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…”
Continue reading Petrolicious’ Latest Video – This Porsche 912 is Fully Committed
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…
Continue reading The Porsche 912 – Perfectly Imperfect – Petrolicious
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.
Continue reading The Go Anywhere Porsche 356
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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Stephen Brooks has recently teamed up with Magnus Walker to produce another Aircooled Porsche 911 fuelled short – this time Magnus became the London Outlaw. Magnus is a Brit and still comes across as being passionate about his roots, so for us in the UK this film is that little bit more special.
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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.
Continue reading The Porsche 912 – The forgotten Porsche
Benton Performance – Porsche Romance
John Benton of Benton Performance is a true car guy and craftsman…restoring and refining classic Porsche’s with an unrivaled passion and pride. John keeps the very essence of the Porsche’s he builds in-tact with only those in the know really able to identify changes to the 912’s, 901’s or 356’s that roll out of the doors of Benton Performance. A subtle change in ride height, wider steel wheels and the dark art of tuning refine the already revered German Engineering and are the only tell tale signs that something isn’t quite standard.
There will be no more classic Porsche’s made, fact, they are dying out but without guys like Benton Performance and John they would be following the dodo a hell of a lot faster. Born from the responsibility of preserving such beautiful machines, Benton’s builds are about making the cars better and not messing with the designs and exterior in order to keep his Porsche’s as period as possible.
The Porsche 356 Outlaw
This film from Stephen Brooks capture the edgy raw look of The Porsche 356 Outlaw. Outlaws vary from extremes like this totally stripped out primer grey 356 to some of the stunning creations that come out of Emory Autosport in Northern California.
Raw primer grey, rolled aluminium interior and tucked in low stance on over-sized fuch’s makes this car one of the stand out 356’s. Mint Porsche 356’s go for silly six figure money and are still out of touch for the young guys wanting to get into classic Porsche ownership…the Porsche 356 Outlaw movement was conceived by young car guys defying purist idealogy. Changing out suspension, engines and stripping them back creating track cars and street racers, the Outlaw movement was born.
Even more pr-evoking of the purist is handled by the addition of air suspension, but that is what the Porsche 356 Outlaw encompasses…cars that get driven hard and get built ignoring any predetermined do’s and don’ts. It’s these do’s and don’ts that often add bureaucracy and sceney-ness that in my opinion create barriers for creative freedom and acceptance.
Photos via Stanceworks