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"robert ross" Discussed on Cars That Matter
"This is robert ross. Welcome to another episode of cars that matter We're gonna have some fun today. Talking about the present and the future of the extreme car world with my guest alexander clot. Alexandra is chief. Creative officer with a company called automobile a brand new mark that we're going to be hearing a lot about in the near future. Welcome alex hi robert. The pleasure to be on your podcast. Of course what. Our audience canc- is your environment. Which is actually here in california. You're down and beautiful laguna niguel. It all sort of begs the.
Black Rob, Rapper and Former Bad Boy Artist, Dies at 52
"Died at the age of 51 or something, man. The star of Didi's bad Boy Records was best known for his 2000 hit. Whoa! The performer who was born as Robert Ross had battled health problems, including several strokes and kidney failure. He died in an Atlanta hospital. A few days before his death. DJ Self shared a video of black rob paying tribute to the late DMX from his hospital bed. Wendy Gillette. CBS NEWS A three d Gun printing workshop is
"robert ross" Discussed on Cars That Matter
"Hello my name. Is eddie sato and this is cars that matter this week. I'm continuing my conversation with robert ross. So let's dive right in. Tell us a little bit about watches here. That that's a recent robert ross. Passion is watches. I've been interested in watch time. But i'm a small-time collector. Watches are great watches. Her little machines their cars that you don't have to change the oil it alita after bewail oil in every few years when you send them back to the factory to be serviced the whole feeling of vintage cars and resto mods and all things analog what do you have to say about that because you know there was a time in the seventies when you and i we we saw those casio watches and double the world will all be digital by next month and look at how we are when you said little machines talk about that nicest gift i ever got. When i was young. My dad gave me one of the first accu tron watches when i graduated from high school and i was amazed that the head a little tuning fork and a battery and but i think catapulting ourselves forward a few decades. Certainly analog has its place whether it's a watchword automobile sent six beautiful weber carburetors out for a complete refurbishment and rebuilding for a car. And to me that is sort of the essence of analog the great little machines of themselves and digitally complicated but exquisitely beautiful. And i can get lost. In a wire diagram of a weber carver dullard garbage. Can and any automobile. Analog is great and it's not just a style jets because these things were creations. That independent of mysteries like microchips in solid state devices. They were mechanical things. I'm a real fan of the lp. Collect them have a number turntables. Because i liked the machines and by the way i like the way they sound at their best they can sound absolutely remarkable and by the way i can fix them. I can work on the everything about them. Is something that i can grasp. And if i don't know how to fix. I can find someone who can and i can't do that. When the tracking laser on my cd player goes out and by the way they haven't made that device for years and by the way it goes to the junk pile no car made before nineteen seventy-three ever has to go to the jug file thick about as part of the comfort and love of all this the idea that analog things were made by people without the assistance of computers not all analog things of course many analog things are made with computers but frankly i look back the join array of cars of the seventy s. I think why is this agree car spoiled now by robotic welding and everything else that makes everything so perfect. Your i is so much more trained. Kinda like watching vhs tapes. You can either my eyesight. How did i sit through this. It's funny how we get conditioned but since the show is called cars that matter what matters the most you almost like an hierarchy of needs about a car what matters the most. i mean. you've talked a little bit about porsche. Nine eleven in the past. You've talked about different things. But what are the things that sort of matter to you in a car. That's interesting eddie. And i think it's a question that i've got himself like some slippery politician here and sort of a beta because there's no single answer. I think driving a car is unexperienced completely independent of car for its aesthetic engineering qualities. So for driving a car. Like a nine eleven. Whether it's older new is probably the quintessential driving experience that gives you everything you need. You got the five basic food groups of driving pleasure in a nine eleven. It got the power. He got the handling. You got the size the weight distribution. You've got everything you want the nine eleven now. If i sound like a nine eleven acolyte i am. I mean i just. I love them all but it doesn't look like some cars doesn't look like an italian supermodel does look like a beautiful jaguar. Xe gay so. I think there's a time and a place for cars that just look great at just express a dream. How beautiful can something with. Four wheels be. And that's when you bring out the big guns whether you're gun happens to be from lamborghini. Aston martin ferrari or you know. Maybe it's a fifty nine cadillac. Whatever your pleasure or maybe for a young guy who was in my case struggling to go for the gold. Maybe it's a seventy seven launch scorpion. Whatever it is there is a sense of beauty that has to take its place. Would you say that whether it's the mechanical experience of the car or it's aesthetic. It has to move you. And that's really what matters like art art moves. Zest are gives us an emotional experience and to me. One of the ways of measuring a great car is when you lock your car in the parking lot and you're walking away from your car and you're leaving the parking lot. You kind of just look back at it from a distance. Just take one last. Look i'm going to go look at it to see how it looks from over here and you have to kind of give it a little nod. Goodbye those things that you feel. It's so true when you can't tear your eyes away from it. It's probably done. Its job unless of course it's like a bad car wreck you. Everyone thinks about something like pontiac aztec or name your poison and there are some cars that are just so abominable. You can't help but look at them either. I'm glad we have those markers in our automotive landscape because it puts everything in perspective the good the bad the ugly so to speak. If you could stamp out one thing in the automotive industry what would that be if you could change one thing as an armchair designer those are the sum. Total of my qualifications is a car designer in a desperate desperate attempt to quote unquote brand and identify themselves on the highway. In a time when shapes by virtue of legislation and by virtue of aerodynamic principles are more and more of the same cars are trying to distinguish themselves from one another with their grill. And eddie we have entered an age of the grill wars. And i've railed about this before and some of the greatest atrocities are being perpetrated by designers who were raised better than this. Fb m w lexus. Possibly the biggest offender companies that are creating caricatures not cars cars that look like cartoon characters from the cartoon cars with eyes and mouths and really just a bomb design. I think it's true. If you look at muscle cars like camaro. You can definitely see a face and a lot of these cars. I mean if you want bullets go all the way back to herbie the love bug but that was much more of a subtle thing. I wonder if movies like cars have influenced this where they say. Well if you want to be ostentatious we're just gonna make the biggest possible real that you could possibly imagine but i think it's an interesting observations then. I think you're right. Designers are better than that. Do you think electric cars with the lack of need for airflow through the front like that. Like if you look at the new e which is sort of like a knockout. Very derivative of the early tesla by the way. What do you think of those fronts. While is funny. Tesla took the grill off their car or the faux grill to finally acknowledged the fact. That it didn't really need one for a radiator proper. I always thought the thing kind of looked like a ken doll or a barbie doll with a hump but nothing really serious going on down there. It's still very difficult for me. Look one of those jars covid straight on and not a magic. There's some serious characteristic that's missing but it's honest design at least by virtue of that or ruined. some motorcycle. manufacturers started locating the gasoline tanks. lower. Down the frame such that the gas tank itself became maybe as storage compartment or something that will how fragile is this. It's supposed to be at gas tank so if it doesn't need a gas tank don't put a gas tank there make it something else. Honest design is really hard to come by. I think when we see electric cars with fake radiators. It's.
