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Bow Down to Benton Performance.

Apr 16th, 2014 | Categories: Video | by Michael Williams


There’s a lot of content out in the world today. Much of it barely deserved of a spot in the YouTube line up. And then there is this film, a masterful look at the life and work of John Benton. Now let us all bow down at the alter of Benton Performance. These are going to be the best six minutes of your day. Fuck. Me.

Thanks to Silver Arrows for the tip.

Comments: 9

9 Comments to “Bow Down to Benton Performance.”

  1. JFPisa
    on Apr 16th, 2014
    @ 6:20 PM

    Wheewwwwww, my God…

  2. Heath Mattioli
    on Apr 17th, 2014
    @ 12:01 AM

    Amazing – Thank you A Continuos Lean!!!

  3. Brian Miller
    on Apr 17th, 2014
    @ 1:03 AM

    He calls them 901s. Proper. He’s good but he’s pricey, as I and my ’63 356B Super can attest.

  4. Andrew
    on Apr 18th, 2014
    @ 4:14 AM

    “Money is just an imaginary thing, the cars sitting back there, that’s real”. Spoken like a true car guy.

    Can’t wait to find the right 912 project for me.

  5. Derrik Ollar
    on Apr 19th, 2014
    @ 4:53 PM

    Man, that was inspiring! Thank you so much for sharing :)

  6. Michael
    on Apr 21st, 2014
    @ 11:15 AM

    Very cool! Also cool is that most of the shots of beautiful 911s driving around were shot at the crew pits at NHRA racetrack in Pomona (where I watched two races a year, every year growing up). I think Benton is based in Orange County but Pomona is a the Southern California home of the aftermarket car industry.

  7. Matthew Pike
    on Apr 22nd, 2014
    @ 2:54 PM

    Really enjoyed the video, flipping kick ass.

  8. John Benton
    on Apr 22nd, 2014
    @ 8:47 PM

    Good eye Michael, That area is also part of a road course that has been used for club and now vintage racing since the 60′s. If you look at google earth photos, you can see the road course has left its mark…. And Pomona does have the most magnificent Hotrod Museum at the same Fairplex property. Worth a look!

  9. D4dc00ks
    on Apr 28th, 2014
    @ 10:42 AM

    “Tuning is the dark art, that makes all the difference…” Awesome, real tuning with a timing light and carb syncs and a screwdriver, not a laptop. Fabulous video loved every minute.