Unless you’re new to the StanceWorks homepage, chances are you’ve heard of Riley Stair. Aside form being one of StanceWorks’s closest friends and supporters, he’s also responsible for a number of notable builds, most of which have earned screen time here on the S|W homepage. There was 2015’s most popular StanceWorks feature, his LS6-powered Datsun 260Z, and there was his Cummins-powered ’49 Chevy 3100 pickup, built as a project between him and his father.
If you were to ask me, and that’s assuming you somehow didn’t already know, I’d happily tell you, and perhaps argue with you, that the 1980s proved not only to be the best years for BMW’s design, but for car design as a whole. From here, I can hear gasps, and before long, the clicking and clacking of keyboards typing out in disagreement, but you won’t convince me otherwise.
It was in 1982 that the world of motorsport saw the introduction of Group A racing, a direct replacement for the FIA’s Group 2 regulations for modified touring cars. Almost immediately, BMW scrambled to submit a car for homologation, and for the 1982 season of the European Touring Car Championship, BMW raced the 528i sedan.
When Rimal Chand first acquired his cherished E24, its state of disrepair was enough to ward off even the most ambitious project seekers. At least, that’s how it appeared; with missing body panels, a complete lack of paint, and an overall appearance of dilapidation, it took a further look by Rimal to be convinced of its potential. The interior presented well, and the engine was strong, but perhaps the car’s true saving grace was its naked set of M-System wheels.