Doug Ford’s campaign manager crashes vintage sports car

Doug Ford’s campaign manager crashes vintage sports car

Leading Doug Ford’s campaign supervisor is recovering at dwelling after crashing his vintage Ferrari in close proximity to Ottawa, the Star has realized.

Kory Teneycke, who not long ago bought the purple 1988 Ferrari 328 GTS, endured insignificant accidents in the midday accident on April 13 when he was hit by a new Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck.

“We were just likely to lunch, it is so mundane, but fortunately it wasn’t really serious,” Teneycke claimed in an interview Saturday.

“I’m at fault. I went into the intersection and I am finding a ticket for jogging a red light-weight. They have not sent it to me nevertheless, so I do not know what the fine will be,” the veteran political operative claimed.

“There’s no dispute. I went via the red mild,” he stated.

“I thought I was high-quality. I hit my head. But I went to the healthcare facility in Ottawa the next working day due to the fact I was experience a little bit nauseous and they did a CT scan. It turns out I had a minor concussion. But I really feel absolutely wonderful now.”

The incident happened on the Quebec side of the Champlain Bridge connecting Ottawa with Gatineau, about 5 kilometres west of Parliament Hill.

It’s a three-lane bridge, featuring just one reversible lane that switches directions dependent on the time of day to reduce rush hour targeted visitors.

“So it’s like Jarvis Avenue (in Toronto). I noticed the environmentally friendly light-weight (indicating the lane was open up) and not the purple mild at the intersection,” explained Teneycke, describing why he ran the light.

“It was a very reduced-velocity crash for the reason that I rolled into the intersection and the automobile is really very low to the ground.”

Teneycke acquired the 34-yr-aged midengine sporting activities automobile earlier this 12 months at an American on the internet auction web page for $88,000.

“It’s been a desire vehicle of mine considering that I was a child. It’s a Magnum P.I. Ferrari and it’s brilliant,” he claimed, referring to the preferred 1980-1988 Television set sequence starring Tom Selleck as a Hawaii personal investigator.

“But it is most likely really worth significantly less than the truck that strike it and it cost a ton considerably less than a Tesla or a Suburban.”

Doug Ford’s campaign manager crashes vintage sports car

Sprint digital camera footage shared by an additional motorist with Teneycke, which he presented to Star when contacted Saturday, confirmed his account of the accident.

“For the truck that hit me, it was a fender bender. It just rolled about it like a monster truck.”

But the low-slung Italian sports motor vehicle experienced major destruction. A image Teneycke took straight away immediately after implies an high-priced restore is looming — and that he dodged significant injuries.

“I know I’m quite lucky that I hadn’t long gone farther into the intersection. Stuff can normally be replaced or fixed.”

The incident will come against the backdrop of the June 2 Ontario election marketing campaign, which officially kicks off a 7 days from Wednesday.

As the Progressive Conservatives’ marketing campaign supervisor, Teneycke, a former director of communications to primary minister Stephen Harper, is instrumental to Ford’s re-election probabilities.

Damage is seen to the Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck that struck Teneycke's 1988 Ferrari after he ran a red light. "There's no dispute. I went through the red light," Teneycke told the Star.

Pretty much a calendar year in the past, the leading requested the outstanding lobbyist to choose a hiatus from his business, Rubicon Technique, to manual the marketing campaign. (Rubicon at this time acts for Torstar, guardian company of the Toronto Star, on Parliament Hill.)

Teneycke, whose income is paid by the Personal computer Party, was just one of the strategists who urged Ford to shake up his cabinet past June soon after some bad pandemic conclusions earlier in 2021.

Immediately after that sweeping shuffle of ministers, the premier then mandated COVID-19 vaccinations for all Conservative candidates past summer time — and parted approaches with Tory MPPs who refused to get their pictures.

It was still left to Teneycke alert these on the fence to get their injection or encounter ejection.

His blunt design has ruffled the feathers of some cupboard ministers, who have privately complained to the Star that he has as well considerably electric power, though even his detractors concede he is quite efficient.

The no-nonsense marketing campaign normal was also key to Ford’s shock earn above front-runner Christine Elliott in the March 2018 Tory management contest.

Robert Benzie is the Star’s Queen’s Park bureau main and a reporter covering Ontario politics. Observe him on Twitter: @robertbenzie

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