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2022-11-28 9:16:19 AM  
It's the kinda Murphy's Law moment ya just have to laugh off, and Jay did, but Sunday night, as he pulled up to the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, CA ... he really did graze a cop car's tire with his Tesla.

For a guy who owns a warehouse full of cars, Jay Leno drives a farkin' Tesla as his get around town car.
 
2022-11-28 9:20:55 AM  

Blathering Idjut: It's the kinda Murphy's Law moment ya just have to laugh off, and Jay did, but Sunday night, as he pulled up to the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, CA ... he really did graze a cop car's tire with his Tesla.

For a guy who owns a warehouse full of cars, Jay Leno drives a farkin' Tesla as his get around town car.


He's talked about that. The only time his Model S ever failed him was when he had a blowout and he had to flatbedded to get the damaged wheel changed. Some of his other stuff? There is a clip from the CNBC show where a Boss Mustang did the normal Ford thing...Yeah. Lots of bleeps.
 
2022-11-28 9:38:37 AM  
Be thankful he does not have Tom Cruise's vehicle collection.
 
2022-11-28 9:53:43 AM  

Another Government Employee: Blathering Idjut: It's the kinda Murphy's Law moment ya just have to laugh off, and Jay did, but Sunday night, as he pulled up to the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, CA ... he really did graze a cop car's tire with his Tesla.

For a guy who owns a warehouse full of cars, Jay Leno drives a farkin' Tesla as his get around town car.

He's talked about that. The only time his Model S ever failed him was when he had a blowout and he had to flatbedded to get the damaged wheel changed. Some of his other stuff? There is a clip from the CNBC show where a Boss Mustang did the normal Ford thing...Yeah. Lots of bleeps.


Beyond that, if I collected antique cookware and kitchen equipment, I doubt I'd be using it to make cookies for an after-school snack- I'd use my modern Kitchen-Aid. I'd bet he drives something cool if he's going to a car-related event of ANY sort, but for those grocery-getter miles, why not use a non-collectible, essentially disposable appliance? That Tesla has also gotta be faster and quicker than 95% of the stuff in his *extensive* collection, too. As a bonus in LA, it probably makes him more anonymous.

/also seems like he's the kind of guy who, no matter how wealthy he gets, always drives himself
 
2022-11-28 9:55:21 AM  

Blathering Idjut: It's the kinda Murphy's Law moment ya just have to laugh off, and Jay did, but Sunday night, as he pulled up to the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, CA ... he really did graze a cop car's tire with his Tesla.

For a guy who owns a warehouse full of cars, Jay Leno drives a farkin' Tesla as his get around town car.


Autopilot really is fantastic. I manually steer maybe 10% on any given trip, mainly when I park. I'm not charged for Tesla super charging. My solar panels offset the home charging. My only, ONLY expense for the past few years has been windshield wiper fluid. My only complaint is there are not enough superchargers everywhere, and the paneling isn't 100% perfect. The tires are crazy expensive, too. $400 each, and conventional wisdom says to buy tires in pairs. I've only spent $10 for a couple bottles of windshield wiper fluid and 2 tires in 3 years, so less than $1000 cost of ownership over 3 years. Plus it doesn't weave when I've been drinking. Hell, it will literally drive me from the bar to my driveway.

After 3 years, I'd say it was a great investment for transportation.
 
2022-11-28 10:28:17 AM  
I gotta say, he looks great. If you're gonna burn your face off--and I wouldn't, but if you're gonna--the town with 1,200 plastic surgeons per 1,000 people is a smart place to do it.
 
2022-11-28 10:37:00 AM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: Blathering Idjut: It's the kinda Murphy's Law moment ya just have to laugh off, and Jay did, but Sunday night, as he pulled up to the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, CA ... he really did graze a cop car's tire with his Tesla.

For a guy who owns a warehouse full of cars, Jay Leno drives a farkin' Tesla as his get around town car.

