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Old 02-21-2006, 06:34 PM
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Driver Crashes Ferrari Enzo On PCH

Sheriff Says Car Could Have Been Going Up To 200 MPH

POSTED: 8:36 am PST February 21, 2006
UPDATED: 11:59 am PST February 21, 2006
MALIBU, Calif. -- A speeding Ferrari whose driver may have been racing crashed Tuesday on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, prompting the closure of the roadway and an investigation to determine who was behind the wheel, officials said.
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Paramedics sent to PCH at Decker Road about 6:15 a.m. treated one person at at the scene for a minor injury, said Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Ron Haralson.
That man, whose name was not immediately released, told authorities he was the owner of the Ferrari Enzo, but claimed that he was the passenger and that the driver ran off after the crash.
"The fact (is) that the passenger is the registered owner of the vehicle, from the Beverly Hills-Bel Air area. The passenger had blood on his mouth and both airbags on the car deployed, but only the driver's side airbag had blood on it, not the passenger side," said Sgt. Phillip Brooks.
As of late Tuesday morning, there had been no arrests in the case, according to the watch commander at the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station.
The Ferrari Enzo, a limited-edition vehicle worth between $600,000 and $1 million, has a published top speed of 225 mph.
"We have the passenger, who told us the driver did flee from the scene," Brooks said. "And we... followed some footprints up the side of the hill in an effort to locate the driver."
Authorities believe the Ferrari "was traveling at least 100 mph and it will probably be a lot more than that once we conclude our investigation," Brooks said.
Authorities said the driver of the Ferrari might have been racing a motorist in a Mercedes Benz.
The impact sheared the Ferrari in half, with the entire front section separated from the rest of the vehicle.
"For a million dollars, you get a very good passenger-safety system, and apparently in this case it did work," Brooks said.
Some electrical service was interrupted in the area after a power pole was struck by the car. At least one lane of PCH remained closed late Tuesday morning while crews worked to replace the damaged pole.

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Old 02-21-2006, 07:02 PM
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Driver Crashes Ferrari Enzo On PCH

Sheriff Says Car Could Have Been Going Up To 200 MPH

POSTED: 8:36 am PST February 21, 2006
UPDATED: 11:59 am PST February 21, 2006
MALIBU, Calif. -- A speeding Ferrari whose driver may have been racing crashed Tuesday on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, prompting the closure of the roadway and an investigation to determine who was behind the wheel, officials said.

Authorities said the driver of the Ferrari might have been racing a motorist in a Mercedes Benz.
I smoked his ass.
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Old 02-21-2006, 07:07 PM
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I smoked his ass.

And that was in your 240D using WVO!
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Old 02-21-2006, 07:20 PM
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Although the Enzo has the SLR beaten by 10mph onthe flat...apparently the SLR handles better

Seriously, what other benz would somebody try to race an Enzo with?

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I bet we find out who that was eventually...there just arn't that many Enzos around.
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Old 02-21-2006, 07:39 PM
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I feel lucky, The Clash's famed song Rock the Cazbah was cranking at 155db and I was chill until some ol hippie looking dude with the french flag flying from his antenna of his diesel SLR flipped me off.
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Old 02-21-2006, 08:29 PM
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I don't want to talk to you, no more, you empty-headed animal,
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hamster and your father smelt of elderberries. Now go away or I shall taunt you a second time.
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Old 02-21-2006, 08:54 PM
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I don't want to talk to you, no more, you empty-headed animal,
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hamster and your father smelt of elderberries. Now go away or I shall taunt you a second time.
How fast is a laden swallow?
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Old 02-21-2006, 09:12 PM
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How fast is a laden swallow?

Ask Monica.

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Old 02-21-2006, 10:02 PM
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,and ask Hillary what tuna tastes like.
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Old 02-21-2006, 10:32 PM
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Well that will show him not to race the an SLR!
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Old 02-21-2006, 10:48 PM
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I raced a WRX STi today in the wagon...

Got beat really bad...

But c'mon if you are going to race something that expensive, do it where it is legal.
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Old 02-21-2006, 11:59 PM
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I raced a WRX STi today in the wagon...

Got beat really bad...

But c'mon if you are going to race something that expensive, do it where it is legal.
Malibu is a nice place to drive through. You can go pretty fast through highway 1 but the road is not banked for high speed. At least the guy hit the pole rather than flying off the cliff plunging 100 feet into into the pacific ocean.

You can get away with speeding there. I rented a shiny yellow (the only color available) Porsche for my 25th birthday and I did get a few high beam flashes from other Porsche drivers warning of police up ahead.
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Old 02-22-2006, 01:59 PM
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MedMech, aka "Deitrich" got away

MedMech deployed via his ejection seat before the crash.

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Rare Ferrari Destroyed in Malibu Crash
Feb 22 11:12 AM US/Eastern

MALIBU, Calif.


Authorities are investigating the circumstances behind a spectacular crash on Pacific Coast Highway that destroyed a rare Ferrari Enzo estimated to be worth more than $1 million.

The red Ferrari was going at least 100 mph when the driver lost control and struck a power pole, investigators said. The car _ one of only 400 made _ shattered, with its engine coming to rest on the highway and its wreckage scattered.

Sheriff's investigators identified the owner as Stefan Ericksson, 44, of Bel Air, who escaped the wreck with only a cut lip.

"For $1 million, you get a very good passenger-safety system, and apparently in this case it did work," said Sgt. Philip Brooks of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Authorities said Ericksson told them he was a passenger and the driver was a German acquaintance he knew only as Dietrich, who he said ran into the nearby hills. A three-hour search failed to turn up anyone, and officials said they were skeptical of the account. Only the driver's side air bag deployed, Brooks said.

"He destroyed one of the finest cars on earth, maybe the finest," said Ferrari owner Chris Banning, a Beverly Hills writer who is finishing a book on the cult of sports car racing along winding Mulholland Drive.

"It's like taking a Van Gogh painting and burning it."
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Old 02-22-2006, 02:12 PM
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I raced a WRX STi today in the wagon...

Got beat really bad...

But c'mon if you are going to race something that expensive, do it where it is legal.
i beat a mustang off the line yesturday
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i beat a mustang off the line yesturday
untill he realized u were racing him
Ive done it too


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