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It Should Have Been 'SOS'

April 23, 2006

We don't know what was in the CD player when that Ferrari Enzo slammed into a power pole on Pacific Coast Highway, or if Swedish national Stefan Eriksson was listening to the radio--or to whatever it sounds like to go 162 mph through Malibu. Jeff Gehringer is sure about one thing: "I don't see Abba and a Ferrari together," says the music director for the Inland Empire radio station KSPA-AM (1510), which happens to be owned by car collector Art Astor. Gehringer tends to think Steppenwolf and ZZ Top when he imagines speeding in a rare, red, million- dollar vehicle, one of only 400 made. When asked to assemble a playlist for Eriksson, he had other ideas:

"Ticket to Ride," The Beatles

"Fast Car," Tracy Chapman

"Stolen Car," Bruce Springsteen

"This Just Doesn't Seem to Be My Day," The Monkees

"Daddy's Gonna Pay for Your Crashed Car,' U2

"I Fought the Law," The Bobby Fuller Four

"Jailhouse Rock," Elvis Presley

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