John Benton is definitely a Porsche guy with an unmatched passion for the Porsche 912. Supporting the underdog and the often overlooked little brother of the 911 – Benton Performance, John’s shop tunes and restores 912’s into road ripping machines with unparalleled 912 performance.
His love for the Stuttgart marque is clear to see and in particular the dedication he has for his own Porsche 912 which is the star of the show – “That car isn’t just me, it’s all the people I’ve interacted with to get to this place,” says John Benton. “I bought this car at 23 years old, I didn’t have all the answers…My car is the result of all those little journeys, here and there…”
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Designed and built to be auctioned off at Luftgekült 3 by some of the most decorated and well-known names in the Porche world, the Deus Safari 911 was a passion project all in the name of charity.
When the hammer went down at the events third instalment in April the final bid came in at $275,000, a win for all involved and more importantly a huge win for the fight against pancreatic cancer.
Lead by Joey Seely of Emotion Engineering (@emotion_engineering)and in conjunction with Patrick Long, Howie Idelson, Jeff Zwart, Rod Emory, Carby Tuckwell and the Deus team, and John Benton from Benton Performance.
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Antoine Gaslais searched the classifieds for years trying to find his perfect Porsche 912 – originally after the engine blowing up 25 miles into it’s first road trip outside of Paris, the longed for purchase felt like a mistake – not any more.
The Bahama yellow 912 is a time capsule of 1967 and is by no means a trailer queen…
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Car ownership and being an enthusiast is about enjoying your machine however you see fit whether or not that is worshipping your show car trailer queen, building your dream ride in your garage or abusing your track munching race car. However, those opinions are not always shared throughout the car loving world, so when Petrolicious dropped their latest video edit the timers were set for the barrage of keyboard warriors to launch their opionions and wall of abuse.
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There are somethings in life that hit you slap bang in the face, whether that be a provocative news story, a well written book, a song or as in Singer’s case – another persons passion for their craft. Singer for those of you that don’t know have “re-imagined” the iconic and much loved within these pages Porsche 911. Continue reading Singer 911 – The Porsche 911 Re-imagined
R Gruppe to some is the cliquey bunch of girls in the school playground that you either tried so hard to get in with or completely avoided. They are considered the misfit outcasts and not considered “purist car guys” because of their “hot rod” and “rough and ready” approach to building their Porsche’s. But above all the stigmatisms and perceptions there is no denying they are Porsche geeks and car guys simply going out and enjoying their cars and showing love and passion for the brand.
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The Porsche 912 get’s a lot of love on these pages and when Petrolicious popped up with this gem of a piece everything was dropped, earphones were plumbed into ears, volume turned up and lights turned down, the Petrolicious films are ones you really need to get into and absorb everything the edits ooze.
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There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes of a Motorsport team from the mechanics and technicians to the Marketing guys and transport teams…but not many consider the tools that if weren’t there, no-one would go racing. The tools in this case are the trucks and specifically the iconic Porsche Truck also known as Buster. Continue reading The forgotten stars of Motorsport – Buster
Much like having a bigger better looking brother – the Porsche 912 has always been in the shadows of its more prestigious brother – the Porsche 911. With prices sky high the Porsche 912 is enjoying a resurgence with people wanting a piece of that iconic shape while still being mindful of the wallet.
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The Classic Car Show 2014 was one of those events that has always been marked in the diary but I’ve never got up to see. Held at the NEC in Birmingham and with Wheeler Dealers – Mike Brewer and Ed China being ambassadors – recent years has seen the Classic Car show ramp up it’s publicity and marketing efforts.
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