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Journalist's son crashes $180,000 car

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Inky_Wretch, May 26, 2010.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Dad is an automotive writer who'd been loaned a 2011 Porsche 997 Turbo. His son drove it into a garage door.

  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I read that a couple days ago. That kid is example 1,284,214,962 why I would never have children.
  3. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I'm sure we all borrowed a car without permission when we were that age.
    However, most of us didn't attempt to borrow a $180k car without permission.
    And most of us weren't stupid enough to crash it.
  4. J-School Blue

    J-School Blue Member

    Cameron Frye sympathizes.
  5. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Bueller . . .

    Bueller . . .

    Bueller . . .
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    The summer before my sophomore year of high school one of my friends convinced his girlfriend to let him drive her father's BMW convertible. I don't remember the year of the car, but it was an old car and was in perfect condition. It was a two-seater and he drove it out of her house and went down the street, then he hit a pothole and dropped the transmission as another one of my friends and I stood there watching in horror.

    I'll say this... It kept me from ever taking out my parents' car.
  7. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    In 1985 I crashed my cousin's Honda Elite 250 into his brother's brand new Nissan truck.
    I had been drinking, and smoking pot.
    And coke.
  8. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    That's a fun story. I wonder if he really liked the car enough to drool over it that much, or "massive BJ" was a part of the deal with Porche.
  9. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    The Porsche dude sounded like a great guy.
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Really fun read. The Porsche guy probably got at least $10K in free advertising out of the article, but to say he was cool about it would be a massive understatement.
  11. schiezainc

    schiezainc Well-Known Member

    On behalf of all of the people of Earth, I thank you.

  12. Goes with the territory for the automakers. I knew a couple of guys who did auto reviews regularly - flown all over the world to test drive cars - but the play they get in newspapers more than compensates for that.

    In a previous life, I did some travel writing. Fully funded trips with all the bells and whistles. I talked to a rep about the gamble they take of bad reviews, but he said they'll take their chances because they do everything to make it fantastic. Was hard to argue, and I wrote a glowing piece that ran as a centre piece across a national chain. Guy equated that coverage to about 100gs of advertising for about 5gs of expenses
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