‘Best dad in world’ converts Porsche into Ghostbusters car to pick son up from school

A dad converted his beloved Porsche into a Ghostbusters inspired car to impress his son.

Peter Bailey, 37, said his seven-year-old son Ison is mad about Ghostbusters.

The dad, from Warrington, said in order to be "the best dad in the world", he decided to transform his sports car into a Ghostbusters-themed racer, reports The Mirror.

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Peter took inspiration from the “Ecto-1” Cadillac Miller-Meteor Sentinel vehicle that plays an important role in the four-film franchise when kitting out his own Porsche Cayman with flashing yellow lights and hazard tape.

And Peter said Ison was “well impressed” when his dad picked him up from school in the converted car.

The camera operative said: “I picked him up from school, and he was well impressed with the car.

“I want to be the best dad in the world – most dads probably feel like this.”

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Peter revealed his son’s obsession with Ghostbusters started when he saw the female-led film in 2016.

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He added: “My son watched the version that came out in 2016 when he was probably three or four years old and loved it.

“I was like, ‘You need to see the original ones’, and that was it – he was really into it, and he got me into it because we had the father-son bond going on."

Peter Bailey wearing his Ghostbusters costume complete with proton pack

And when it was announced the new film, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, would be hitting cinemas on November 18, Peter knew he needed to “gear up” for it.

So, after kitting out his car, he took his son to a screening of the movie with the pair wearing matching shoes, hoodies and “proton packs”.

Ison ready to see the new Ghostbusters film, Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Peter said: “As soon as we heard that there was a new film coming out, that was it – it was just waiting for the new film to come out and gearing up for it.

“We knew we were going to get dressed up to go and watch it in the cinema.

“Putting the stickers on the car was always an idea.

“I thought whatever I can do to ham it up a bit and make it a great experience, I would do.”

Peter’s Porsche is equipped with flashing yellow lights, hazard warning tape and a Ghostbusters logo.

Porsche Cayman, fully kitted out with flashing yellow lights, hazard tape and proton packs

The vehicle also carries two “proton pack” toys, which characters use to capture and entrap ghosts in the film.

And the dad admitted it was “well worth” spending £50 on stickers for the car, especially after his long work hours left him feeling “guilty” about not spending more time with his family.

He said: “Because I work a hell of a lot and I always feel like I’m missing out on the kids – I suppose it’s work hard and play hard.

“I feel like a guilty dad because I work so much, but equally, I will go all out if it means spending £50 on the stickers for the car for one day, "You know, look at the memories we have created – it’s well worth it.

"When I get a chance to do something like this with the kids, I’ll definitely do it.”

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