Back in 2012 when we traveled to Switzerland to witness a man on skis being towed by a Bentley, it seemed like a pretty novel idea.

An updated method of “skijoring,” a Nordic sport that usually involves the old-school kind of horsepower.

But here’s photographic evidence that Bentley was not the first one to think of it.

These Germanic-looking gentlemen seem to be doing quite well with a classic Porsche 356sans the aid of modern geegaws like AWD or heated seats.

No doubt it was a lot more fun than their expressions convey…