jay leno car crash

jay leno car crash

Jay Leno Car Crash

Celebrity News Jay Leno unharmed after scary rollover car crash Published June 27, 2016 Fox News Facebook0 Twitter0 Email Print Car enthusiast Jay Leno was the passenger in a car that lost control and flipped over multiple times as cameras rolled for his CNBC show, “Jay Leno’s Garage.” The incident occurred while the former late night host was filming this season’s debut episode with stunt driver Bob Riggle at Irwindale Speedway in California. The 80-year-old stunt legend attempted to show off one of his best-known tricks when he drove the 2,500 horse power Hemi Under Glass car on its two back wheels, but the vehicle dramatically began to roll uncontrollably during the stunt. As soon as the car landed, Riggle checked on a shaken Leno asking him, “Are you all right?” Both men were unharmed and the engine was unscathed. Leno managed to crack a joke as he exited the banged up car, saying, “Well, that was certainly exciting.” Riggle, meanwhile, wasn’t looking forward to watching the footage with his wife. “Wait until my wife sees this,” he said. “Jay Leno’s Garage” returns to CNBC on Wednesday.
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Jay Leno Car Crash

Car enthusiast Jay Leno was the passenger in a car that lost control and flipped over multiple times as cameras rolled for his CNBC show, “Jay Leno’s Garage.” The incident occurred while the former late night host was filming this season’s debut episode with stunt driver Bob Riggle at Irwindale Speedway in California. The 80-year-old stunt legend attempted to show off one of his best-known tricks when he drove the 2,500 horse power Hemi Under Glass car on its two back wheels, but the vehicle dramatically began to roll uncontrollably during the stunt. As soon as the car landed, Riggle checked on a shaken Leno asking him, “Are you all right?” Both men were unharmed and the engine was unscathed. Leno managed to crack a joke as he exited the banged up car, saying, “Well, that was certainly exciting.” Riggle, meanwhile, wasn’t looking forward to watching the footage with his wife. “Wait until my wife sees this,” he said. “Jay Leno’s Garage” returns to CNBC on Wednesday.
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Jay Leno Car Crash

Jay Leno can cross two things off his bucket list: riding up on two wheels inside the 2,500-horsepower Hemi Under Glass, and also crashing it.  “This is bucket list for me,” the comedian says in a preview for the upcoming premiere of Jay Leno’s Garage, where Leno sits in the passenger seat while renowned drag racer Bob Riggle pilots the vehicle at the Irwindale Speedway in California. That was before the accident though.  Both men were unharmed, but the same can’t be said for the car, which rolled over multiple times. In the clip, Leno cracks a joke when the paramedic comes to inspect them. “That was certainly exciting,” he tells the camera after exiting the Hemi. He adds, “Stuff to do when you’re 80, we’ll call this.”  Jay Leno’s Garage premieres Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET on CNBC. Watch video of the crash in the video above.  Show Full Article
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Jay Leno Car Crash

Jay Leno can cross two things off his bucket list: riding up on two wheels inside the 2,500-horsepower Hemi Under Glass, and also crashing it.  “This is bucket list for me,” the comedian says in a preview for the upcoming premiere of Jay Leno’s Garage, where Leno sits in the passenger seat while renowned drag racer Bob Riggle pilots the vehicle at the Irwindale Speedway in California. That was before the accident though.  Both men were unharmed, but the same can’t be said for the car, which rolled over multiple times. In the clip, Leno cracks a joke when the paramedic comes to inspect them. “That was certainly exciting,” he tells the camera after exiting the Hemi. He adds, “Stuff to do when you’re 80, we’ll call this.”  Jay Leno’s Garage premieres Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET on CNBC. Watch video of the crash in the video above. 
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Jay Leno Car Crash

Former Tonight Show host Jay Leno walked away from a scary car crash while filming for his upcoming CNBC show Jay Leno’s Garage, and so did the driver of the car. Leno was being driven by 80 year-old stuntman Bob Riggle when the car, a 2,500 horsepower Hemi Under Glass, flipped over several times before landing on its wheels. Both men were shaken, but uninjured in the crash. The action was all caught on video, which you can watch above via Jay Leno’s Garage, which debuts Wednesday at 10p ET/PT on CNBC. Have a tip we should know? tips@mediaite.com
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Jay Leno Car Crash

