I wrote in the January/February issue of Hagerty that new cars have never been better, and I’m optimistic for the future. Why? Just look how far we’ve come. In 1949, you bought a Rolls-Royce, and it had a six-cylinder engine, a manual transmission, an AM tube radio, and no air conditioning. Now a Toyota Corolla has 10 times the features, and it goes faster, stops better, uses less fuel, makes less pollution, is safer in an accident, and comes in nine colors. You used to need 750 horsepower to win the Indy 500; now you can get that much in a Corvette, and it comes with a factory warranty. And I believe the best years are still coming.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/03/20/how-jay-leno-bonds-with-his-cars