With Jay Leno off the Tonight Show, he has all the time in the world to focus on his passion for cars and can even travel a little. Leno teamed up with two-time Dakar Rally winner Nani Roma to jump and slide a Mini Countryman All4 racing truck around the dunes in Death Valley, CA.

The Mini-branded trucks are highly modified for off-road duty. They have won the Dakar Rally consecutively in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and even took a 1-2-3 finish in the most recent running. The specialized Minis are propelled over the dunes by a BMW-sourced, diesel engine with a six-speed sequential gearbox and heavy-duty all-wheel drive system with a locking center differential.

It is amusing to see the big smile on Leno's face, and Roma appears a little worried while Jay is driving. If this is what to expect from the post-Tonight Show Jay Leno's Garage videos, then things are only getting better from an already fantastic series. Scroll down to watch Leno and Roma take a Mini through the dunes.


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      mjmk3
      • 9 Months Ago
      Man i hope my retirement is that awesome!
      dukeisduke
      • 9 Months Ago
      Roma is among the best of the Dakar drivers - he's won the race on both two wheels and four wheels.
      K.k. Hickey
      • 9 Months Ago
      I'd love to see more away from the garage stuff from Leno now that he is retired from the Tonight Show. I really liked this one.
      prighello
      • 9 Months Ago
      Fuk Jay Leno, no one wants to hear about this pr!k.
      Georg
      • 9 Months Ago
      no question Jay Leno is together with Chris Harris the most exiting car nut to watch on youtube, other than TopGear it is not only show it always a deeper look and more informative .. I hope both will never end to feed us with good stuff :)
      Bartholomew McFarlan
      • 9 Months Ago
      I would literally be giggling like a school girl the whole time in that thing.
      EskimoPie
      • 9 Months Ago
      Anybody know where this was filmed? He says death valley, but that's not very specific. It doesn't look like ISDRA. Wherever it is, I want to tear it up in my RZR!