Sex And The Single Cayman: Wronged Customer Shames Porsche With Half-Naked Girls

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt

From the Only In China blotter: A customer who did not receive the service he expected for his Cayenne used sex to drive home his point in a photogenic way. A Chinese man threw body-painted girls into the battle with his Porsche dealership. Do not click if arty camel toes offend you.

According to Carnewschina, Mr. Guo bought his Cayenne Turbo in July 2011 for the rather steep price of 2.7 million yuan ($423,000). The driver claims that a few weeks ago, the brakes failed while he was parking his Cayenne in an underground parking lot. Result: Damaged Porsche, injured passenger.

Guo wanted his car to be fixed for free and his passenger compensated. The dealer in the Chinese city of Taiyuan deemed the brakes as operative and refused to pay.

Not having received the satisfaction he desired, Guo embarked on a publicity campaign that, as you can tell, now went global. Two ladies were body-painted. The left character means ‘protect’, the right means ‘rights’. The Porsche logo was covered with a skull.

The damage did not pass the, albeit remote, inspection of Carnewschina: “The Porsche actually doesn’t seem so damaged, it looks more like Guo simply took the front-end off.” Carnewschina says that ‘local authorities’ are looking into the matter, and it opines that the painted ladies would be first to be interrogated.

Bertel Schmitt
Bertel Schmitt

Bertel Schmitt comes back to journalism after taking a 35 year break in advertising and marketing. He ran and owned advertising agencies in Duesseldorf, Germany, and New York City. Volkswagen A.G. was Bertel's most important corporate account. Schmitt's advertising and marketing career touched many corners of the industry with a special focus on automotive products and services. Since 2004, he lives in Japan and China with his wife <a href="http://www.tomokoandbertel.com"> Tomoko </a>. Bertel Schmitt is a founding board member of the <a href="http://www.offshoresuperseries.com"> Offshore Super Series </a>, an American offshore powerboat racing organization. He is co-owner of the racing team Typhoon.

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  • Challenger2012 Challenger2012 on Jul 17, 2012

    I would escalate the issue by using more protests i.e. Bikini Mud Wrestling, Wet T-shirt contests, NUDE CAR WASHES. I wish I were in China doing this guy’s advertising. Excuse me I have to go to the bath room for a while.

  • Domestic Hearse Domestic Hearse on Jul 17, 2012

    And now it's time to turn the Passche TG#2L Double Action Feed Airbrush over to TTAC's tame racing driver. Some say he cut off his left ear and mailed it to a former Marine Corps aviator turned Vice Chairman of General Motors. And that he once recreated Dali's "Gala Contemplating the Mediterranean Sea (which at 18 meters becomes a portrait of Abraham Lincoln)" with nothing but nail polish stolen from Vodka McBigbra's medicine cabinet. All we know is, he's called the Jack.

  • Bd2 Probably too late to do anything about it for the launch, but Kia should plan on doing an extensive refresh of the front fascia (the earlier, the better) as the design looks really ungainly.
  • Namesakeone Since I include SUVs and minivans as trucks, I really cannot think of a brand that is truly truckless. MG maybe?
  • Sobhuza Trooper Subaru, they were almost there with the BRAT. --On a lighter note, where the hell is my Cooper Works Mini truck?
  • Mike Evs do suck, though. I mean, they really do.
  • Steve Biro I don’t care what brand but it needs to be a compact two-door with an ICE, traditional parallel hybrid or both. A manual transmission option would be nice but I don’t expect it - especially with a hybrid. Don’t show me an EV.
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