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Open letter to Magnus Walker.

Discussion in 'Porsche' started by 09Scuderia, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. 09Scuderia

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    Dear Magnus,

    Can you please explain how driving like this on public roads is acceptable? Jesus man..you are almost 50. You should know by now how precious life is. If you don't value your own life, fine. Do the rest of us a favor and stick to the track. Seriously, stop this **** before someone is killed. Driving like this is akin to giving a gun to a mentally deranged person.

    Porsche. Is this how you want your brand to be represented? Seriously? When you feature this guy at your official events you are in essence endorsing this type of behavior. I question the integrity of a company that attaches itself to this level of social depravity. FIRE the ******* in your marketing department that thinks this is 'cool'.

    Please end this self absorbed, arrogant..(perhaps evil) behavior.

    https://youtu.be/SXdq3lGwrCk
     
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  3. 95spiderman

    95spiderman F1 World Champ
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    Agree. This isnt good

    he should be able to either go to track or have public road closed for filming
     
  4. joe sackey

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmpFRdi0ddo[/ame]
     
  5. 95spiderman

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    Horrible. What is his story? Never knew this side of him
     
  6. GuyIncognito

    GuyIncognito Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    I don't understand his appeal, or why Porsche has chosen to get into bed with him. he's not a good brand ambassador in a lot of ways.
     
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  8. Jack-the-lad

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    As a Porsche owner/enthusiast across six decades I agree 100%.
     
  9. rdwinelover

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    Not just zero respect for him but actually negative respect. Especially concerning having loved ones who live and drive in LA
     
  10. Mckinney

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    Is this a recent video? I think the camera aspect and the sound make it appear he is going much faster than he is. There is an older freeway video where he appears to be going 100 mph + in LA traffic, but then a Honda Accord passes by on his right with the driver waving and not appearing to be working too hard. He's a bit of a narcissist and individualist but I wouldn't call him a bad guy by any means.
     
  11. NürScud

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    **** happens. Glad that both are alright.
     
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  13. John Binion

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    Sad to hear that MW's wife Karen passed away two days ago. Sending thoughts and prayers to the Walker family.
     
  14. ferraripete

    ferraripete F1 World Champ

    As a long time owner and Porsche guy, I agree with you.
     
  15. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Who is this guy? He is everywhere associated with Porsches. Other than driving like an *******, what else is he known for?
     
  16. Boomhauer

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    It seems from his page on facebook that his wife just passed way, don't think you willl get an answer from him anytime soon.
     
  17. Ferrari 308 Vetro

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    I agree with the Posts, totaly silly. Never seen him on a race track, THIS would be interesting.
    On publick Riads No One needs this!!!
     
  18. Bas

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    Iirc he's a porsche instructor at track days.
     
  19. Bullfighter

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    +911

    There's an army of Porsche enthusiasts out there with equal/better skills and no need to drive like a hooligan.
     
  20. 95spiderman

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    he should forget all about the driving and stick to what he does well.

    i like his cosmetic outlaw look cars. he did a nice gt2 recently.
     
  21. Jack-the-lad

    Jack-the-lad Four Time F1 World Champ
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    I think the attraction of what this guy does with (or to) Porsches is that he's seen as a "disruptor" (very au courant these days, it seems), going the opposite direction of the OCD concours/originality guys. But he isn't doing anything really new, just copying, in many cases, what 911 racers were doing in the 60s and early 70s. Frankly I think the R Gruppe guys did much more interesting stuff, without becoming internet celebrities.

    I'm very sorry his wife has passed away, but driving like that on public roads makes him a bellend......
     
  22. ODK

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    Guys let's have some respect here...the guy's wife passed away. Whether you agree or not with his driving, image etc...this is no time to be ripping him.
     
  23. BeachBum

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    You sound like a whiney little girl.
     
  24. 95spiderman

    95spiderman F1 World Champ
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    You're way off base.
     
  25. sindo308qv

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    No he's not, EVERYONE, has screwed up at one time or another, on purpose or not. The difference is he's always on camera, we're not.
     
  26. 95spiderman

    95spiderman F1 World Champ
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    but he is the one putting the camera on himself.

    hes promoting his brand through reckless street driving.

    plain bad and deserves to be called out on it
     
  27. DreamCarrera

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    Because Urban Outlaw.





    What does Magnus use for radar/laser detection? To drive this brazen on public roads, I assume he has an excellent system.
     
  28. 09Scuderia

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    My only intention of this post was to publicly ask Magnus to not drive like this on public roads.

    If he wants to risk his life he should do it on the track. It makes me literally sad/ scared/ angry to see him driving on public roads as he did in the video. He has no right to risk the lives of the other drivers.

    How many of the cars he flew by were filled with families, older people etc who weren't expecting a car to fly by at (obviously) twice the posted speed limit.

    IMO, nice guy or not driving like that on public roads is evil.

    For anyone to sit on their hands knowing this sort of thing is going on makes them culpable. If you knew your neighbors kid was playing with a loaded gun would you say anything..do anything? (I certainly would)

    I am truly sad about the passing of his wife.

    Did a quick Google search:
    https://www.carthrottle.com/post/heres-magnus-walker-driving-like-a-******bag-and-racing-a-civic-on-the-highway/

    Watch Magnus Walker Drive His 911 At High Speed Through Traffic
     

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