Last month we filmed Jay Leno picking up a new whip for his collection.
Jay bought a new P1 - he actually got the very first one to be delivered to the US - and he swung by the Auto Gallery Beverly Hills to pick it up. His crew from the NBC YouTube station 'Jay Leno's Garage' was with him filming, plus a still photographer, plus a guy filming for the dealership, plus Matt and I, so it was kind of nuts.
Jay, however, was super chill. Really friendly and down to earth. They closed the dealership to the public for a few hours while he was there. At one point, 2 random kids and their dad were standing out on Wilshire looking in the windows at Jay and the cameras and cars etc. He stopped the shoot and unlocked the doors and invited the kids in for pictures and let them sit the car, the whole nine yards.
McLaren actually flew this tech in from England to walk Jay through the car's console and features.
The car itself is insane - not even sure the final cost of this one, but the base price was around $1.2M but after customization I think the average cost was like $1.6M. We just tried to not scratch, dent, breathe or drop anything on or near it.
This is definitely one of those gigs where it's hard to believe that we actually get paid to do this. Very grateful. Shout out to The ID Agency and everyone at McLaren and the Auto Gallery and the JLG crew.
Obviously Jay and I are BFF's now. Enjoy the vid.