It started as a joke.
When I worked for the other media company in town, I used to do video car reviews. And, at one point I did a review of the Corvette ZO6, goggling over the sheer size of the trunk space. Unusual in a 2-seater. So, I mentioned to my videographer that we should get a shot of me in the trunk. Ha. Ha. Ha.
To my surprise, he said: OK! Great idea!
With all my auto buddies looking on (and laughing), the joke was born: How many Ciminillos can you fit in the trunk of a ... ? I've become a unit of measure, a hashtag on twitter (#ciminillo) and, now, a twitter handle: @girlinthetrunk. Since I think it's funny ... and I hope you do too ... I figured I'd just go with it. So, now there's a girlinthetrunk posterous dedicated to this trunked-up female auto writer.
And, since I'm going with it, I figured I'd film a little video to show you that getting into the trunk isn't always as easy as it looks. Enjoy ... and feel free to LOL. Photo gallery coming soon ...