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Bonnie and Clyde. Beyoncé and Jay Z. There’s nothing quite like a good old fashioned power couple. And, personally, I think it’s about time we add today’s guests, Hannah Elliot and Magnus Walker, to that list.
Hannah Elliot is a car writer and critic, currently writing for Bloomberg (full disclosure, we were co-workers there for the better part of two years). Before that though, she worked at Forbes, where she wrote about cars, watches, travel –*you know, basically all the fun stuff that we love here at HODINKEE. She’s a serious journalist who isn’t afraid to be brutally honest when she needs to be, but she also brings genuine passion to a beat that’s sometimes lacking in enthusiasm.
Magnus Walker on the other hand approaches cars from an entirely different angle. After a successful career in the clothing world, Magnus has become the don of Porsche collecting, modifying, and, of course, driving. Through his North English accent, you can hear how excited he is as he rattles off chassis numbers and his favorite routes for driving particular cars. In some ways he’s a purist, in other ways he’s an iconoclast. Sometimes, he’s both at once.
In our first ever two-for-one episode, I sat down with both Hannah and Magnus, and we were joined by HODINKEE founder Ben Clymer too. The four of us talked about the differences between approaching cars as a critic and an enthusiast, why Porsche casts such a heavy spell on auto-lovers, and why what’s really worth collecting is not just the physical things, but the memorable moments you spend with them.
We hope you enjoy Episode 31 of HODINKEE Radio. Check out the show notes below and let us know what you think in the comments.
Wrist Check

Hannah rolled in wearing a relatively new watch – well, new to her, at least. This three-hander is a vintage piece from Swiss brand Roamer, a marque that I'd actually never heard of before. It's still around, though less well known than some of the bigger brands. Hannah's watch was a flea market find and she loves it for the slightly unusual case shape and the rich, rusty patina on the dial.
Well, what did you expect? Magnus owns watches from a few brands, but he's predictably drawn to Porsche Design and says that it's his vintage PD pieces that get the most wrist time. This early Porsche Design watch was made by Orfina, the maker that PD partnered with well before they moved over to IWC in the late 1970s and then to Eterna. The three-register chronograph with day and date is well-worn, with bits of the black PVD eroded away and the lume a rich orange color. This is exactly what you want a watch like this to look like.
Show Notes

5:00
Meet the Lambo Huracán's More Polite Sibling, the 2017 Audi R8
14:47
Pagani Huayra*
14:55
Ferrari F40
16:53
Ferrari 308 GTB
24:50
Urban Outlaw – The Trailer
28:20
Magnus Walker MOMO Signature Series Steering Wheel
47:18
The Worst Luxury Cars Of 2018
53:30
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin
56:39
*The Detroit Institute of Art*


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