At first glance, there’s an undeniable simplicity exuded by Gehn Fujii’s HJ60 Land Cruiser. From front to back, it relies on its core character to make a statement, leaving “staple” mods behind in favor of practicality, purpose, and pragmatism. Beneath the surface, however, is a truck rich with personality, history, and a story to tell.
On the heels of selling his beloved 911, Amir Bentatou is hard at work prepping his latest and greatest on-track machine: a turbocharged K-swapped NSX, soon to hit the pages of StanceWorks, of course. With a borderline legend on its way out the door, we felt what better time than now to take a look back at one of StanceWorks’s all-time favorites. From the depths of the archives — 2012 — we raise the 911 once more as a proper send-off.
For anyone at the age of 30, plus or minus a handful of years, there’s a decent chance your love for cars began in the world of Japanese imports. For me, it was all thanks to the Honda Civic, and shortly after, it was the Nissan S chassis that became the object of my affection. Believe it or not, ever since, S13 coupes have held a special place in my heart. Hatches were a neat counterpart, of course, as were S14s with their updated aesthetic.
The Rolex 24 at Daytona is, as history defines, one of motorsports’ crown jewels. As one of America’s most prestigious races, and as one of the most important endurance races worldwide, it has stood as a beacon, calling to racers throughout the world with a hunger for victory. Mazda’s first entry into the renowned race as a factory effort came in 1978 with this 13B Rotary-powered RX3.
With each passing year, it becomes tougher and tougher to find time to escape. In all of 2019 thus far, on only two occasions have I had the opportunity to hit the trail: once for a week and a half earlier this summer for our annual StanceWorks Off Road trip, and the other, just yesterday: a quick day trip to Big Bear, California, to shake things down.
Since acquiring the Hummer, I’ve been jonsing see just how well it performs doing what Hummers do best.