Catherine Grennan hails from New York City and fronts Tomini Classics in Dubai. Tomini have designed and built a bespoke “Vault” and “Gallery” for friends, collectors and investors to view this awe-inspiring collection. More than a showroom of classic cars, Tomini Classics is a gallery of fine art and the first of its kind in the Middle East. Tomini are excited to share in the enjoyment of the unique aesthetics and visceral pleasure to the senses of this highly appreciating art form, which is sadly absent in the typical modern day motor car.
NAME? // Catherine Grennan.
YOUR FIRST JOB? // Baby sitting at age 10.
YOUR CURRENT OCCUPATION? // Director of Classic Car Division - Tomini Group.
YOUR GREATEST LOVE? // Traveling & meeting people.
YOUR GREATEST FEAR? // Monotony.
WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST MEMORY? // I have a terrible memory.
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL AND WHY? // My parents, they were intelligent, honest, fun & unstoppable people.
WHAT WAS THE LAST GIFT YOU GAVE SOMEONE? // A life size statue of a Doberman Pinscher & an egg poacher.
IF YOU WERE 80 YEARS OLD, WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR CHILDREN? // Believe in yourself.
YOUR WORST TRAIT? // Gluttony.
THE WORST TRAIT IN OTHERS THAT GETS YOU MAD? // Closed-mindedness.
WHO WOULD PLAY YOUR ROLE IN A MOVIE? // Drew Barrymore.
FAVOURITE MUSIC? // I love most music!! Exceptions being - hard core rap, heavy metal & country western.
LAST RECORD YOU BOUGHT? // The Doors.
FAVOURITE BOOK? // Murder Mysteries & anything by David Sedaris.
LAST BOOK YOU BOUGHT? // The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU? // Having a long “to do” list.
THE CLOSEST YOU HAVE COME TO DEATH? // I crashed my car on a cliff road & the front wheels went over the rock wall barrier.
FAVOURITE DESTINATION? // Too many great places to choose one & so many - yet to see.
LEAST FAVOURITE DESTINATION? // Airports.
HOW DO YOU RELAX? // Dining with loved ones - this always includes good wine.
WHY DUBAI? // I was in Manhattan & ready for a change. I didn’t want to move to an outer borough. So, I came to the Middle East.
ARE YOU SPORTY? // Athletic, yes. Active, no.
BEACH OR DESERT? // Beach (Neither, really).
URBAN OR RURAL? // Urban.
CATS OR DOGS? // Dogs.
COFFEE OR TEA? // Both - depends on my mood.
WHAT YOU MAKES YOU LAUGH? // Sarcasm.
WHAT MAKES YOU CRY? // Anything from 9-11.
YOUR MESSAGE? // You’ve got to swing the bat - if you are going to hit the ball.