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Made To Drive | S02 E11

The 911’s Allure Is A German Thing

Everybody has their “thing.” For John Willhoit, it’s certainly a German thing. For the past 37 years, he and his custom 1971 Porsche 911T have been Stuttgart’s outpost in Los Angeles County. Whether in his shop restoring classic 356s and 911s or on the road thrashing his own rear-engined machine, Willhoit’s German thing is a good thing indeed.
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Koichi from japan
Koichi from japan(@koichi_from_japan)
3 years ago

Who is playing this trumpet?
It’s cool !!

Felix Trzetrzelewska
Felix Trzetrzelewska
4 years ago

I see what you did there, Petrolicious…. open shot straight out of “Le Mans”

Felix Trzetrzelewska
Felix Trzetrzelewska
4 years ago

and the music is spot on… a little Chet Baker, perhaps?

phil larson
phil larson
7 years ago

Been a member of the Porsche “club” 40 yrs. Can’t quit . love the background pics in the shop

Christopher Gay
Christopher Gay(@christophergay)
8 years ago

Very nice.
Mr. Willhoit, your shop looks nice and tidy.

I have one old, faded picture taken in 1968 of a 1953 Pre A coupe my father owned. He told me he picked it up for $200.
Bent window in front. I’ve never seen another like it.
To think of all the cars that got away…

Mark Petry
Mark Petry(@mpetry912)
8 years ago

wonderful video Wyatt ! really well done. Great camera work and background music choice.

Jim Goodlett
Jim Goodlett(@jcgoodlett2)
8 years ago

Well done on both the film piece, as well as finally moving the business model with embedded adverts…

Pete Jones
Pete Jones(@casino)
8 years ago

Ive got to watch LeMans again. Nice intro. Very nice intro.

wyatt seaverns
wyatt seaverns(@wyatt-seaverns)
8 years ago

I planned an even longer Le Mans intro, but sadly I was starved for time. What a film, thanks for noticing!

Jim Goodlett
Jim Goodlett(@jcgoodlett2)
8 years ago
Reply to  wyatt seaverns

, loverly bit of film…well done lad!

Robert Bell
Robert Bell(@stoutimusprime)
8 years ago

Matthew, I caught the Le Mans intro as well. 😉 Very nice indeed gentlemen. Top shelf.

Jebby Deringer
Jebby Deringer(@fb_100000382425731)
8 years ago

Having met a few Germans over the past few years including a few who worked on my house, they are very particular, in the best of ways.

Jim Johnson
Jim Johnson(@jdjohnson0365)
8 years ago

I owned two 912’s, a 67( rust bucket) and a 68 ( hopeless smog apparatus) still fun to drive!

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange(@365daytonafan)
8 years ago

Love the opening ‘homage’ to Steve Mcqueen’s Le Mans, and another great video. The steelies look really cool on the 911.

Kyle Howe
Kyle Howe(@kylehowe)
8 years ago

It’s another great Tuesday.

Rodney Wren
Rodney Wren(@wren)
8 years ago

[b]I too have to get one of these cars! Another great video. [/b]

Steve Fitz
Steve Fitz(@monovich)
8 years ago

So nicely done. Great story, great cinematography. I want to visit that shop.