[VIDEO] A Mile in His Shoes: Porsche vs Corvette


[VIDEO] A Mile in His Shoes: Porsche vs Corvette

What happens when a longtime Corvette fanatic and a dedicated Porschephile swap rides?

That’s the subject of a video commissioned by Hagerty Insurance to tease the March 2012 issue of Hagerty Magazine.

With the suspenseful baritone sound of a movie trailer announcer, the video introduces us to David Burroughs, who helped found the Bloomington Gold Corvette show and introduced the concept of certification judging, and Reid Vann, who has been in the Porsche service business in St. Louis for nearly 40 years.

Mr. Burroughs climbs behind the wheel of a 1973 Porsche Carrera RS, while Mr. Vann is at the wheel of a 1970 Corvette LT1 at Gateway International Raceway outside St. Louis.

“The Corvette I expect not to feel quite all together,” Mr. Vann predicts before driving the LT1.

“I’m going to be disappointed if the Porsche is not as good as I think it is,” says Mr. Burroughs, pre-Porsche.

Both cars were performance standouts in their days, with each going 0 to 60 in 5.7 seconds. The Corvette’s top speed, however, was considerably lower than the Porsche’s, 120 to 152 mph.

“Can these men control themselves behind the wheel of an alien machine?” the announcer asks.

The video was just a preview with the full account of the car swap coming later. Stay tuned!


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