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Interview: Jay Leno Interviews Joe Biden on Jay Leno's Garage From Beltsville - October 26, 2022

  • Jay Leno
    Person
  • Joe Biden
    Person
  • Michael Powell
    Person
  • Colin Powell
    Person
  • Note
    Person
  • Unidentified
    Person
Positive

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:00:00-00:00:11 (11 sec)
This is the only time you get to drive is when you're with me. 1

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:00:11-00:00:13 (2 sec)
Yeah, it is. It's a God's truth. 2

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:00:13-00:00:14 (1 sec)
I know. 3

Joe Biden

Leans Negative
00:00:14-00:00:15 (1 sec)
And I miss it. 4

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:00:15-00:00:16 (1 sec)
I know. 5

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:00:16-00:00:22 (6 sec)
Every once in a while, I take the Corvette out of the garage and just run up and down the driveway. 6

Jay Leno

Slightly Positive
00:00:22-00:00:25 (4 sec)
Yeah. That's why I never would have run for president. I just -- you can't drive. 7

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:00:25-00:00:26 (1 sec)
You can't. 8

Note

Unknown
00:00:26-00:00:26 ( sec)
[Scene Break] 9

Jay Leno

Positive
00:00:26-00:00:37 (11 sec)
President Joe Biden. The nice thing about this is you can outrun the Secret Service. We'll explore our classic cars and meeting up with cutting-edge technology. 10

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:00:37-00:00:43 (6 sec)
Forty percent of all the CO2 going up is from the tailpipe. Imagine if we just changed that. 11

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:00:43-00:00:46 (4 sec)
And can hot rodding go green? Let's find out. 12

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:00:46-00:00:48 (2 sec)
Look at that. 13

Jay Leno

Very Positive
00:00:48-00:00:53 (5 sec)
Oh, yeah, yeah. 14

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:00:53-00:00:57 (4 sec)
We just laid rubber. 15

Note

Unknown
00:00:57-00:00:57 ( sec)
[Scene Break] 16

Jay Leno

Very Positive
00:00:57-00:01:14 (18 sec)
Today, we're in the Secret Service training facility in Laurel, Maryland because, well, my first guest tonight, well, he's kind of a big deal. Of course, I'm talking about the main man himself, the head honcho, the president of the United States. And he's a man on a serious mission to make electric vehicles America's future. 17

Jay Leno

Very Positive
00:01:14-00:01:38 (23 sec)
Like it or not, it's safe to say we're in the midst of an electric car revolution. The US has recently set a goal for 50 percent of all new vehicle sales to be electric by the year 2030. But what happens to all of our beloved combustion engine cars? They still got plenty of life in them. But the new cutting-edge technology and the forward-thinking is turning a lot of old vehicles green by making them electric. 18

Jay Leno

Very Positive
00:01:38-00:01:56 (18 sec)
And I've got an excellent example of this right here. This vehicle is a 1978 Ford F-100 pickup truck, a vehicle many people consider to be a classic. Now, I'm here today to show it to the president of the United States because I think this vehicle represents the future of hot rodding. I'll show him what I'm talking about. 19

Jay Leno

Very Positive
00:01:56-00:02:08 (12 sec)
Here comes the president now. She looks great. Well, you don't get to do this very often. 20

Joe Biden

Slightly Positive
00:02:08-00:02:08 (1 sec)
Yeah. 21

Jay Leno

Very Positive
00:02:08-00:02:32 (24 sec)
And it's not very often the sitting president of the United States finds time in their extremely busy schedule to talk a little shop. But this president isn't just a public servant, he's also a huge car guy. Now, a few years back, when he was still vice president, we cruised around together in his pristine '67 Corvette, a fully restored hot rod with a very special pedigree. 22

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:02:32-00:02:47 (15 sec)
I was getting married in August of '67. My dad didn't have a lot of money, but he ran the largest Chevrolet dealership in the state for years. So, there's 75 people outside the dealership. We pull up a spread. My dad says, "This is my wedding gift." 23

Jay Leno

Very Positive
00:02:47-00:02:52 (5 sec)
It's an honor and a privilege to have him and his amazing car back on the program. Good to you see, Mr. President. 24

