It’s been a moment since a MKII Escort grace the StanceWorks homepage, and while it doesn’t fit the mold you might expect, Russell Lord’s Escort is as exquisite as they come. It’s tough to drive though, unless you’re Stuart Little, or perhaps one of the Borrowers. If you’re looking for something a bit more… full fledged, then Robert Blizzard’s 1978 Ford Escort GL will fit the bill. In fact, we’re inclined to say it’s just as nice as Lord’s, too.

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Your Monday morning stimulus package… a visual one. This month’s desktop wallpaper celebrates the E36 platform paired with a true icon of the wheel world: the BBS E26. Draped in the light from the Californian “golden hour,” the combo makes for a killer wallpaper. To save the full resolution version, just right-click and save-as.

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Photography by Josh Castle

“We never got ’em.” It’s a trope at this point, but this is a wagon article, so you saw it coming a mile away. It’s the truth, though: we always want what we can’t have, and for Michael Hack, the story is no different. After falling in love with the E30 platform following a 2-year stint with a 318is coupe, Michael turned his sights towards the alluring Touring.

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Spring rate, pre-load, progressive rates, tender springs… what does it all mean?! Across the web, there’s a heap of information, some right, and some wrong. Today, we’re taking a dive in on basic spring tech to cover the most common and important aspects of spring technology and vernacular. A few years ago, we took a look at H&R Springs’s manufacturing facility in Lennestadt, Germany, to learn how springs are made, from raw material to finished product.

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In 1956, Renault introduced the world to the Dauphine, a rear-engined economy car that succeeded the pint-sized successful post-war 4CV. With its remarkably small size, beautiful aesthetics, and fantastic practicality, it was an immediate success, having sold more than two million units by the time production ended 11 years later. Despite building so many, however, chances are that you’ve never even seen one until now. At least, what remains of it.

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