Autopilot really is fantastic. I manually steer maybe 10% on any given trip, mainly when I park. I'm not charged for Tesla super charging. My solar panels offset the home charging. My only, ONLY expense for the past few years has been windshield wiper fluid. My only complaint is there are not enough superchargers everywhere, and the paneling isn't 100% perfect. The tires are crazy expensive, too. $400 each, and conventional wisdom says to buy tires in pairs. I've only spent $10 for a couple bottles of windshield wiper fluid and 2 tires in 3 years, so less than $1000 cost of ownership over 3 years. Plus it doesn't weave when I've been drinking. Hell, it will literally drive me from the bar to my driveway.

After 3 years, I'd say it was a great investment for transportation.


You realize that would still be a DUI right?
 
2022-11-28 10:53:51 AM  
He's 72.  At some point right around that age, many people lose their cognitive and/or hand eye coordination to the point that they are no longer safe drivers.  Not saying Leno is, but I do think there should be an upper limit for drivers license age or perhaps a more comprehensive retest around then.
 
2022-11-28 10:55:04 AM  
I'd hope he was on some heavy farking pain pills and I'd hope he wouldn't drive on them, otherwise he could do something stupid like clip a cop car.
 
2022-11-28 10:56:57 AM  

TheMysteriousStranger: Be thankful he does not have Tom Cruise's vehicle collection.


I thought that was just a modified McDonnell-Douglas DC-8 that flies in space...
 
2022-11-28 10:58:27 AM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: Blathering Idjut: It's the kinda Murphy's Law moment ya just have to laugh off, and Jay did, but Sunday night, as he pulled up to the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, CA ... he really did graze a cop car's tire with his Tesla.

For a guy who owns a warehouse full of cars, Jay Leno drives a farkin' Tesla as his get around town car.

Autopilot really is fantastic. I manually steer maybe 10% on any given trip, mainly when I park. I'm not charged for Tesla super charging. My solar panels offset the home charging. My only, ONLY expense for the past few years has been windshield wiper fluid. My only complaint is there are not enough superchargers everywhere, and the paneling isn't 100% perfect. The tires are crazy expensive, too. $400 each, and conventional wisdom says to buy tires in pairs. I've only spent $10 for a couple bottles of windshield wiper fluid and 2 tires in 3 years, so less than $1000 cost of ownership over 3 years. Plus it doesn't weave when I've been drinking. Hell, it will literally drive me from the bar to my driveway.

After 3 years, I'd say it was a great investment for transportation.


Gotta say, you're handle, once again, checks out.
 
2022-11-28 11:14:58 AM  

grinding_journalist: Beyond that, if I collected antique cookware and kitchen equipment, I doubt I'd be using it to make cookies for an after-school snack- I'd use my modern Kitchen-Aid. I'd bet he drives something cool if he's going to a car-related event of ANY sort, but for those grocery-getter miles, why not use a non-collectible, essentially disposable appliance?



That's fair, but Jay makes a concerted effort to keep everything in his garage operable at all times. He probably does have some that are used very rarely and some that are at least partially disassembled/being repaired, but in general he wants them to be running, breathing (so to speak), usable things rather than museum exhibits. Heck, he has the only (IIRC) existing turbine-powered Chrysler concept car from the 1960s and he drives it around.

Here is his interview and driving segment on Top Gear:

Jay Leno - Interviewing a President, Car Collections, and More| Interview & Lap | Top Gear
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2022-11-28 11:16:59 AM  
he really did graze a cop car's tire with his Tesla chin.
FIFY
 
2022-11-28 11:19:26 AM  
Jay openly jokes about flipping his fathers car sideways so the roof was crushed when he was a high school student.  He was able to drive the car back, but those dents and scratches did not buff out.
I would say his driving skills have much improved.
 
2022-11-28 11:48:03 AM  
Him and Harrison Ford and Kevin Hart need to form a club for rich famous guys who try to kill themselves with obsolete technology.
 
2022-11-28 11:55:05 AM  

Blathering Idjut: It's the kinda Murphy's Law moment ya just have to laugh off, and Jay did, but Sunday night, as he pulled up to the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, CA ... he really did graze a cop car's tire with his Tesla.

