Ever have one of those days where some unusual stuff happens that leaves you wondering ‘Wow’? I had one of those a two days ago, and I think they are worth sharing.
Wow #1 – YouTube is making the world a smaller place
It’s winter in California (at least what we call winter) and I was out in the garage doing some odds and ends with the big door open, and my DB9 sitting parked. It’s also parcel delivery season, and up rolled the big brown UPS truck and a driver hops out and walks a package into the garage to me, then starts to walk away. He stops, turns around, looks at me, and then says:
Are you that YouTube guy?
More than a little surprise I utter out “I think so if you are talking about the Aston costs video”. “Ya, that’s it. I love that car. Wow”.
Surreal – I’m a ‘Y’ list celebrity. What are the odds that my UPS driver would have been one of the half million or so folks that have seen the True Costs of Owning an Aston Martin DB9 video? Something like one in 16,000.
Wow #2 – YouTube is really making the world a smaller place
On my YouTube channel I got a comment on one of my videos from Scott Garvin. Scott said he was a retired Aston Martin Technician and offered to connect to share some of his background and tech tidbits with me. Cool I thought! Scott gave me a call about an hour after Wow #1 above. He was telling me about his start as an Aston Tech at a new Aston Dealership in San Diego back in 2005. Wait just a minute – my car was purchased by its original owner in San Diego back in 2005, at a now defunct dealership Aston Martin Kearny Mesa. “I worked at that dealer – do you have your owners handbook – check the stamps”. Holy crap….
That’s my signature! I worked on your car!
Scott personally signed off on my 2 year service in January 2007. Wow! What are the odds that the retired Aston Technician working on my car would find me on YouTube, reach out, and stumble on the fact that he worked on my specific car.
I may share a few more stories and tips from Scott in future posts.
If you want to add to the story of Aston1936 please reach out. Who knows what else we’ll discover.