May 3, 2023 - Culture

Luxury rideshare app Goldsainte is giving away $1,000 for spotting this local artist original

Goldsainte, a local luxury rideshare company, added another exclusive feature to its fleet of cars — a ride in a Bentley custom-painted by local artist Frankie Zombie

Zombie, who’s known for painting on unconventional surfaces, painted the hood of a Bentley Bentayga. The car, AKA The Frankie Zombie “Catch Me If You Can,” is the newest addition to Goldsainte’s fleet of luxury cars.

Driving the news: Goldsainte launched to members in March and released to the general public over the weekend. 

Why it matters: The car was custom designed for Goldsainte as a part of a new campaign to build community and engagement, according to Goldsainte founder Andre Powell.    

  • If you snag a selfie with the car by Sept. 30, you can submit the photo to win a free round-trip ride and a $1,000 prize. 
  • Powell tells us the company was built on being inclusive. 
  • “You might think these cars are only reserved for wealthy Americans so I wanted to create an opportunity for people to have a chance to have access to a luxurious experience,” Powell said.

Background: Growing up, Zombie says he couldn’t afford canvases to paint on, so he used what he had. 

The colors in Zombie’s painting was inspired by Charlotte’s nightlife. Photo: Courtesy of Goldsainte.
  • Now, his artwork has been featured on everything from human bodies, to a NASCAR vehicle, a Mercedes Benz and his own personal car.

“It’s crazy to think that I went from living in a car at one point to painting cars professionally,” Zombie said.

Cost: Membership holders can book the Bentley Bentayga for $199. It’s $249 for non-members. 

Local artist Frank Zombie. Photo: Courtesy of Goldsainte
  • Anyone who books a ride with this car is automatically entered for a chance to win $10,000.
  • Of note: This car will not travel outside city limits.

 What’s next: Every city the app launches in will have one custom car design to provide more opportunities for local artists.

  • They plan to offer a custom-designed car in collaboration with local artists in Dallas and Houston by the end of the year.
  • Goldsainte is available on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

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