Thursday, October 05, 2006

the misadventures of fat steve

Seven months ago, a 2003 Ferrari Enzo, one of only 400 manufactured, crashed in Malibu while traveling at 162 mph. Although the car split in half and scattered debris for 1,200 feet, there were no injuries. You may remember the news accounts at the time (KTLA video, LA Times article) and the mystery that surrounded the driver.

Although there is nothing cool about the destruction of a million dollar work of art, the story behind the driver is rather fascinating. It involves Swedish gangsters, London models, California antiterrorism officials and a small Florida flooring company that raised and then lost more than $400 million. This month’s Wired magazine has all the details. Read the story online.


At 10:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, that's an amazing story. very intricate and convoluted. thanks for passing it on.


At 8:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think the most amazing part of this story is that the little gameboy device actually worked



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