Race cars are cool. Inherently so. What’s better than a purpose-built machine with one intended purpose: beating everyone else? The answer is “not much,” but with that comes a constant battle between form and function. As cool as race cars often are, they’re often also saddled with looks only a mother could love. There are, of course, numerous liveries that stand as all-time greats, but more often than not, a grid of idling race cars has an ugly majority.
The Nürburgring. There’s no way I can as eloquently depict this motorsport Mecca, than what has already been written over the years. What I can tell you however, is that you MUST go. Nothing I could say will come close to touching upon just how utterly mind bending this place is.
The ADAC Nürburgring 24 Hour was my first 24 hour race. Something I thought I was prepared for after numerous conversations with N24 veterans. Boy, was I wrong.
In 2011, Rilber Li left the Audi dealership with an all-new A4 Avant. Optioned just the way he liked – black on black – most would find that adequate. In fact, for a time, it suited Rilber just fine. However, now, 4 years later, Rilber can point to little in the way of what’s left of his once-stock estate. The exterior has been molded and shaped, sculpted to his liking. The interior has been fine-tuned, suited to his tastes.
It was more than two years ago that my relationship with the team at H&R began. Ever since, it has grown more and more clear that beyond producing world class suspension components, H&R is a brand owned, operated, and driven by automotive enthusiasts. Their passion for cars and the driving experience is usurped only by their drive to produce springs and shocks of the highest caliber and quality, not only in their homeland of Germany, but in the world.
Last Summer, Michael Morelli’s Lotus Elise found its way to the StanceWorks homepage; its rough-and-tumble demeanor, exclusive parts, and the widened arches made for a car that few could believe was built to be driven daily. However, in the 12 months that have since passed, Michael has found that the Lotus deserves to be where it was intended: on the track. As someone with exotic tastes, few cars fit the bill as a replacement.