1922 Wills Sainte Claire - Jay Leno's Garage

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Jay Leno's Garage

4 ай мурун

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Hosted by legendary comedian and “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno, the series explores our obsession with all things automotive. From classic cars to supercars and everything in-between, Jay is hitting the road to discover the most exciting, weird and wonderful vehicles ever made and meet the passionate people behind their wheels. Each one-hour themed episode features a mix of stunts, challenges, reviews, and celebrity interviews that showcases the colorful history of the automobile. Whether he’s exploring the story of an iconic brand, road-testing the newest super car, or investigating the latest automotive innovations, there is no wheel Jay won’t get behind to tell the story of our love affair with the car.
About Jay Leno: Acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, lovable TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist…it’s no wonder that Jay Leno is widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.”
1922 Wills Sainte Claire - Jay Leno's Garage
Jay Leno's Garage

Harley Randy Green
Harley Randy Green 3 күн мурун
Thankfully he finally got around to the Wills Ste. Claire. He did a huge solid for the museum. Just if anyone catches this. Barring the pandemic the museum is only open on Saturdays by appointment only.
Roger Arndt
Roger Arndt 4 күн мурун
Jay has gotten so good with explaining on this show it's one of the best, good job Jay.
peanutbutterisfu 5 күн мурун
Man I wish I had enough money to buy and restore cars. Jay really has lived! I own a auto repair shop but man it’s tough building up a business from nothing. Anyway it’s crazy how expensive this car was back then considering the average person only made $2,000 per year. Nowadays what the average person pays for their monthly mortgage payment is how much a house was back then.
silvermain1 7 күн мурун
Outstanding workmanship by Jay's "Crew". Alwaystop notch for what they were asked to do. So enjoy watching these episodes. Jay and his Team, aka.."Crew", and their genuine love and care for the vehicles and their history endears it all.
Zachary Mitchell
Zachary Mitchell 13 күн мурун
SIMPLY Takuma 19 күн мурун
What a wonderful car of history
KB9OAK 21 күн мурун
I may be drunk, but that car look kinda sexy.
William Jones
William Jones 22 күн мурун
Yes they had no computers but they had slide rules. The last slide rule was made by K&E in 1976 and donated to the Smithsonian.
William Jones
William Jones 22 күн мурун
Wills? I thought it was Willis.
Ignaz Bubbi
Ignaz Bubbi 27 күн мурун
The Radiator Figure like hispano suiza, very nice and intresting Car 👍👍👍
N0rdman Ай мурун
I never heard about this 50/50 partner of Henry Ford, very interesting. I'm also glad you brought in your "heavies" into the show; the mechanics that brings back life to these mechanical marvels of the last century. Love it! Thank you very much!
david smith
david smith Ай мурун
Among serious car guys C H Wills and his car has always been greatly admired. Thank you Jay for telling his story🙂
Robin McQueen
Robin McQueen Ай мурун
Jay....just an idea....for a change of pace, how about interviewing (even remotely) some notable (or upcoming) car artists. Or car designers.
The girl who Biden smells
The girl who Biden smells Ай мурун
This is going to be a long one. I guess this story is why capitalism is so great. Wills the nice guy, who helps all of his employees, builds them houses, healthcare paid sick leave. And then Henry Ford, the stubborn cheapskate trying to do everything as quickly and cheaply as possible. Look who ended up helping more people. Ford has probably afforded (? 500,000 American families) a lifelong job and the ability to earn a living for generations, vs Will who treated a few dozen families great for a very short period of time. Who do you think has helped further the American dream more? This is why I love America and capitalism, it is also why I believe that universal healthcare and free college are not the best ideas, in theory it is great, but it just doesn’t work in the long run! Give a man a fish, vs teach him to fish.
Johnny Mula
Johnny Mula Ай мурун
That paint job is absolutely beautiful! So flawless. Your guys do fantastic work.
