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Made To Drive | S02 E21

The Porsche 911 Is Something Special

Pike's Peak champion Jeff Zwart drives his 1965 Porsche 911 and his winning 964.
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Marios Pappas
Marios Pappas
8 years ago

“…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
8 years ago
Reply to  Marios Pappas

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.

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia
8 years ago
Reply to  C Helme

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
8 years ago
Reply to  Afshin Behnia

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
8 years ago
Reply to  C Helme

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

Steve Fitz
Steve Fitz
8 years ago
Reply to  C Helme

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 watch.

What I wouldn’t want is for this great website to be full of entitlement-based whining.

jyd
jyd
8 years ago

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
8 years ago

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
8 years ago

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 video has something to do with it, and I understand what it takes to fund a web presence and a passion, but this video was missing some details that would have completed the picture. I am a proud contributor to this site, visit daily, and click on the sponsors. Thanks for the great content.

Josh Clason
Josh Clason
8 years ago
Reply to  ElGato

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
8 years ago
Reply to  Josh Clason

Thanks for the deets.

SAM ZAM
SAM ZAM
8 years ago

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

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange
8 years ago

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 🙂 ?

Rolf Skala
Rolf Skala
8 years ago
Reply to  Matthew Lange

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

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia
8 years ago
Reply to  Matthew Lange

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