[VIDEO] Jimmie Johnson and His 1971 SEMA Corvette Visit Jay Leno’s Garage


[VIDEO] Jimmie Johnson and His 1971 SEMA Corvette Visit Jay Leno's Garage

Jay Leno is back on prime-time TV with Jay Leno’s Garage – his new 1-hour show aired Wednesday evening at 10 pm on CNBC. It’s everything we love about Jay and his cars so go now and set your DVR for the show.

If you missed the show, there was a great piece that aired towards the end with a custom Corvette and a certain NASCAR driver you might be familiar with!

On Wednesday night’s premiere, Jay opened the segment by driving the 1971 Corvette that Chevrolet featured last year at SEMA. The restomod Corvette was built with input from NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson and as we see, Jay heads to the airport and picks up the Sprint Cup Champion.

Jimmie’s 1971 Corvette maintains its classic looks, but when you take a closer look, you know its something special. Under the hood lurks a modern C7 Corvette Stingray’s LT1 engine and the Z06 Corvette’s brake package. The Corvette features black chrome where any bright-work would usually be found and the gray/black paint scheme with the LT1 hood extractor meshes very well. Inside, the car is nearly stock except for some personalization touches.

FYI, not sure why this video appears hazy, but it’s the official one from CNBC. They don’t share the entire Jimmie Johnson segment but in the second video is a deleted clip we got from Jay Leno’s Garage.

Jay Leno’s Garage airs at 10pm ET on CNBC on Wednesdays. Set your DVRs now!

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