RED BANK RESTAURATEUR’S FERRARI CRASHES

fux car show 091011Michael Fux, below, with admirers at a 2011 car show in Red Bank that featured dozens of his cars, including the Ferrari above. (Click to enlarge)

michael fux 091011 1A rare Ferrari Enzo owned by foam-mattress maven Michael Fux was badly damaged in a crash on I-95 in Stamford, Connecticut, Tuesday morning, according to numerous reports.

Fux, 71, was not in the car, which was driven by a mechanic when it spun out on the interstate and smashed into the divider, causing heavy damage, according to the Stamford Advocate. The driver and a passenger suffered minor injuries.

Britain’s Daily Mail has post-crash photos of the car.

Fux became familiar figure in downtown Red Bank both for his investment in the now-closed Blue Water Seafood restaurant on Broad Street and his propensity to park his expensive Rolls-Royces, Lamborghinis and Aston-Martins out front.

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SWEET RIDES, AND PAULIE WALNUTS, TOO

Foam-mattress maven Michael Fux (pronounced ‘fyooks’) pulled off his hurricane-delayed exotic car show in downtown Red Bank Saturday afternoon, showcasing 52 cars from his collection of 114 top-end Rolls Royces, Lamborghinis and Ferraris in a bid to raise money for two of his favorite charities.

Owners of another 25 or so exotics supplemented the event, which also featured actor Tony Sirico (‘Paulie Walnuts’ of ‘Sopranos’ fame) posing for photos with anyone who asked. The borough government closed off the north end of Broad Street for six hours for the event.

redbankgreen was there, and grabbed these 25 shots.

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DING! KA-CHING!

ferrari-hitA Red Bank patrol car had a fender-bender with a Ferrari 599 GTB (starting price: around $310,000) that was passing behind it on Broad Street during the third annual ‘Raduo D’Eleganza (Event of Elegance)’ Ferrari rally held downtown Sunday. Details of the accident were not immediately available from the police department Monday. (Click to enlarge)

Alan Placer shot video of the Ferraris arriving in town. Vroom, vroom.

FERRARI FEVER RETURNS

img_079120090809They weren’t all red.

In fact, they weren’t all Ferraris, as a half-dozen Maseratis and a trio of Lamborghinis mixed in with about 20 Ferraris at Sunday’s ‘Raduna Eleganza‘ (“Elegant Event)’ on Broad Street in Red Bank.

The gathering of big ticket vehicles was the second in two years organized by Hamilton Jewelers as part of a fundraiser that gave lovers of Italian automotive engineering an eyeful — even if the threat of rain kept the number of cars to less than half the 75 that had been expected.

“These guys don’t like to take their cars out in the rain,” one observer noted.

More pix after the jump…

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FERRARI FETISH II

ferrari-2008Rbo_3bFor the second year in a row, the roar and flash of an estimated 75 Ferraris will overtake a stretch of Red Bank’s Broad Street on Sunday.

The display of horsepower and sleek design is part of ‘Raduno D’Eleganza,’ a fundraiser hosted by Hamilton Jewelers for the family of a local boy with a rare form of retinal cancer.

We’ve got details over on our sibling site, Red Bank oRBit.