As an Audio Engineer, there's no clear days off for me. I work almost year round. This passing Thanksgiving Day weekend was no different. I had a gig to at a very prestigious studio in Burbank so now that I'm allowed to tell this story i found to be amazing, here we go:
I was scheduled to be there at 4pm but arrived around 5 due to traffic and other crap. I was suppose to arrive before the Artist to set up the session but lucky i had an assistant to get there and knock it out in great time. Anyway, as i arrive in the parking lot, i notice the artist (a huge act of today) standing next to his Lambo. Along with a few other huge name artist standing next to $250,000+ cars. Here i am pulling up in my MS 85. Kind of feeling like i should of parked a mile away, i pull in next to them and hop out. To my surprise: all 6 of these multi-platinum, millionaire, big name artist come over to my car and gawk over it. I mean leaning on the car looking in, walking around the car, and more. Im standing by looking in awe. After about another 10mins of explaining the touchscreen, door handles, and the FOB, they were blow away to here that this is all standard and nothing was an aftermarket add on.
So after a few hours in the session, everyone wanted to go outside for a "break". This is where i usually stay and do some editing but to my surprised, they asked me to come outside and hang with them. Letting my assistant handle the duties, i head outside with what is now about 40 some odd people (entourages, groupies, other artist, and such) only to find myself explaining my car to a lot more people. Thats when i get an odd challenge: Lets Race!
So here it is: My MS 85 up against a Maserati GHIBLI (Whose owner you've probably heard on the radio). I'm sweating bullets.
The Race: So anyone who knows Burbank, Ca, late in the night most of the streets are virtually empty. Especially around the holidays. So we line up on a major street (won't give the name) and we agree to race 6 blocks where the Lambo is parked to mark the "finish line". Off we go and right from the take off i would of never expected to be out front so quickly. By the time i look back, the GHIBLI is almost at my bumper... the race is over. This felt just like a movie. Every race car movie i've ever seen. Cheers and liquor for the rest of the night.
In conclusion: If you think you can beat that one car with you MS... you probably can.