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Saturday, July 05, 2014

What A Pleasant Man And Surprise From Mr. Jay Leno

Moments ago I received a very unusual phone call from Mr. Jay Leno. 

Today we published an interesting POST TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's!

I answered the phone and a man said, Is Joe there? I replied, this is Joe. He said, Joe, this is Jay Leno. He then said I had published a story today and he wanted me to know that he did not author the piece. He said, "I liked it but I really shouldn't take credit for something I didn't write". 

Talk about a decent guy. As I'm sure many of you receive e-mails passed on by friends and family, a friend forwarded this piece and I liked it enough to publish it.

What's important is honoring Mr. Leno's request to clarify that while he liked the article, he did not author it. 

So as I assured Mr. Leno I would correct the Post I asked, how many cars are you up to Jay. He replied, 125. We enjoyed a nice chuckle over my smaller collection and I thanked him for his very pleasant phone call. I should say this as well. Mr. Leno said, Joe, this isn't a legal call. I just wanted to make sure I'm not credited for something I didn't write. 

So I just had to ask, how did you hear about the article. He told me that NBC has an alert any time something is published about him and he follows up on the things he feels are important. 

So Mr. Leno, Thank You. Thanks for taking the time to correct this article and setting the record straight. 


Anonymous said...

Correction accepted, Jay, and Hey, Jay NEVER calls me!

Way cool, Joe! Happy 4TH!

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Anonymous said...

Regardless we still love Jay Leno whether he authored the piece or not. It wasn't but a few days ago that my husband was saying he wished Jay would do some more Velocity TV channel shows or maybe even his own show on the channel.

Anonymous said...

He contacted a friend of mine some years back regarding a 1968 Shelby Mustang that he was interested in.The boy bought it brand new,drove it app 10,000 miles and then parked it in his garage,where it sat for more than 40 years.He started it once a month & drove it around the block and that was it.Jay actually offered him more than it was worth,but the sentimental attachment caused my friend to hang on to it.

Anonymous said...

He contacted my brother about his Shelby Mustang. He must really want a Shelby.