As far back as he can remember, Henning Burr has always been a Mercedes fan. His father got him hooked at an early age, and as a Mercedes mechanic, it only makes sense that Henning, too, would follow in his footsteps. His father taught him the ins and outs of wrenching, and capped it with a familiar sentiment: “Henning, you would make me proud if you also drove a Mercedes.” It’s safe to say, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
It’s hard to beat a night-lit cityscape and a synthwave soundtrack. Add in cinematics a killer car — in this case, a 190E Cosworth — and you’ve got a match made in heaven, even if it’s somewhat expected. Purpuhl Media just dropped a clip you’re bound to love if any of the above applies to you. Lights down, sound up: this one’s in 4K.
Over the years, we here at StanceWorks have seemingly heard it all. What motivates us to build our cars? Sometimes its memories of years passed, sometimes its the goal of fulfilling dreams. Sometimes we latch on to an engine or a drivetrain, knowing full well that our next project will be powered by it. Sometimes it’s a particular chassis that calls our name, having fallen in love with its looks, its handling, its presence, or its character as a whole.
Three years ago, on a cool summer Friday night, I stood in the garage, tinkering under the hood of a BMW while my roommates threw a bit of a house party. Just me and a few friends, polishing up parts to escape the blaring music and obnoxious college drunks. Amidst the chit chat, over what exactly I fail to remember, two young guys walked up, eager to see what we were up to. “We saw the party and figured it was okay to walk up.