"robert ross" Discussed on Cars That Matter
"This robert ross with cars that matter another episode this time with a good friend talking about one of my favorite subjects. Welcome to the program. Rob rob nice to have you here. Nice to be here. Thanks for having a robert. We are going to talk about porsche. All things porsche. Oh rob is editor of panorama. The official magazine of the porsche club of america. And that's quite a club. It's got about one hundred thirty thousand members as ever i rob hundred and thirty thousand members. It's incredible to largest single mark club on the planet. I believe well as probably for good reason and certainly your magazine. Panorama doesn't to promote that as a magazine guy. From many years back. I have to say i love panorama. It's funny. Every time i opened an issue panorama. I see an old friend that seems to be a subject of an article i see cars that are some near and dear and some that are absolutely out of this world. You probably see old friends without even realizing you're seeing old friends. The art director. Richard barone was the director for road and track for probably almost thirty years so he saw his work there too. That's a great way of starting out because the whole magazine was redesigned. A few years ago right as you were coming on as editor. You've been there for a few years right. Three years actually can't take credit for the redesign. The previous editor. Pete doubt did that. And i m excursion. Happy that he did do that. The new format new trim. Size really i think makes the magazine come alive on our program about a year ago and we're talking about his publication triple zero and it's evident that aesthetic principles are high on the list of essentials for panorama. It is really one of the best designed magazines. I'm not even gonna call it a club magazine. It's up there with the swankiest newsstand books. You can find. It's really a beautiful project. You've got to be very proud of yourself. I appreciate that. I'm very proud of the team. That puts it together every month as i mentioned. Richard baron aime scoops room. Who with automobile and car and driver worked with the who were legends. In the industry jean jennings at alterman. So these people are all absolute season professionals lane has been coordinated production of it since the seventies so. It's a team that i can collaborate with but i don't in any way after micromanage ions probably a hundred plus years of publishing experience on the panorama staff that's every editor dream. Your agendas really incredibly broad you talk about everything from current events to new models porsche. History of technical stuff in there for people who want to still change oil. You've got a marketplace really a lot of fun stuff. One of the few reservations. That i had about taking the position was it's a single mark publication and truth be told i've actually owned cars that are not portion so the challenge of doing a single mark. Publication seem to loom pretty large initially. But you're right is such a huge diversity of topics models subjects and everything else to cover that really. It's not as daunting proposition is. It seemed early on will. You've got a mark that goes back to nineteen forty eight and you've got a magazine or a club that goes back to about nineteen fifty five. That is true or show was barely seven years old and really only about five years old. I think in the us when pca started so the passion enthusiasm get started pretty quickly. I mean it's tough to imagine any new brand popping up right now that could develop such a rabid following and really what was a fairly short period of time. Maybe only the santa club would be an example of people that are as ravaged about their cars where they were first introduced it. Obviously the forces whole different thing these early owners and they were pioneers. You really were. The dealer network was spotty and kind of far flung and the club was there to supplement factory support. And i think a lot of ways in the early days when you bought a car you might five hundred miles from the nearest dealer or more like that so having that support system in that rotary with other owners must have been enormous in the early days. Obviously there are something like fourteen zones and one hundred forty forty-five regions. I think i saw on your website which is just a huge organizational infrastructure for a quote unquote car club. I get my regional magazine. The house poof exhaust off twitch allies look at the member roster and the people that are having their anniversaries now. I'm going to be a member for twenty five years this year. I thought that was a long time and twenty five years a member. I joined bob first porsche. Back in nineteen ninety four. I see members that have been in the club for like forty five years. How is this even possible. Most people aren't married for a third that amount of time and yet they remain loyal members if people that bought their first porsche in their twenties from the nineteen fifties and sixties. I mean honestly i bought. My first car is a college student. My first nine eleven. It was seventy two nine. Eleven s paid a whopping. Six thousand dollars for could only turned back. Those hands that i but who knew. Obviously you're still deeply immersed in portion factor deeply ensconced in one. Now i have to say this particular. Podcast represents a first. you're actually in your porsche cayenne. It's totally by necessity. It's not like i'm doing this for a fact or anything but you mentioned off air. I have a six year old year. old. They're not in school right now so they really don't care the dad's working your dad's doing a podcast they're gonna make noise. Self-care am in heated seat love at line cayenne. Cayennes are pretty nice place to be. There's no doubt about that. You've had to have some interesting stories in your editorial role. What are some of the most interesting cars. You've had a chance to talk about in the magazine ren sports in two thousand eighteen was pretty memorable. I had the chance to do a couple of absolute goodness sake in three fifty. Six number one. That was fairly memorable. Doing what i do. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity. I can't imagine being able to do a lap or two in that again and the very same day the ingram's were kind enough to take me for a couple of more slightly spirited laps in a sixty seven nine eleven. That's one of the cars get geeked about more than just about anything in the portion world. You talk about the ingram's talk about some of the other people you've met who are some of the most interesting personalities in this whole world of porsche. The drivers illicit down and talk to somebody. Like brian redman. That's pretty remarkable eliminate stirling moss and talk to him over the years i mean. What an incredible gentlemen in life well lived in a long life but still what lost the for some. I met him. I think it was in my twenties. And you'll saturday night. Live sketches chris farley breeze interviewing celebrities and totally that guy. It's like remember when you drove him the lawns. That was awesome band restoring. Moss's a twenty year old but one of the greatest things about a job like this just being able to sit down and have a conversation with the ceo. Porsche car america. The list goes on. But it's the club slogan. It's not just about the car. It's about the people but that really is no idle slogan. I mean it really. Is you know what this is about as an editor with a magazine that digs deep into porsche. History and the technology that underpins these great machines. I suspect you probably made some discoveries or had some surprises along the way. I think a really good example. I've always been interested in the technology of electric cars and don't fear electrification in automobiles anyway. But just how good that car is in how they were able to make it. Feel like a porsche. In every way i think was a giant shock and just how fun is to drive but we get a lot of pushback in the magazine when we do anything on electric cars. Because i think that is a subset of people out there. That aren't necessarily looking forward to it. But dr ticon and then decide how you feel about. Not automobiles in terms of recent surprise is just how good that car is the biggest that i can think of but it's not the first time porsche has surprised customers..
Interview with Pete Evanow
"This is Robert Ross with another episode of cars that matter I'm here today with Pete Evans. I'm glad you could join us. Hello Pete is the author of Nissan's e fifty years of exhilarating performance. It was just published this year by motor books an imprint of Corto press I'm here to tell you I have the book and hand and among all of the recent automotive publications this one really stands apart congratulations on a great project pay. Thank you very much I. really appreciate that it was a labor of love I put it together fairly quickly. Because it was something that Nissan jumped on board at a last minute decision was interesting being really did make a big deal out of the twenty fifth anniversary and I don't know why. But it didn't really occur to them to do much about the fiftieth anniversary. Then all of a sudden somebody internally said we have to and that was Hiroshi Mariah. They got in touch with their licensing agency, which is emi and EMI contact and motor books motor books. Contacted me because I had written an earlier version of thirty fifth anniversary, and so we put this together really in a little less than a year. Notice. The forward is by Hiroshi tomorrow and obviously had a hand in recognizing that fifty years of Zina's as you call it Pete. You've got kind of an interesting career. Obviously, you're Z. Aficionado, but you're also a professor in the Department of Communications Cal State Fullerton probably as we talk about your book about. The history of the Z. Cars will maybe get into a little bit of the market speak that went along with essentially introducing a whole car a whole new concept to a whole new audience. That is the North American audience for whom a sports car from Japan was a brand new unthinkable concept back in nineteen seventy. I know this isn't your first. Z.. Car Rodeo either because it published Z thirty, five years of Nissan Sports car in two, thousand five. It's hard to imagine that the name plate is as old as it is for its thirty fifth anniversary. There was some pretty exciting things happening to but I guess related start at the beginning. Let's go back and look Z. Legacy from the start you and I are old enough to remember that back in the sixties and early seventies Japanese cars were by enlarge disregard I'm being charitable I'd say joke in some ways but they were no joke because of course Honda and Toyota essentially took over their respective markets and Dotson did the same but really the only sports car we had back in the sixties was the Toyota two. Thousand and that was such a rare esoteric piece of work that it almost doesn't count. Nissan did try. They had a sixteen hundred little sports car was a little convertible started as a sixteen hundred. They call it the fair lady in Japan of course, and then they brought it over here to the US, and then it became a slightly larger motor and they had it with the two liter the colored, the two thousand by remember that two thousand. Well, a friend of mine had a Canary Yellow One and I thought it was an amazing thing. It was right up there with any MGB, except that it was more reliable and. A grey little competitive car and Peter Brock raised it. So did Bob Sharp on the East Coast and so that kind of really established footprint if you will for Nissan at least from a motor sports standpoint and it gave them some credibility and it really provided the power I guess internally to look at a genuine sports car hardtop version and you can always thank Mr k. you talk Yama who pushed that card the Z. initially and he was here in America as the president of Nissan, USA and he went back to Japan. And we really have to have a sports car that is affordable and is something that everyone can afford here in the United States, and so he basically got the idea of democratising a sports car. You mentioned the Toyota two thousand GT was an incredible car but didn't really have the legs to expand. They didn't really bring it over here in significant quantities and it was a very expensive car as opposed to little roadsters. Remember Papa Bondra used to thousands for his driving school they were so good and reliable and relatively inexpensive the. Toyota was essentially unaffordable and it was fragile and even though it did a little bit of racing there just wasn't enough critical mass to really make it stick. Nissan. Really wanted to be the first to come in their Honda was here but they made really small throwaway cars to begin with them shoebox as I think the only thing smaller was at Subaru three sixty that looked like an egg with. Wales. And Nissan was ahead of their time of course, they were called Dotson then but they came out with their to forty and. Late sixty nine, but they also had a pickup truck and so those were two key markets that they used to go after slightly different audiences. But that's how they penetrated the US market at least initial. So many times a great name plate like the to forty comes about because of the vision of a single person or a tight team and you talk about the talk cut yama or Mr K. Katayama. Son was obviously an interesting guy and he must have been doing something. Right? He lived to be one hundred, five years old. That's a remarkable thing in and of itself you speak very fondly of in your book can you give us a little insight into what it took to get his own corporate colleagues superiors to buy into his crazy idea as a sports car for America I think you just a force and he just had such incredible passion. I had the pleasure of meeting with him several times and you'd him not only for my previous book but also speaking to him in several the Zekan's and car shows I mean he was very passionate. Loved people. As they said in his slogan Love Life Love People, you couldn't not like him I hate double negative but the fact is, is that I believe that his passion. and his persuasive skills were partially enough to demonstrate that he could sell this car United States and I think that's what it talked to convince his contemporaries, his colleagues in Japan that if he could have the opportunity to bring the Z. here in America, he would show them that that was the right car at the right time and he would be successful with it and they believed they were a little skeptical his colleagues in Japan but they obviously invested in the car and said, okay now it's up to you and your colleagues to make sure that this happens and it did
