NASCAR’s Parker Kligerman gave his dad a Father’s Day gift he’ll never forget.
Kligerman’s father used to own a Porsche 911 convertible, but the engine on the car failed to due the intermediate shaft, or IMS bearing, constantly causing engine problems. The problem was quite prevalent with Porsche Boxsters, 911s, and Caymans made from 1999-2008.
Kligerman decided to honor his dad’s car in a hilarious way. He had an IMS bearing framed for his father with a picture of his car on top of the piece of “art.” He described the idea behind the gift on his Instagram post.
For #fathersday I gave my dad the NERDIEST joke-gift of all time// Inside that box is the infamous "IMS bearing" that was the weak link in 996 Porsche's engines. His 2002 in the pic above had this bearing explode and render his beloved car a paper weight. So when I bought my 2003 996, 911. I immediately had this part replaced and took the IMS from my car and gifted it to him as a reminder of what destroyed his. The laughs were worth the effort and for you wondering "Objet Trouve" is French for taking an object that wouldn't normally be art and making it such. Picasso made this form of art famous and he happens to be one of my Dads favorite artist.
Kligerman made the piece himself, which certainly adds to how special the gift must be to his father.
The gift is both thoughtful and funny, so Kligerman knocked this Father’s Day gift out of the park.