In 2011, with the help of Jeremy Whittle, I stumbled across the find of a lifetime. Tucked away in a garage in central Georgia was a 1971 2800CS, sitting right where it was parked 4 years prior. It hadn’t moved an inch since its owner brought it home: after discovering the cost of the parts and pieces needed to take the car from clean to perfect, his interest waned, and it was by sheer chance that I was the first to call when his Craigslist ad was posted.
Jeremy Whittle’s BMW E28 is no stranger to the StanceWorks homepage; most recently, a writeup on his Air Lift suspension install gave insight to those wondering exactly how to get their vintage BMWs closer to the ground. Prior to that, we’ve looked at the hard work Jeremy has poured into transforming his E28 into something entirely unique. In all, Jeremy’s car has come a long way over the past few years, from bone-stock to one of the most notable E28s in the BMW scene today.
There’s something special about classic cars. Their defined lines and established curves, strangely inviting, even to those who don’t know the difference between wheel and tire. Yet somehow, there’s a bond seemingly everyone shares over these few remaining pieces of history. It’s as though the presence of a classic car is enough for even the busiest of people to pause for a moment, if only to look and smile. But if they look twice, it’s only a matter of time before they ask.
The heritage and staying power of a company are only gained through experience; gaining experience is only done by withstanding the test of time. Credibility and prowess are not gained overnight; instead they are earned. HRE Wheels has been around since 1979, and their decades of truth in engineering has cemented them as a leader in the wheel industry and as an iconic name in the automotive aftermarket.
For every chassis, there’s one car that leads the pack. When it comes to E28s, most would consider Austin Driggers’s red 535i to be the cleanest, best executed E28 around. And I’d have to agree.
Jeremy Whittle has decided to take the crown and leave no room for the competition. Once E28 owners realize they’re going up against a fitted and swapped E28, the game changes quite a bit.