I was more than happy to follow the invitation of publisher Hendrik teNeues to present my two Aston Martin books in Munich. Sure to fit Hendrik’s lifestyle—he calls a four wings bavarian Schloss home—was the location selected for the venue: the Brienner Strasse flagship store of glamorous Eduard Meier, formerly purveyors of finest shoes to his majesty, the King of Bavaria. Nowadays the place to buy that quintessential Munich Schickeria-Look.
Flying in from his Mayfair townhouse was a Dr. Ulrich Bez in best shape and happy to sign the fruit of our two year close collaboration: Making Aston Martin (see teNeues for more information). Star-Car-Photographer René Staud, whose artwork lavishly illustrates The Aston Martin Book, in which I posted some very short pieces of spicy literature, was excused: photoshooting somewhere around California or other sunny sides of the world...
Leaving my Garage-Atelier-Office in grubby Cologne aboard one of my Honda bikes, boarding Air Berlin’s economy class and being finally picked up at Franz-Joseph’s airport in a Volvo Wagon may seem quite inappropriate for the occasion. But don't I love a life full of contrast? Lunching on a delicious home baked Leberkäse with alcohol-free Weissbier in the company of good friends gave me the best kick to moderate the standard short-but-entertaining small talk, smile for cameras side by side with the usual yellow-press-folks and finally sign and sign and sign books (with 6 Kilos for the couple, that was quite hard work).
With no time left for shopping,I'll surely come back for that gorgeous pair of Ed’s red Brogues – and so must you!