Shawn Norton
Shawn Norton Ай мурун
Totally sweet ride...the color...well it’s striking. As always thank you Jay for sharing. Love you and the channel.
Patrick Sullivan
Patrick Sullivan Ай мурун
Jay you have educated me about so many cars I never knew anything about. I love the way you explain so much about the engineering, design, and performance. As a retired Aircraft and Helicopter A&P Mechanic with 49 years of experience these videos of yours are so greatly appreciated by me.
Silviu Stefan
Silviu Stefan Ай мурун
What is genius about a car that cost 30 times more then others ?? With the most complicated engine possible?
Morris Bukharue
Morris Bukharue Ай мурун
The questionable foxglove phylogenitically crack because criminal neurophysiologically wobble between a parsimonious beaver. flaky, flowery traffic
Harmonica Mike Merrill
Harmonica Mike Merrill Ай мурун
I live in St. Clair Michigan right down the road from the Wills Sainte Claire's museum. What a beautiful vehicle.
grammyhall53 Ай мурун
jay,we have a man in the nashville tennessee area that does tripple crome plating that is at the top of the ladder,if you need chrome plating.
Ryan Koch
Ryan Koch Ай мурун
A sincere thanks to Jay for recognizing all the engineers that actually make the products happen. Without the engineers, the businessmen wouldn't have their millions. 🤔
Scott Griffith
Scott Griffith Ай мурун
Jay wrote an article in the latest edition of Hagerty magazine, went right to episodes of Jay Leno's Garage and sure enough here it is! Thanks Jay for giving a reprieve from politics and the pandemic. Scott Griffith
Waqar Ghulam
Waqar Ghulam Ай мурун
That color is dope
Jonathan Kovacs
Jonathan Kovacs Ай мурун
I do enjoy thies shows and I like Mr Leno he is a great host so I mean no disparagement whatsoever. I have to ask does Mr. Leno have cyberphobia? He seems to have a strong dislike of computers.. I am not a heavy duty car buff but I do admire craftsmanship & quality I enjoy fine cars & computers. . I would like to show Mr. Leno if I could a Cray supercomputer. They are a breed apart Cray computers are built and "drive" like classic Rolls Royce Silver Clouds the personal "computers" these days are sadly at best built like Kia or worst a Yugo / Ford Pinto in the case of MS Windows. (Complete with crashing and burning) I will call Mac OS X 10.7.5 on a Mac Pro a Cadillac expensive but the classic models were good.
Dale Belseth
Dale Belseth Ай мурун
Looks like a Million bucks
Coastal Auto Reaction / The C.A.R. Guys
Coastal Auto Reaction / The C.A.R. Guys Ай мурун
Jay heads up! There is a person on YT stealing your content! Says “Jay Leno’s Garage YT”
Imran Abbasi
Imran Abbasi Ай мурун
The NEW Iain Mackenzie.
The NEW Iain Mackenzie. Ай мурун
70mph with no front brakes??? Lol
The NEW Iain Mackenzie.
The NEW Iain Mackenzie. Ай мурун
Green goose??
Overcast Friday
Overcast Friday 2 ай мурун
Correction, Oldsmobile beat Ford to offer a modestly priced V8 by about 16 years. BTW, Ford also tries to steal credit for the first mass produced, affordable car. It was the Olds Curved Dash, not the Model T.
PURGE EARTH 2 ай мурун
Great Great show jay , otherwise
PURGE EARTH 2 ай мурун
Finally !!! Different garb !!!! Relief 🥲
Evan Donahue
Evan Donahue 2 ай мурун
In my town where wills sainte claire was made there is a cool museum where you can see all the cars
Marco Luoma
Marco Luoma 2 ай мурун
If Jimmy would deign to meet me for a beer, I would buy as long as he lasted just to hear the car stories.
S 2 ай мурун
Jay, very interesting car--thanks.
noisefuljoy 2 ай мурун
It looks reminiscent of the Southern Railway Crescent Limited Steam Locomotive.
