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Penton The John Penton Story DVD or Blu-Ray

  • The John Penton Story DVD
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THe John Penton Story is available in your choice of Blu-Ray or DVD.

Penton: The John Penton Story DVD is an American story about family, competition, ingenuity, and business that will tug at hearts of everyone who sees it. What began with a farm and than a humble motorcycle shop in Ohio, turned into international off-road racing career leading John Penton to the need for a smaller racing machine which he was soon selling in the U.S. The innovative dirt bike made by KTM in Austria was simply called a Penton. Through tragedies and triumphs, John and his family of motorcycle racers and innovators took on the world in off-road motorcycle racing. They made the bikes and riders into champions, creating entire new companies and industries along the way. The John Penton Story DVD features the largest cast of motorcycle legends ever assembled with over 100 interviews. Plus, historically accurate re-creations are all blended with archival photos and film footage to match the wonderful voice-over of a Penton rider in his younger days…Grammy Winner, Lyle Lovett.

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Running Time:
2 Hours 33 Minutes
DVD Region:
Region 0 / All Countries
Blu-Ray Region:
Region 0 / All Countries

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  1. Riding into history 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Jan 2015

    This film meant a lot to me because I was a witness to the domination of, not only the Penton motorcycles, but the Pentons as riders. I owned two new Pentons in my day and this was a nostalgic view of what I remember it being back in the '70's. It's no exaggeration that John was/is tough. After breaking his ribs while winning his Super Senior class in a Wellston, Ohio National Enduro, John took the time to describe to Sox Brookhart how to tune a Lectron carb. All the while he was hanging on to the brush guard of my truck, gasping for breathe.
    I tell my kids "Back when men were men and John Penton rode motorcycles".

  2. Great nostalgia/history for those of us dirt riding in the 70's era 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Jan 2015

    Very good timeline and history presented about the life of John Penton. The video can be somewhat long and dry for someone who does not know who at least some of the persons interviewed are and the importance of their contribution to history. I have seen most of these people at races and appreciate their retrospective appearance. The many vintage still photos and some video add into the mix. I really enjoyed inviting friends to view this as a group, all of us liked it very much.

  3. Very entertaioning 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Jan 2015

    John Penton's heyday was just before I got into dirt bikes. I knew the name but not the whole story. The dvd really filled in all the blanks for me. Enjoyed it very much.


    Posted by on 10th Jan 2015

    A comprehensive and informative documentary on the remarkable life of John Penton, his family, his racing career and his business. Great footage from many ISDE and offroad events and great interviews that bring that era alive. Highly recommend this DVD - an excellent record of the Penton era.

  5. When men were men---with no suspension 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Dec 2014

    Excellent dvd for history and the impact that THE pENTON FAMILY AND MOTORCYCLES HAD IN HISTORY AND TODAY---Recommended for anyone interested in the history and shots from the 50's to the 90"s.....befor the Elsinore everyone wanted a Penton....enjoy.

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