A catalogue of work more than a decade long is both a blessing and a curse. While we’re appreciative to have told thousands of stories of folks from across the world, there’s no doubt that content manages to slip through the cracks. Maybe you missed it, or maybe you’re a new reader: simply put, it’d be a shame to miss out on some of our favorite pieces from the StanceWorks archives…
In 1973, the world was blessed with Europe’s first turbocharged production car: the BMW 2002 Turbo. With 170 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque, it was an absolute riot to drive, and paired with low production numbers, it is undoubtedly a true collector’s piece. Only 1,672 were built, making it an incredible machine to see in any garage, period. Commanding prices well over $100,000 as we approach 2020, it means they’re few and far between.
Roadtrips are an essential part of the automotive experience as a whole. Dare I say, long-distance driving in a vintage, break-down-prone car is a rite of passage, and one I insist upon in any enthusiast’s case. Every year, our friends of Journeymen from Cape Town, South Africa, take to the back roads with their latest projects, highlighting both the highlights and the tribulations of such an endeavor.
It was exactly a year ago when we last saw Olli Grimme’s 2002. Following Wothersee in Austria, our friend and photographer Mike Crawat met up with Olli to photograph his incredible ride. Unsurprisingly, it was a crowd favorite, becoming one of our most popular features of 2017. Previously perched atop a set of BBS RSs, we figured it all but impossible to improve upon.
We’re excited to look back on a few weeks ago: the 2017 SoCal Vintage BMW show, in Van Nuys, California. Our friend Alex Rodriguez attended with an incredible Super 8 film camera in hand. Upon seeing the results of his on-film efforts, we knew we had to share. So, kick back and enjoy a few minutes of modern yet classic film footage. As they say, they don’t make ’em like they used to… and we think that goes for cars -and- cameras.