Skip to comments.Seinfeld unhurt after Hamptons car wreck
Posted on 04/03/2008 5:28:24 AM PDT by Mr. Brightside
Seinfeld unhurt after Hamptons car wreck
1 hour, 31 minutes ago
EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. - Jerry Seinfeld was in a harrowing rollover wreck but was unhurt after the brakes on one of his vintage cars failed.
Seinfeld was driving alone when the brakes on his 1967 Fiat BTM stopped working Saturday evening, East Hampton Town Police Chief Todd Sarris told the New York Post. Seinfeld tried the emergency brake, to no avail, and then swerved to keep the car from careering into an intersection, Sarris said.
The two-door sedan flipped over and came to a stop just yards from the highway, Sarris said, adding that the comic's maneuver "probably avoided a very serious accident."
The wreck was attributed to mechanical failure, and no summonses were issued, Sarris said. Seinfeld, 53, did not require medical attention and returned to his East Hampton home.
"He was a little shocked when he walked in and it started to dawn on him what happened," his wife, Jessica, told the Post.
The comedian took the crash in snide.
"Because I know there are kids out there, I want to make sure they all know that driving without braking is not something I recommend, unless you have professional clown training or a comedy background, as I do," the Post quoted him as saying. "It is not something I plan to make a habit of."
The sitcom star, who co-wrote, co-produced and starred in last year's animated "Bee Movie," is also an auto aficionado. He told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in November that his favorite car in his collection is a 1955 Porsche Spyder.
holy smokes, Seinfeld is 53?
Jerry: What did you do to my car?!
George: I couldn’t help it! Elaine moved the mirror, I got discombobulated.
Elaine: Oh, like you’ve ever been bobulated.
Jerry: I thought you said you were a good driver!
George: No no, I never said I was a good driver, I said I was a good parker.
Jerry: That’s a shame.
FIAT=Fix it again, Tony
Wonder if he shared a room with the Mandelbaums.
Serves him right. Shoulda been driving a Alfa-Romeo instead.
Shouldn’t he have expected things like this after his show was cancelled?
What’s the deal with intensive care?
I wonder if George got his parking space?
Reference toEpisode 39 - The Parking Space
“People will kill each other for a parking space in New York because they think, ‘If I don’t get this one, I may never get a space.’ You know? ‘I’ll be circling for months until somebody goes out to the Hamptons.’”
Its go time!
LOL, Hey Jerry, “it’s stop time”
Not a very good segue. It didn’t dawn on him what almost happened until he arrived back at home...?
Being a car nut, the “1967 Fiat BTM” reference caught my eye. I’ve never heard of a BTM model.
I Googled it and only found links to this news story. Wonder what it was, really?
No, no that's ah, that's pie country.
JERRY: There’s really nothing wrong on the inside.
TONY: Well, the shift knob is loose. You know about that?
JERRY: No, I hadn’t noticed.
TONY: Have you been picking at it?
JERRY: Have I been picking at it? No. You know. It’s just wear and tear.
TONY: Wear and tear. I see.
JERRY: The engine is really the only thing that needs checking.
TONY: You been rotating the tires?
JERRY: Try to.
TONY: You don’t try to. You do it! Fifty-one percent of all turns are right turns. You know that? ‘Try to.’
“That’s a shame.” ;)
Whats the Deal With Seinfelds Fiat? (NY Times "Wheels" blog)
“What makes risk so risky?”
Or as Jerry would say,"Boutris Boutris Ghali"
Yea i tried to find a google image as well with no luck.