Illustration for article titled Jay Leno Once Got Pulled Over In A Wooden Car That Uses Fire As Fuel

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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