On Tuesday, February 12, 2013, I was leaving Lincoln Center Fashion Week. I work with the Ground Crew (we do backstage management for fashion shows). Walking down the street I saw these guys polishing up these cars with the Skyfall logo on it. The DVD/Blueray, was being released and I just figured it was some promotion. I waited a bit, then asked what was going on with these cars, thinking I would get some trinket of some kind to advertise the movie.
Not exactly, this promotion involved a ride in a car worth over $100,000.00. I called my friend Patricia, immediately. She was the one that took me to see Skyfall on my birthday. Her response was "GET IN THE CAR!!!".... I got in the car and had Michael (the driver) take me to the Ground Crew's office.
It was a fantastic ride, even if it was in midday New York City traffic. There were some pockets of where he could open up. That didn't matter, slow, fast, standing still, I was sitting in an ASTON MARTIN!
When I got to the Ground Crew's Office, on 55th Street and 5th Ave. My friend Patricia (double P) and Audrey Smaltz were waiting cheering me on, along with a few other by standers. I can't tell you how exciting that was.
Photos from Patricia's perspective
I jumped out of the car so fast that I didn't even wait for the Michael to come and open the door for me.
The only thing that could top this day, was another ride the next day. Below myself and 2 friends share the magic.
The Ride Of A Lifetime from Cassandra Bromfield on Vimeo.
There was a lot of car envy going on, I asked the driver (a professional race car driver) how does that car (some luxury brand) compare to this one. "Weeeeeeell, it's kind of like that's a pretty good bottle of beer and this one is Champagne."
Last year my mother's Toyota Corolla of 20 years, died (Where People Work/Orzan Auto). This year I get to ride in an Aston Martin. This was awesome!