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The Porsche 911 Is Something Special

The name Jeff Zwart resonates with loyal Porsche 911 enthusiasts on a personal level. If you’re not familiar with his name, you’ve certainly been enjoying his work, because Jeff has been one of the key creative minds behind Porsche’s advertising campaigns for over 20 years. He has filmed and photographed everything from motorsports to the latest production models, coffee table books, posters, and art pieces.  

He began his love affair with the 911 as a teenager learning to drive in his Father’s early Porsche 901. Today he’s known for setting and breaking records racing 911s through the clouds at Pikes Peak. He refers to the 911 as “…a car that ups your game”.

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Below are two Petrolicious wallpaper downloads with both of Jeff Zwart’s 911s featured in the video above. Click the links to download the full-sized wallpaper.

“Something Special” Wallpaper 1 – 1920 x 1200

“Something Special” Wallpaper 2 – 1920 x 1200

 

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Marios Pappas
Marios Pappas

“…so when that day came to learn to drive, we went out to a big vacant parking lot and, actually I drove a 911 for the frirst day I ever drove a car”!

Such anice introduction! It remind me of my first driving day with my father. It was in a big vacant lot as well. I really wish I could own a vintage car one day…

C Helme
C Helme

Without wishing to be negative, this is blatantly an advertorial by Porsche, so nice car though it may be, it seems to be a bit forced; advertising to promote the brand rather than a genuine love of motoring. Shame.

I wouldn’t want this great website to be full of these adverts, so I for one would hope its not repeated.

Stephen Fitzgerald
Stephen Fitzgerald
I couldn’t disagree more. If Porsche or an auction house want to mix some sponsored content into the site it’s fine by me. The amount of work that goes into producing these gems each week is sobering. It takes money to do what these people are doing. In this case the cars were beautiful and the story was fairly interesting. If this is the state of advertising in this day and age I’ll take it. Nobody forces us to consume this media. If you see a sponsor’s logo at the start of a video and don’t want to watch, don’t… Read more »
Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia

Jeff is one of the most passionate Porsche enthusiasts I know, and he’s got the substance to back up anything he says (4 time Pike’s Peak champion in a 911, accomplished director, photographer, artist). So yes, he is a walking advertisement for Porsche, but it’s all authentic and Porsche had no say in this production. We’re grateful to Porsche for the sponsorship.

C Helme
C Helme

Thanks for your response Afshin.

Its great that there are adverts to support the website. I wouldn’t wish anything less and hope others approach you to advertise their products too.

The video itself just didn’t seem to be that personal/genuine, thats all. All other content here has been reallly enjoyable to read and watch.

Thanks for the good work 🙂

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia

Hey C, I know you support the site, I appreciate your frequent comments! We hope to do another video with Jeff and one of his other gems in his collection. We’ll be sure to bring out more of his personal story next time.
Cheers,
Afshin

jyd
jyd

Beautiful video about beautiful cars.
I `m a big fan and i own a g 911 for 3 years now, i am still impress of the way it handle and feel.
What a fantastic peace of engeneering.

pjrebordao
pjrebordao

Guess, I’ll have to grab the keys and go for a night ride tonight…

It will sound silly to most people, but I really feel privileged to own an early-ish (74) 911. It’s really unique in its drive and feel.

ElGato
ElGato
Really beautiful video about the connection between driver and vehicle. I appreciate how he actually drives them and makes the connection between race wins throughout the years and the cars available to the consumer. The 911 is a real classic. I would have really liked to hear more about the specific cars themselves, too. Does Jeff own these two cars? Is the 901 restored or original? The 964 is obviously a rally special, but is it real or a replica? Does it have a racing history, and how is it different than a stock 911? Maybe the sponsorship of the… Read more »
Josh Clason
Josh Clason

Jeff owns these two cars. The 964 is the actual car he raced up Pikes Peak in the 90’s. Jeff still competes in Pikes Peak to this day albeit in much newer 911s(https://vimeo.com/69942207). The white car is an early 911 and is an original low-mileage one.

ElGato
ElGato

Thanks for the deets.

SAM ZAM
SAM ZAM

A perfect video for the 911s 50th on today my 50th!

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange

Excellent video as always. Hopefully Alfa Romeo will be getting in touch for you to do a video of a 33 Stradale with the new 4C 🙂 ?

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia

Wouldn’t that be great?! It’d be a dream to do a lap in the 33.

Rolf Skala
Rolf Skala

…an excellent suggestion Mr Lange…I’m excited about the new 4C, so glad to have more choice than the usual suspects! Beautiful video.

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