• Oct 25, 2006

We're saddened to report that yet another Ferrari Enzo has crashed. But unlike previous accidents in Utah, South Korea and California, this time the driver unfortunately did not survive.

The exotic supercar was being driven by its owner, Gary Irwin Eisenberg. The 64-year-old man was known as a noted Ferrari collector, admired in enthusiasts' circles, who had a special passion for those cars from Maranello and loved to drive his own prancing stallions regularly.

Eisenberg apparently crashed the Enzo near his home in Monterey, California, having struck a tree while making a right turn on Saturday, October 21 at 5:55 pm local time. Eyebrows were raised, though, at the lack of indications that Eisenberg lost control: no tire skid marks on the road, no scraped curbs...lending to as-yet unfounded speculation that Eisenberg may have suffered a health-related episode while behind the wheel. Either way, the loss of life is tragic.

Our condolences go out to Gary's wife and two children.

[Source: Motor Authority]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      399 Enzo ever made.
      Now its down to 395.
      I bet the cars gain $10,000 in value as each one crashes.
      • 8 Years Ago
      My condolences to the family. Lost my Stepdad a few years back as well, very well written Paul, would have liked to known the man.
      I, having crashed 911 an M3 (both went off the tarmac backwards, and my fault in each case) and an aprilia Mille RSV (low side, track day) You learn somethings, like not wanting to repeat the long two seconds of "ohh shit", along with the months of embasassment waiting for the rebuild, or parts from Italy (aprilia) Thanks to God I have survived the crazy crap I have tried.
      Now I attend driving schools, superbike schools, and hold back to about 60% of my ability on the public roads. Really. Guys Get some Real training on real race tracks. BMW car clubs sponser driving schools, Old Porsche 911's are COMMON to "trailing throttle oversteer" if you have one of these, and cant get training, find an empty parking lot on a rainy day and learn how to slide the car, if you get off the gas in a turn, you will loose it.
      Keep your equipment in excellent state of tune, especially brakes and tires.(poor tires and poor skills caused the 911 spin)
      Have fun, but constantly improve your skills, and stay within them on the public roads.
      Wiping out at a track day is great way to learn, Wiping out on the street is not.

      • 8 Years Ago
      my guess is that #2 to #5 are the same guy. dude, you dont need to write four times to get your point accross within a span of 2 minutes.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I am sorry for the name confusion....That was pulled off a Ferrari board and was posted by FerrariChat which apparently is the other Paul....As luck would have it, I am Paul as well, but not the same Paul....Sorry
      • 8 Years Ago
      Thanks, Paul, for reminding us how important it is to share your passions with your children. I don't know if I'll ever own a Ferrari, but I make no apologies for exposing both my kids (2 and 6) to my enthusiasm for cars and bikes. My oldest has accompanied me to dozens of races and car shows since she was three, and she's already talking about the "project car" that we'll build someday. I'm sure her brother - who loves all things relating to trucks - will follow in her footsteps. Thirty or 40 years from now, I hope I can share the same sort of bond with them that you had with your dad. You were very fortunate to have had such a great role model. Condolences for your loss.
      • 8 Years Ago
      He that binds himself to a joy
      Does the winged life destroy.
      He that kisses the joy as it flies
      Lives in eternitys' sunrise.
      -William Blake-

      Supercars are hard to come by... superdads, perhaps even harder. My Prayers and RPMs go out to you and your family Paul.
      • 8 Years Ago
      ...Apparently I was wrong. Just going off the details in the paper.

      Paul,
      Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
      God Bless.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I agree #2, there are worse ways to go then behind the wheel of an Enzo.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nothing brings a father and son together like a passion for automobiles. Paul's story brings tears to my eyes and joy at the same time. My father is about the same age as Mr. Eisenberg was and we share a passion for cars even though neither could ever afford an Enzo. I will be spending the day with my Dad at the Texas Motor Speedway Sunday after next and will think about Paul and his Dad while I'm there. God rest your soul Mr. Eisenberg.
      • 8 Years Ago
      7. my guess is that #2 to #5 are the same guy. dude, you dont need to write four times to get your point accross within a span of 2 minutes.

      No I didn't attempt to get my point "accross" 4 times within 2 minutes. I don't watch "Wheel". I prefer reruns of Top Gear and definitely wouldn't want to be strapped to a rocket.

      Condolences Paul, I just lost a family member last week as well to kidney failure.
      • 8 Years Ago
      My only question is, by my understanding you were chosen to be able to own the Enzo....you think these guys will be off of the next list?
      • 8 Years Ago
      As a fellow New Yorker, I met Gary through our common profession of telecommunications. We partnered on an indusrty first, develop[ing a network of repeater relay atations ans the leasing of radio air time. I was always impressed by his ability to laugh, and to be a positive force in our field. I too shared his passion for cars, and I will miss his greatly.
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