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Made To Drive | S08 E06

This Porsche 912 Is Fully Committed

John Benton’s most beloved car is really the culmination of his life’s experience
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Luis Chaparro
Luis Chaparro
4 years ago

Amazing machine!
I’m a Porsche enthusiast, a year ago I was thinking of creating the ultimate collectible piece for Porsche lovers and I come up with this idea: https://kck.st/2EhRWCV I decided to build a CNC Fuchs replica wheel for my self and now I’m sharing the project with the community. The project was posted on Kickstarter a few weeks ago to see the response from the community. You guys are free to check it out, thanks.

canyon
canyon
4 years ago

I’ll add.. be sure to take a look at John’s site online at Benton Performance LLC for some real treats to add to what he shared with Petrolicious here. Somehow I got the name Arno typed up under my finger’s when I meant to type Johns name in my comment made earlier here .

canyon
canyon
4 years ago

I’ve only revealed this to family member’s so I guess I’m in tight with Pet at this point. There’s hardly been a single vehicle in my past be it motorbike or car or truck,that I’ve not done what we see Arno doing at film time 7:08 as he peeks thru the wire across to his ’12’ . For me it’s placing myself separate from me just enough to pretend I’ve never seen my ride before.. and now I get a peek at this bike or car, trying to feel how someone else would see it . It gives me a fresh way to have an opinion, and there’s been many times l’ve opened up to realizing the changes it needed, even small ones. Ain’t pretending fun ? And isn’t this touching story delivered with a preciousness so Petro-Delicious !

Henrik Hammarvid
Henrik Hammarvid
6 years ago

Extremely high production value, again and again. Amazing stories. Continue your great work with fantastic characters. I love the results of all the effort you put into all content.

Thanks

Henrik, Sweden

Adam
Adam
6 years ago

Really fantastic, I echo those words of Arno Leskinen. Guys don’t stop what you are doing… You encapsulate the passion and dedication of each owner and their own story so beautifully. Tuesdays are a pleasure…..

John your fascination is inspirational.

Landroving
Landroving
6 years ago

Almost expected to see Magnus Walker pull in behind on the ramp to the 6th street bridge. Nice tribute to John Coffee as well. My bro-in-law had a great 69 912 that was a blast to drive. He sold it WAY too soon and I enjoy reminding him what a mistake that was…

Javier Lentino
Javier Lentino
6 years ago

True passion transpires and inspires. Awesome film that is even greater with the words and message Benton puts in it. Well Done !

Meliambro001
Meliambro001
3 years ago
Reply to  Javier Lentino

Like there’s ANY passion to be found in a Porsche LOL…..

John Cozzi
John Cozzi
6 years ago

Beautiful film. Benton is inspiring and why America retains her greatness… it’s the people. that Paris to Beijing ‘Z’ was awesome. If I wasn’t half way around the world I would have my cars with Benton Performance in a flash.

Arno Leskinen
Arno Leskinen
6 years ago

That was a wonderful film, one of the best you have done, which is really saying a lot. I was hooked by the visual of the skyline reflected in the gauges and it got better from there. Compelling story and fantastic images. This is the type of thing that makes Tuesday a day to look forward to.

Bryan Dickerson
Bryan Dickerson
6 years ago

The 912 was the sports car I always thought I’d be able to acquire someday. Can’t deny the appeal of the 911, but I always was drawn to the simplicity, minimalism, and unpretentious mature of the 912. Plus, I thought there was a remote chance I could afford one someday. Looks like I’ll have to let go of that dream but I can get a taste of the experience through this great little film.

Robert in LA
Robert in LA
6 years ago

I always liked the 912. The car is lighter than the 911s, and therefore arguably more nimble. The weight distribution is more even fore and aft. And you can use all the power on a public road without going to jail for having done so. I understand why the six cylinder cars are more popular, but for me personally the 912 was the one to have.

Casual Observer
Casual Observer
6 years ago

Hey that car is “me” too!

Flash
Flash
6 years ago

JB, great work, a beautiful car driven well.
Go you good thing.

Sam N
Sam N
6 years ago

Fantastic, thanks for sharing.

Kelly Briffa
Kelly Briffa
6 years ago

Wonderful translation of the relationship a man has with his car. It really can make you a more complete individual. The proof is in this mans narration of the storied path to his destination.

jim sink
jim sink
6 years ago

Great editing work with a wonderful flow and easy to follow narration. Love the car and much respect to the owner driver engineer mechanic, what a guy. Now if I could only afford some kind of Porsche. A C4 corvette is my current sports car for a while.

JB21
JB21
6 years ago

This is really cool. I’d be totally honest, I never really appreciated 912 because I always considered it a car that really wanted to be 911 but failed. But I finally get it now, especially after I saw the way the rev counter moves, I finally see the potential and appeal. I kind of want one now (not that I could afford them). As usual, a wonderful video,, very inspiring.

Robert in LA
Robert in LA
6 years ago

This is such a lovely commentary on both John Benton’s work, and, by extension the incredible strength and diversity of SoCal’s communities of industrial artisan’s. This region is unique. Detroit used to have these kinds of businesses, but no longer. And this is the kind of place that embraces and values these fragile little businesses where people push to extraordinary lengths what can be done with steel, aluminum, rubber and paint.

So how many references to films with cars in them can we count? The Magnus Walker documentary, ‘Urban Outlaw’, certainly. ‘Repo Man’ perhaps. Any number of films with Nick Cage in them.

Stephen Fitzgerald
Stephen Fitzgerald
6 years ago

This is just so inspiring. The car is inspiring, the people are inspiring, the cars are inspiring, the videography is inspiring. Cheers.

Andrew Salt
Andrew Salt
6 years ago

Beautiful car. Loved to perfection by its owner. Quite an emotional journey in warching this stunning film. Made my day. Thank you.

Scott Allen
Scott Allen
6 years ago

I grew up in Downey…my grandmother lived in SouthGate for over 50 yrs in the same house. Things looked so familiar in this one. And LA never looked so beautiful. I had a 68 912 for over 15 yrs…and sold it to my brother. So this film was a good one for me.
Another brother has my dad’s 912 that he bought new…and is still driving it around LA somewhere. It is nice to see something positive about the 912. Good memories.