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Jay Leno STEAMED Over

Vintage Car Trouble

4/23/2011 6:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jay Leno's joyride in a steam-powered sports car was abruptly derailed when his classic ride crapped out on the side of the road ... ah, the trouble with 105-year old vehicles.

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Jay's 1906 Stanley Steamer stalled out in Burbank, CA Friday -- and police tell us officers driving by noticed flames and stopped to help.

Turns out Jay had everything under control ... re-igniting the steam engine with a torch. Once it  fired up, Jay and his passenger went on their merry we-don't-have-to-pay-5-bucks-a-gallon-for-gas way.

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Fun fact: The Stanley Steamer once set the land speed record at 127mph. It's since been broken ... many, many, many times.

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john    

Hi Jay,

My favorite mornings are when I realize the old "car" i just passed going the opposite way on Lexington was you.
I have the two Dachsunds... in the car of course...They love to take drives.
Much joy to you jay.

1097 days ago
2.

gd45    

How is that car still considered street legal?

1097 days ago
3.

Sad sad    

Is that crap even legal out here? If he ever gets hit in that thing would be the bloodiest mess ever.

1097 days ago
4.

mrspatrickcampbell    

Jay is said to be horse-hung, but in our long career of inspecting perhaps thousands of chorisos we have seen no more than two fatties who were actually hung.

Discuss!

1096 days ago
5.

NelsonH    

...and Jay Leno still isn't funny.

1096 days ago
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Eric    

The comment "we-don't-have-to-pay-5-bucks-a-gallon-for-gas" is silly because the cars use gasoline or kerosene to heat the boiler. The steam isn't going to make itself.

1096 days ago
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SUSIEQ    

TOOO COOL!

1096 days ago
8.

TiredOfJay    

Maybe Jay should use a torch to reignite his career. He's still old news, isn't funny at all, and should keep driving that steamer into the wild blue yonder where we'll never have to hear his horrible jokes again.

1096 days ago
9.

James    

Hey Jay, you're a multi-millionaire. Stop dressing like Denim Dan, you can afford a new shirt. Every time I see you pictured outside your show, your always dressed like denim dan.

1096 days ago
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karmabug    

This is awesome! I don't know what's up with all the haters, but I know I'd love a ride in that car.

1096 days ago
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Jim in Cali    

looks cool.

1096 days ago
12.

tlcmk    

Wish I had a nickel for every time Jay has broken down on the side of the road.

1096 days ago
13.

she    

Cruising through Griffith Park, eh? I hadn't heard this about Jay before.

1096 days ago
14.

Hammer    

Hell yea I'll take a ride in that stanley.

1096 days ago
15.

en Todo Momento!!    

time to get a new car, buddy...that thing is OLD!!!

1096 days ago
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