Nathan Joseph
Nathan Joseph 2 ай мурун
That green color really pops! :)
Mudpuppyjunior 2 ай мурун
The goose emblem is interesting. If the engine was inspired by the Hispano Suiza then it makes sense that the Wills St Claire goose is so reminiscent of the Hispano stork.
SimonTek 2 ай мурун
I love the wheels. It's just so nice to look at.
Mateo Williams
Mateo Williams 2 ай мурун
Hi Jay. Matt. here
Touchofgrey53 3 ай мурун
So, if it cost $4500 in 1922, in 2020 dollars it would be $66 842!
ElroyMcDuff 3 ай мурун
Well done team JLG!
The Insane Shecklador
The Insane Shecklador 3 ай мурун
12 million in 1912 is over 300 million in today's money. Still less than Jay is worth.
Andrea Davide
Andrea Davide 3 ай мурун
Maybe i didn't pay enough attention: did Jay mention the purpose of the "thing" protruding from the body just in front of the driver's door?
Robert Silverman
Robert Silverman 3 ай мурун
Your metal guy sounds like Rodney Dangerfield😀
Daniel Chapman
Daniel Chapman 3 ай мурун
I agree with the last post.
Crackers2549 3 ай мурун
Your men did an amazing job with this car Jay...! Amazing detail it is beautiful.... GG
jason john
jason john 3 ай мурун
Incredible craftsmanship in restoring this wonderful car.
Mark Rowland
Mark Rowland 3 ай мурун
Twenty times the price of a Ford.
writefore 3 ай мурун
Sooo nice!
yambo59 3 ай мурун
It speaks volumes that Wills thought it important enough to take care of his family of workers at the expense of his long term success, of course we know today now this kind of business model is very hard to sustain unless the company makes oodles of cash - but sounds like he took care of them to the end in spite of knowing his company was failing. Most would have dropped all benefits and cut costs, but thats the difference between an engineer who is a friend and an employer who has nothing but cash flow and profits in mind.
coco Boo
coco Boo 3 ай мурун
It's not safe for cars in California right now
petiedog19 3 ай мурун
This car is just as cool as the Pur Sang Alpha Romeo Monza. It is crazy that growing up north of Detroit that I have never heard of this car ( or a lot of cars for that matter). My father like most of our fathers worked for Ford or GM. Going to high school in the early 90's most of our conversations were Mustang versus Camaro or Thunderbird SC versus Grand Prix GTP etc. It is great to see automobiles from Michigan and all over the world that I had never seen or heard of before. The only real off brand car from this era that I had heard of before was the Oakland which I believe become Pontiac but I am not 100 percent on that.
Rok Mulec
Rok Mulec 3 ай мурун
Thank you, Jay, for bringing these fabulous car to broader audiences. I like the pandemic editions because you're not adding that extremely disturbing exhaust track. It's better like this, more personal. I like it when I can hear it start. Thanks to you, I learned to recognize so-called fork-and-blade V8's by sound. They sound like 4-cylinder unless you're listening closely.
Bill Magorian
Bill Magorian 3 ай мурун
Jay thanks for the praise you give to your employees and also Sainte Claire's compensation of his employees. It seems that you are implying that the demise of his company was caused by his generous compensation of his workers. Jay I would like to direct you to the shameful treatment of the builders of the Corvette by GM. It is especially egregious in light of GM's very existence was a product of a government bail out. In America share holder value reigns supreme while workers are there to be exploited and compensated at the lowest possible amount. Executives at GM don't engineer or assemble the amazing vehicles we drive.
Roger Howell
Roger Howell 3 ай мурун
"Liberty green."
funridersusa 3 ай мурун
Hi Jay, I was curious if you could do a video on a Willy's Overland model 4. I believe the model 4 competed with the Ford Model T. I never see anything about these on the internet. I was wondering if you had one or knew somebody who would let you do a show on. Thanks for having your channel, I think it's great!
