Starting from the bottom of the car, I’m working to remove everything necessary to get the engine pulled from the Ferrari 308 GTBi. The 2.9-liter V8 must come out from the top, meaning everything attached must come off to minimize engine size. It’s my first time removing the engine from a mid-engined car, and the steps necessary have taken a bit longer than anticipated…
2020 was a challenging year for everyone, I think. It presented a host of challenges most of us have never faced before. For better or worse, though, we’ve persevered through a year that will undoubtedly live on in the history books as one of the wildest, most off-the-rails events in modern history. While the change of the date is symbolic at best, I find solace in knowing that tomorrow brings a new beginning: a new year of adventures, challenges, and opportunities.
“Race on Sunday, Sell on Monday.” It’s an iconic idiom in the automotive world, and it validates the link between brands and their justification for racing. The end justifies the means, and on occasion, it’s the desire to sell that creates a desire to race. It’s not fun to admit as racing fans, but let’s be clear: everyone at the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team, for example, races out of love.
You asked for it, so here it is: the 2020 StanceWorks shop tour. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the shop space itself, as well as the project cars and some of the tools that live here. From the cars you’ve already seen, to some you may have not, there’s plenty of automotive content to go around.
Success doesn’t come overnight. Instead, its forged slowly in the fires of effort, diligence, and patience by those that are willing to put these qualities at the forefront of their journey. For years, I’ve watched as Joey Seely has built a business, all from humble beginnings.