Joe Biden

Positive
00:02:52-00:02:53 (1 sec)
Good to see you, man. 25

Jay Leno

Very Positive
00:02:53-00:03:04 (10 sec)
I got something for you. You are not going to get this anywhere. This is almost impossible to find. But I thought it'd be perfect for your car. 26

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:03:04-00:03:05 (1 sec)
Oh, man. 27

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:03:05-00:03:06 (2 sec)
Remember those? 28

Joe Biden

Very Negative
00:03:06-00:03:08 (2 sec)
I do. How the hell did you get that? 29

Jay Leno

Slightly Positive
00:03:08-00:03:11 (3 sec)
Well, this is the dealership you worked at and your dad worked at. 30

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:03:11-00:03:12 (2 sec)
Oh, my dad was the general manager. 31

Jay Leno

Very Positive
00:03:12-00:03:14 (1 sec)
Oh, OK. Yeah. 32

Joe Biden

Leans Negative
00:03:14-00:03:15 (1 sec)
Well, I'll be damned. 33

Jay Leno

Very Positive
00:03:15-00:03:16 (1 sec)
Well, this is an original. 34

Joe Biden

Leans Positive
00:03:16-00:03:17 (1 sec)
You're kidding me. 35

Jay Leno

Negative
00:03:17-00:03:19 (2 sec)
No. It's really hard to track down, so -- 36

Joe Biden

Very Negative
00:03:19-00:03:20 (1 sec)
It sure hell is. 37

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:03:20-00:03:21 (1 sec)
So, I thought you'd get a kick out of that. 38

Joe Biden

Slightly Positive
00:03:21-00:03:22 (1 sec)
Well, I'll be darned. 39

Jay Leno

Neutral
00:03:22-00:03:28 (5 sec)
Go put this on your car a little later. I want to show you the latest thing. Now, what does this look like to you? 40

Joe Biden

Somewhat Positive
00:03:28-00:03:30 (2 sec)
It looks like about a '78 Ford. 41

Jay Leno

Positive
00:03:30-00:03:32 (2 sec)
Very good. It's a '78. 42

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:03:32-00:03:33 (1 sec)
'78. 43

Jay Leno

Leans Positive
00:03:33-00:03:48 (15 sec)
But this is totally electric. It's been converted. All those kids who grow up an internal combustion engine, we like the hot rod. But you have a new generation of kids, grew up with computers and iPhones, and their hot rodding electrics. Ford makes what they call a crate motor. It's about $4,500. You drop it in. 44

Jay Leno

Very Positive
00:03:48-00:04:17 (29 sec)
Obviously, you make allowances for your batteries and whatnot. It's got all-wheel drive, and it's quite powerful. And that's because hiding under the hood of this classic F-100 pickup is not just one but two of Ford's brand-new Eluminator Mach E electric motors. And the best part? These are crate motors, and they're available to anyone who wants to swap their beloved vintage combustion engine, preserving it for later, of course, with a zero-emission motor so the future of driveway wrenching can [Inaudible] But it looks good, doesn't it? 45

Joe Biden

Somewhat Positive
00:04:17-00:04:18 (1 sec)
Sure does, man. 46

Jay Leno

Somewhat Positive
00:04:18-00:04:19 (1 sec)
Feel like going for a ride? 47

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:04:19-00:04:20 (1 sec)
I'd love to. 48

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:04:20-00:04:21 (1 sec)
Why don't you drive? Hop in. 49

Joe Biden

Somewhat Positive
00:04:21-00:04:24 (2 sec)
All right. Thank you, pal. 50

Jay Leno

Very Positive
00:04:24-00:04:44 (21 sec)
The nice thing about this is you can outrun the Secret Service. And thanks to the Eluminator's 480 horsepower and 634 pound-feet of torque, the Secret Service will most likely be eating our dust. Factoring this thing's amazing interior and all the digital display with a zero-carbon emissions, you have yourself one ultra-modern classic hot rod. 51

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:04:44-00:04:46 (2 sec)
What do you think of this idea? 52

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:04:46-00:04:47 (1 sec)
I think this is incredible. 53

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:04:47-00:04:49 (2 sec)
Taking old cars and retrofitting. 54

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:04:49-00:04:52 (3 sec)
I -- I really do. It's the new hot rod. 55

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:04:52-00:04:57 (5 sec)
If you just got in this and drove and didn't know it was an electric, would you know right away? Does it feel different to you? 56

