When people aren't hating on Jay Leno for the late night wars, they're gawking at his awesome garage full of sweet rides.

He has a little bit of everything, including some of the fastest cars in the world. That means he's probably had some interesting encounters with the law.

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Leno shared one of the more outlandish police encounters he's had:

I'm not the type of person who buys a car to impress people-most women are not really impressed by a guy in a 1909 White Steamcar. I do have the distinction, however, of having the oldest car stopped for speeding on the freeway. My 1906 Stanley Steamer. I got tagged at 76 miles per hour. The cop was more intrigued that it was made of wood, and it was carrying an open flame, than the idea that I was going 76. But when you go by a cop in a wooden car that's on fire, going 76, they tend to go, "Hey, hey. What's that?"


It's more amazing to us that Leno would dare drive a car that old that fast, since it doesn't really have doors. Oh, and with the open flame and all, the wood could, y'know, catch on fire pretty easily.


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