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Jay Leno and NBC walked among the cars. Got chewed.

Postby 89ARIES » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:30 am

Jay Leno for the first time actually walked around the K-cars and noticed them. I got in big trouble by being overzealous in trying to promote our club. Not really knowing they
were filming, I walked right up to Jay Leno casually and said hello. He gave a very brief reply. Then when I asked another camera guy who he was with, he said NBC. I mentioned the limo.
Then, this angry man with his hair on fire chewed me out verbally in front of everyone and said "What the f""ck are you doing. Don't ever interfere with the media again. You butted in twice". I am WARNING
you for the last time. I was wrong. I didn't mean to get in the way. But, the guy was a complete ass. I meekly apologized and told him I didn't mean to interfere, while I was fuming and wanted to act immature. I guess I got overzealous cause I have sent requests to media before and been ignored. I don't deal well witn rejection. I expect people to be courteous, but in general the media are just a bunch of asses.
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Re: Jay Leno and NBC walked among the cars. Got chewed.

Postby Pete in NH » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:38 pm

Well, the last time I heard "the Media" were not among any special or priveledged class, even though they think they are. I don't think I would have taken the words "don't ever interfere with the media again" very well. We have all kinds of media troop through New Hampshire every four years for our presidental primary. Many are decent people but a fair number fit your last sentence perfectly. It sounds like you ran into one of those types. But, it sounds like you handled it well.
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Re: Jay Leno and NBC walked among the cars. Got chewed.

Postby 88 aries » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:15 pm

I work in this department...the camera man gave you hell because what you say does go on air you know, and there for you need a media release.....if you didn't sign a media release you can not be on camera
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Re: Jay Leno and NBC walked among the cars. Got chewed.

Postby classicfan1 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:06 pm

Jay has said before that K-Cars, especially convertibles and woodgrain models, will be valuable classic cars in the future. See here:

"But people today want'em. These models have personalities. They're not jellybean cars."


So yes, Jay does an small appreciation for the K's.
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