"robert ross" Discussed on Hollywood Unscripted
"No, that's up. That's up. That's like a real acting exercise. That's like a real challenge. I think as an artist when you've done months of preparation and you get that it's like no that's not quite at even after you've had rehearsals. Like we changed our mind. It's just this other thing now and you have to like in 3 seconds like make a decision final word dig deep lean on your training and find a way to create a whole new character in 3 seconds and and that's absolutely happened. And it's so funny to Lance may not feel the way but I do feel like there is a difference sometimes between creating a character and of course you go at the work same way but the feel I feel with like saying HBO series versus like Lance was talking about Network series. Yep. Is a different temperature there is a different vibe whole different culture on the set a whole different like energy, but he's right in the sense that you you're bringing what you're bringing no matter what they're going to take it and cut in editing a way that they do to make it fit into their molds of their television show The War, It was also interesting to me because everything is like for better or worse. It's like politics and who's going to sponsor and Mark everything has to be considered, you know your network how it has some I don't remember what it was, you know, cuz it's ten years a little bit had something to do with Iraq and Afghanistan. I want to really quick jump back to the wire because after auditioning for a couple of rolls off for Daniel's and you didn't get the third page of your audition sides. Yes, so you had to prep your monologue in two minutes outside and then go back in and nail it. Do you think there's a freedom to them when you actually don't have the time to prepare it does it bring something different to the character it brings something different than me one thing that's kind of funny about that is that and it's something that I had been dead. Subway in the course of auditioning for television that if I had a week I'd be great or if I had it to be before that'd be great because there was something psychological by learning games. You can play nice if I had two days. It was never enough time. I mean, know that sounds crazy. So having the cold read that monologue. There's just a part of you that just says bucket. Let me just see what I can do. You normally I don't know how to describe the this is part of just says it's not even worth being nervous. Only thing that matters is being focused. That's right. So find what you can find see how the marks am sure you get those marks. Obviously you booked the part so you did it well, but do you remember what the feeling was while you were doing that monologue? I felt transparent in other words. I was just in it took me it was one of those things where because it requires so much of my focus. I didn't let my grade have any room to wonder about how it was during or what the casting director, Mississippi and then speaking about not having a job. Of time I know for John Wick you had a week to basically perfect you're African accent and you had to pick between South African & Kenyon. So he's so what I got the offer which is like the week before I read it and for some reason I didn't notice it when I read that in the stage directions it said when it actually connects and looking at the role again I said, oh my gosh, this is a connected. So I called Asia, you know, I'm not sure you know, it says African accent it's really checked and then they connect me so you don't have to go happen next. So I think that would be cool. I think I'm going to try so I had take some sort of life. You know, it's funny how you never know how a person's going to pay off. I did a movie in 1998 called I dreamed of Africa that was setting pin and I was tasked what I read in script so part of operation I call up to the Embassy and I found a guy he agreed to talk to me. So I interviewed him. I picked his accent and then once I got the script, realized all my lines that I had woman Swahili, so being able to do a pinion a club. Speak English within your actions and that offend but I have so I tried the South African accent and it just didn't seem to fit the character so that I just did the Kenyan accent and I tried it and was working. So I just went with it and then when I got on set I told Jared seems to choke the house key, you know, I'm doing that connection, right? So yeah. Well, let's here so I get exact sounds great. We just went off. Is there a difference speaking of that character in living in a character for franchise in film rather than living in a character for a series? Wow. That's a good question. You know, I mean, yeah, I like Frank has been a part of so I guess Angeles woman, but you know women at the end it's a little similar in that you pick a character up then you put it down and then you come back to a year later or two years later and you have to find it again. You have to find the extra to get back to find his attitude how we move because he's so taciturn and reserved but at the same time he has so much wage. Power is a beard but part of his job is to pretend he doesn't, you know, I mean, which is very different from other characters that played which over alpha males of the continent. So in that regard to similar age, and I remember was interested because when I first started boss actually had a little difficult time finding his accent finding how he speaks but I think I remember coming back second season and doing like I had to find them all over. So in that regard not very similar. I wanted to jump backwards actually to Tennessee, which was a movie did with Mariah Carey. Tennessee was also done with Ethan Peck who I was speaking with him this week and she says you might not remember but I should ask you about the line replacement. It makes your tongue hard thinking about it, doesn't it? And he said there might be a story there. Oh, yes. Well, yeah. Well, we just got it wasn't receiving it in tomorrow. So actually Mariah Carey's husband in that and I think it's a State Trooper who's also a set of passive ambitiously abusive net worth. So you meet these boys in a bar and brings him home cuz they need a place to stay. I don't even realize they're there and then it's just something I don't like cuz I'm back playing cards drinking with my boss and I am I've got about certain bits of all and then she's like we're not alone with a comprehensive what and so pick around the corner of see these two white boys sitting on my couch. So I go out there and I sitting between them and ask them if they see my wife she tracked him and at one point I say something mysterious and I said make some dick hard just thinking about going and we needed for TV a PG vs. So And so that was the PG version was the line. Did you know that was for TV version makes it hard. Just take it about off. Well, oh that's that's certainly something that movie was great in it. He said he absolutely loved working with you. Yeah, that was a little bit of deviation. I don't want to keep asking the same question of like how do you create different characters within the same archetype, but I know you've been cast a lot as the authoritative figure that's actually a good question. It's not a question that I really get at least not as that intelligently nuanced. So one of the interesting things for me about the distance between particularly Daniels and everything is just being so much older and took you so much different, you know, again, a lot of Weights Daniels is essentially his ambition in terms of rank was driven a lot by his relationship with his wife. This is a gross and New Jersey. But it was a bit of Macbeth Lady Macbeth type of situation where scandals really just loved the job. You know what I mean? He just wanted to do the police work. This thing about Broyles is embroiled sexually assault doing the cops job with his mentality is that of a soldier Irving is the quintessential public fishing. He loves power. You know what I mean? He loves a structure of power. So in that regard, he's very very different than in terms of his personality from damage. And that was the thing that I could find. Hi, I'm Robert Ross host of cars that matter you might be wondering what makes the car matter and I have a feeling you already know the answer. Some cars have changed history some you can hear a mile away. Some have lines that make you should skip a beat if a car is never made you look twice. Then I think you know the ones that matter join me as I speak with designers collectors and Market experts about the passions that drive us and the passions we drive off that matter wherever you get your podcasts..
"robert ross" Discussed on Cars That Matter
"Fee? NOM OR THEY GIVE IT UP Into lineage the execution, the smell, all of it says, that's an ember. So we're coming up with that whole plan internally but the same time I watched this queen of the skies for amber called the lineage five cabin zones almost nine hundred square feet of living space and nobody knows it can be or just naked without interior. So here we have this STC capable aircraft that should be getting tons of attention that nobody really knows about Eddie called me up and said hey JJ. Remember a previous conversations about doing something special on airplanes money? Yes. Sir Goes. Well, my good friend Robert Ross called me up and they're doing something with rob report called the ultimate gift for two thousand, thirteen published in December. They would like it to be lineage and I guess robbery port really liked you guys and they think lineage will be a cool opportunity and they'd like to see what I can do with it. Want to do it. You can't say no to Eddie man he's he's the best sales guy in the world and the most creative. Yeah. He's an experiential designer, but he's also an experiential salesman who was such a fun time. What was Nice was? Internally, while we could focus on the nuts and bolts in the details of making the swatch called the new executive Jet Interior Embraer Eddie on the outside could focus on the dream and building this concept that we would keep an incubator quiet nobody knew about it. But when it was presented, it was done it was finished we had renderings of it. We spent eight weeks only two months sketching Eddie sketched out the of the ideas and said Jay imagine walking airplane smells like pipe tobacco and it looks like it should have come out of a sailing yacht from the thirties. Aw, that's cool does yeah. Your J- Junior, I said, no, I don't know George Junior because. Yeah, you know the thunderbird yacht leaked Tahoe oh. Yeah. Thunderbird Got Jack George Junior he commissioned that boat to be built because of his DC to aluminum airplane. Loved that superstructure look anyone that Wood Mahogany half craft from Michigan look let's put the two together. They got stainless steel superstructure on a mahogany lower, and it's the most famous antique boat in the world. That is a remarkable boat at blew my mind. When I first saw that thing, I couldn't believe that somebody had actually imagined much built. It imagine because they believed in the crossover opportunities of different industries. So we took this modern marble fly by wire south landing six foot four quarterback does a four four. Forty called the lineage it lands in Aspen Lands and Peterborough New Jersey. Lands London City impossible airports only meant for small airplanes is this big lineage? So what can we take into this? Let's reverse the equation. Let's inspire the airplane like that boat was inspired. So that became our theme and Eddie dependent. We got the rendering teams model it all out. So on the number side, we took care of the modeling and rendering and got it to be what it was and low and behold we had the sky yacht one and I pitched it to my colleagues and one of our events guys it's October we need to go to print in a few weeks on this. That's not part of our strategic plan Jay I said no but this is an idea that will help get tons of attention and earned media. We won't have to pay to publish it because people are GonNa WanNa know more about it. It's cool as different has a story in Eddie helped us along debate ensued because we were company embedded in the hierarchy of design and engineering and execution time to release things we don't mess around we need to be able to make it. I said, well, we can make this because everything was sketch design, right? Over the monuments of the aircraft that we have today it's all materials. There's no reengineering of substrates in connections to the fuselage or any of that. So I talked him into it and they said, well, we're GONNA charge for because if somebody wants it, they're gonNA have to buy it I called Eddie Instead Eddie we got the green light. WE'RE GONNA put it out. We got full support and we should publish it somebody asked for seventy million dollars goes seventy million. You can get a g six fifty for that it's got to be more words. Okay how does eighty three million sound he goes great. Let's do it. So there you go. We didn't know what the price was because it's a concept but to help understand what it would take to execute the interior and look at the custom completion in luxury against that question every detail in it was going to be luxuries because it was unique. In something not seen and truly not expected come out of emperor and that paid dividends, and of course, he didn't stop there you concert of Wild West Interior reminded me of something off of in Cartwright's ranch. It was phenomenal.
