June 04, 2005

Wipeout

I am pretty sure I saw this car fly by one day on the way home from work a few weeks ago. I was heading into La Jolla when a silver Porsche Carrera GT (amazing how low and wide these cars are) came up from behind on the 52 freeway and weaved through traffic and then flew by at at least 120 miles per hour, over the hill that is La Jolla Parkway and down the hill towards the intersections below. The car was going so fast I wondered how would the driver ever stop if he had to?

I wonder if this was the same car. News circulating that this car crashed doing over 100 mph at a Southern California racetrack -- driver and passenger both dead. Another story here. One of the victims was Internet marketing whiz Corey Rudl. Both lived in La Jolla. Discussion of the incident going on here.

Reminds me of the Enterprise Partners Forward Ventures VC guy who a few years ago wiped out and bought it in a Ferrari (along with his unlucky passenger) going way too fast through the canyons of Torrey Pines Road in La Jolla.

I think this latest Porsche is the same $450,000.00 model that Dick Hardt of SXIP has. Be careful out there!

Posted by brian at June 4, 2005 04:09 PM

Comments

Brian -- The SD venture guy who died in a car crash on Torrey Pines was not an Enterprise partner. Was Jeffrey Solender of Forward Ventures, the biotech VC firm.

Sollender's was a sad story too. See here: http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20041215/news_1b15forward.html

P.

Posted by: Paul K. at June 4, 2005 05:09 PM

Whoops, you're right about Forward vs Enterprise. I've made a fix in the text.

Posted by: Brian Dear at June 4, 2005 08:32 PM

Dick also banged his up. No problem though. Get that front quarter panel as good as new for 100k. (That's an official figure btw).

Posted by: Michael Tippett at June 9, 2005 03:48 PM

I believe the rules are, if you own a Porsche you own the road. How dare we comment on this special, important, and great Porsche owner. We don't own a Porsche so there's no way for us to understand.

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