For a guy who owns a warehouse full of cars, Jay Leno drives a farkin' Tesla as his get around town car.


As a dealer in collector cars myself, I have a lot of guys who think they'll just buy an old car and it will be just like a modern car except it looks different. They figure they'll just drive it home 1800 miles and save the cost of shipping. They expect they'll drive them to work every day and everything will be just fine.

Reality? All old cars are merely biding their time so they can stab you in the back at the least convenient possible moment. Relying on an old car as anything but a fair-weather toy is foolhardy. They can certainly be made reliable with a large investment of time and money, but even the best of them is not like a modern car where you can just get in and drive cross-country without a second thought. Very, very few old cars are in the kind of mechanical condition where driving is a no-brainer. VERY few. Most are a hodge-podge of dozens of mechanics and home hacks tinkering with them over the past six or seven decades, and none are better for it.

Jay knows this. That's why he has a modern car for those times he can't afford to be stranded by the side of the road.
 
2022-11-28 12:11:36 PM  
Crash all you want... he'll buy more.
 
2022-11-28 12:19:49 PM  

JerkStore: Blathering Idjut: It's the kinda Murphy's Law moment ya just have to laugh off, and Jay did, but Sunday night, as he pulled up to the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, CA ... he really did graze a cop car's tire with his Tesla.

For a guy who owns a warehouse full of cars, Jay Leno drives a farkin' Tesla as his get around town car.

As a dealer in collector cars myself, I have a lot of guys who think they'll just buy an old car and it will be just like a modern car except it looks different. They figure they'll just drive it home 1800 miles and save the cost of shipping. They expect they'll drive them to work every day and everything will be just fine.

Reality? All old cars are merely biding their time so they can stab you in the back at the least convenient possible moment. Relying on an old car as anything but a fair-weather toy is foolhardy. They can certainly be made reliable with a large investment of time and money, but even the best of them is not like a modern car where you can just get in and drive cross-country without a second thought. Very, very few old cars are in the kind of mechanical condition where driving is a no-brainer. VERY few. Most are a hodge-podge of dozens of mechanics and home hacks tinkering with them over the past six or seven decades, and none are better for it.

Jay knows this. That's why he has a modern car for those times he can't afford to be stranded by the side of the road.


Yep, and also why he once got a speeding ticket in his Stanley Steamer racer
 
2022-11-28 12:23:41 PM  

deadsanta: He's 72.  At some point right around that age, many people lose their cognitive and/or hand eye coordination to the point that they are no longer safe drivers.  Not saying Leno is, but I do think there should be an upper limit for drivers license age or perhaps a more comprehensive retest around then.


Ive said for years that once someone hits 65 they should have to do a recertification class. And then have a instructor just do a test drive with them. Nothing formulated. Just take them out on the road for a few minutes. Random turns and traffic conditions. Then once 75 they should have to take a physical like is required for CDL and an actual driving test.

In my area most of the wrecks are caused by older drivers.

A 87 yr old woman coming home from church hit my son head on. He was on a motorcyle. Even with cameras and witnesses he was only given the amount her insurance carried. Which she only had the most basic liability. My son was life flighted. Spent 11 days in ICU. Had 5 surgeries on his leg and spent months in physical therapy and has ongoing issues and hand to go on disability. Her insurance paid out a max of 50k. Went to several lawyers. They said it was a waste of time because she owed more on her home than it was worth and her age etc etc. So the 50k minus 13k in lawyers fees is all he got then he had insurance co pays etc and when it was over he netted around 5500 . Lost his job. Using a cane the rest of his life and this happened when he was 31.
 
2022-11-28 12:26:00 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: I gotta say, he looks great. If you're gonna burn your face off--and I wouldn't, but if you're gonna--the town with 1,200 plastic surgeons per 1,000 people is a smart place to do it.


His life was saved cuz he took it on the chin.
 
2022-11-28 12:57:46 PM  

wrenchboy: Olympic Trolling Judge: I gotta say, he looks great. If you're gonna burn your face off--and I wouldn't, but if you're gonna--the town with 1,200 plastic surgeons per 1,000 people is a smart place to do it.

