The Jay Leno Show
There’s something terribly fickle about the bright lights and flashy sets of the TV talk-show genre. But while Jay Leno’s chat show on NBC may have failed to receive positive viewing figures the bright orange 2009 Ford Focus electric prototype used in the show has just found a new home: Petersen Museum. Donated by Jay Leno and Ford, the specially-built one-of-a-kind electric Focus was built to be used in The Jay Leno Show in a special segment called the Green Car Challenge. Driving around the 1100 feet course twice, celebrity guests of the show were invited to see who could be the...
Leno Wants It Known: He Likes the 2011 Chevy Volt, Really Likes It
OK, file this one in the Tempests & Teapots folder: A "visibly annoyed" Jay Leno has now defended Chevrolet's 2011 Volt electric car. He wants it known that he likes the car. Really, he does. The comic claims he was quoted out of context by Detroit News reporter Robert Snell, who wrote that...John Voelcker
2011 Chevy Volt Doesn't Impress Leno; World Yawns, Ignores Him
Talk-show host and comedian Jay Leno has long been known as a car fan and collector. And car companies often play nice with him to get their products onto his show. While GM worked with Leno on his EcoJet green sports car in 2006, the company is hardly a patsy. Leno told the Detroit News that the...John Voelcker
Jay Leno Gets 2013 Ford Focus Electric, But What Would Conan Drive?
With the "Green Car Challenge" segment of his soon-to-be-terminated 10 pm show, Jay Leno has been a frequent proponent of electric cars--among them the upcoming electric version of the Ford Focus. Now that car has a name, as Ford happened to mention during a 2010 Detroit Auto Show press event. The...John Voelcker