Since the latest StanceWorks project made its debut, we’ve been waiting for the chance to share it in best Hoonigan fashion possible: an episode of Build Biology. As the Hoonigan crew puts it: “We’ve been following our friend Mike Burroughs’ builds for years, from Rusty Slammington to his previous Model A project. But this – this is some next level work. Mike’s 2018 SEMA build is a Ford Model A based, supercharged, Coyote Powered monster of a pickup truck.
It was nearly two years ago that I encountered Harry Yeaggy’s 1967 Ferrari 412 P Competitzione at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The brief article that followed showcased imagery I captured of the incredible machine, and in a few concise words, I expressed that it very well may be the most beautiful machine I’ve ever seen. “It’s neither a favorite nor preference; cars of the 60s often fail to captivate me in ways cars of later eras seem to.
In its 6th year, Luftgekühlt, the premier all-aircooled Porsche event, has somehow raised the bar once more. With an incredible catalog of Porsches in store for an absolutely massive audience of show-goers, attendees were presented with cars set amongst Universal Studios’ “New York Backlot:” a true-to-life movie set and stage that has presented the Luft crew the opportunity to take over what may as well be Downtown Manhattan.
They say a car is only “new” once, and while the technical side of the statement is indisputable, the sentiment may not be entirely true. On rare occasions, a car reemerges from behind closed shop doors, returned to their former glory and sometimes, above and beyond the day the machine left the showroom floor. When Roland Graef of H&R set out to build the E30 of his dreams, he set the bar high, and his ambitions higher.
In 1988, the world was introduced to AKIRA, an animated film that tells the story of Shotaro Kaneda and Tetsuo Shima, both friends and adversaries, as their story of absolute power, corruption, and morality unfold in dystopian post-apocalyptic Neo-Tokyo.