Episode 7: High Style On The Road- From Jay Leno To James Bond


        Rodeo Drive – The Podcast takes to the open road, exploring the fabulous car culture on Rodeo Drive. 

        “Rodeo Drive is a fashion street, and along with that comes jewelry, watches, and cars,” says Bruce Meyer, founding chairman of the Petersen Automotive Museum and founder of the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, the show of collectible cars that brings thousands of people to Rodeo Drive each Father’s Day.

        Host Bronwyn Cosgrave talks to Rodeo Drive’s favorite car fanatic: comedian Jay Leno. Leno, host of CNBC’s Jay Leno’s Garage, riffs on his passion for buying, and fixing up, cars and motorbikes; his motivations for collecting and the importance of buying what you like; how the pandemic might affect the luxury car market; the future of self-driving cars, and the mishaps that can happen when you drive and eat at the same time.

        Cosgrave also gets a sneak preview from Marek Reichman, Chief Creative Officer and studio head at Aston Martin, of what 007 will be driving in “No Time To Die”, the 25th James Bond film that premieres in November.

        Meyer and Kathy Gohari of the Rodeo Drive Committee, talk about why the legendary three blocks are a magnet for hot wheels. “Many times on the weekends, we see some of our regular clients who have special cars to enjoy their downtime – and sometimes even their outfits match the car. They’re customized to the extreme. We’ve seen everything from crystal-studded license plates to velvet-covered skins covering the entire car,” says Gohari.

        Image Caption: Jay Leno driving his 1934 Rolls-Royce Merlin, courtesy Big Dog Productions, Inc.

        Podcast Credits:
        Executive Producer, Lyn Winter.
        Host, Bronwyn Cosgrave.
        Scriptwriter and Editor, Frances Anderton.
        Editor and Audio Engineer, Avishay Artsy.
        Theme music by Brian Banks.
        Production Coordinators, Livia Mandoul and Callie McConnell.

        Rodeo Drive – The Podcast is presented by the Rodeo Drive Committee with the support of the City of Beverly Hills.