Rare parts. At times, they can compliment a build to a point of completion, if not define the build entirely. Classic cars are built with classic parts, and it’s the oddities and rarities of an era that help to create and shape a vision. In the world of E30s, it’s the likes of M-Tech body kits, Alpina splits, and all of the Alpina trimmings, that help to set Jay and Claire’s E30 apart from the rest.
There’s no denying that when it comes to the classic BMW lineup, the E21 seems all but forgotten. Overshadowed by the E30, and often lamented for its use of CIS injection, the E21 has fanatics for it few and far between. However, as the eldest brother of the 3-series lineage, there are a few that have earned their stay, namely the 320i IMSA and Group 5 cars, heralded for their over-the-top presence and incredible engines.
The little 2002 holds a very special place in our hearts here at StanceWorks. As one of the important turning points that positioned BMW as a true driver’s car, we owe a lot to the old Neue Klasse, so it seemed fitting for it to grace one of our art prints. This art work has been sitting in Andrew’s archives since early 2015, but it has finally made its way to print and is now available in the Lowly Gentlemen store.
Friend and fans of StanceWorks, world wide, have submitted their cars to us since our site went live nearly 8 years ago. Many grow into features, and plenty fall on the backburner, waiting for their chance at the StanceWorks homepage once the finishing touches are applied. On occasion though, we see a car that we feel should be shared right away, and this time, it’s Benjamin Crosio’s gorgeous M30-powered Alpina-tribute E28.
Each corner of the world plays host to its own unique tuning cultures. Styles and trends emanate from different parts of the world, often labeling each country as an individual “genre” in tuning tastes. Us Americans build cars a bit differently than the Japanese, and the Japanese from British.