Bow Down to Benton Performance.


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 on “Bow Down to Benton Performance.

    JFPisa on April 16, 2014 6:20 PM:

    Wheewwwwww, my God…

    Heath Mattioli on April 17, 2014 12:01 AM:

    Amazing – Thank you A Continuos Lean!!!

    Brian Miller on April 17, 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.

    Andrew on April 18, 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.

    Derrik Ollar on April 19, 2014 4:53 PM:

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

    Michael on April 21, 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.

    Matthew Pike on April 22, 2014 2:54 PM:

    Really enjoyed the video, flipping kick ass.

    John Benton on April 22, 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!

    D4dc00ks on April 28, 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.

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