yea... I would join up and drive with some drag racer guys ( "Roland Leong,"The Hawaiian", Tom " Mongoo$e" McEwen, "TV" Tommy Ivo, and George Barris), to a 'main street' style car show. Jay would show up, ( nearly always with that massive steam-powered, or his 16 cyl. antique beast ), and he acted like a 'racer fan' when he showed up....Glad you had no fire ! .
I too have met Mr. Leno and he is in fact a high class act, doesn't look down upon others and truly loves old machines like I (? we ?) do .
The news of the burns was never good, they waffled a bit at first but it's bad, very bad like Vito says .
I too have had some bad burns from working, I'm pretty sure they were my fault .
What a nice guy!!