Friday, March 30, 2007

At Least He Has Some Perspective.

The Other day Eddie Griffin (of Undercover Brother fame) wrecked a car that was worth more then most people's dream home. He was doing a promotion for the movie Redline and was turning laps in Producer Daniel Sadek's Ferrari Enzo, when he lost control and wrecked the car. This is the second time someone has destroyed one of these Ferraris of which only 400 were ever made. The first time was last year when a Swedish mobster split his Enzo in half by hitting a pole at 199 miles per hour. I'll say this; the safety equipment in these cars must be amazing, because both Stefan Eriksson and Griffin walked away from the wrecks. That's what $643,330 will get you, but only if you picked your Enzo up new. If you want to buy a used Enzo you will have to drop more than twice the original sticker price. Try that with your Mini Van!

After wrecking the Enzo Griffin said "Undercover Brother's good at karate and all the rest of that, but the brother can't drive." Good to see his sense of humor didn't get damaged in the wreck. For his part, at least Griffin was on a track, and in a car that was legal in the US. Eriksson had imported not one, but two Enzos from the UK with out registering them, or bothering to put California plates on them. At the time of his accident the supercar still had it's British license plate.... and we're worried about terrorists sneaking in a tiny bomb?!?

When the owner of the car that Griffin wrecked was asked about how he was feeling he responded by saying he had "mixed feelings." He said "I'm glad to hear Eddie came out of the crash OK, but my dream car got destroyed." After he took some time to reflect he came back with a somewhat more balanced observation saying "There's people dying every day. A lot of worse things are happening in the world."

Yeah. Like people having cars that cost enough to feed the continent of Africa for a month.

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