I completely understand your post. But think of it this way, that was probably the first spot from where your brother was able to see the car from and he thought that would be the picture you would want. Hell, he might have even ran back up the steps a bit because it was an afterthought and he didnt want to disappoint you.
If I was your brother, I wouldve taken a picture of the exhaust tip and sent you that...
"With great power comes great responsibility." -El-Superbeasto