It’s not the man, but his Garage. OMG, almost every time I watch Jay Leno’s Garage, I want to own the car he’s featuring. And I don’t mean, “Oh that’s a nice car; I wouldn’t mind driving it.”
I mean “I WANT THAT CAR IN MY GARAGE RIGHT NOW!”
Case in point: this Citröen Traction Avant.
I have often featured this fabulous example of French luxury on these pages before, but here’s a little reminder:
To me, this car has just about everything I would want in a town runaround: comfortable ride, plenty of indoor room, outstanding beauty… it is the complete package.
And having Jay Leno say, as he’s pootling along in his 1949 model (slightly paraphrased): “I have lots of cars that go fast. But this is the way to travel: comfortable, with everything working just as it should.”
I defy anyone of approximately my vintage to watch that video linked above, and not think: “Ya know…”
And I’ll lay odds that if you go down into the Jay Leno’s Garage Matrix, kiss your day good-bye and be prepared for several episodes of Massive Car Lust.
Damn you, Leno, for doing this to me.