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:04:57-00:05:00 (3 sec)
Feels different in three ways. One, it's quiet. 57

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:05:00-00:05:01 (1 sec)
Right. 58

Joe Biden

Very Negative
00:05:01-00:05:06 (5 sec)
Quiet as hell. Number two, if I accidentally hit it quicker, look at that. 59

Jay Leno

Very Positive
00:05:06-00:05:07 (1 sec)
Oh, yeah. It goes good. 60

Joe Biden

Positive
00:05:07-00:05:09 (2 sec)
You know what I mean? It goes good. We just laid rubber. 61

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:05:09-00:05:12 (3 sec)
Let me know when you're doing that sort of bang my head again. 62

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:05:12-00:05:17 (5 sec)
OK. You know, 25 miles an hour, and it's like, holy God, where did that come from? 63

Jay Leno

Very Positive
00:05:17-00:05:19 (2 sec)
But you have that instant torque. Amazing. 64

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:05:19-00:05:25 (6 sec)
Instant. Instant. And -- and the third thing is everything seems to me to be a quicker response. 65

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:05:25-00:05:27 (3 sec)
Right. This is the only time you get to drive is when you're with me. 66

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:05:27-00:05:29 (2 sec)
Yeah, it is. It's a God's truth. 67

Jay Leno

Positive
00:05:29-00:05:30 (1 sec)
I know. It's funny. 68

Joe Biden

Leans Negative
00:05:30-00:05:31 ( sec)
And I miss it. 69

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:05:31-00:05:32 (1 sec)
I know. 70

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:05:32-00:05:35 (4 sec)
Every once in a while, I take the Corvette out of the garage and just run up and down the driveway. 71

Jay Leno

Slightly Positive
00:05:35-00:05:39 (4 sec)
Yeah, that's why I never would have run for president. I just -- you can't drive. 72

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:05:39-00:05:39 (1 sec)
You can't. 73

Jay Leno

Very Positive
00:05:39-00:05:56 (17 sec)
OK. So, maybe he can't drive anymore, but from the looks of things, he's been staying pretty busy as president, trying to push his Build Back Better agenda. And Congress has helped him along by churning out bills aimed at helping rejuvenate the economy while also addressing critical climate change and other important infrastructure issues. 74

Jay Leno

Positive
00:05:56-00:06:02 (6 sec)
But electric vehicles definitely remain at the forefront. Of course, electric cars are a big part of your climate bill, aren't they? 75

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:06:02-00:06:04 (1 sec)
A gigantic part. 76

Jay Leno

Slightly Positive
00:06:04-00:06:04 ( sec)
Yeah. 77

Joe Biden

Somewhat Positive
00:06:04-00:06:19 (15 sec)
And it's also part of the -- what people don't realize it, it's part of the infrastructure bill, you know, building highways and the like. We were to put in 500,000 charging stations, and the money for those charging stations are in that bill, in addition to the charging stations individual companies are putting in. 78

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:06:19-00:06:26 (7 sec)
So, it's a game changer. You got 40 percent of all the pollution, all the CO2 going up is from the tailpipe. 79

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:06:26-00:06:27 (1 sec)
Right. 80

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:06:27-00:06:29 (2 sec)
And imagine if we just change that. 81

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:06:29-00:06:33 (4 sec)
And I really think it will be the savior of the gasoline car. 82

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:06:33-00:06:40 (7 sec)
I do, too, because they're going to still be around. But the percentage of them in the way in which they're around is going to be very different. 83

Jay Leno

Very Positive
00:06:40-00:07:01 (21 sec)
The idea of sitting on a freeway bumper-to-bumper in a gas-guzzling car seems crazy. So, use your electric car to go to work commute. And then if you're an enthusiast like me, you have your sports car or your hot rod Ford or whatever it is on weekends. And plus it's the future, you know. My favorite quote of Mark Twain is "I like progress. 84

Jay Leno

Leans Negative
00:07:01-00:07:05 (4 sec)
It's change I don't like." And that's the way, you know, that -- that's the way most people think. 85

Joe Biden

Somewhat Positive
00:07:05-00:07:06 (1 sec)
I agree. 86

Jay Leno

Neutral
00:07:06-00:07:10 (4 sec)
I'm all for that. But I don't want anything to change. 87

