Jay Leno has been in a British mood recently with his videos highlighting the McLaren P1, 1962 Norton 650SS and Steve McQueen's 1956 Jaguar XKSS. He's keeping the streak alive this week with a look at driving a Jaguar XK120 in the 2014 Mille Miglia historic rally with Jaguar Design Director Ian Callum.

The video show off Jay Leno's Garage in top form. It's way more than just Jay driving the 1,000-mile route from Brescia, Italy, to Rome and back. He also includes interviews with Stirling Moss about winning the race back in 1955, and racer Martin Brundle about what it's like to drive a long-nose Jaguar D-Type this year.

Today, the Mille Miglia is only for historic cars, and it has a much more relaxed pace than the original all-out event. However, this isn't entirely a cruise. Leno seems scared at times talking about it because the drivers are free to ignore the speed limits and open the cars up as much as they are willing to. The roads aren't shut down for regular traffic, either, and things can be dangerous.

Sit down and make sure you have the video in HD because this is among the best from Jay Leno's Garage. Scroll down to watch.


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      autocross77
      • 6 Months Ago
      I think I'd have my helmet on like Brundle and Senna.
      Teleny411
      • 6 Months Ago
      Jay-Please adopt me.
      Drizzy
      • 6 Months Ago
      Jay, this was awesome! Thank you for sharing your passion for amazing cars and their history with us. Even though it's obvious that Jag funded this, the authenticity of the story remained.
      soohowryou
      • 6 Months Ago
      Jay, looks like retirement from the Tonight Show is suiting you just fine! Miss seeing you every night, thanks for sharing your wonderful experience with the Mille Miglia.
      Jaybird248
      • 6 Months Ago
      Wow! Great piece, Jay. And those aerial shots of the D-type are pure poetry.
      Vajroli
      • 6 Months Ago
      The Italian flavour....