Wayne Carini from 'Chasing Classic Cars' and F40 Motorsports
"This is Robert Ross with another episode of cars that matter and today my guest is Wayne Carini who everybody knows Wayne Wayne's the host of chasing classic cars and incredibly Popular Program about finding gyms in the rough Wayne's also owner of f Forty Motor Sports Portland Connecticut I'm going to call that as day job and what a job it is Wayne Welcome to the program during us to be with. Obviously we're talking coast to coast I'm here in Los Angeles, and you're on the eastern side of the US and were doing this by way of Zoom. So it's not in the studio, but it allows some long distance conversation really in much the same way that you probably deal with. So many of the collectors nowadays things have certainly changed for all of us in the way that we communicate and weighed. The options are being held virtual car shows everything's changed slightly only. It's just for short periods. We'll talk about some of those things both the short-term effects maybe some of the long term positive benefits that come from this, it's hard to imagine there are any, but they're actually might be but instead of going forward in time, let's go back in time for a second. Let me just ask you the obvious. Question a lifetime love affair with cars, full classics, postwar sports, and racing cars, and probably even some modern collectibles. How did this car fixation begin when I was born into it? My father was founder the model a restorers club America back in nineteen fifty one year I was born cars were basically in our family from the beginning and then my dad restored cars for a living whether it was Duesenberg? Packard? As or buicks whatever they were my cousin built hot rods in a lean to next to my father's shop, and then a mile up the road was candy pools sports car shop where they had about every type sports car in the World Men Candy Pool is very famous race car drivers. So there was race cars, Ferraris Maserati. Oscars every type of car. That was rare stuff back then and I think that's how I got my ashes for everything to do with automobiles was brought up on every type of automobile. That's quite a broad swath. You Talk About Your Dad restoring everything from model as to Duisenburg's there couldn't be a wider gulf between those two and it's interesting. You mentioned that let's drill down into. That for just a second Wayne I often wonder the model a was such a ubiquitous machine, obviously the model t and then the model put Henry Ford on the map with a little company we call the Blue Oval but all the guys that actually treasure those cars and restore them and kept him alive for so many decades when they were well past. Their prime. It's very rare to see those cars any longer they sorta seems almost evaporated off the surface the earth they've become pretty popular again though in that era forcible way to get into the hobby and you could basically model for today from a catalog. So because of the ease of getting a apart the east of the restoration and the fun factor. With the driving aspect of it, I mean, these cars are a Lotta Fun to drive. Easy on reasonably priced. So we see model as actually their value and increasing summer bar. That's a great harbinger of things to come then because they really were sort of the cornerstone of the collector hobby back before guys can afford their full classics and all the fancy stuff from Europe. I starting going to Hershey with my dad and nine hundred, fifty, seven was six years old I think her she started either in fifty five, hundred, fifty, six does either liver fear second year, and then probably the third year I was there it became part. Of Our family, my dad created the model, a restorers club. He just come out of service in flight forty, eight and gentleman brought him a model a Ford to do some paint work on any restored to perfection for the gentleman brought it to local car show nine, hundred fifty and they wouldn't let him show it because they said that's just some old used car as nothing special and he got upset about that and went home and created the model, every stores America which thousands of people all over the world still supporting that club.
"robert ross" Discussed on Cars That Matter
"This is Robert Ross welcoming you to another episode of cars that matter that I have a very special guest from faraway. . Actually, , we're a video conference from Los Angeles to France and I'm here with Kristoff George President and CEO of Bentley. . Kaz Christoph. . It's wonderful to have on the show welcomed Angel Belt For me Today City my pleasure not seen one another for A. . Long Time I. . Think the most reason get together was for the launch of one of the very auspicious continental GT's at a dinner back on the East Coast. . Since that time a lot has happened you were president and CEO at the time, , and then you took over as global director product and marketing for period, , and then back into the hot seat in America's with. . Visits to come back. . Well, , obviously I thought there was some great work to do. . You're kind of an outlier in the world of automotive executives because you've been with Bentley for a long time in. . August, , the meals. . You fell in. . Love is Bentley's did you do change talk about authentic? ? So yes, , I joined than say nine G H was one months after was <unk> opening the twenty two years ago <unk> change away. . On <unk> any memoir I can change this. . By. . Just been fascinated and I don't see that being spent for such you came on really at the let's call at the beginning of the new Bentley chose her none was on a roll he had acquired. . That year spent Lee was brand new and it was an opportunity to a new chapter in the book of a mark that had been around since one, thousand, , , nine, , hundred, , Ninety S, and , this is what we didn't again when they joined in Nj one monsalve Sango peltier's alcohol petty. . We massively invested in effectively and new projects like <unk> energy with <unk> open pets right and this was the start of win. . We need it just time to develop talent twin told us to knock. It's . that when we introduced it in two, thousand , four, , each was immediately <hes>. . You'd success enemies in foil immunity del business by affect. . Austin. . So we took a change of scale company is these new coach Delta G.. . <unk> Qoriniasa I should remember that launch and has been a perennial favorite of American. . Luxury consumers ever sense the continental gt really did move the needle and deny fe on it to the title of your food, , which is cows reach metals. . That's GAL reach muddles ends easterly of. . Today's Account Bacon they quickly a classic. . <unk>. . The Guy Industry, , you can name a few bullshit. Evan . would be a Nike. . That's right. . <unk> beginner naked. . It really did my simple definition of echo nosy cheese. . All nuts it's hush money when you launch a new. . Next Generation of existing cal people asking the question what is new is a new designs, , a new feature specification, , thick nosy. . Belfer once on. . So and when you are launching as a next generation of America, , the question of from people is <unk> them right and that's a very simple way to who gets it's UNCALLED SALTA GT. . As they quickly achieved that these estate us was a marketplace it. . Absolutely did and what's remarkable is that even under the aegis of a new company or a brand new Bentley showing, , say it really hearken back to the roots and the heritage of certainly Bentley's greatest post-war car the continental yes. . In that was a remarkable fastback design that was the greatest. . Yes. . Well, , literally continental tour and remains a hugely important collector Carta de as a Calgary says benzine spacious of. . Gt was tight and nineteen, fifty, , , two on. . This was at the time the fastest Faldo coop in the markets what <unk> became as win. . So we took a lot of this inspiration even in terms of design on Galyon even you reaching down way but you can see since relation and you know when you are walking luxury, , it is so a sunshine that you as laid back to some good fundamentalists, , VN and soup. . Stones Having Open Mitch's being nutshell for so many years. . It's true. . Of course, , a couple of years ago you launched what you call the new continental and what I. . Think's remarkable about it is that so many times refreshes or new designs don't capture the essence or beauty of their original but this car looks better than ever. . Yes, , it's remarkable. . Thank <unk> generation <unk>. . So again, , be put tough attention on no changing Zoe. . A with his major success of counseling Tennessee <unk> these combination of luxury foam of issue Becca, , <unk>, , butte package, , which allows you to Exalt <unk>. . Dumb of driving <unk> shoe. . This package is a four wheel drive Paktika spaces appoint foles bet foremost Asia's unique. . Place, , this was. . Full success with fell school <unk>.
Christophe Georges and Bentley Americas
"This is Robert Ross welcoming you to another episode of cars that matter that I have a very special guest from faraway. Actually, we're a video conference from Los Angeles to France and I'm here with Kristoff George President and CEO of Bentley. Kaz Christoph. It's wonderful to have on the show welcomed Angel Belt For me Today City my pleasure not seen one another for A. Long Time I. Think the most reason get together was for the launch of one of the very auspicious continental GT's at a dinner back on the East Coast. Since that time a lot has happened you were president and CEO at the time, and then you took over as global director product and marketing for period, and then back into the hot seat in America's with. Visits to come back. Well, obviously I thought there was some great work to do. You're kind of an outlier in the world of automotive executives because you've been with Bentley for a long time in. August, the meals. You fell in. Love is Bentley's did you do change talk about authentic? So yes, I joined than say nine G H was one months after was opening the twenty two years ago change away. On any memoir I can change this. By. Just been fascinated and I don't see that being spent for such you came on really at the let's call at the beginning of the new Bentley chose her none was on a roll he had acquired. That year spent Lee was brand new and it was an opportunity to a new chapter in the book of a mark that had been around since one, thousand, nine, hundred, Ninety S, and this is what we didn't again when they joined in Nj one monsalve Sango peltier's alcohol petty. We massively invested in effectively and new projects like energy with open pets right and this was the start of win. We need it just time to develop talent twin told us to knock. It's that when we introduced it in two, thousand four, each was immediately You'd success enemies in foil immunity del business by affect. Austin. So we took a change of scale company is these new coach Delta G.. Qoriniasa I should remember that launch and has been a perennial favorite of American. Luxury consumers ever sense the continental gt really did move the needle and deny fe on it to the title of your food, which is cows reach metals. That's GAL reach muddles ends easterly of. Today's Account Bacon they quickly a classic. The Guy Industry, you can name a few bullshit. Evan would be a Nike. That's right. beginner naked. It really did my simple definition of echo nosy cheese. All nuts it's hush money when you launch a new. Next Generation of existing cal people asking the question what is new is a new designs, a new feature specification, thick nosy. Belfer once on. So and when you are launching as a next generation of America, the question of from people is them right and that's a very simple way to who gets it's UNCALLED SALTA GT. As they quickly achieved that these estate us was a marketplace it. Absolutely did and what's remarkable is that even under the aegis of a new company or a brand new Bentley showing, say it really hearken back to the roots and the heritage of certainly Bentley's greatest post-war car the continental yes. In that was a remarkable fastback design that was the greatest. Yes. Well, literally continental tour and remains a hugely important collector Carta de as a Calgary says benzine spacious of. Gt was tight and nineteen, fifty, two on. This was at the time the fastest Faldo coop in the markets what became as win. So we took a lot of this inspiration even in terms of design on Galyon even you reaching down way but you can see since relation and you know when you are walking luxury, it is so a sunshine that you as laid back to some good fundamentalists, VN and soup. Stones Having Open Mitch's being nutshell for so many years. It's true. Of course, a couple of years ago you launched what you call the new continental and what I. Think's remarkable about it is that so many times refreshes or new designs don't capture the essence or beauty of their original but this car looks better than ever. Yes, it's remarkable. Thank generation So again, be put tough attention on no changing Zoe. A with his major success of counseling Tennessee these combination of luxury foam of issue Becca, butte package, which allows you to Exalt Dumb of driving shoe. This package is a four wheel drive Paktika spaces appoint foles bet foremost Asia's unique. Place, this was. Full success with fell school
