There are those in life who follow the path of least resistance and grow old with a few good memories. And there are those who light their hair on fire while screaming YOLO, shooting off fireworks and jumping into a lake, bare-ass naked. Bryan Salamone is the latter, and if you thought you knew how insane his life really was, think again.
Seth Rose, two-time Bullrun Rally winner and avid Spyker enthusiast, is a friend of mine. He also happens to be good friends with Bryan Salamone, also known as The World's Most Stereotypical Lamborghini Owner, and had him on a new show Seth is hosting along with his partner Tminus, called the CarLifestyle Podcast.
I strongly urge you to listen to the podcast, because at least for me, it painted the picture that Bryan Salamone is an absolute character, and one that would get along with anyone, given that he gets the chance to act out his larger than life personality. Here are some of the more notable aspects of Salamone's lifestyle that you just can't make up in your wildest drug-crazed imagination:
- He's going to be the first person in the US with a Lamborghini Aventador SV this year.
- He buys underwear in bulk, wears them once and throws them out.
- He owned two endangered tortoises.
- He pays a guy $5,000 to massage his Koi fish.
- He ships his clothes to his hotel rooms when on rallies, every single day.
- He was once married to Miss Ecuador.
I actually find the guy to be quite likable and would hope to meet him one day. We do have similar tastes in cars, after all.
Tavarish is the founder of APiDA Online and writes about buying and selling cool cars on the internet. He owns the world's cheapest Mercedes S-Class, a graffiti-bombed Lexus, and he's the only Jalopnik author that has never driven a Miata. He also has a real name that he didn't feel was journalist-y enough so he used a pen name and this was the best he could do.