“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.
It began at the race track. Yannik Maier, at just 14 years old in 2014, was lucky enough to see an oldtimer E28 turned race car during a visit to Germany’s world-famous Hockenheimring, home of the German Grand Prix. Few and far between in contrast to both 3s and 6s, a 5er race car is a rare sight by nearly any measure; however, seeing such an oddity had a lasting impact on the youngster.
An incredible photo set, unposted from the StanceWorks Archives. Photographed in May of 2017, Keith Ross captured the StanceWorks “Parts Car” in what is undoubtedly the best photo set on record. Built as a tribute to the nearly-unknown 1982 FIA Group A E28 528i race cars that took home a championship win, the StanceWorks “Parts Car” payed homage to to an important piece of BMW history with its unveiling at SEMA, 2016, with H&R Springs.
Perhaps one of the most spectacular aspects of the car community is its global saturation. Car enthusiasts emerge from every country, far and wide. During a vacation trip to Bali, Indonesia in the spring of this year, photographer and StanceWorks former-feature car builder Wade Lambert made an effort to explore the depths of the car community during his travels.
Classic cars aren’t for everyone. They can be picky, finicky, and costly to keep on the road. Parts can often be hard to find, service can be difficult to source, and the experience as a whole can be an endeavor, to say the least. For Kevin Zimmermann, however, there was only one clear and obvious choice after his 2001 VW Polo GTi left him stranded one too many times.