Joe Biden

Somewhat Negative
00:07:10-00:07:24 (14 sec)
That's a good point. But you know what's happened, Jay? I think this last 15 months, I've gone to more devastating weather-induced crises -- 88

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:07:24-00:07:24 ( sec)
Right. 89

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:07:24-00:07:32 (8 sec)
Than ever. We're talking about millions of acres being burned to the ground. We're talking about the Colorado River -- 90

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:07:32-00:07:33 (1 sec)
Right. 91

Joe Biden

Slightly Positive
00:07:33-00:07:42 (9 sec)
Drying out. We're talking about things that, in fact, people all of a sudden now realize [Inaudible] You don't hear many people saying we don't have a climate crisis. 92

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:07:42-00:07:42 (1 sec)
Right. 93

Joe Biden

Somewhat Negative
00:07:42-00:07:49 (6 sec)
I would argue the speed of that change was exponential in the last 18 months. 94

Jay Leno

Slightly Positive
00:07:49-00:08:11 (23 sec)
No, we've got billions, literally billions of automobiles running every day. And if you can convert 75 percent of them to electricity, you're going to have a big saving. I think the electric car, at least for now, is -- is pretty much the answer. 95

Joe Biden

Negative
00:08:11-00:08:31 (20 sec)
One of the things I did was I'm a labor guy, and I think organized labor has gotten screwed. I got Lonnie Stephenson, the head of the IBEW, just sit with me for a long time and said, look, you guys are going to be so much better off. We're going to put in 500,000 electric charging stations all across America so you can drive across America. 96

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:08:31-00:08:43 (12 sec)
And so, now, they're all enthused. They're 100 percent behind it. And labor across the board is realizing this is the answer to their financial security and they're doing something good. 97

Jay Leno

Very Positive
00:08:43-00:08:47 (4 sec)
Yeah. No, I think that's great. Now, what other electric vehicles have you driven? 98

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:08:47-00:08:49 (1 sec)
I've driven a Hummer. 99

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:08:49-00:08:49 (1 sec)
Right. 100

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:08:49-00:08:51 (2 sec)
The -- the Ford Lightning. 101

Jay Leno

Slightly Positive
00:08:51-00:08:51 ( sec)
Yeah. 102

Joe Biden

Leans Positive
00:08:51-00:08:55 (4 sec)
By the way, that sucker is like -- I think it was like four-point-some seconds -- 103

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:08:55-00:08:56 (1 sec)
Right. 104

Joe Biden

Very Negative
00:08:56-00:08:58 (2 sec)
Zero to six in that sucker driving it. 105

Jay Leno

Very Positive
00:08:58-00:09:01 (3 sec)
Well, you know, the Hummer is a class example. Like, to me -- 106

Joe Biden

Slightly Positive
00:09:01-00:09:01 ( sec)
Yeah. 107

Jay Leno

Neutral
00:09:01-00:09:11 (10 sec)
In that American way, we just modify things to suit our needs. It's still almost as big, but now it's efficient. It doesn't pollute. It's quiet. So, all the reason you have for hating a Hummer -- 108

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:09:11-00:09:12 (1 sec)
That's right [Inaudible] 109

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:09:12-00:09:13 (1 sec)
And just [Inaudible] 110

Joe Biden

Leans Positive
00:09:13-00:09:18 (5 sec)
It shocked me when I got into it. I said, "OK. Hit the launch button." And whoa. 111

Jay Leno

Slightly Positive
00:09:18-00:09:20 (2 sec)
Isn't -- isn't it quick, quick. Yeah. 112

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:09:20-00:09:20 (1 sec)
It was quick. 113

Jay Leno

Very Negative
00:09:20-00:09:31 (10 sec)
It's crazy fast. Coming up. Go. President Biden battles once again to retain his Corvette racing crown. And later -- 114

Note

Unknown
00:09:31-00:09:31 ( sec)
[Scene Break] 115

Jay Leno

Slightly Positive
00:09:31-00:09:49 (19 sec)
Now, before the break, I gave President Biden the chance to put the pedal to the metal in an all-electric Ford F-100 at the high-security Secret Service training facility located in Laurel, Maryland. We also discussed his plans to make cross-country travel with electric cars much more practical. 116

