JAY LENO IS IN THE CAR WHEN AN 80 YEAR OLD CRASHES – 2,500 HP ON 2 WHEELS!
For us car guys, Jay Leno is the guy with one of the coolest vehicle collections in the world, yet for the majority of the world he is just a comedian and host of the Tonight Show.
We have visited his garage, which is a very fascinating thing, not because we haven’t seen the Tonight Show. He actually came out of retirement to perform a presentation about his actual garage because he finds it to be so fascinating.
He has driven and ridden in some of the most amazing vehicles on this show, some of which came from his own garage and others from the garage of a friend. This time, he is driving the “Hemi Under Glass” car, one of the first vehicles capable of performing enormous wheelies because the engine is located in the driver’s seat, driven by Mr. Bob Riggle, one of his childhood heroes.
Bob Riggle, who has been in the business for 50 years, wanted to assist Jay in checking this item off of his bucket list.
After the wheelie the cars bounces its rear wheels and Jay is crossing “Rolling in the Hemi Under Glass car” off his list without even being on it.
Luckily, Jay keeps his hand inside the vehicle during the roll unlike at the beginning of the video or this would have been nasty. This way both of them came out unscathed with only the car needing the paramedics.
Also, if you look closely the car rolled just once, the rest is “Hollywood Magic”. The editors earned their lunch money that day and made the video look like it rolled three time.
“This is only the second crash I’ve had in the 50 years of running this car.” – Bob Riggle