Watching it now
Awesome job on Leno.
Now tell him to buy you some new tires...
Congratulation Eric! Thanks also for making the 914 on a higher level and for mentioning 914world too!
Jay did seem to enjoy it.
On some of his episodes you can tell he's working too much behind the wheel to carry on much of a dialog. Not here. Seemed like he was really ripping it up on the road.
Congrats Eric! Beautiful car too....
Saw It this AM on my phone. Nice work E. You look good on camera.
Nice video, hopefully you tipped Jay off to the deal of the year car '74 car at BHCC.....
Very good press for us! I totally forgot about that 10k rpm tach, I'll start working on it.
Well done, the you tube comments was a interesting love it or hate it read.
Very cool, congrats Eric.
I could actually see a slight increase in the popularity of our 914s more with Jay Leno's drive of Erics car than with Magnus buying and modifying a few 914s himself.
Got this cranked up in the garage running thru my 3 foot tall stereo speakers for the neighbors to enjoy as well.
Anyone know the significance of the 2 red strips near the gas cap?
I simply couldn't have done it without 914World and the support here.
A special shout out and thanks to Jaime Mejia (Oldschool) for all of his work as he tirelessly pushed the 914 to the crew behind the scenes. This never would have happened without him.
Again, thank you to everyone here for all your support and comments that helped us grow.
The 914 is here to stay...
Congrats and fun episode!!!
really well done Eric. Great spot and a great car. So glad this is the one Leno got to see. No excuses needed for any thing about it and presented tastefully and with a great attitude!! Way to represent. Sweet !!!!
Best car on Leno !
Watch the prices soar now !
1971 914 1.7 needs TLC not running, has some rust. $42500.00
My goodness, what a great car!! I could watch that video over and over. Superb job eric! It's also amazing how small these cars are compared to whats on the road these days....
My favorite Leno so far.
What's the episode number so I can look for it on TV and/or when will it be on TV?
Is it just me...or does Jay seem like a comedian with cars who needs to get coffee?
Thoroughly enjoyed! Congratulations!
Interesting how monotone Jay is before he got in the car and then all of a sudden he got all bubbly.
watched the video earlier.
was cool to see your car in Leno's garage.
Dumb question, but is the car a '74 or a '70? Eric, you say it's a '70 tub, but Jay introduced the car as a '74"
Inquiring minds want to know?
It certainly looked like Jay was enjoying his drive. He’s always seemed like an honest enthusiast that enjoys all things mechanical and appreciates the efforts it took Eric to assemble this car.
That was Awesome! Great example of a 914-6 too!
That was way cool. I really enjoyed seeing that. Our 914 stock just went up by 20 points. I would love to see Jay Leno build a 914-6. Eric's car is very cool I saw it before it was finished, but it was pretty close to being done. He did a terrific job and we are fortunate he is a part of our community. Jay is right, if you have a 914 question, not even brake related, Eric is an excellent source of information.
Do you get any swag for being on the show?
Fantastic ! Best review ever
Good Job Jamie , Eric
I noticed at the very end Jays comment "I gotta get me one"
Erc did Jays wardrobe people veto the salmon shirt?
Me too! What a great video!!!! Eric and the rest of you guys....your cars constantly amaze. Congratulations! Grant
Just got through watching it . Eric, car looked and sounded awesome. Great episode!
Did anyone notice Leno cringe when Eric suggested that some people have installed chevy V-8's in a 914? Nice job Eric. Did Jay offer to buy your car?
Funny how even after all this time guys either love them or hate them....very little middle ground.
Nice film. Very well produced and a clear exhibition of Eric's talent and commitment to the marque.
Not to say screw the 911 snobs but I have owned outright most every p-car available from 62 notchback to current day C4S and everything in between. Not a a dealer but a broke enthusiast with a hankering for stinkin squareweave underfoot or a smokin hot interior in a 74 Targa...... literally..
For me.......... The 914 is the new norm.
Just a simple car with a hand throttle to warm it up / and a screaming engine right behind your brain just to the right center. My Fuely ap shows a reasonable 17 MPG on a 3.0 ^ on Weber 40's. ... for the money, one cannot do any better.
Tomorrows drive is to a place called Queen Valley off the 101 and 60 east. This place may sound questionable to Larmo and others in SoCal - but out here / open land and open roads.