His life was saved cuz he took it on the chin.


Just like your mother, Trebek!
 
2022-11-28 12:58:34 PM  

JerkStore: Blathering Idjut: It's the kinda Murphy's Law moment ya just have to laugh off, and Jay did, but Sunday night, as he pulled up to the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, CA ... he really did graze a cop car's tire with his Tesla.

For a guy who owns a warehouse full of cars, Jay Leno drives a farkin' Tesla as his get around town car.

As a dealer in collector cars myself, I have a lot of guys who think they'll just buy an old car and it will be just like a modern car except it looks different. They figure they'll just drive it home 1800 miles and save the cost of shipping. They expect they'll drive them to work every day and everything will be just fine.

Reality? All old cars are merely biding their time so they can stab you in the back at the least convenient possible moment. Relying on an old car as anything but a fair-weather toy is foolhardy. They can certainly be made reliable with a large investment of time and money, but even the best of them is not like a modern car where you can just get in and drive cross-country without a second thought. Very, very few old cars are in the kind of mechanical condition where driving is a no-brainer. VERY few. Most are a hodge-podge of dozens of mechanics and home hacks tinkering with them over the past six or seven decades, and none are better for it.

Jay knows this. That's why he has a modern car for those times he can't afford to be stranded by the side of the road.


It sounds like you put a camera in my garage.
 
2022-11-28 1:40:43 PM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: Blathering Idjut: It's the kinda Murphy's Law moment ya just have to laugh off, and Jay did, but Sunday night, as he pulled up to the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, CA ... he really did graze a cop car's tire with his Tesla.

For a guy who owns a warehouse full of cars, Jay Leno drives a farkin' Tesla as his get around town car.

Autopilot really is fantastic. I manually steer maybe 10% on any given trip, mainly when I park. I'm not charged for Tesla super charging. My solar panels offset the home charging. My only, ONLY expense for the past few years has been windshield wiper fluid. My only complaint is there are not enough superchargers everywhere, and the paneling isn't 100% perfect. The tires are crazy expensive, too. $400 each, and conventional wisdom says to buy tires in pairs. I've only spent $10 for a couple bottles of windshield wiper fluid and 2 tires in 3 years, so less than $1000 cost of ownership over 3 years. Plus it doesn't weave when I've been drinking. Hell, it will literally drive me from the bar to my driveway.

After 3 years, I'd say it was a great investment for transportation.


Get back to me when it will allow you to do this.

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2022-11-28 1:45:04 PM  

thrillbilly1967: deadsanta: He's 72.  At some point right around that age, many people lose their cognitive and/or hand eye coordination to the point that they are no longer safe drivers.  Not saying Leno is, but I do think there should be an upper limit for drivers license age or perhaps a more comprehensive retest around then.

Ive said for years that once someone hits 65 they should have to do a recertification class. And then have a instructor just do a test drive with them. Nothing formulated. Just take them out on the road for a few minutes. Random turns and traffic conditions. Then once 75 they should have to take a physical like is required for CDL and an actual driving test.

In my area most of the wrecks are caused by older drivers.

A 87 yr old woman coming home from church hit my son head on. He was on a motorcyle. Even with cameras and witnesses he was only given the amount her insurance carried. Which she only had the most basic liability. My son was life flighted. Spent 11 days in ICU. Had 5 surgeries on his leg and spent months in physical therapy and has ongoing issues and hand to go on disability. Her insurance paid out a max of 50k. Went to several lawyers. They said it was a waste of time because she owed more on her home than it was worth and her age etc etc. So the 50k minus 13k in lawyers fees is all he got then he had insurance co pays etc and when it was over he netted around 5500 . Lost his job. Using a cane the rest of his life and this happened when he was 31.


Your problem wasn't the older driver. It could have been any driver. Your problem is what your state allows as policy minimums for liability and the fact that your son didn't have any excess coverage of his own for under-insured drivers.
 
