Born and raised amongst cars thanks to an uncle with a penchant for Datsun 510s, mini-trucks, and classics all around, it comes as no surprise that Sergio Vega’s story isn’t all too different from those that raised him. Now, at 29 years old, he finds himself settled in Long Beach, California, using the breadth of his talents to churn out incredible work as both a photographer and designer.
Imagine you’re standing in front of a potential purchase: a 30, 40, or 50 year old car you’ve dreamt of owning for quite some time. You open the driver’s door, which makes an audible ping as the door latch releases, and the hinge itself faintly groans as it opens. You climb in, met with the muted and muffled squawking of the seat springs compressing beneath you.
Roman Goldberg considers himself well-versed in classic BMWs, and understandably so. In his garage, you’ll find a stunning example of a Dakar Yellow E36 M3, and an E12 528i. Parked between them? This gorgeous M635CSi, one of just 5,859 BMW Motorsport-developed 6ers built for a worldwide audience. That tidbit, though, was part of a lesson learned by Roman after discovering the car in an online classified ad.
A catalogue of work more than a decade long is both a blessing and a curse. While we’re appreciative to have told thousands of stories of folks from across the world, there’s no doubt that content manages to slip through the cracks. Maybe you missed it, or maybe you’re a new reader: simply put, it’d be a shame to miss out on some of our favorite pieces from the StanceWorks archives…
“Pictures don’t do it justice.” It’s a line we’ve all heard before, and these days, it’s to be taken with a grain of salt. When it comes to Mateusz Karwowski, though, it’s something to be heeded, for in 2016, Mateusz dragged this 520i home on a flatbed, in dire need of “TLC.” Truth be told, it appears to have been a nice car: nice enough for the likes of you and I, most likely. A layer of dust sat atop the car, the windshield hardly anything past translucent.