In open land AZ, it is an flat straight road that goes on for ever and has at its end, a legal open shooting range where a man can set up an electric flinger for clays and a picnic. Photos to follow.
Sidebar: Still testing the wierd failure of the MSD ignition. So I will drive further and further out until AAA comes to save me again......... so far perfect...
past pickups to follow..
Great video. Beautiful car. Thanks for sharing.
Very, very cool, Eric. But then I am biased. Congratulations!!
Oh yea, at least for me the next video that pops up is another Jay Leno's Garage featuring a pair of nice early 911's from a shop called LA Workshop 5001.
A quick google search mentions that these are $400,000 builds!
Fantastic video. Well done Eric!
I liked the 914world.com plug too.
Great video, beautiful car, amazing sound.
Enjoyed it on the big screen, loud
Great video....great car!
Eric & Hans..
Great for sharing our passion..
Congrats Eric! Great video- now have to figure out a way to get in Big Dog Garage myself...
I was searching for something else on Youtube and came across this earlier about 16 minutes after it was uploaded.
Cool episode, represented the 914 very well.
Congrats Eric Shea!
Way to represent and congratulations on a great build.
Now Jay's viewers know that the "914 is here to stay!"
That was way cool !! Great work. Car looks great as usual Eric.
Jay did seem to truly enjoy it. Heheh, Talk about street cred.
Congratulations Eric! You did a fantastic job on camera! Very well done video segment and your car sounds freaking awesome!
Car looked at sounded great and I daresay you were a much better ambassador for the model! Nice to see the 914-6 getting love on the show.
thanks for posting the link
a great promo for the 914 cause and the 914 world site
however if I hear the 'stepchild' reference again I will scream !
If Porsche had control of the project instead of VW when they didnt know whether they were Beetles or Golfs,it would have been a totally different story for the 914-6.
I'll send the link to the guys here in Sydney
Eric - which seats do you have ?
are the fittings compatible with the stock rails or is there some 'creative 'work to get them to fit in my May '70 -6 ?
heres another one from DW tv in Germany
Christoph has driven a number of Porsches from VW Autostadt in Wolfsburg and has always given a complimentary opinion
also nice to see the -6 driven on open country roads that enhance the driving experience
Great episode. Way to go, Eric!
Well, we have to remember that the 914 really was the bastard stepchild of VW and Porsche. If Heinz Nordhoff hadn’t died and his successor had allowed Porsche to purchase the chassis for the 914-6 at a good price so it would have made financial sense for them (instead of costing about the same as a 911 shell), I think a lot more development on the -6s would have continued. Luckily, others (like Eric) have taken up the challenge and now there are many great ‘continuation’ cars out there. A 914-6 with increased power is a marvelous car to drive.
That is one nice 914! Who is Hans Lapine? Does he work with you?
Nathan and Randy, Thanks for posting.
Way to go Eric! Nice car.
Nice job Eric
N A R P !!
Very nice Eric.
Hans Lapine is the son of Anatole Lapine, Porsche’s chief designer for many years.
Way to represent E.
Just watched the show. Eric, you did a great job
Really cool Eric. Great interview, awsome car.
What a great interview Eric, you represented us 914 nuts well!
Congratulations on the opportunity too, there is no better way to show off all the hard work you put into that incredible car.
Really nice job on the car, Love the sound of a six over 5500 RPM. Im sad you did not have the opportunity to showcase all the other hard work that went in to your car.
Yours was one of my favorite builds to watch. Badm
Just watched the video, excellent! Not sure how the rest of you feel. I feel as though I bleed Porsche brand as mush as anyone, but actually care very little what others think about these cars we love! I have mine because I love it! Not to impress anyone. I would put most of us 914 guys against a lot of "Porsche " folks when it comes to passion, knowledge and love for the brand! I am not trying to knock anyone, just the same old stuff about not a true Porsche etc....ok, enough of my sermon.
Cheers to you Eric! You make us all proud to be part of this community! Keep up the great work! I am proud to have you wave the 914 banner!!!!! You are a great ambassador to car culture, the Porsche community, 914 owners, and of course 914 world!
Wow, well said, and...........
Gotta love the head on shots of the car at speed.
Just looks so good from that aspect.
Great show and really shows how wrong they were about 914 all those years ago....
Great job Eric!
Long over due, and I don't know of a better car and person to carry the banner for the 914, than Sir Eric of Stoppage, and the screamin' yellow demon!
