It seems like ages ago now but a few months ago, certified car-nut Jay Leno came over to Japan to do a bit of filming for his website, Jay Leno’s Garage. One night when he was out driving a GT-R Egoist he stumbled upon a little meeting of enthusiasts. Hit play and see if you can spot the Speedhunters logo…
– Dino Dalle Carbonare
The game you were referring to Mr Leno was "Tokyo Extreme Racer". Loved that game. Now its the "Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune" games I think.
Nice glasses Dino! Not easy to miss a tall Italian guy amongst the Japanese GTR owners. Your R34 looks nice too!
I'm a little disappointed at the lack of action in the clip! Where was the wangan run. Nice cameo appearance Dino!
Off to YouTube to find clips of Jay Leno's garage again...
Do i get points for noticing the SPEEDHUNTERS sticker on the blue r34 (0:51)
Jay Leno driving the GTR35 through Akihabara FTW!!
Dino, i noticed you were there and met him. Did you have a chance to talk to him and snapped some pics?
Well the clip was sufficiently awkward, but look at that Dino, you're a star! Also last time I checked the LFA is more powerful than the GT-R, and I'm sure there are a handful of other cars (Nissan R390 comes to mind) that are also more powerful.
@ghepardo His garage is in Burbank, California. We have Sean, Mike, Larry, and Linhberg nearby. Whaddaya say, Speedhunters?
@ghepardo I second this! Jay Leno doesn not have the most "prestigious" collection among celebrity auto-enthusiasts, but it is my favorite because all of them get driven and he works on them himself (with the help of his personal crew, mind you). I think his collection does the best job of showing enthusiasm and love for the automobile.
@westhave Thanks! Almost all were foreigners however
@GNAR Like I said there was no time unfortunately...
@Bfeboi 10.5 points lol. Yes Akihabara and Ginza and if you listen closely that is the sound of my exhaust not the Egoist's LOL
No pix but all us GT-R owners had a very pleasant dinner with him and talked cars. He is a really cool guy! Need to visit his massive garage!
@ChristianClark Wanted to but there was no time
@sean klingelhoefer Haha yeah, what are you gonna do though. LFA is rated at 560 PS, the GT-R at 550 PS, although the 2012 model is getting a power hike so might overtake it. The R390 GT1 road car had about 550 PS too, but they only made 2, one is owned by Nissan UK the other is at the Nissan warehouse so technically not a production car.
@speedhunters_dino Ya I'm just nit picking, I just thought it was a strange comment to make. Of all the amazing attributes of the GT-R outright power is probably the last one I'd mention. It's so much more car than a horsepower statistic could ever explain.
Anyway if you ever come to LA you should call in a favor, his place is only a few blocks away from me.