A classic Porsche 911 scattered into smithereens during a high-speed, high-profile crash. Its driver was lucky to walk away unharmed.

Video captured the somersault-style crash as driver Bryan Taylor, 63, came up behind a Corvette that had lost control around a turn and clipped its rear end during the Philip Island Classic last month in Melbourne, Australia. His Porsche rolled three times, but he only had minor bruising caused by his safety harness.

"All I can remember was thinking to myself, 'When the hell is this thing going to stop,'" Taylor told the UK's Daily Mail. "I must say, I have a very good engineer who builds and prepares my car, and on viewing the car, it was quite clear that the roll cage had done its job."

Photographer David Apostal had his back turned to the initial wreck, but spun around in time to capture still shots of the Porsche at least 15 feet off the pavement.

"The car was bouncing on the ground like a rubber ball, and it seemed like an eternity before it finally came to rest," he told the newspaper. "Almost like it was happening in slow motion."


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      kwikrdrvr
      • 3 Years Ago
      I cannot believe all the criticism about the flagger with the green flag. He knows what he's doing. The FIA flagging rules dictate that a green flag is shown after the incident to let the drivers know it is safe to begin passing. He was correct in showing the green. The red flag is shown after the control tower orders it, never at the descretion of the flaggers, only called for by control.
        Chris Young
        • 3 Years Ago
        @kwikrdrvr
        I agree, its funny how many "professional" flagmen are commenting.
        firstsgt3rdus
        • 3 Years Ago
        @kwikrdrvr
        A yellow flag would be more appropiate, universal in the racing world.
      Dennis
      • 3 Years Ago
      The only interesting thing I saw in this video was the girl in the red shirt to the left of the camera. 8-)
      • 3 Years Ago
      That was Stupid video for one,,,and big deal,,another wreck,,,I didn't see anything worth watching.
        l28et
        • 3 Years Ago
        Yeah, not much special about this rollover...
      l28et
      • 3 Years Ago
      wtf? you mean to ask how does a vette keep pace with a 911 right?
      JOHN JUANOPULOS
      • 3 Years Ago
      HE MAY HAVE A SCRATCH OR 2 ON HIM AND OR THE CAR
      terry
      • 3 Years Ago
      ...could of been an ice cream truck! kinda small don't ya think for the story!?
      sjpxmas
      • 3 Years Ago
      whats THE BIG DEAL,, HE WANTED TO RACE AT HIGH SPEEDS, THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS.. NEX SUBJECT..
      cammacgregor
      • 3 Years Ago
      And watch the flagman wave the green flag until someone tells him to grab the red one
        kwikrdrvr
        • 3 Years Ago
        @cammacgregor
        You know nothing about the flagging rules, so stay out of it.
      Mike
      • 3 Years Ago
      Thank goodness for roll cages, helmets, Hahn devices and 5 point restraint systems. But truthfully, some of the comments listed here are correct. Too much hype by HuffPo. That stuff is part of racing.
      • 3 Years Ago
      What about the idiot who is waving the green flag instead of yellow or red. Finally, someone gave him the red flag to wave and he was almost waving it like it was an exhausting task! Review the video again and see him on your left... maybe he is color blind!
        kwikrdrvr
        • 3 Years Ago
        He was supposed to be wavinbg a green flag. Obviously you don't have a clue. Read the FIA flagging rules.
      rusty2old
      • 3 Years Ago
      What took the flagger so long to get rid of that damn green flag, he's waving the green as the cars sitting there and another driver is actually running across the track to see if the other driver is ok. The red came out after every other car had driven past the accident. This guy should never flag another race anywhere anytime.
        kwikrdrvr
        • 3 Years Ago
        @rusty2old
        You know nothing about flagging, so stay out of it. The green flag was proper for the conditions. Read the FIA flagging rules before you mouth off.
        kwikrdrvr
        • 3 Years Ago
        @rusty2old
        You don't know anything about flagging. He was proper showing the green. If you don't know the rules then shut up.
          firstsgt3rdus
          • 3 Years Ago
          @kwikrdrvr
          A real smart azz aren't you. Try yellow as caution for the proper flag.
      Larry
      • 3 Years Ago
      I`ve seen wrecks way worst than that in offroad racing,,,that was nothing
        Chris Young
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Larry
        I would not call that wreck nothing. Of course there have been worse wrecks but this was a fairly major crash.
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