Kevin Cook
Kevin Cook 3 ай мурун
The Model T was hardly "reliable".
Stefan Schleps
Stefan Schleps 3 ай мурун
An absolutely fantastic American car. Brilliant automobile, looks like a perfectly faceted gemstone ! Thanks for sharing Jay. And another item on my wish list. Peace.
UnleashTheGreen 3 ай мурун
i really like the paint job.
Ross Isaacs
Ross Isaacs 3 ай мурун
Well it wont blow a head gasket lol
Grace Malley
Grace Malley 3 ай мурун
Hello Jay, a great segment. My grandfather, a native Michigander, invested $10,000 in the Wills company back in the day. He felt that the Wills car was a much superior car to the Ford. Of course he lost this money when the Wills company went under. It was great to watch and learn so much about this rare car that was a part of my family history.
Topa Topa
Topa Topa 3 ай мурун
the corona virus would be long gone, but it likes this format too much! Without a guest it's so much more about the car! I love it! Thanks Jay =)
Mister006 4 ай мурун
Taking care of your workers is never at the expense of profitability. The idea that Jay presents here is utterly incorrect. The cost of goods sold (including the compensation of staff) is a separate item from profitability. Unfortunately, the conservative mindset wants to make it seem like profit is impacted by treating your employees with respect.
Jesse Meyer
Jesse Meyer 4 ай мурун
What about the Willis claim that the sleeve valve engine got better with use and would never wear out?
Hank Reus
Hank Reus 4 ай мурун
Thank you Jay.
michael anthony
michael anthony 4 ай мурун
Hi Jay, Greetings from Eire! Forgive me my nosiness, even though you’ve enjoyed incredible success in your life, even though after seeing the massive investment you’ve obviously made, how on Earth do you now afford and maintain such an amazing collection of vehicles, all beautiful AND RUNNING! Just curious. I’ve no idea how you managed to find the resources to do it! However, you are to be beyond congratulated, certainly having earned the gratitude of all of us who love cars! Over the years, after the US Army and to support my upcoming ^racing days, I’ve had a few interesting cars myself. They all went when I moved to Ireland (citadel at indigo ie). First was an AH Mark III which I rebuilt and then ran cross-country. Next was a racing Lotus Europa, again another rebuild (Renault engine fed by a Holly)...and eventually, I bought a 5 banger, tuned up Audi. My favourite car of all time (I still regret having to sell it) was, after lots of upgrades, a maxed-out 69 Z-28. I loved that car. Standing 1/4 times were super impressive! You and your’s, please stay safe and healthy...and please keep on with the great work and wonderful show! A major fan from Co. Cork, michael (anthony)
Lorne Spry
Lorne Spry 4 ай мурун
Gorgeous and intriguing, Jay! Stunning restoration. Thanks!
hendo337 4 ай мурун
Jay, you're killing me, why did you put Flowmasters on that car...should have just used some straight through or nothing. Nobody's going to give a 1922 car a muffler ticket. I bash because Flowmasters kill power and are sort of a Boomer Meme.
Georg VonSauer
Georg VonSauer 4 ай мурун
Looks like it has fiber discs between the transmission and the drive shaft, instead of a u joint...that piece of strap was in case of failure...
Eric Ellquist
Eric Ellquist 4 ай мурун
The car needs a sound system. You're motoring along in a car built by C. H. Wills, listening to music by Bob Wills, two American innovators; what could be better?
Next Door Anarchist
Next Door Anarchist 4 ай мурун
As a man in his 20's, it's ashame that me, and definitely not my children will have to oppurtunity to ever be able to work on, drive, or let alone see any of these masterpieces in Jay Leno's garage. Trying my best, but as a mechanical Engineer in training, it's hard to afford something to restore like one of these really beautiful works of art
Tawer Zadok
Tawer Zadok 4 ай мурун
18:39 I remember one time they talked about this car going 40 mph!! Loll, i have no doubt you were there Jay in the 1920’s 😂.