Joe Biden

Somewhat Positive
00:09:49-00:09:58 (9 sec)
The infrastructure bill, you know, building highways and the like. We're talking about putting 500,000 charging stations. And the money for those charging stations are in that bill. 117

Jay Leno

Somewhat Positive
00:09:58-00:10:03 (5 sec)
But a big concern for many consumers besides overall cost remains battery efficiency. 118

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:10:03-00:10:10 (7 sec)
By the way, to get more efficient, the research that's going in is incredibly sophisticated. 119

Jay Leno

Slightly Positive
00:10:10-00:10:11 (1 sec)
Yeah. We're talking about it. 120

Joe Biden

Slightly Positive
00:10:11-00:10:17 (5 sec)
And the other thing is we're making such a significant investment in battery technology. 121

Jay Leno

Slightly Positive
00:10:17-00:10:17 ( sec)
Yeah. 122

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:10:17-00:10:20 (3 sec)
We're not going to let China own the market. 123

Jay Leno

Neutral
00:10:20-00:10:28 (8 sec)
President Biden isn't just excited about energy-efficient vehicles. He's got an awful lot to say about many other forms of clean and green renewable energy also. 124

Joe Biden

Negative
00:10:28-00:10:45 (17 sec)
We're going to be in a position where we're moving toward wind power in this country in a gigantic way. What's happening is there now have battery capacity that you can have in your basement so when the wind stop blowing and the sun stops shining, it keeps you going for two days. 125

Jay Leno

Very Negative
00:10:45-00:10:57 (12 sec)
Right. Right. I mean, you know, when I -- I hear critics, they always act as if solar power is going to be the only one. No, it's not. These are just auxiliary. If you have a backup to something, why would you not want to have that? 126

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:10:57-00:11:00 (3 sec)
One of the things nobody wants is transmission lines -- 127

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:11:00-00:11:00 ( sec)
Right. 128

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:11:00-00:11:09 (9 sec)
Somewhere near them. So, now, we're building solar facilities in the ocean off the shore using those same facilities. And you're not going in to build new -- 129

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:11:09-00:11:09 (1 sec)
Right. 130

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:11:09-00:11:11 (2 sec)
High-tension wires in your neighborhood. 131

Jay Leno

Very Positive
00:11:11-00:11:15 (4 sec)
Well, I like the fact that we're thinking to the future, not just now. 132

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:11:15-00:11:16 ( sec)
Yup. 133

Jay Leno

Somewhat Positive
00:11:16-00:11:21 (6 sec)
You know, paper is talking. Now, let's just drill more, drill more. Well, eventually, you're going to -- that's not going to work. 134

Joe Biden

Very Negative
00:11:21-00:11:28 (6 sec)
I'll tell you where it's going to call it worse, it's causing trouble. All of Europe is totally dependent on Russia. 135

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:11:28-00:11:29 (1 sec)
Right, right. 136

Joe Biden

Positive
00:11:29-00:11:58 (29 sec)
For gas, particularly, and oil. And so, in order to keep Russia from being able to strangle the European's economy in the next two years, we've got to be in a position to provide them enough energy to continue to have their existing systems work. And by the way, we've got some significant new research and potential development on small nuclear power plants. 137

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:11:58-00:12:00 (2 sec)
Right. 138

Joe Biden

Positive
00:12:00-00:12:03 (3 sec)
That are much, much safer. 139

Jay Leno

Very Positive
00:12:03-00:12:07 (4 sec)
Yeah. Remember the last time, God, it must be five, six years ago now. 140

Joe Biden

Slightly Positive
00:12:07-00:12:07 ( sec)
Yeah. 141

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:12:07-00:12:09 (2 sec)
And Colin Powell came by with his Corvette. 142

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:12:09-00:12:10 (1 sec)
Great guy. 143

Colin Powell

Very Positive
00:12:10-00:12:12 (2 sec)
It's a present from the kids. I have a lot of fun with it. 144

Joe Biden

Somewhat Positive
00:12:12-00:12:14 (2 sec)
I like to get that '06. 145

Jay Leno

Very Positive
00:12:14-00:12:15 (1 sec)
The '06. Yeah. Yeah. 146

Colin Powell

Unknown
00:12:15-00:12:17 (1 sec)
You don't -- it's too much power. 147

Jay Leno

Slightly Negative
00:12:17-00:12:19 (2 sec)
He's vice president. There's no such thing as too much power. 148