Just watched and congrats to Eric. He does as well on camera in the Leno show as he does in his brake re-build videos which gave me the fortitude to do mine on the Hairy Ant Nest autocross car.
Oddly, I'm now deep into a '85 928S restore and did you notice the car in the Anatole Lapine still shot? The Shark...
Awesome car, Eric Shea. I really enjoyed this episode.
The video is the top story in this week's PCA electronic newsletter.
Secret Santa gift for Eric........
We are so proud of you and your beautiful tribute 914-6 GT
When you opened up the rear trunk you displayed your 914-6 tool kit and the rear fog light made my heart go pitter-patter.
Wow, what a wonderful presentation.
You made my bucket list of joy when we toured the tunnel of trees on M-119 during the Porsche parade 2013.. Wonderful memories.
I thoroughly enjoyed the video, great job Eric!
Congrats Eric! Job well done. And I love the music the car makes under load... priceless!
Totally enjoyed every minute of the video!
Totally enjoyed every minute of the video again!!!
I am sending it to all the people I know who do not "get" what a 914-6 really is and having a ball doing it.
Great job Eric and nice looking/ sounding car
Think I may watch it again
First of all, outstanding video. I've already watched it through several times, and like many other posters especially enjoyed the driving footage. It's very nice to see our 914s getting some top-shelf exposure. I'm also a huge fan of Eric/PMB, having used his services and spoken with him several times. Great guy, wealth of knowledge, and always friendly and helpful. A huge resource to our community.
I hesitate to post the following because I don't want to come across as either a jerk/wet-blanket or jerk/know-it-all, because I'm generally not and I certainly don't claim to be a 914 scholar. However, the disease that all of us here are afflicted with has provided me with a fair bit of 914 familiarity. So, does anyone else cringe when factual inaccuracies slip into an otherwise excellent production, especially coming from folks like Jay or Hans?
1) "The 916 came with a 2.4 "S" motor." Later 916s came with the 2.7 RS engine, so they came with either.
2) "It probably cost almost as much to make a 912 as it did a 911." Perhaps I'm splitting hairs on this one. While it's true the body shell cost would be the same, many of the mechanical components were different, most notably the engine. Although manufacturing cost differences might be narrower, the 911 was a significantly more expensive car to *buy*. Again, largely due to the engine. So it's misleading to suggest the 912 wasn't still a cheaper alternative to a 911 when it came to sales.
3) "All regular 914s came with 5-speeds". A small number (2, I think) of 914/6s were delivered with Sportomatics. Uncertain if any four bangers had the Sporto (shudder), beyond perhaps a prototype or test mule.
Go ahead and flame me for being a grumpy old nit-picker if you want. Overall, a great video. I just don't like to see untruths be perpetuated in a supposedly authoritative forum when a little editorial research would correct that. My .02 and I'm putting down the coffee, now.
It was fun to see how out of his element Jay was. Seemed like he was a little off balance and scrambling to ketchup. Hope he learned something about these great cars.
Eric, what a fantastic build. You should be very proud.
Eric, you represented the 914 community well. It must be a be a weird sensation riding shotgun with Jay driving & evaluating your car.
WoW great response from all of members here.
and again Thanks to Hans And Eric for making me proud.
I had a few ideas on how I wanted the shoot to go, With the help of both Hans and eric it worked out super.
I'm still working on a few things for us 914 dude's
This was a nice feature. I got into 914s in 1976 when I was 6. I always thought it was unfair the negative reaction to the car when it was so fun to drive in and enjoy.
Even when I was DDing a 993, I was still a 914 guy.
The car, this site, and the people have made 40 years enjoyable. Thanks, let's make it 40 more.
PS - I need to get off my butt and finish my 74 /6 conversion.
Saw the episode. Not bad, but I heard them taking jabs on the 914. Especially the son of the head designer whatever his name is (spoiled rich brat ). Just wanted to share that because I get smirks from the cocky Porsche owners myself. Haha whatever!
- Ed Tuuuuuurbooo
Loved the video Shea! Gave me some motivation
Great job Eric. Sad you never learned how to drive an “anemic 1.7” but maybe you will learn someday
That was fantastic! Thank you for sharing!
I still have my 1.7..........for now.
Can.t believe it has been ten years.
Great job Eric, and wishing you the best for the new year.
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