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#takethewheel with Mr. Patrick Bruner

In the sixth installment of #takethewheel, we chat with Mr. Patrick Bruner, rivay customer, fellow Porsche & Land Rover enthusiast and production manager to the beauty industry. When he's not at the day job, you can find him cruising the PCH in his beautiful 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster. A thing of beauty, indeed.
Sit back, relax and let Mr. Bruner dish on his current car collection, his favorite hotel in Palm Springs and a little bar in Havana, Cuba where Hemingway used to belly up.
Why don’t you give us a little intro and tell us about the day job…
Patrick Bruner (PB): I’M A PROJECT MANAGER IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY. A MAJORITY OF MY DAY JOB IS SPENT ORGANIZING WEST COAST VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, MODEL CASTING, MODEL CONTRACTS, SCOUTING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOCATIONS & CONTRACTS, MANAGING BUDGETS, PAYING THE BILLS, MANAGING TRAVEL FOR THE ARTISTS, FOOD & BEVERAGE AND KEEPING THE PRODUCTION CREW UPDATED. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE MY JOB, MY CO-WORKERS AND THE COMPANY. I’M INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL.
Word on the street is that you’re a car guy, how about a rundown of your current stable?
PB: A 2010 RANGE ROVER SPORT and my 1957 PORSCHE 356 SPEEDSTER.
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Do you have a favorite?  Why is it the favorite?
PB: I LOVE THE ROVER MONDAY – THURSDAY. SINCE I LIVE IN LOS ANGELES AND SPEND A LOT OF TIME IN TRAFFIC DURING THE WORK WEEK, IT’S THE EASIEST TO DRIVE AND I’M ON AUTO-PILOT ONCE IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT. 
I LOVE THE SPEEDSTER FRIDAY – SUNDAY FOR OBVIOUS REASONS. THE CAR IS MADE FOR THE WEEKEND. VALETING THE CAR IS ALWAYS A BLAST SINCE IT GETS THE PRIMO SPOT AND SIMPLY DRIVING AROUND IS A REAL EXPERIENCE.
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Rivay take the wheel porsche 356
Rivay take the wheel porsche 356
Is there anything you dislike about driving it?
PB: THE SPEEDSTER COMES WITH SOME CHALLENGES, BUT I’M OCCASIONALLY FEARFUL THAT A CARELESS DRIVER WILL TAKE ME OUT.
Car you most regret selling?
PB: THE CAR I RECEIVED FOR MY 16TH BIRTHDAY - A CANDY APPLE RED 1969 FORD MUSTANG.
Any toys on the wish list?
PB: 1997 LAND ROVER DEFENDER.
You have one hour to escape your normal day, what do you do?
PB: SPEND IT WITH MY TWO YELLOW LABRADORS, OAKLEY & ALFIE. 
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Now you’ve got 2 weeks…
PB: I’D HEAD TO AUSTRALIA. EVERYTHING ABOUT THE COUNTRY FASCINATES ME - THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE, THE RUGGED SCENERY AND THE FACT THAT EVERYONE I’VE MET FROM AUSTRALIA ABSOLUTELY LOVES IT THERE.
Favorite trip not yet taken?
PB: I HAVE TWO GREAT FRIENDS WHO RESTORED A 15TH CENTURY VILLA IN TERLIZZI, ITALY. THEY’VE INVITED ME FOR YEARS AND I’VE PLANNED A TRIP SEVERAL TIMES, BUT EACH TIME LIFE KEEPS ME FROM GOING. 
The one hotel that you judge all others by and why…
PB: SPARROWS LODGE, PALM SPRINGS. SUCH A GREAT LODGE, AMAZING SET-UP, SPECTACULAR OWNERS AND I ALWAYS LEAVE WITH RESTORED ENERGY.
You can teleport to any bar in the world right now, where to?
PB: FLORIDATA – HAVANA, CUBA.
What’s your drink? 
PB: BLANTON’S BOURBON - NEAT.
What will we always find on your nightstand?
PB: iPhone.
The one item you are never without?
PB: Glasses.
Do you have a travel hack for everybody out there?
PB: POLYSPORIN. SOUNDS ODD, BUT MY MOTHER HAS ALWAYS TOLD ME TO APPLY A LITTLE TO THE INSIDE OF MY NOSE EVERY MORNING AND IT’LL KEEP YOU FROM CATCHING COLDS, THE FLU, or ANY BUG SPREADING AROUND. YOU KNOW WHAT? SHE’S RIGHT – HAVEN’T HAVE A COLD OR THE FLU YEARS.
Where’s your hometown?
PB: LOUISVILLE, KY. 
Place we’re most likely to find you if we’re looking?
PB: AT MY GYM OR AT MY TRAINER’S GYM. I WORKOUT EACH MORNING ON MY OWN AND EACH WEEKDAY AFTERNOON WITH A TRAINER AT HIS GYM. IT KEEPS ME FOCUSED, HEALTHY AND AT THE TOP OF MY GAME.
Place we’d never find you?
PB: THE GAP, OLD NAVY, BANANA REPUBLIC - ANY CHAIN CLOTHING STORE. THE THOUGHT OF THEIR CLOTHES MAKE ME ITCHY.
The road you drive to take your mind off things?
PB: PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY - EARLY MORNING OR AT SUNSET.
What’s on the wrist?
PB: A 1959 ROLEX OYSTER PRECISION 5059 & A TIFFANY & CO. CT60 40MM Blue Soleil with Blue Alligator Strap.
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rivay take the wheel mr patrick bruner
Digital or Film?
PB: DIGITAL.
Diesel or Gas?
PB: GAS - I LOVE THE SMELL!
Rocks or neat?
PB: NEAT.
Last Google search?
PB: WHAT DAY IS MOTHER’S DAY & FATHER’S DAY 2017? 
Biggest risk ever taken?
PB: LEAVING EVERYTHING ON THE EAST COAST FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.  I LEFT everything BACK East - A BAD RELATIONSHIP, A BAD ATTITUDE AND BAD ENERGY - I WAS MADE FOR SOCAL LIVING.
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Thanks, Patrick!