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:12:19-00:12:20 (1 sec)
Yeah. Well, believe me. 149

Colin Powell

Unknown
00:12:20-00:12:21 (1 sec)
There is too much power. 150

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:12:21-00:12:22 (1 sec)
Four-star general. 151

Colin Powell

Leans Positive
00:12:22-00:12:23 (1 sec)
You're kidding me? 152

Jay Leno

Very Positive
00:12:23-00:12:27 (4 sec)
Yeah. Boy, he was just such a wonderful man. 153

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:12:27-00:12:28 (1 sec)
A really decent, honorable man. 154

Jay Leno

Slightly Positive
00:12:28-00:12:29 (1 sec)
Yeah. 155

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:12:29-00:12:40 (12 sec)
And by the way, he became a quiet adviser of mine after I won. I go to him regular basis. The other thing was, I remember his Corvette is about double the horsepower of mine. 156

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:12:40-00:12:41 (1 sec)
Right. 157

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:12:41-00:12:57 (16 sec)
OK? So, we were racing, remember? Well, I jumped -- I tacked out about six grand, jumped on it, laid rubber, and as soon as his fishtail was going down. And remember what he did? He pulled off way off to the right. Oh, God. What was going to happen? He wasn't sure I could keep it straight. 158

Jay Leno

Neutral
00:12:57-00:13:10 (13 sec)
I think we started something. And when you took off, the Secret Service look at me like you're done, that's it. You will never get near the president again. I go, no wait, pause right now. It wasn't me. It was him. I didn't do it. I didn't do what you think. 159

Joe Biden

Slightly Positive
00:13:10-00:13:10 ( sec)
Oh, God. 160

Jay Leno

Very Positive
00:13:10-00:13:14 (3 sec)
I didn't tell him to jump on it. We never really said who won the race. 161

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:13:14-00:13:15 (1 sec)
Yeah. No, I know. 162

Jay Leno

Negative
00:13:15-00:13:22 (7 sec)
He felt that he got a raw deal. He just complained about it all the time. He goes, you know, Biden jumped. You know, Biden, he didn't -- he just jump again. 163

Joe Biden

Slightly Negative
00:13:22-00:13:22 ( sec)
No. 164

Jay Leno

Leans Positive
00:13:22-00:13:30 (8 sec)
So, we've asked his son, Michael, to come today with the Corvette and maybe do a rematch. See what happens. You want to -- you want to give it a shot? 165

Joe Biden

Somewhat Positive
00:13:30-00:13:31 ( sec)
Sure. 166

Jay Leno

Slightly Positive
00:13:31-00:13:33 (3 sec)
Come on. All right. Well, let's go over. He should be getting in about now. 167

Joe Biden

Somewhat Positive
00:13:33-00:13:38 (5 sec)
All right. Hey, that looks like General Powell's Corvette right there. 168

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:13:38-00:13:40 (2 sec)
There you go. Michael. 169

Michael Powell

Unknown
00:13:40-00:13:41 (1 sec)
Jay, how are you? 170

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:13:41-00:13:42 (1 sec)
How are you? 171

Michael Powell

Slightly Negative
00:13:42-00:13:45 (3 sec)
I couldn't be better. Thank you. How are you? 172

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:13:45-00:13:46 (1 sec)
Hey, Michael. How are you? 173

Michael Powell

Unknown
00:13:46-00:13:48 (2 sec)
Mr. President, how are you, sir? 174

Joe Biden

Positive
00:13:48-00:13:49 (1 sec)
Good to see you, man. 175

Michael Powell

Very Positive
00:13:49-00:13:51 (2 sec)
It's great to see you. How have you been? 176

Joe Biden

Positive
00:13:51-00:13:53 (2 sec)
I've been well. We miss your dad, but I've been well. 177

Michael Powell

Leans Negative
00:13:53-00:13:54 (1 sec)
We miss him very deeply. 178

Jay Leno

Slightly Positive
00:13:54-00:13:57 (3 sec)
We lost one great pal, but we have another one. Tell him. 179

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:13:57-00:13:58 (1 sec)
You got a grandchild? 180

Michael Powell

Unknown
00:13:58-00:14:01 (3 sec)
My son just had a -- I got a little grandson. 181

