Daily Podcast: Porsche Watches

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

When The Robb Report decided they didn't want to work with me anymore (surprise!), the Managing Editor cited my unauthorized off-road excursion in a Cayenne as one of the prime reasons I was persona non grata. Of all the shit I'd got up to, this was my cardinal sin. Huh? What red-blooded American doesn't harbor a deep-seated urge to not do what a bunch of heavily-accented Germans tell him to do? And what automotive journalist who's been on a meticulously-timed press launch doesn't understand the compulsion to leave the "designated route" for, somewhere, anywhere else? And it's not like I broke the thing– although, at the time, I thought I had. I'd simply embedded fist-sized rocks into the Cayenne's tires in my [ultimately successful] attempt to rock the SUV free of knee-deep mud, that I'd mistaken for a hard surface. Still, I genuinely liked Robert Ross, and miss working with him. I appreciate real talent, and understand the stresses that serving two masters can put on a man. I broke my Porsche IWC watch that day, clearing the mud away from the tire with my bare hands. Somehow, I can't bring myself to fix it. Go figure.

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  • ZCline ZCline on May 06, 2008

    Another "perfect" 10 minute podcast! I feel personally responsible.

  • Peteski Peteski on May 06, 2008

    Stop. the puns. Please.

  • HEATHROI HEATHROI on May 07, 2008

    speaking of watches, wtf is it with giant faced, giant price tagged 'chronograph' usually manufactured to look like a dial from a birdcage maserati or a mustang(the plane) or a F4 phantom and all of them are crazy expensive - looking at one in particular in a english called motorsport(sorry about the plug ) for 4000 pounds!!! and not one diamond on it.

  • Driving course Driving course on May 07, 2008

    A gas tax vacation or a fuel tax holiday as we'd call it in the UK... Now, that's a fantastic idea... chance of it happening in the UK - zero. Chrysler wants non-profit status - that would explain the reason they build the vehicles they do, I guess.