Jack Chisenhall and Vintage Air
"Welcome cars the matter I'm Robert Ross and joining me today as Jackson Hall, President founder of the vintage air and recipient of the prestigious Robert. E Petersen lifetime. Achievement. Award. Welcome jackets. Good to have you here. Thank you Robert. Appreciate that glad to be here. You've kind of an entire industry that's really come to be known as performance air conditioning. Vintage Air was founded longtime ago now in nineteen seventy six primarily to serve builders who wanted to bill. Really Cool. Hot Rods Right. Talk about how you got to where you are I. Understand you started rich and early age well, yes. I started reading a hot rod magazine and it was hot rod magazine, an Rod and custom which were once at the time that everybody was reading. It had got me interested in old cars and I was about probably thirteen isn't it? Funny? We're in it always starts Yeah. Well thirteen years old I think so long story short my mom my dad was an air force and he was at this particular time was overseas along so she would take me out looking for old cars driving around we drove by one old junkyard that had some pretty nice cars and for Junkyard, and there was a little Mali sedan sitting right there and so. With that one and that started it really which pay fifty bucks hundred bucks for no one hundred dollars ran and drove off. There's a lot of must have been a nice car. It was decent in Iran in my mom felt that was important. So she said that'd be good one it actually Lebron's than I thought well, mode will be in their law anyway but. What did you put in that thing? Jag. Let Me Guess Flathead v Eight maybe something like that. Yeah. The first walk was a mercury by then the mercury and the flatheads kind of really on their last legs so cheap and a guy out of Mercury, my dad and military, and so I could go out to the base hobby shop at work on it therapies they have the tools and equipment wilmer stuff anyway he was out there and he was pulling that thing out and he was gonna put an old set I'm looking at that thing going he san now I gotta get rid of this thing and I'm going hey, wait a second I ask him what he'd takes Twenty. Five Bucks for so. Two fifty, five key begins Mercury, flat. It sounds like deal and boy that was the bee's knees back. Then there really was water fun car that must have been what happened after those formative years he did some college worker well. And as going along I kept working on our of data as we went along than mercury got lost and I put a pontiac over at bow the eight. Okay. Okay. And I use that to go to school I drove that car was my only car and so yeah I, I went to school studied industrial design. Guy Down College it was Vietnam era so. I joined ROTC after I got out of college I went right into the air force that was pretty ambitious endeavor especially at the time you fly planes her through for a little bit and then I did other stuff when emir force well, it sounds like an interesting stint obviously got out your passion for hot rods did not diminish in the lease no it. Always Hot Rod Guy, was there an a Ha moment that you had that said, he wait a minute I'm going to get serious about this. Well, when I got out of the Air Force, I had to make a decision. I think a lot of people that go in the air force consider staining and making a career out of thought about that for just a second and pretty much decided that I wanted to do. It always wanted to do I told my mom when I was about thirteen or fourteen. I told her not WANNA build parts for Cars I decided. Well, if I wanted to do that, this long should stick with that I started looking around. What can I do at that point? Pete shakes had started a year before that. There was a couple of chassis guys out there now and I've thought well I don't want to go jump in the middle something someone is already doing so look can I do that's new made any backup just a second I had started an air conditioning repair installation sinner right after I got out of the Service in seventy three head that stuff laying around so I thought hey, street rod nationals coming up here in August August load up the van take a bunch of stuff up there and made three unique parts to have up there for that deal were no condensers at that time in the condenser is the part that goes in front of the radiate sure that support that takes up space and. A hot rod that could be a sore thumb and of course, in those days, it was all about thirty four. It's some people would say it's still. Also, we'll get to that I designed and had a company make me condenser company up in Minnesota. Make me a condenser that was vertical so it would fit that format because there was nothing like that available number one that's right that narrow narrow grill and the yeah it had to fit just right? Yeah. There were narrow ones but they laid down the width of the cars that were going on now. That's right. So we did that and then nine designed a compressor mounting bracket for a small black Chevy because there were more sponsorship, he's going in at that time anything else. So the hoods were narrow on hot rod so it couldn't hang out sides like they did in the newer cars. So that was the second thing we did that bracket and then the third thing we did is I made a mold. been working with my hands long enough that I just figured hands I can make them all and I can make my own plastic evaporator out in. That's right and put the coralline and I'll have a unique evaporator to fit of thirty, two
"robert ross" Discussed on Medicine, We're Still Practicing
"This. Therapy would be is very inappropriate. Why well because it may not be appropriate both economically or or even medically for patient but when they see it on tv they hear that this is the latest and the greatest in their mind. This is what should be used and that puts pressure on a physician to prescribe something. That maybe he or she so as not as a physician pressure from the patient that may have heard something that may be appropriate may be not appropriate. Maybe your specialty may not. Be Your specialty. You actually don't want to be challenged by your patient. I WANNA be challenged by PHI information. That's reasonable and rational. Not not information that is perpetrated by an insurance company with an economic motivation. And I agree. I want Steve to be challenged by the patient. Every time and I also want to be challenged by the I think most doctors do almost all of us like it when a patient requests a second opinion not defensive about it meet think. That's you know some seek satisfied. It's a great idea but you certain things require a certain degree of sophistication truly understand the value and I don't think you'll see very many advertisements for certain approach to a legal problem with technical information because people trained as lawyers. So I you know there's a certain benefit to having the public expe- extremely well informed and I'm all for that but I'm not sure television. Advertising for biologics is part of that. Well you know may maybe not just for a second Let's let's stick to the immunotherapy conversation for a minute Is that currently more expensive on. Its face then. A more Standard Care With with chemotherapy insider esp well first of all. It's usually chemotherapy plus immunotherapy. So it's not in place of and immunotherapy is very expensive again as I said. I'm totally for appropriate targeted tonight. When it's a pro certain conditions where it could be life saving. Somebody's GONNA use it for for immunotherapy sake alone or because it or because the the patient heard about it on TV so therefore it must be the thing that should be used but it sounds like you're you're resenting the idea that a patient would question. Oh I heard about this. It sounds cool. I want presenting the Insurance Company for putting it on TV. As if this is therapy that everybody should be asking for when they're not really educating the patient as to win it's appropriate when it's not there they're putting it on the patient to put pressure on the physician to prescribe this medication. Because it's supposed to be good because it's on tv not because hey what do you think? Dr. Is this right for me. They're making it sound like this. Medication is the panacea for what you have. Oh by the way If you listen very carefully to the fine points of all the possible complications that they rattle off you know it would almost tongue in cheek. We've cured cancer and killed the patient. Well I mean they they minimize those risks and they list him in about fifteen seconds a thousand different complications that can take place but they highlight. You know all the benefits so the patient is getting a a slanted view of not. Only what medication can in Cantu but also when it's appropriate. I wouldn't necessarily restrict the advertising of these of these products on TV as long as the rules about exactly how they were discussed in the commercial war fair exactly so it's not just the side effects that are there in. The small print said go very quickly by the announcer at the very end of the commercial. Immunotherapy is a great example. Because you have a certain tumor. Based upon the details of that tumor how aggressive it looks history logically and other biology of the tumor and score. That comes out of that. It might be a great therapy but if you don't have those criteria it might be actually deleterious you guys. It sounds like you don't WanNa be inconvenienced by your patient asking too many. I don't want them coming in with a misconception. You're coming from this tenant that the drug industry that the manufacturer of this medication. Strictly has altruistic notions for its medication. It's basically manipulating patients to be sales people for the drug industry that were resistant to. We're happy to talk to our patients to educate our patients to set them on the right path. That's what we do as physicians. But we don't want the. We don't want insurance companies to mislead patients and we think that from from advertising. There's a lot of misrepresentation that's taking place. You know what I'm going to ask us for just a minute. We're GONNA take a quick break. We'll be right back. Hi I'm Robert Ross. Host of cars that matter you might be wondering what makes a car matter and I have a feeling you already know the answer. Some cars have changed history. Some you can hear a mile away. Some have lines that make your heart skip a beat if a car ever made you look twice then. I think you know the ones that matter. Join me as I speak with. Designers collectors market experts about the passions driving passions. We drive cars that matter wherever you get your PODCASTS.
