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Jay Leno Was in a Scary Car Wreck -- and It Was All Caught on Camera!

by John Boone 11:05 AM PDT, June 27, 2016
Playing Jay Leno Was in a Scary Car Wreck -- and It Was All Caught on Camera!

Jay Leno walked away from an intense car wreck -- and he has the video footage to prove it.

The former late-night host -- who has taken his love for all things automobile to TV with the second season of Jay Leno's Garage -- gets the opportunity to drive the infamous Hemi Under Glass stunt car with 80-year-old driver Bob Riggle.

"2500 horsepower! That's right, 2500 horsepower on two wheels!" Leno says in the clip. "What could go wrong?"

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"This has been on my bucket list since I was a kid," the 66-year-old comedian says. "After all these years, Bob is still my hero. Now, I love cars of all shapes and sizes, but believe me, this is one of my all-time favorites."

Shortly afterward, the two catch air on two wheels in the Hemi and then, when Riggle goes to turn, the car flips not once, not twice, but a number of times!

"Well, that was certainly exciting," Leno deadpans as he gets out of the badly damaged car.

"It doesn't get more exciting than that!" he exclaims. He went on to say, "Luckily, nobody got hurt. That shows you how good safety equipment is. Even that beautiful accident, thankfully, was saved."

At the end, Leno reveals his bigger fear: his wife's reaction when she sees the video!

Jay Leno's Garage airs on Wednesdays at 10:00pm ET/PT on CNBC.

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