It’s no secret that comedian Jay Leno loves cars. In fact, HotCars reported in December that the former Tonight Show host has a collection worth $52 million with an ever-fluctuating number of vehicles estimated to be around 181 cars and 160 motorcycles.
How much Leno loves cars was put on display Tuesday when video captured him risking life and limb (well, maybe not life) to save a powder blue Corvette Sting Ray he was driving.
We think the car looks awfully familiar to one that singer Rick Springfield owns, so could it be that Leno and the former rocker decided to switch cars for the day?
Regardless, the rather choppy video apparently taken by a bystander across the street shows Leno, in town to film a segment of his “Jay Leno’s Garage” show, talking to a guy who had pulled up behind him in a red and black Lexus in front of Neptune’s Net in Malibu.
After chatting for a bit across the hood of the Sting Ray, the two men climb back into their respective vehicles and appear ready to pull off. After a few seconds, though, the two drivers open their doors, and the Lexus driver hops out and goes up to talk to Leno, who hollers “Whoa” when the Lexus starts rolling very slowly toward his Corvette.
Leno rockets out of the Sting Ray and uses all the strength in his 70-year-old body to stop the Lexus, placing both hands on the hood of the car as the other man climbs back in and puts his foot on the brake and appears to slip the car into park.
Apparently undazed, the two men then continue to talk, and the Lexus driver even climbs behind the wheel of the Sting Ray for a moment, perhaps overjoyed that he hadn’t damaged it. Both men then return to their respective cars, and Leno is seen slowly pulling out of the parking lot onto the road.
While the incident wasn’t all that exciting, it did make for a few seconds of “excitement” in an otherwise boring video clip. Watch it for yourself at www.dailymail.co.uk
Daily Mail UK