"robert ross" Discussed on Cars That Matter
"The road trip experience. Let's talk about roads for just a minute. What's the the best road you've ever driven? Oh now that's interesting. Certainly in southern California were spoilt Angeles. Crest is remarkable Ortega highway as hard to beat even are a little canyons around here in Malibu fantastic some secret roads that are just pure torture on wheels. I love him. So there's a road Robert when you're leaving London and you want to go and check out stonehenge. There's a very long very narrow road that has these things that are called. hedgerows hedgerows the massive hedges on either side of the road and it's incredibly narrow now in the UK. You're driving something that can can only sort of be called a car driving on the wrong side of the road. They still haven't come around on side of the road and you're driving fast asked and there is all of two inches. Maybe three between your mirror and the mirror. That's coming the other way and you are zipping as fast as you can and at some point or another when you get proficient at it you feel so powerful that I think that was is my favourite road. that's great. That's great well certainly. European roads are narrow. And that's part of the challenge. I remember first. Lamborghini Mercy Lago excursion in in Italy was fraught with quite a bit of terror. Just trying to navigate some of those small streets in the old sections of town. Mike God those cars aren't designed for that they're designed for Fiat five hundred hundreds apropos of which I just have to give a shout out. You talk about discoveries that there's still an opportunity to make discoveries as you get older. I recently got a Fiat. Five hundred. Don't laugh not only. Is it one of the most remarkable and accomplished pieces of automotive clans and Jars Frank Stephenson Steffensen gets an a plus for designing one of the most perfect cars in the world. It's also a fantastic car to drive now. The old saying you can have more fun driving a slow. Oh car fast and he can have driving a fast car slow pertains but when it comes to handling dynamics and the ability to park in places that you could never park before in an urban setting around town that little Fiat is magic back to Rhodes. I think one of the best roads I ever drove was probably in Morocco. I guess a king at the time had ordered that it be pave or whatever you can do totalitarian regime. It was a smooth as glass road and some of the most incredible landscape in the world. And I just. I just wish that I'd had a better car to drive there some time ago. I believe you may have orchestrated this. We had the folks from Clarin setup a rob report trip we. Yeah I think we called it. The New England fall colors drive and I would have to say that. That's my best driving experience. Just absolutely stunning roads through mountains in kind of a fireworks display of changing colors in the fall where the leaves are such a bright red and orange and yellow and the roads. Look doc absolutely like they've been paved in the last fifteen minutes. Well you know the seasons or something that drivers get to enjoy the east coast and certainly from the seat of a McLaren. It's hard to beat that that experience one more road that you and I took together. Which one was that and between us we had four wheels and we left the Maui for season? Nah closer to the line of airport. We hung a right hung another right and suddenly we were going up a mountain road to a volcano. Do you remember Knbr that fantastic. Guideline de road idea that vocal I do that. That's a magical place and again a place that you wish you could transport some of your favorite cars because put a car you love on a road like that. It's hard to forget one thing I've got to say. Is that in my last thirty years. One of the absolute highlights of my life has has been knowing and playing with you well spectacular. I love you to death. Well Bill I feel the same way and I think it's amazing that cars can bring people together to have those kinds of experiences but guess what if all we had was sandbox and a bunch of wooden blocks I think we would have just as much fun..
"robert ross" Discussed on Cars That Matter
"My motor running just like you develop for your cars that you collect your art that you collect you actually create a book book for every piece. Well I think it's important. Yes you're right especially now. More than ever provenance is sort of key to the experience chance. I tried to go back to the beginning in fact just recently I had some conversations with the prior owner of my Lamborghini and we've gone back to discover the original channel owner passed away a few years ago. But I've been in correspondence with his son. I want to know about the earliest years of the car and really every little scrap of correspondence respondents and every receipt everything pertaining to a car and just so you guys know when he's has every receipt and he restores a car. It's a lot of received notebooks out everything and notebooks on conversations notebooks on all the ephemera that unfortunately in the past you know so much of it has been lost and in the world of art. It's hugely important to one wishes that you could go back five hundred years to the origins of a particular engraving or Woodcut but thanks to collect stamps stamps that sometimes exist on the back of these things we can at least travel back to the seventeen hundreds or maybe even a little earlier depending we just got done with the Super Bowl and I think there were six different automotive companies that were advertising their electric car. That's right well. That's the crystal ball. We're all going to be looking into. It's all those cars or is that something else you know disparagingly. Call them toasters but.
"robert ross" Discussed on Cars That Matter
"Still get the best kept secret in the car world. I vowed to have another Morgan Someday Day. But in all my convertibles I have never really put the top down and enjoyed it. I like the quiet the solitude and frankly the sun isn't a friend friends so I liked at the top up exactly the opposite of you. Bill were driving in the breeze. You're driving Sol. And whenever I see an sa I still think you Gotti the engine or the Stereo Well they certainly get points for both Bugatti W sixteen engine is something remarkable. I mean we haven't had a sixteen cylinder powerplant our plants since the Xetra and before that you had to go back to the pre-war to look at something like a Cadillac. But you're an audio file Well they do a remarkable job with their speakers in their audio systems. The real music comes from the engine though. I didn't say that didn't necessarily as a stereo should have while you're driving the why get out of the car. You're well that's a good question. That's a very good point. Okay so let's go to the mid two thousands roles or my book. That's an interesting when you know my Bach or I should say mercedes-benz Saito spins got points for trying to resuscitate a brand that was more since nineteen thirty seven now the Zeppelin that was a my Bach. And do you remember how much of the toy shack back the rolls on my buck took up. You had these classy old beautiful collector restored elegant cars and I had these monoliths that just took up half the studio. Well in case he ever get kicked out of the house. He had a place to sleep. When you consider more than a century of automaking unbroken even through the war they continue to manufacture or something my Bach over? They did kind of have a break as they move from into the BMW l.. Absolutely true rate story. That is well it. Is You know especially when you consider the year before they were officially taken over. I think they sold something like seventy cars in the United States. They were as good as dead. The embalmer was on the way and BMW. Certainly resuscitated Acetate of the brand in a beautiful way. And we've had a chance to talk with some of the designers that were a part of that resurrection. If you want to hear more about Rolls Royce design. Listen to Ian Cameron and his so wife Verena close talking about design it Rolls Royce and BMW design works in the two thousands and similarly we had young designer named Andrea Sterner vp pe of design and global architecture Karma automotive who was formerly with Rolls Royce. And the W so really. It's an interesting way of saying that design and sort of comes full circle and there are a lot of revolving doors in a very small community of designers. And I think that's what allows so many of today's modern cars to to have such a sort of a rich confluence of ideas that came from all different places so to restore or not to restore rubber. Well that's a great question. You know. Certainly the trend over the last decade or more has been to preserve cars in other words a sympathetic restoration or no restoration at all. You look at auction results and sometimes these cars. That haven't been dusted in thirty years and look like they belong in the bottom of a chicken coop because that's where they came from get more money than a beautifully restored example. I think that's lunacy. I think that it's matter of people wanting to be the first sort of pop the Cherry on this poor old thing but the fact of the matter is Well restored car than a properly restored. Car is probably one of the most beautiful physical artifacts in the world. The only reason to keep a car original and unrestored is if it's truly remarkable condition and but when things like body work and paint and all the other hard parts of become so dilapidated that they can't really be brought back with a little Polish and a feather duster her then. It's probably time to go down to bare metal. You're not just focused Robert on the art and design of a fine automobile. You're a multifaceted human being and you've collected art for the last few decades but in radically different disciplines. Tell us a little about your collection. You know if cars are art than art as art too so I think really. I've often said I'd lied all my cars on fire to preserve my old master engravings. I think when you look at your museum you realize that the same way you have a taste for different beauty in different cars. You have that in art hangs on walls and you have to very radically different different collections. Well there's no question that you sort of Boomerang. From the High Gothic era late Fifteenth Century Early Sixteenth Century Northern European prints and then in embracing tribal art from CNN for me it's a fascinating subject. Some of these cultures especially in New Guinea were arguably the most removed from Western civilization. Jose Shin as any on the.
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"GONNA say a line and you just give me a quick answer in a line. Torquato Ben Talk you can never use the top end but you can use every pound foot torque from the very geico comfort or tight to the road gotTA gotTa go tight to the road. The CD pants feel is probably more important than spread out so far and wide as they say greenacres. You know. It's always interesting when you realize. Is that the weakest point the bottleneck the problem in a car is the connection between the CD. Your pants and the automobile absolutely go some of the seats that really really matter automatic or manual manual every day of the week. In fact I would have to say that until recently. I've never had an automatic and I only got that because I had to. They didn't offer it in a stick. So you're probably not Tesla Guy. Well I think it manual transmission allows somebody to really engage the driving experience grant other not as quick quick is the the paddle shift transmissions. But also you don't include the paddle shifter in the manual like the old Ferrari four thirty well if it shifts itself then. It's an automatic book damage. I think there's something about stirring gearbox that makes you a better driver it makes you think before you act in for me. That's half the fun of the experience. You're on the profile dare that I guess. That's one of the steering wheel or leather well. I'm a fan of the woods steering during wheel. Only because I'm old enough to remember when those were actually standard fare on so many British cars. You've got a nine eleven back in nineteen sixty six and well. It came with a wooden steering wheel. It'd be shelby had a wooden wheel all the cars that I really truly had beautiful. They sure did that was like sitting in a wooden smoking room. Exactly what was your favorite wooden. MM steering wheel. Favorite wooden steering wheel would have to be by Nardi. The Italians make them like nobody else. Okay sport motor racing racing is highly overrated it especially when you're as mediocre a driver as I am. I like sport. It's Kinda like baby bear's Porridge. It was just right. Mama's was too cold and daddy's was was too hot but sport mode is just right to explain it to our listeners and with the racing mode where disengaged all the computer mechanisms that we've basically gotten spoiled with. There's a reason those were developed for people like me who aren't smart enough to know how to actually use that car when when it's a expressing all it's evil personality which is why the sport modes just right in most cars. It gives you just the right amount of road field. Handling Dynamics Hammocks are tight. The engine gives me a little bit of extra growl and back talk. But it's not so raucous not so out of control that the damage to yourself or or anybody else okay. Here's a mean one. BMW or Mercedes whale for me. It's no question that's BMW. My first car was a BMW. You'RE NOT TO BE WRONG ITEM EH. Exactly for a guy who who's never been without a Mercedes. I guess I'm probably going to get a little bit of blowback from you but you're actually driver you like driving. You know in all fairness this I think they are both remarkable cars and in fact alone car. I'd love to have in the stable. Just because it's such a sleeper and such an incredible utility vehicle is the latest Mercedes. Shady's am g wagon. Boy that he series wagon is phenomenal and it looks good. It drives well and he can throw a couple of fifty pound bags of fertilizer in the back and still have room for three cases of Chateau Lafitte. It doesn't get any better than that. Well okay Two wheels or four. Well that's interesting. I think for wheels ultimately because certain age one has to make concession to frailty and the brevity of human life but as a younger man to nobody listens to podcast. That will understand Stan. Then well as a young man to wheels and I still get dewy eyed whenever I look at the motorcycles that are sitting stationary like floor lamps in my studio I mean my old do Khadi Might Marini so many the bikes that have gone through my hands. All harleys that I built I missed missed them dearly and I missed the experience. We had some of our best times writing wheel. When we in our company for you guys listening we had like eight people we all went out and got motorcycles? And and every Sunday we would be driving through the hills of Santa Monica and just had the best time to. Here's an important question Robert Harley soft Taylor road king as as a matter of fact for me. It's a Harley sportster cafe doubt but all that being said I am very fond of my soft tail. It was a great bike. I think if I had it to do over again I'd probably by a road king the comfort and the presence of that big ball buffalo is really something different from that. Exactly Buick Wild L.. Alfred forty-five comfortable that I had when I was a kid. Ice Driving or thermal tracking the desert. Oh wow well is driving. You know being from Southern California. I don't have a whole lot. Conversant with cold weather. Driving is driving is a lot of fun but I have to say track down. Thermal is a kick in the head. And let's face it. You can go out for great.