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:14:01-00:14:02 (1 sec)
First. 182

Michael Powell

Unknown
00:14:02-00:14:03 (1 sec)
First grandson for me. 183

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:14:03-00:14:03 ( sec)
All right. 184

Michael Powell

Leans Positive
00:14:03-00:14:09 (6 sec)
They found out that they were pregnant soon after my dad died. So, there's a kind of circle-of-life quality that's really beautiful. 185

Joe Biden

Slightly Positive
00:14:09-00:14:10 (1 sec)
Yeah, it is. 186

Michael Powell

Very Positive
00:14:10-00:14:13 (2 sec)
Yeah. Yeah. The Powell line continues. 187

Joe Biden

Leans Positive
00:14:13-00:14:15 (2 sec)
Well, I tell you what, there's nothing like it. 188

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:14:15-00:14:17 (2 sec)
How about the Powell racing legacy? 189

Colin Powell

Unknown
00:14:17-00:14:19 (2 sec)
Were you really trying to keep up with me? You can't -- 190

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:14:19-00:14:20 (1 sec)
I can keep up with you, man. 191

Colin Powell

Unknown
00:14:20-00:14:20 ( sec)
Come on. 192

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:14:20-00:14:22 (2 sec)
I've flat shift this sucker in second gear. 193

Colin Powell

Very Negative
00:14:22-00:14:26 (3 sec)
I don't even need second gear. Automatic will beat you to death. 194

Jay Leno

Very Negative
00:14:26-00:14:30 (4 sec)
Now, the last time your dad felt he got, perhaps, cheated a little bit. 195

Michael Powell

Slightly Positive
00:14:30-00:14:44 (15 sec)
Yeah, I'm frankly here to kind of settle the score. You know, for years, he was very, very bitter. He said that he had won that race clearly, but somehow that got lost in editing. And, you know, he said, if I ever had the chance, I had to make that right. So -- 196

Jay Leno

Somewhat Positive
00:14:44-00:14:47 (3 sec)
It's like one of those Westerns where the son comes back to avenge. 197

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:14:47-00:14:48 (1 sec)
I -- I got it. I got it. 198

Michael Powell

Unknown
00:14:48-00:14:49 (1 sec)
Very Shakespearean. 199

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:14:49-00:14:53 (4 sec)
By the way, now, how many horsepower is this, 10,000 or something? 200

Michael Powell

Unknown
00:14:53-00:14:55 (2 sec)
Let's put it this way, enough. 201

Jay Leno

Very Positive
00:14:55-00:15:20 (26 sec)
Well, why don't we see how they actually stack up? The president certainly has his work cut out for him. His '67 Vet is nearly 50 years older. And while it's 350 horsepower V8 is still a beast, General Powell's 455 horsepower engine has a bit of an edge. As far as value goes, there's no contest. The Biden mobile Stingray is valued at around 150,000. But some say it's priceless, just like Joe. 202

Joe Biden

Slightly Positive
00:15:20-00:15:25 (4 sec)
Well, you know, I guess it gets down to the driving skills. 203

Jay Leno

Slightly Positive
00:15:25-00:15:25 ( sec)
Yeah. 204

Michael Powell

Slightly Positive
00:15:25-00:15:28 (3 sec)
Yeah, I guess it does. 205

Jay Leno

Neutral
00:15:28-00:15:31 (3 sec)
You guys want to do this? 206

Michael Powell

Unknown
00:15:31-00:15:32 (1 sec)
Let's do it. 207

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:15:32-00:15:35 (3 sec)
Come on. Let's do it. 208

Michael Powell

Unknown
00:15:35-00:15:36 (1 sec)
All right, Mr. President. 209

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:15:36-00:15:37 (1 sec)
All right. 210

Joe Biden

Positive
00:15:37-00:15:42 (4 sec)
We're going straight ahead, right? Straight ahead [Inaudible] 211

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:15:42-00:15:43 (1 sec)
Once again -- 212

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:15:43-00:15:45 (3 sec)
The cameraman left of you, guy in the right. 213

Jay Leno

Very Positive
00:15:45-00:16:10 (25 sec)
I'll do what we need to do to keep everybody out. So, gentlemen, get in your cars. Secret Service, please look the other way. Pay no attention to the two men in the Corvettes. Old men warming up their vehicles. Both men determined. Gentlemen, are you ready to go? 214

