Auto shows are exciting venues to get the details on the latest offerings and see how brands are evolving–and sometimes there are exotic car crashes. There is always the risk of danger when crowds gather near vehicles in operation, as was the case at the Malta Motor Show. Malta is a small island off the southern coast of Italy. It was there that a Porsche 918 spyder operated by British tycoon Paul Bailey hit some grass with a rear wheel, cleared a barrier and spun into the crowd of onlookers off a runway.
A 2014 Porsche 911 convertible driven by 74-year-old Job Taylor went in for a wash, and ended up under the collapsed rubble of the building! It seems that Taylor may have accidently hit the accelerator rather than the brake, nailing a support beam and effectively bringing down the house. At least only a portion of the structure was taken down, it could have been a rather hectic insurance claim if an entire carwash needed replaced along with an exotic sports car.
Ouch: A man accidentally took out a support beam at Olde Cape Car Wash in New Orleans, bringing it down on top of his 2014 Porsche! (Photos by Orleans police).
On November 30th, 2013, actor Paul Walker was a passenger in a Porsche Carrera GT driven by longtime friend Roger Rodas. The sports car raced into a light pole and a tree before bursting into flames, claiming the lives of both young men. Nearly two weeks later, the aftermath has left hearts burning across the world.
Fiery Porsche Carrera GT crash claims the life of “Fast and Furious” actor Paul Walker (40) and driver Roger Rodas (38).
The driver of the fatal Porsche crash, Roger Rodas, was a long-time friend and financial adviser to Walker. Rodas was also a competitor in the Pirelli World Challenge and other racing events. Rodas and Walker were enjoying a spin in the sports car in Santa Clarita, California at time of the accident.