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"Leave the world better than you found it. Drink crowd source water. We are back. Thank goodness so I gotta ask you Robert. If money wasn't an issue. What car would you someday like in your garage? Oh Gosh well. Unfortunately money is an issue but there are a few I think of all the fascinating cars from Italy's passed a car like the east so a three three C gelato. Bits Herreni's race car or even a fifty. Three hundred Strada would be car of choice. What a look? What an incredible edible profile at cuts and an amazing engine to Powertrain that doesn't really get the credit. It deserves gus. What Chevy three twenty seven? Why because bit Sereni Sereni realized that even though he designed the greatest? GTO's of the era and the Lamborghini engine and all these other great things that when it came to performance for dollar a small manufacturer like bit Sereni or Esso could rely on the Americas best an chevy or a Ford or Chrysler v Eight. Those are hard to beat. So yes that car would be the car that I'd WanNa have actually our friend Bruce Meyers probably the most important one around. It was a Lamont car from the nineteen sixty four season and that is a remarkable vehicle. Looks Great. It's got great history and provenance and of course. Nobody knows what they are. There's some other the cars to it would be hard to go wrong with a first generation Lamborghini. COON Tasha L. P.. Four hundred the periscope. Oh fantastic car. As far as the FERRARIS are concerned. Name your poison. There are so many wonderful Ferraris Robert. Let's play a little game. I'M.
"robert ross" Discussed on Cars That Matter
"One year karl-heinz Karl Heinz call befell. He said to me you have to come to Bologna. And I'll give you a car to drive and I said Oh really yeah it's purple Maserati with a Pale blue interior son of a bitch. I'm driving your old car. The first one they painted the paint wasn't right and they made me keep it as my daily drive and they've built you another one so I guess my aesthetic sensibilities were able to resonate on a regular basis. You sell that car or did you know I gave it away. I mean these. These cars are just because they had to have a purple car takes a select group of people. That would be willing to buy that. Well now let's make clear that it was an important maserati color from the eighties and historic color. Called Bore Dove Toria which was used for the quarter report they series three and historically some of the race cars no doubt you had a philosophy philosophy behind. I just remember what it was like to be in it. Well it was definitely quite a contrast to what you were saying about being seen in a car. And that's part of what you look for in a design nine. An automobile is an opportunity to express oneself. It says a lot about a person when they choose a Mercedes Benz over a BMW or a Cadillac over Alexis Alexis. There are reasons that all these cars exist because they're different people for whom they are made and certainly in the world of sports cars as they like to say in the business. It's an aspirin every seat. That's why some people gravitate toward the Talian machines. Some people gravitate per German machines British machines. The good news of course is is that you don't have to have just one and of course you had quite a few at one time when we used to share a toy Shak yes a long before the term man cave came around. I remember you thought it was a good idea and I heartily agreed to build out a quiet very under the radar space which was is actually a warehouse. Yep At least from the outside from the outside I actually measured at once and it turned out to be about forty five hundred square feet upstairs downstairs but which we actually really filled up pretty good though it was it was. It was actually filled to bursting. I think we probably had as many as what maybe sixteen cars in there. At one time and bikes you could compare in contrast look at one car and look at a non. You had the classy cars that required knowledge and expertise and a designed sensibility and right right and junk like a convertible like a Rolls Royce. Drop in and around the Ferrari spider and stuff like that. I'm sitting in between the spot for a minute. What's what's that Ferrari or Lamborghini? We all know that's a question that I would've answered differently back in two thousand six than I would answer today at. The time is certainly in the early two. Thousands Ferrari was unquestionably the standard bearer of Talian automotive technology. They certainly had the heritage and history. They were far and away. More popular. Lamborghini has done a remarkable job the following decade the one that immediately precedes the show in developing automobiles. That are in every way state of the art. The remarkable thing too is that to Ferrari and Lamborghini though they may be in many ways on par are are anything but similar personalities as different as night and day. And that's what's remarkable is. Both of the cars have place. Both of the cars actually share many of the same owners owners now used to be that you could never imagine a Ferrari owner even considering having upset a Lamborghini keys in his pocket but now the great thing is that there's room mm for both in the same garage. You've owned some really special cars but you did have one car that you kind of Jones dafter for many years you acquired wired us then did a whole lot of work on it brought it up to pebble and all. I can remember in the toy shack. Is You had a statue. That was anatomically anatomically correct. A bull is yes probably the most hideous and reviled trophy among any of the car clubs. Extent the Lamborghini club America which I dearly love. It's running owned by my friend. Andrew Romanowski has nice group of members. Now do a fantastic job. That's my pitch for the club. Everybody Buddy should join it even. If you don't own one of the cars they give out a perpetual award at something that the winner of the Lamborghini Club Concord recieve people's People's choice. Well it was essentially best in show award. I think that year when we first brought the car out at took people's choice best in show and certainly best in class. That was a real honor. But I got to take this award home and it was the grossest thing you've ever seen bronze bull weighed like two hundred pounds right and had a three three piece set on it. I can't believe I kept that for a year and gave it back and of course the car the trophy and it's still in circulation in some other. Poor Poor Devil has received at all about imprinting like I was saying before bill I saw my first four hundred. Gt back in nineteen sixty seven or so on the St Zipper car. A lot on Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. My Dad had taken me there and we we looked at cars. And Hey actually a little brownie camera and he snapped a picture of me leaning against the finger of one. You still have the picture I still do and that imprint. Just kinda wouldn't go away but the Lamborghini did it more than any other. And of course it's through the ensuing doing decades a rather ignored and reviled car among the Talian offerings. Certainly the mirror and the Taj and any number of four toddling mind find the typical Lamborghini race car. Oh No not at all triangle. It was the last of the MOHICANS. It was the last car that came out of courtesy. Our touring of Milan Carl Lee Lee sender. Looney was the designer. And it was released. Sort of the hearken back to the Golden Age of Italian coach building but it for me it was a a real historic orrick reference point. And I think that's why I appreciate it so much. And how many times did you put it into. I'm going to call it Rehab but restoration. Well it it was restored initially in two two thousand two. I acquired a year earlier and shop run by a fellow named Gary Bobble. If that a year long restoration it took some awards immediately when we took up to Monterey and then subsequently it's been back in Rehab for for a couple of years very recently and then we took a number of awards and twenty eighteen up in Monterey Array couple of best in show and best classic quail and so forth. It hasn't been on the lawn of Pebble beach yet but maybe someday so you still have it. Oh I still. That's a keeper for their sure. A lot of my wish I still had. I think one never really realizes how much and when Mrs something until it's gone whether it's a person in your life or even a material surreal object like a car. Certainly I've got a lot of hand wringing and GNASHING of teeth to be done when I think about some of the ones that got away. Well we're GONNA take a quick break Robert when.
"robert ross" Discussed on Cars That Matter
"Quick story way back when we had been invited onto the USS aircraft carrier. Carl Vinson which is a nuclear powered aircraft carrier was someplace in the middle of the Pacific and Robert. Denying a few of we're friends from the company. Were lucky enough to be flown out there. Having arrested landing on top of an aircraft carrier spend the night and I tell you this story because my favorite moment was when we were given a tour of the boat as they called it which had fifty two hundred people living on board that was asleep on the water. Uh We walked into some of the barracks and one of the guys. One of the sailors suddenly stood up saluted and said woman woman on board and everybody stood up and saluted and that was Robert with his hair down to the middle of his back and but by the way he was the best stay had seen in a while. Well it does get lonely out at sea but they were out there serving our country hats off to them. It was really amazing experience. Actually take off half way it really. Was You talk about celebration. And some of these cars. Whether it's regarding Kyron or Tesla one hundred with the battery pack. There's no such thing as acceleration. Jeez Jeez compared to be chatting shot catapulted off a deck. That's quite an experience. Remember when they actually made us sit through about a half hour. Seminar are on how we should treat the takeoff and what they said they were gonNA counted down and how we had to put our hands. You sit backwards on this plane and we had to put our hands inside the seat belt gloves because otherwise our hands would hit the seat in front of us we took off backwards and we would break our risk risk on the seat in front of us and we listen to that and we were like. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah we can. We have a beer and anyway they put us on this thing they give us the signal they give us three seconds to prepare. We stick our hands in this thing and this thing takes off and all of us experienced what it's like to have our is actually leave our head and we all turn to each other and just kind of went. WHOA yeah looked like rat fink? It was quite something and then of course you think about what the guys that flew the SR seventy-one at mach three or whatever must have had to deal with so we were in a mail plane at the time. Yeah exactly really quite something. I'm going to go back to the Maserati because you had a Maserati Quattro portait forte customized. Now that was actually a grand sport. That was ruined Maserati. Had just come back country but then you had a convertible to Bill Iota Grant Sport Spider if I'm not mistaken and it. It was a fine little pair of cars and before anybody really new Maserati. It was kind of not the household name that it is today. And I like that Grand Sport had had the essentially a Ferrari. Three six exte- V8 in it and from the F.. Three sixty in remarkable car. I remember that when the President of the company came to me and said have you seen the colors that Robert chose for that car. We all actually it kind of boomerang back on him because then president of the company in Italy was visiting us.
