At 34 years old and with three prior StanceWorks features under his belt, it may come as a surprise to many to find that Evan Brown isn’t what we’d call a life-long car enthusiast. In fact, it’s only the last decade-or-so of his life that have been consumed by the sickness that ails us all. It’s thanks, or no thanks to trials and tribulations that have brought him into the fold, now either blessed or cursed with a passion for cars that will likely never wane.
After more than a year of back-and-forth, I met Geoff Tumang outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, for the first-ever “M Fest,” an event catered to, you guessed it, BMW M cars. Sporting a purple sedan with polished Forgeline wheels, Geoff made a quick first impression by sliding through an intersection on Las Vegas Boulevard, into the parking lanes of the Palazzo hotel.
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.
Rust. It’s something nearly all of us inevitably deal with during the course of our automotive hobby or career. Known as “cancer,” and rightly so, it’s a deathblow seemingly any car in which it goes unchecked. While it is, in the most technical sense, almost always fixable, cost versus reward is rarely a fair tradeoff. It’s a familiar story for Sabrina Uriostegui and her introduction to BMWs: a 1998 BMW E36 M3 “slicktop.
Subverting expectations: from movies, books, and pop culture, to music, news, and yes, even cars too, it’s a key element of story telling and artistry. It’s “the twist” that aims to keep anything and everything fresh and unexpected. However, there’s something to be said for the clear, the concise, and the evident: an “on the nose” approach with no room for interpretation can deliver a powerful message.