Joe Biden

Somewhat Positive
00:16:10-00:16:12 (2 sec)
Ready to go. 215

Michael Powell

Somewhat Positive
00:16:12-00:16:12 ( sec)
Ready. 216

Jay Leno

Very Positive
00:16:12-00:16:15 (3 sec)
May the best Corvette win. On your mark, get set, go. 217

Unidentified

Unknown
00:16:15-00:16:18 (3 sec)
Let's get this down, over. 218

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:16:18-00:16:31 (13 sec)
I am in so much trouble. Uh-oh, here comes the Secret Service. Coming up. Go. President Biden will get one more shot to push the all-electric F-100 Eluminator to its limit. 219

Michael Powell

Slightly Positive
00:16:31-00:16:33 (2 sec)
Just don't kill the high-paid star. 220

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:16:33-00:16:34 (1 sec)
But first -- 221

Note

Unknown
00:16:34-00:16:34 ( sec)
[Scene Break] 222

Jay Leno

Very Negative
00:16:34-00:16:48 (14 sec)
And later, President Biden will see for himself just how fast the all-electric Ford F-100 really is. Well, the hell, done, you crazy kids. What are you doing out there? 223

Note

Unknown
00:16:48-00:16:48 ( sec)
[Scene Break] 224

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:16:48-00:16:57 (9 sec)
Now, as you'll recall, the POTUS isn't allowed to drive anymore on public roads. This is the only time you get to drive with, when you're with me. 225

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:16:57-00:16:59 (2 sec)
Yeah, it is. It's a God's truth. 226

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:16:59-00:17:00 (1 sec)
I know. 227

Joe Biden

Leans Negative
00:17:00-00:17:00 (1 sec)
And I miss it. 228

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:17:00-00:17:01 (1 sec)
I know. 229

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:17:01-00:17:05 (4 sec)
Every once in a while, I'd take the Corvette out of the garage and just run up and down the driveway. 230

Jay Leno

Slightly Positive
00:17:05-00:17:09 (4 sec)
Yeah. That's why I never would have run for president. I just -- you can't drive. 231

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:17:09-00:17:10 (1 sec)
You can't. 232

Jay Leno

Very Positive
00:17:10-00:17:15 (5 sec)
So, behind the scenes, he just couldn't wait to drive that amazing all-electric F-100 one more time. 233

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:17:15-00:17:15 (1 sec)
All right. 234

Jay Leno

Somewhat Positive
00:17:15-00:17:16 (1 sec)
Ready to go? 235

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:17:16-00:17:17 ( sec)
Yup. 236

Jay Leno

Very Positive
00:17:17-00:17:22 (5 sec)
On your mark, get set, go. Wow. 237

Michael Powell

Slightly Positive
00:17:22-00:17:27 (5 sec)
Just don't kill the high-paid star. 238

Jay Leno

Very Negative
00:17:27-00:17:34 (7 sec)
Slow the hell down, you crazy kids. What are you doing out there with your crazy electric cars? 239

Joe Biden

Unknown
00:17:34-00:17:35 (1 sec)
I tell you what, man. 240

Jay Leno

Unknown
00:17:35-00:17:36 (1 sec)
Is this thing move? 241

Michael Powell

Very Positive
00:17:36-00:17:37 (1 sec)
This is fantastic. 242

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:17:37-00:17:38 (1 sec)
It's amazing. 243

Jay Leno

Very Positive
00:17:38-00:17:44 (6 sec)
But to be totally honest, the best part about being on set has to be capturing candid moments like this one. 244

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:17:44-00:18:00 (16 sec)
And the thing about your father, which to me is the greatest compliment I can give a man or woman, he was absolutely, totally a man of his word. Whatever he said he believed, and whatever he said he'd do, he did. 245

Michael Powell

Slightly Positive
00:18:00-00:18:01 ( sec)
Yeah. 246

Joe Biden

Very Positive
00:18:01-00:18:09 (8 sec)
I'm thoroughly, completely honored and proud of your father's friendship and his support. I mean, you can imagine. 247

Michael Powell

Positive
00:18:09-00:18:23 (14 sec)
People come up to me and say, "Oh, your father meant this to me." They said, "I just want you to know, he was that way all the time." He was as good a father as he was a public servant. 248