"robert ross" Discussed on Cars That Matter
"Welcome to cars that matter. This is Robert. Ross today we get to talk one on one with Bill Kurtis host Kirk. Oh media's meet me in the Middle Bills Co hosted with me on this podcast on occasion but today it's really just the two of US friend to friend. Welcome Bill May. Hey Robert how you doing. It is nice to sit down with you for a change. It's as great but Robert. I've always been so impressed with your design sensibility. Everything whether how you keep your home every aspect of your life the way you dress the watches you wear the shoes that you wear well from the neck down. I try my best bill from the neck up. I only look at the neck up Robert to what I want to know is. What's the difference for you between the design of a car that you WANNA drive or the design of car that you want to collect a sometimes? It's just a matter looking at them hanging on the wall like you would do with a fine painting or putting them on a pedestal as you would do with a piece of sculpture and I know there are a lot of people who disagree with that sentiment I mean people people constantly disparaged the garage queen mentality in other words a car that so perfect too campy driven on the street but at a certain point. I think it's fair to say that a cars served its initial initial purpose and like a championship race horse. It's time to put it out to pasture and let it enjoy itself. It's dotage in the dotage of some of these. Old Cars is truly on the a show field and not necessarily saying that. That's a bad thing at all. I car that mattered that you owned. Did you buy to drive or did you buy to collect. While the the first car that mattered that I bought two drives by very first car and the only reason that it mattered was because it was my first car and something that I've quired for all of twelve hundred dollars with my hard earned money. That was real money and it was a little. BMW Sixteen hundred and certainly since then the sixteen hundred two thousand two series has become a very important landmark in the history of BMW and really put him on the map but if figures that you were that sophisticated back then the rest of us were soldering lawnmower engines onto stingray bicycle and that was our transportation. You're buying 'em W sixteen hundreds well. It was certainly an unknown back in the Stone Age but for me it was a great way to sort of understand. What kind of fun could it'd be had with a low powered car that was light and Nimble and really took advantage of some of our roads and southern California thousand dollars cost by well it was actually twelve hundred? That was a lot of money worked at a picture frame shop. In my later high school years it was actually a picture frame shop that also doubled as a head shop. I did the picture frame owner in his sister ran the paraphernalia section. funnily enough I think it was probably the only kid that never smoked weed back then. I was too busy studying and painting and doing all sorts of things that most kids probably weren't doing so might my first car was a buick wildcat. Nineteen sixty two four forty five four barrel put about three. BMW BE A sixteen hundreds inside that thing inside the trunk. Actually right. Our record was holding twelve people in the car now. Not Everybody was actually in the car. We lived John Long Island and we would go to Jones beach. These were too long bench seats so it was very easy to have four people in the front seat and four people in the backseat. And then you had of course the back panel behind the back seat convertible top would come down and so we would go down. Brook Parkway from Garden City Long Island to Jones speech with twelve people in the car and we would wave at the police as we drove by them on the Metro Parkway with twelve people in one car and I had look like a parade float on Madison Avenue. That's awesome actually. That car was in the parade in gardens to the one point or another. And we're moving right along. Let's great the great thing about about that car is. It didn't look like anything that was going to be able to build up any speed and this thing was so long just a huge car and back then at Roosevelt field we would have match races in. You've seen stuff like that in old movies. And whatever but you'd have your pink slip with you. My Pink Slip Slip. Cost me five hundred twenty five dollars for that car. That was my investment. Was Real money but this car. That looked like it really couldn't move at all was incredibly really fast now back then we were using Sonoko to sixty dinosaur gasoline. And you'd go through basically a tank of gas in a mattress that would be you know two miles long straightaway and this car would beat the other cars and they were like. GTO's they were all these Camaros that were all hopped popped up. They looked really impressive. Could not touch this car and so this was a lot of fun. The problem was every time you had a couple of these races my harmonic balance. I would go out and we would have to replace that on this car. Probably six or seven times and it was about a twelve hour job that-that's knock taint of heart but anyway. That was a great car for me. But I'm going to jump ahead to a time where I was in an Italian restaurant woodland hills and I looked outside the front window window and there was a guy dancing around the portion parking lot. I wasn't exactly dancing. I think I was moving quickly leap from car to car because I was trying to remember certain details and the only way to really do it was to sort of instantly compare and contrast but what you had to leap between one car and the other to be able to keep those images fresh in your mind you were there for quite a while and I remember seeing you the next morning. Finding out that that it was you and finding out that that day you were ordering your first brand new off the line push old habits die hard and I've done it a few times time since May have a way of getting under your skin. There's no question about it to tell us about that. No Gosh I always the color because that was just crazy. That was an interesting time. In Porsche's nine eleven Kevin Lineage. The nine sixty four was the model series and it had been introduced in Europe in nineteen eighty nine came to America in nineteen ninety and bright about that time Porsche. Russia was in really dire straits. I believe in Nineteen ninety-one. They sold something like sixteen thousand cars which is a paltry sum and certainly not enough to keep the company and business but I bought a new ninety one career to and it was a turquoise green metallic the only one that I've ever seen then or sense and a gorgeous thing that was one of the cars I sure miss. So what was your next after. was that the Maserati. Did that come next. No no I had I think after the Green Porsche avoid things sort of melt together. You know you get old. And all of of a sudden the decades melt together. Not just scary for those of you listening. Who didn't know Robert Back then? He had hair down to the middle of his back jet black. You didn't pay me enough to.
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"Welcome to cars that matter. I'm Chris Porter producer and editor on the show late last year. Robert Robert Ross sat down with William Bruce Meyer and Brett Anderson to record an episode on location at the Napa Valley Reserve would follow just some of the highlights from their conversation to hear more about their history and memories of collecting cars and an even deeper discussion about the philosophy and approach to developing the Napa Valley Reserve. Subscribe to cars that matter and listen into the full episode called William Harlan and the Napa Valley Reserve. Enjoy the ride. We are Meta with Napa Valley. So we're not quite of a studio in fact we've got some frogs and woodpeckers and all kinds of things going on around us and it just reminds us what a beautiful place we're in. Am I mistaken was there. was there to seventy five. Gt Be story that you guys could share. It's a great story and let me tell the story before that though the second car that I ever saw was a two seventy seventy five gt be. I saw that car in about three years later I was able to buy one slide. Kept it for a few years and it was nineteen eighteen sixty five. I guess it had the drive. Shaft has always get any out of balance and I couldn't afford to keep it going on the car and also keep it driveshaft driveshaft and balance and everything else so I ended up selling it really what I wanted was yellow and so I sold it at about Nineteen seventy-one I'd say seventy or seventy one one. So that's the story on me selling Redmond to get a yellow one but I never could quite the Ford of the things I wanted to keep my life going until one day I call Bruce. So so this is I mean this is like a divine story okay. The big boy upstairs define line. I got a call from Beverly Hills policeman and I think I know every garage in Beverly Hills and he said Bruce there's a lady. Her husband been died eleven years ago. She has a Ferrari and the garage and she wants to sell it. I said you know I'm not a dealer. I'm not sure I'm the right guy and I'm thinking it's a car that I probably know nothing about. So he just said please just go and talk to her and make nice okay. I get to the house. This lady was so sweet. Her husband was an Austrian Olympian skier. She had can funky motor home. She moved out of the way the garage. She opens up the garage and the garage is full of litter and boxes. And there's this car covered and she rolls back the cover. You could knock me over with a feather here is a alloy. Everybody'd to seventy five. Gt torque tube six carburetor outside gas cap ally all.
"robert ross" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Outside no howls Smokey bear is okay so the the people the celebration with Smokey bear they did a couple times during the day and I was there I am see one of the times when they did it first off do you think most people call it Smokey bear or Smokey the bear growing up we call them Smokey the bear and I have to say he's age very well he looks he looks good put a shirt on which he's walking around with no shirt dad pants on right yes so you want to celebrate a big birthday several years ago the song was written about him that's become famous and the people wrote the song inserted the word the because it sounded better with the music so that everybody star comma Smokey the bear and I was over there and a nice lady in charge told me ten times when you talk about it it's Smokey bear do not say smoking about her her amber is a child you know we'd have him come to school or grade school Smokey the bear so I don't know it's not apparently those as long as he dared don't want to be smoking does his middle name right right and I can use is our middle name this comes Smokey bear right like I guess on the mark here I just say I said most of our right your middle name bullets at the bar clay yeah what's your real middle name was Susanne yeah I don't say this is an art news okay now that's a nice middle this is Elaine get some little house on the prairie Suzanne I think novel this is right on the staircase yeah all right so we got a lot of stuff coming up the show including during this next hour we're gonna have some fun we're going to the week in review we're gonna head up talk to people and give you an update on the Jimmy Anderson verses robin boss issue Robert Ross continues to not allow represent of Jimmy Anderson a quadriplegic the phone call the committee meetings I think it's ridiculous what is the disabled community thank you gonna find out we got that for you coming up before we get to the top of the.
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"The three people who died when a thirty foot section of rocky bluff gave way on Friday we're celebrating a family members survival of breast cancer Robert Ross back told channel five it was a heartbreaking scene the Bolger from the cliff had fallen and there were chairs and toys