Porsche Driver Redefines “Riding Shotgun” [VIDEO]

Writer P.J. O’Rourke famously described Porsches as “ass-engined Nazi slot cars.” If we’re talking about ye olde air-cooled Porker (as above), they were also known as “dentist killers.” So it’s only fitting that Philip Thorrold of YouTube’s Extreme Shooting channel decided to add some weight to the front end of his Targa. The fact that Ferdy’s whip is right-hand-drive indicates that a Brit is having way too much fun (on private property) with a gun to escape the notice of the hoplophobic British press and Her Majesty’s Government. Tannerite-coated clays? Why didn’t I think of that? [h/t SS]


  1. avatar LarryinTX says:

    I’m pretty sure that is the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen related to both guns and cars. Where can I sign up?

    1. avatar 16V says:

      Finally! Something the Uber-Beetle is good for!

  2. avatar Dave D. says:

    Perhaps Clarkson, May and Hamster can do a take off of this on their new Amazon show. It seems like something their producers would have thought up. Oh, that’s right Clarkson doesn’t like Porsches. Never mind.

    1. avatar DDavis says:

      Yes, but the Hamster and May both like P’wagens!

    2. avatar 16V says:

      Huh? Clarkson loves the 928 (the first in-house, clean-sheet real Porsche).It’s the Beetle-Evo he’s not too keen on. (OK, he thinks the Pana is hideous looking, but IIRC, he loved driving it.)

  3. avatar Geoff PR says:

    “If we’re talking about ye olde air-cooled Porker (as above), they were also known as “dentist killers.””

    That honor more accurately goes to Beechcraft Bonanzas.

    The typical accident chain starts when a freshly-minted low-hour 172 pilot buys a sexy V-tailed Bonanza.

    Apple’s Steve Wozniak nearly killed himself doing that.

    “He was a hundred knot pilot flying a 200 knot aircraft…”

    [cue the sound of ‘taps’]

    Having never shot skeet, is it normal to shoot clays with a tall brass load?

  4. avatar Tom W. says:

    Needed Du Hast from Rammstein cranking on the cassette player.

    Nice to Baja around the estate shootin clays.

  5. avatar Marc says:

    And I thought driving around in the country shooting street signs was fun.

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      Or jack rabbits cruising down a Nevada highway at 80 with the side door open on the van. We ran out of shotgun ammo on that trip to the 3-gun match. Had to buy a few cases when we got to Vegas.

  6. avatar Fred says:

    More motivation to work hard and get rich.

  7. avatar Tominator says:

    Great vid and LOL to the comments!

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