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Friday, July 29, 2011

Good (G)RReef

"When word got around that West Palm Beach hairdresser Greg Hauptner was
planning to get rid of the Rolls-Royce he bought nine years ago, people
told him just what he could do with it. One housewife offered her Buick and
her body if he'd give the car to her. Someone else wanted him to sell his
wheels and donate the proceeds to starving children. And a prison inmate
wanted Hauptner to trade in the auto to pay his bail.

But Hauptner, 39, stuck to his original plan: Dressed in an Yves Saint
Laurent dinner jacket and sipping Spanish champagne to celebrate, he
watched as his 1967 Silver Shadow (worth $25,000-$30,000) rolled off a
barge and sank 80 feet to the bottom of the Atlantic. Why did he do it?
"The ashtrays were full," jokes Hauptner.

The real reason Hauptner deep-sixed his Shadow a mile off the Palm Beach
shoreline was to call attention to the need for new reefs where fish could
thrive off Florida's coast. (Natural erosion has worn down many of them.)
After the 496-ton freighter Mercedes Iran aground in the backyard of Palm
Beach socialite Mollie Wilmot last March, nearby Broward County bought the
vessel for $223,000 and sank it to form an artificial reef. "Palm Beach
lost a Mercedes," reasoned Hauptner, "but it will gain a Rolls-Royce."

Hauptner, who now drives a 1985 Chevy station wagon, won't suffer from the
publicity his decision has brought to his Great American Hair Experience,
where he says he has coiffed such luminaries as Farrah Fawcett and Loni
Anderson. But he won't get an insurance rebate. "We don't cover rust and
corrosion," kids his agent."
An article from People Magazine.
Thanks Rodd, for finding it.


Good (G)RReef Part 2

The shocking part of this is that the car in question is a James Young 2 door Silver Shadow!
This guy was nuts.
(Posted by David Irvine)


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