2022-11-28 3:23:57 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Wine Sipping Elitist: Blathering Idjut: It's the kinda Murphy's Law moment ya just have to laugh off, and Jay did, but Sunday night, as he pulled up to the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, CA ... he really did graze a cop car's tire with his Tesla.

For a guy who owns a warehouse full of cars, Jay Leno drives a farkin' Tesla as his get around town car.

Autopilot really is fantastic. I manually steer maybe 10% on any given trip, mainly when I park. I'm not charged for Tesla super charging. My solar panels offset the home charging. My only, ONLY expense for the past few years has been windshield wiper fluid. My only complaint is there are not enough superchargers everywhere, and the paneling isn't 100% perfect. The tires are crazy expensive, too. $400 each, and conventional wisdom says to buy tires in pairs. I've only spent $10 for a couple bottles of windshield wiper fluid and 2 tires in 3 years, so less than $1000 cost of ownership over 3 years. Plus it doesn't weave when I've been drinking. Hell, it will literally drive me from the bar to my driveway.

After 3 years, I'd say it was a great investment for transportation.

You realize that would still be a DUI right?


Sit in the back seat. When you get pulled over, tell them "He ran that way! Didn't you seen him?"
 
2022-11-28 5:14:40 PM  
Senile old coot does senile old coot things.  Film at 11.
 
2022-11-28 5:25:18 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: I gotta say, he looks great. If you're gonna burn your face off--and I wouldn't, but if you're gonna--the town with 1,200 plastic surgeons per 1,000 people is a smart place to do it.


In a hyperberic chamber.  You would not get that if you burned your face off.
 
2022-11-28 5:43:27 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: Be thankful he does not have Tom Cruise's vehicle collection.


I didn't get it, and skimming the tread didn't help.
 
2022-11-28 5:57:08 PM  
jmr61: thrillbilly1967:A 87 yr old woman coming home from church hit my son head on. He was on a motorcyle. Even with cameras and witnesses he was only given the amount her insurance carried. Which she only had the most basic liability. My son was life flighted. Spent 11 days in ICU. Had 5 surgeries on his leg and spent months in physical therapy and has ongoing issues and hand to go on disability. Her insurance paid out a max of 50k. Went to several lawyers. They said it was a waste of time because she owed more on her home than it was worth and her age etc etc. So the 50k minus 13k in lawyers fees is all he got then he had insurance co pays etc and when it was over he netted around 5500 . Lost his job. Using a cane the rest of his life and this happened when he was 31.


Your problem wasn't the older driver. It could have been any driver. Your problem is what your state allows as policy minimums for liability and the fact that your son didn't have any excess coverage of his own for under-insured drivers.


No, I'm sorry, it's a tragic story for him but you're problem is that your son drove a motorcycle anywhere but on a closed/dirt track.  Your kid was always going to die that way, far too young, because those farking things shouldn't be street legal.
 
2022-11-29 7:13:12 PM  

jmr61: Wine Sipping Elitist: Blathering Idjut: It's the kinda Murphy's Law moment ya just have to laugh off, and Jay did, but Sunday night, as he pulled up to the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, CA ... he really did graze a cop car's tire with his Tesla.

For a guy who owns a warehouse full of cars, Jay Leno drives a farkin' Tesla as his get around town car.

Autopilot really is fantastic. I manually steer maybe 10% on any given trip, mainly when I park. I'm not charged for Tesla super charging. My solar panels offset the home charging. My only, ONLY expense for the past few years has been windshield wiper fluid. My only complaint is there are not enough superchargers everywhere, and the paneling isn't 100% perfect. The tires are crazy expensive, too. $400 each, and conventional wisdom says to buy tires in pairs. I've only spent $10 for a couple bottles of windshield wiper fluid and 2 tires in 3 years, so less than $1000 cost of ownership over 3 years. Plus it doesn't weave when I've been drinking. Hell, it will literally drive me from the bar to my driveway.

After 3 years, I'd say it was a great investment for transportation.

Get back to me when it will allow you to do this.

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Uh. It's a still image. What is supposed to be doing, exactly?
 
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