Spend a fun day laughing with Audrey Linden and Peggy Glenn, two seniors who know how to enjoy life. Watch their video by Donut Media and catch their spirit of fun. It’s not every day, two gals get the opportunity to drive around in a custom 2005 Muracielago Lamborghini down Abbott Kinney in Venice and to the local Ralphs market.
Peggy calls it the “Lambo” as she shifts the car back and forth in the driveway trying to get the $300,000 custom Lamborghini out of the driveway. Her co-conspirator, Audrey calls the car the “Ghini.” “It’s just a car.” But “where is the back-up camera”? Where is the air conditioning and how do you turn it on?
As they tool down Abbot Kinney Blvd., they catch the eyes of a lot of people. Audrey waves to all and calls out to them. “Gramborghini gals.” Peggy sees a female bicyclist and remarks how “dorky” she looks in her helmet and “She should be driving a Lamborghini.” Yes, it is classy to be in a black, sleek Ghini.
The gals take the Lambo to Ralphs on Bundy and Audrey remarks about the cute checker. As they try to put the grocery bag in the trunk….OMG, “Where is the trunk?” Peggy is looking in the back where a trunk would be but sees “no horses” which is the engine. No trunk in the back. The gals go to the front and try to find the “hookie do” latch to open the trunk.
As if that wasn’t hysterical enough and it was to Audrey who laughed hysterically, a man approaches them and wants to know if there is room for him. Peggy tells him there is no room for the groceries. Audrey tells him there is no trunk so where would they put him? With that, Audrey puts the bag on her head to carry the groceries like they do in “Zimbawe.” And Peggy encourages her “to chat it up with the dude.”
This video has gone viral with over 13 million hits. Many car sites as “True Car” in England, Jalopnik, Autoevolution.com, Autofluence, Autozeitung, social media sites have reported on “Two Grannies and one Lamborghini.” At first it was the car sites that reported on the gals. But then it became the hot item for social media sites like “Huffington Post,” “Jumblejoy,” “Simple Things,” KTLA Morning News, KABC News, etc. who reported on the adventures of the two gals.
The comments from England, Australia, Germany, Russia, etc. and all over the globe were from men as well as women. They comment on how funny the video was. Many watched several times. One gal commented she “had belly laughs”, and one person wanted to adopt one of the grandmas. What was it that made it so funny? Was it that the two gals were driving a muscle car, a status symbol we think of as a younger person’s car, and most typically, a Marlborough Man. You know, the tanned, muscled, handsome guy who has it all. We don’t envision a Lamborghini as a woman’s car. It’s a muscle car for a muscle guy. Was it the joy and laughter these two gals shared? I think so.
.You see, I was one of the gals. I could not stop laughing. I still laugh when I watch the video. I don’t drive stick shift. The one time I did drive a stick shift VW Beetle, I had a 20 minute lesson and had to follow a guy friend down Pico Blvd in his car, the Beetle as he returned the rental car. I did okay but the Beetle backed up or rolled as I came to stops. It was tricky using the clutch and the gas. I was scared stiff I would roll into the car behind me when I had to go uphill. I was so happy when he dropped the rental off and I could move into the passenger seat. I had such a headache. I wanted further lessons since I had sweated it out and had done okay. I did well, but I was not about to drive the Murcielago, “Liberty Walk,” Lamborghini, “the Ghini” as I affectionately called it. And, Peggy can drive a stick shift and she did such a great job! She had no fear in the driver’s seat. I encouraged her “to tear rubber.”
This was the experience of a lifetime. And, I cannot wait for more. Emerald Pellot of “Little Things.com” said “These grandmas have it and they have it in spades. These two could totally have their own reality show.” I agree. Watch the video with this article and you will see why. Thanks to Ryan Eytcheson and Levon Davis of Donut Media and Street Standard and Camille Dupin who did the gals’ hair and make-up. The Creative Director and partner of Donut Media, James Kirkham commented on Facebook that he was “humbled by the viral response.” It was a fabulous day! And, thanks to all the car media and social media sites who who reported on the video and posted a copy. It got 6,000 hits in one hour last week. You can see the video on You Tube if you put in “Two Grannies and One Lamborghini.” Do it and you will see our “Leapin Lizzards” laughter filled adventure! I dare you! “Live, laugh, Love.”