Former Tonight Show host Jay Leno walked away from a scary car crash while filming for his upcoming CNBC show Jay Leno’s Garage, and so did the driver of the car. Leno was being driven by 80 year-old stuntman Bob Riggle when the car, a 2,500 horsepower Hemi Under Glass, flipped over several times before landing on its wheels. Both men were shaken, but uninjured in the crash.
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Jay Leno Car Crash

This is one of the very few times Jay Leno isn’t giving us car envy.While filming for an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, the comedian and car collector got into a car accident while on a test ride in a Hemi Under Glass with stunt driver Bob Riggle. Fortunately, both men were uninjured in the crash, but as you can see in the clip above, it was certainly a harrowing ordeal for the both of them.Riggle lost control of the car shortly after Leno could be heard saying, “2,500 horsepower on two wheels. What could go wrong?”
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Jay Leno Car Crash

Jeremy Korzeniewski Jay Leno got an even wilder ride than he bargained for when he strapped himself in the famous Hemi Under Glass drag racer. Driven by accomplished stuntman Bob Riggle, who is 80 years old but doesn’t look or act like it, the Hemi-powered Barracuda is legendary for its ability to lift its two front wheels with nothing more than a firm foot on the accelerator pedal. Unfortunately, Jay’s time in the passenger seat included nearly as much time with zero wheels on the ground. After a brief surge of acceleration, Riggle loses control of the Plymouth Barracuda as he attempts to get the skinny front wheels to turn. Several barrel rolls later, the racecar is back on its wheels, though with enough damage that it will need to be rebuilt with a new donor shell. Fortunately, nobody was seriously injured during the wreck. Leno even cracks a joke during the standard-issue concussion protocol check by the medics at Irwindale Speedway in California. Although the car was badly damaged, the supercharged Hemi lump continued purring away until Riggle switched it off. The 2,500-horsepower engine will live to see another drag strip. And, thanks to the fully modern safety equipment – a beefy roll cage, racing harnesses, and helmets – everyone walked away. Check out the video above for the entire sequence, and check out the full episode of Jay Leno’s Garage on CNBC this Wednesday at 10 pm. Related Video: //
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Jay Leno got an even wilder ride than he bargained for when he strapped himself in the famous Hemi Under Glass drag racer. Driven by accomplished stuntman Bob Riggle, who is 80 years old but doesn’t look or act like it, the Hemi-powered Barracuda is legendary for its ability to lift its two front wheels with nothing more than a firm foot on the accelerator pedal. Unfortunately, Jay’s time in the passenger seat included nearly as much time with zero wheels on the ground. After a brief surge of acceleration, Riggle loses control of the Plymouth Barracuda as he attempts to get the skinny front wheels to turn. Several barrel rolls later, the racecar is back on its wheels, though with enough damage that it will need to be rebuilt with a new donor shell. Fortunately, nobody was seriously injured during the wreck. Leno even cracks a joke during the standard-issue concussion protocol check by the medics at Irwindale Speedway in California. Although the car was badly damaged, the supercharged Hemi lump continued purring away until Riggle switched it off. The 2,500-horsepower engine will live to see another drag strip. And, thanks to the fully modern safety equipment – a beefy roll cage, racing harnesses, and helmets – everyone walked away. Check out the video above for the entire sequence, and check out the full episode of Jay Leno’s Garage on CNBC this Wednesday at 10 pm. Related Video:
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It wasn’t long before the men experienced firsthand what could (and did) go wrong with the stunt. Leno initially seemed shaken by the ordeal, but after establishing that but he and Riggle were OK, he was already back to joking around.Per CNBC, riding in a stunt car with Riggle has been on Leno’s bucket list since he was a kid. It seems the experience was well worth any temporary trauma, too. When exiting the car, Leno said with a smile, “Oh yeah, I’m fine. It doesn’t get any more exciting than that.”Jay Leno’s Garage airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on CNBC.(E! and CNBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

Published on Mar 16, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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