Shamrock and Rollout - Event Recap
Community. Enthusiasts. People.
At Benton Performance, our work is purely mechanical. However, it's the people that surround the cars that we build that makes it all so special. When a customer drives away from the shop after we've worked on their car, the smile on their face is all we need to see.
It'd been a while since we'd hung out with friends and with St. Patty's Day around the corner, an idea quickly took shape. A couple phone calls, a few emails and numerous Instagram posts later, we found ourselves carrying out final prep at the Shamrock and Rollout's venue, Salt and Ash.
The wet weather had blown away to reveal a brilliant blue sky with a couple of clouds for effect. As we strung up the banners and placed the tables, there was a sense of anticipation. All we needed was our friends and their cars....
....And how they came! With a dedicated corner for two Irish Green 912s, the rest of the lot was open, but not for long. 356s, 911s, 912s, a Carrera and a 964 quickly turned the event into something really special. There was even a corner for a few BMWs.
The crowd was as diverse as the cars. Between Benton Performance die-hards and people discovering us for the first time, it was a lovely day all round. John, Ian, Eric, Cornelius and Val were on hand to answer any questions, give out shirts, stickers and generally chat about Porsches.
Kevin Lynch showed up in his Bahammer, which shone vividly in the midday light. Dorian Valenzuela's modified 911 screamed into the lot not long after 11. Andrew Manley of 911cooled braved a flat to bring his white 964 out. Stephen Villagrasa, Trevor Dalton and Ian Wood looked very happy with the camera-fodder that had rolled out. As the locality echoed to the clatter of flat-4s and flat-6s, many a story was exchanged, many a beer was had and many a photo was taken.
It's been a while since we've had an event like this. After such a warm response, you can be sure that we'll be repeating it in the near future. Stay tuned!
Special thanks to the lovely folks at Salt and Ash, specifically Jasmyn and Armando, for their hospitality. We couldn't have done it without you.