It was exactly a year ago when we last saw Olli Grimme’s 2002. Following Wothersee in Austria, our friend and photographer Mike Crawat met up with Olli to photograph his incredible ride. Unsurprisingly, it was a crowd favorite, becoming one of our most popular features of 2017. Previously perched atop a set of BBS RSs, we figured it all but impossible to improve upon.
We’ve watched over the years as Josh Wilson’s ’72 2002 has grown into the car it is today. From what was once white, rusty, rather dilapidated car to the now-beautiful Henna Red coupe it is today, we’re glad to finally see the fruits of Josh’s labor. As a previous contributor to StanceWorks, we admired from afar as the car and its owner found their way through the journey of a full-fleged build, through both the highs and the lows.
It should come as no surprise that both fashions and trends come and go – whether its apparel, design, art, or even automotive, styles emerge and retreat with a nuanced flow. With the advent of social media, trends move faster than ever. However; a constant remains: as automotive crazes evolve and carry forth, originality, preservation, and a nod to heritage remain, and BMW builder Jeff Tighe knows this well.
We’ve made it to June, and with it comes the long-awaited summer heat. The snow, for most of us in the Northern hemisphere, has melted away, and droves of tourists now flock to the closest shores to enjoy the best weather the season has to offer. For us though, the car lovers, summer brings forth a different opportunity: the chance to cruise and enjoy the cars we’ve worked to assemble since the warmth made its departure the year before.
From its small stature and lightfooted presence, to its iconic traits and its well-penned lines, the BMW 2002’s allure has ensnared a considerable number of us. Its history, its legacy, and its future all contribute to a character that can’t be merely created – it must be earned as well. Nick Tabeta’s endearment for 02s is no different, having spent a number of his 23 years on Earth looking on at BMW’s nimble coupe with hopeful eyes, yearning for the chance to own one.