There was once a time when folks used their Porsches for the every-day sort of affairs, like boar hunting. That’s why many had a luggage rack over the engine compartment: to bring home the bacon.
So Boar rack featured on the options list I never Knew.
Porche offered the Black Forest Boar as a dealer installed option for 1959. Only one buyer named Mason Verger took them up on that offer.
If they offered this option today on the 911 it would be $40,000
With an extra $25,000 for the boar 🙂
“Ja, when I was a boy, we didn’t need no stinkin’ Cayenne SUVs! What, a good 356 isn’t good enough for ya? You kids today…”
Another good thing about the rear engine:
I would guess an air cooled engine would be best suited for that!
These days you need an F350 with a load of quads to bring home Bambi.
Jeeze – I would not want to run into that pig while I was out in the woods however….
‘bring home the bacon’
This is why I always preferred American V8s – a shorter stoke, but a bigger boar.
Complete with swine axles.
…and trailing arms.
This must be the photo that inspired Mitt Romney to make his PETA-inciting trip.
One of the few ways to make a Porsche more tail heavy.
There must be a .30-06 under the hood. I don’t see a rifle rack inside the rear window.
this shares a few genes
This VW Amarok must be one of its successors. I just discovered that Volkswagen has a “für Jäger” (for hunters)-page on its German website. They have 3 Hunter-Models, members of the Deutscher Jagdverband (DJV, the German hunters association) actually get a discount when buying one.
What a crashing boar.
Of course, by the time you get home, the bacon’s already cooked.
When I looked under the old clapped-out 230SL I had back in the 1970’s, I noticed that the paint was well worn on the bottoms of the rocker panels, and a couple of projecting bolt ends were bent toward the back of the car. I suspect that the guy who had that Porsche may well have been a previous owner.
I like carrying my game up front…
That’s how Ron White shoots them too.—-“Deer, some elusive animals!”
That boar covers the engine vents. But maybe it was wintertime.
German vocabulary word for the day: Schützenverein = “Shooting Club”
The driver probably belonged to one of these.
May I offer a correction?
The ingenious Porsche engineers provided about 5 cm of space between the vents and the rack.
You are correct: “Schuetzenverein” means “Shooting Club” but they shoot on targets.
This fellow may have been a member of a “Jaeger Verein” which means “Hunting Club”. They shoot at anything that moves. “Weidmann’s Heil!”
This car was registered in the “Landkreis Reutlingen”. Not far from the home of the Porsche AG in Stuttgart.
If I only could figure out how to put the dots on a vowel….Placing the ‘e’ after the vowel is correct too but it looks wrong to me.
Alt button and some number at the same time, have a look:
Alt 129 = ü
Alt 132 = ä
Viel Spaß ! (Alt 225)
Thanks, I couldn’t tell if it had a rack. Germans are big on Vereins, it seems.
The diacritical-mark characters such as ü & é are part of ISO8859-1, AKA Latin-1, which covers most European languages. It is the first 256 characters of Unicode, which encodes all the world’s alphabets. To use set notation, ASCII ⊂ Latin-1 ⊂ Unicode.
If you have a Macintosh, it's trivial to enter many of these; e.g., Option-u u enters ü. OTOH Windows makes one memorize character codes for Alt. What I do instead is leave Character Map open & copy/paste from there, while many Office apps have a command to enter special characters.
Indeed, Germans are big on “Vereine”. Every “Verein” has a “Satzung” and officers etc. “Vereinspolitik” is part of the culture and they have a name for that too: “Vereinsmaierei”. The abbreviation “e.V.” stands for “eingetrager Verein” which means “registered club”.
I bet there is a “Verein für Umlaute und Diphtongs, e. V.”
Thanks for the particulars.
When immigrant Germans were a more overt presence in America a century ago, they had many Vereine & Bundes. WW1 Germanophobia (a clear-cut case of mass hysteria) & assimilation put the brakes on these since then.
……to think that German lost out by only one congressional vote to become the official language of the USA.
I am amazed by the things I learn on CC!
Nice photo, wonder how they hoisted that big Boar up there? At least up there if it leaks it will not get on or stink up the interior. I hear that a Wild Boar’s attitude is set to permanently pissed off which is why Texans can use Machine Guns to hunt them.
That’s no problem.
The 356 I saw last week with a rack must have been either about to go on a hunt or not been a very good hunter. Must post the (poor) photo to the cohort.
One of my teachers in college had been an engineer for Rockwell and worked at the Cape during the Apollo program. One day he was motoring along on the Cape in his VW bug, when a deer ran into the road and he hit it. The Space Center is in a wildlife refuge, so he figured he better report killing the deer, and loaded the corpse into the back of his bug. As he drove up to the guard house at the gate to report the incident, he heard a snort from the back seat. The deer had only been stunned and proceeded to go nuts. He bailed out of the car. The guards ran over and when they saw what was going on pulled their pistols and emptied them into the deer.
The bug was somewhat the worse for the occasion.
Good lord… Growing up at my parent’s house, our neighbors had a similar disastrous experience. A pregnant doe, in labor, smashed thru their basement siding glass door and gave birth to her fawn in the house. She then proceeded to completely destroy that basement in an attempt to find a way out. Blood was absolutely everywhere; I believe she died before she could find her way out again. Don’t remember what happened to the fawn.
That furry critter looks a lot like Alf!
Leave it to Porsche to come up with an optional FUR LINED LUGGAGE RACK.
When I gave my Son my old 1963 356B Coupe , he remembered I used to go camping in it and every other old car I’d had so he loaded up his Fiance and went to The Moterey Historic Races and camped out of it , amazing all the others there who were in RV’s ~ times change , the cars are still good for whatever you want them to do .
If you’re not going to drive it , SELL the damn thing .
The genesis of Boar’s Head brand meats?
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