Tawer Zadok
Tawer Zadok 4 ай мурун
Man jay is getting old.
Steven Wilson
Steven Wilson 4 ай мурун
Jay your fast becoming a Car guy instead of a "talk show host!... glad you can your live dream!! Love your channel 🙂
KingCosworth 4 ай мурун
Looks like Australia just without the cool cars.
Aaron Granda
Aaron Granda 4 ай мурун
Tad burness auto album.
Aaron Granda
Aaron Granda 4 ай мурун
I believe this car is made from molybdenum from the socalled mountain of molybdenum.
Rocco Delong
Rocco Delong 4 ай мурун
Wow History Amazing!!!
mobes329 4 ай мурун
Hi Jay do you have a car called The Roamer which was manufactured in Streator Illinois
Sean O'Reilly
Sean O'Reilly 4 ай мурун
" he had health care, and consequently went out of business" You need to sort that out USA. Sincerely , Australia
Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis 4 ай мурун
Not one mention of Molybdenum? I'm surprised at ya. I say that because I first saw a Wills when I was about 14 years old back in 1969 and it was called "The Molybdenum Car." California dreaming? Oh yes, California has deserts, mountains, beaches covered in gorgeous women in bikinis and every three years, your house burns to the ground.
Dan Conser
Dan Conser 4 ай мурун
A really BEAUTIFUL early car, in my opinion!
Travis Tubbs
Travis Tubbs 4 ай мурун
Anthony Calbillo
Anthony Calbillo 4 ай мурун
I know oak takes a long time to burn, but, I don't know if wood, next to an engine, is such a great idea (especially without any visible fire retardant.)
Writingman4126 4 ай мурун
The older Detroit families pay their respect to the area's French founders by using the original name 'Lac Sainte Claire' in place of 'Lake Saint Clair'. I am sure Wills did the same with his naming of this automobile.
K31TH3R 4 ай мурун
Thanks Jay, for getting more of these treasures up on the lift and getting some great shots of the driveline and undercarriage. It's so rare to find pictures/videos of classics from these angles that I think your documentation and input is a HUGE contribution to history!
Scott Price
Scott Price 4 ай мурун
I'd think the last thing people working for you would be thinking about is becoming a millionaire. They've got the privilege to do what they love and the satisfaction of knowing they're helping to preserve history.
Adam Adams
Adam Adams 4 ай мурун
Beautiful car awesome engineering,and great work from Jays crew as always!
shop shop
shop shop 4 ай мурун
Between the drivers door and the hood theres something that looks sortof like a bottle opener, anybody know what that was all about? @2:50
trefod 4 ай мурун
Hispano-suiza had a stork, Wills had a goose. Did anybody have a duck for a hood ornament?
Paul Hitchcock
Paul Hitchcock 4 ай мурун
Alvis had a hare (jackrabbit in Americanese) which got replaced by an eagle. Rather a pity I think for the eccentric to give way to the conventional.
B bo
B bo 4 ай мурун
Jay needs to make this his daily driver. At least for a couple of months to get some patina.
Jerry Craig
Jerry Craig 4 ай мурун
Jay, thank you, first for caring about the automobiles history (ALL, not just this one) and second, for sharing with we the people who also care!!! Important part of American history!!!
Dolitaire 4 ай мурун
2 sewing needles nap in opposite direction keeps the chrome
Dan Buchner
Dan Buchner 4 ай мурун
Thanks, Jay! This was entertaining and informative. I'm glad you're keeping this history alive.
cathy uhl
cathy uhl 4 ай мурун
Jay Would like to see you make a video of your ACE motorcycle.
Kevin Guthrie
Kevin Guthrie 4 ай мурун
She's beautiful
headsetlucky13 4 ай мурун
Did they have mufflers or are those added?
Ines Schulz
Ines Schulz 4 ай мурун
Ein wunderschönes Automobil. Danke Herr Leno. The best car show ever.
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