Part supplies can really dictate ownership experience of classic cars. With my unique old ’80s Mitsubishi Montero, I’ve become painfully familiar with the feeling of dismay when met with the dreaded ‘No Longer Available’ designation while hunting for the last little part to complete a job.
A little over 6 months ago, Mike and I loaded up his Land Cruiser and set the navigation towards a small town in the vast desert that lines the eastern half of the Golden State. Nestled in a small barn amidst a deserted tourist attraction was a little 1969 Mk2 Morris Mini that had come to a pause partway through a restoration.
It feels as if 2015 has flown by in a flash. I’m still not sure how we’re already preparing for another new year at StanceWorks, but as I look back through our photos, I’m reminded of how many amazing experiences Mike and I have been able to squeeze into the last 12 months. Over the years, we’ve built up quite a collection of automotive photos, and I feel so fortunate to be able to look back through the archives and appreciate our yearly achievements.
Today, I released the fourth Lowly Gentlemen print in an ongoing series of artwork meant to introduce automotive passion to the world of interior decorating. This particular composition is one that has been sitting at the back of my mind for some time now. I have always wanted to mesh my background in oil painting with the more refined blueprint style that I’ve developed in my automotive work.
It’s crazy to think that StanceWorks has been around long enough to form annual traditions, but once again, I find myself nearing the end of a calendar year and searching through old photos for this article. Mike and I tend to enter each year with an uncertainty, but we can always count on it being an exciting journey filled with great people and exciting cars. 2014 was no different.