given up on it. The new format is terrible.
Looks like Jay still enjoys the T:
Look at the description at the bottom of the video box. They called the model T a ridiculously expensive car.
I wouldn't trust the denizens / creators of TMZ to pour "water" out of a boot with instructions written on the heel... so I'm not terribly surprised they think the T is "ridiculously expensive".
Having driven in Boston a few times, I recognize Jay's technique for creating a gap in the cross traffic where none existed before!
Zachary, You not only make your point perfectly, you've given me a terrific quote to steal!
Consider the source. If TMZ thinks a celebrity "drive(s) his ridiculously sweet/ridiculously expensive 1925 Model T" around, what would they say of a forum member who is driving a 1925 T on a video? TMZ would not notice you. Consider yourself blessed when you drive your T and others wave at your " awesomely cool" car. The fact remains you too are rich. And you drive ridiculously sweet/ridiculously expensive car.
Zachary / Bob is that water to be removed from the footwear yellow?
It really is a shame, though, that the new format of Jay Leno's Garage doesn't archive the old videos. He had really nice stuff on Brass-Era cars like his Doble, Stanley Steamers, Mercer, Packards, Owen-Electric, Baker-Electric, Stutz, etc. I'll miss that stuff.
Bob, be careful when stealing that quote... it's an antique!
A lot of the Jay Leno's Garage content is still on his Youtube channel, but the Model T video, his video about his Franklin, and many others are not there. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQMELFlXQL38KPm8kM-4Adg
It has become very clear that Mr Leno just has to many cars to drive on his own. I think he should be contacted by a forum member and told that we would be more than happy help drive his many cars on a daily basis.
I know it's not a Model T, but I always liked this one where Jay discusses and drives his Baker Electric. It was a hundred years ahead of its time...
You know, it's interesting that the dawn of automobiles had several competing power systems. There was the tried-and-true steam engine (tried-and -true but cumbersome), and the upstart gasoline and electric cars.
Gasoline won out back then (and it's still with us) because the limiting factor for electric cars was the fledgling battery technology and how to keep them charged. That is still the issue 100 years later, even though we've been trying for some time to find a better alternative to fossil fuels. Whoever comes up with the answer to long-life battery charging will be the winner.
Later on, maybe hydrogen-powered vehicles will take over. Or maybe not.