For most, the term “Hot Rod” likely conjures images of classic American iron. Maybe a ’30s coupe, a chopped top, and fat wide tires, or perhaps something more modern, such as a big block-sporting muscle car from the ’70s. “Hot Rodding” has grown to encompass many things, but most importantly, it represents an ethos: an amalgam of self expression and a quest for all-out speed.
It’s not StanceWorks’s first CSL, and its sure not to be the last. In fact, this will be our 9th featured example, a milestone in and of itself, with only 491 left to go if we want to conquer them all. Captured by our talented friend and photographer Mike Crawat, this particular example comes from Europe, and more specifically, Belgium. Parked along side its BMW brethren earlier this summer at an event, it stole the show as an iconic elder.
There’s something inherently remarkable in witnessing the work of a master craftsman. Russell Lord has clearly spent 45 years honing his skills and perfecting his craft as a diamond mounter, and he’s worked with the finest metals money can buy. In his own time, though, Lord has set out to build a MK2 Ford Escort, putting his talents to work on a project of passion. It might not be quite the kind of Escort you’re expecting, though.
It wasn’t all too long ago that I was introduced to Graeme MacPherson, and along side him, his company and product, Go Fast Campers. It was in preparation for our trip through the deserts of Utah earlier this spring: our long-time friend Jim Bob Barnett’s 2nd-generation Tacoma was outfitted with GFC’s first-ever production unit, and of course, put to the test over the course of our 8 days abroad.
Picture your doctor’s car. Maybe it’s a Porsche Panamera, or a Mercedes G class. It could be a bit fancier, or maybe a bit more conservative, but chances are, an ’80s Saab isn’t what comes to mind. “Unlike the typical Saab stereotype, I’m not an architect or a dentist or over 50,” Anthony tells me right off the bat. The humor and inherent oddity of being a Saab owner isn’t entirely lost on him though.