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Jay Leno’s Been Having a Bad Week or Two

His TV show and his bones are the casualties


There’s been lots of Leno news over the past few days. If you’re a fan of the man who likes cars as much as you do but are not financially able to indulge, then there’s several items that would interest you.

First is the word that NBC Universal has cancelled “Jay Leno’s Garage.” Industry publication “The Hollywood Reporter” says the cancellation is part of a “larger schedule shift” that will fill the slot with reruns of “Shark Tank” and the like — shows that keep the public feeding on the reality-show teat. And what about “Jay Leno’s Garage” on YouTube? No news if it’s also affected.


The other Leno news is that he was involved in a motorcycle accident on January 17th, though it was kept on the down-low after suffering burns while working on one of his steam-powered jalopies. The story goes that he was knocked off his 1940 Indian after was cutting through a parking lot when he was clotheslined by a wire preventing traffic from entering/exiting.

Unfortunately, no one placed a flag on the wire, so it was not conspicuous to the 72-year-old Leno. All because he smelled gas and turned off to check things out! A broken collarbone, two broken ribs and cracked kneecaps were his physical casualties so, from one car enthusiast to another, we wish Jay the best in his recuperation. And when we learn more about his video presence or lack thereof, the ClassicCars.com Journal will bring the news to you.

Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in the Southwest.


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