As the daughter of a former longtime Chrysler executive, Eisenshtadt’s personal taste in automobiles has grown out of a deep connection to the American car industry. Her first vehicle was a white 1990 Dodge Daytona with a sunroof, given to her by her parents for graduation.
“I remember driving around the block with friends for hours at a time, listening and singing along to a cassette mix of B-52s, Madonna, Elvis Costello, and Elton John,”Eisenshtadt recalls.
In recent years, Eisenshtadt’s passion for American cars has grown even more with the challenges the auto industry has faced in Detroit.
“I love the idea of ‘fabulous,’ it’s my alter ego. But I also want to be mindful of the challenges we face in Michigan as someone who lives and owns a business in the area,” says the mother of two and avid community volunteer.
“The Cadillac CTS represents those personal sensibilities. It’s classy, sporty, and sophisticated, and yet still practical.” `The sedan, adds Eisenshtadt, also speaks to many of the details she finds appealing in classic fashion pieces.
“When I look at a car, I like clean lines,”she explains.“I like things that are easy to understand – like good seams in a dress – and components that have an upscale feel without being overly flashy.”
Eisenshtadt’s ideal dream car is a sleek electric convertible made in Detroit. “I’m definitely getting a convertible in a few years,” she says. “I’m just waiting to see what’s out there. There’s something very sexy about being smart.” ￼ – Marcus Amick