“Dude, it’s fine,” he’ll say with a shit-eating grin, every single time. There’s something about the way Geoff Tumang seems to conduct his affairs with the world around him, seemingly lacking an ability to not flirt with the limit, wherever that limit may be. From track days to off roading, and from nights spent wrenching to nights out drinking, Geoff’s approach to anything and everything is no-holds-barred, consequences be damned.
When it comes to builds, the best of cars tend to run in the best of circles. It came as no surprise that when friend and fabricator Art Bandarian sent me a few photos from his workplace at Rod Emory’s famed Porsche shop, the featured car stopped me in my tracks. Rod keeps good company, but it was somewhat of a surprise that the car Art had sent me didn’t feature the traditional rear-engined flat-motor setup I had come to expect from the friends Rod usually keeps around.
Almost all of North America is bundled up inside, waiting for the “polar vortex” to subside, the newfound layer of permafrost to dissipate, and the 2014 ice age to end. On the other hand, us Southern Californians are enjoying breezy days with highs in the mid-80s. The sun is shining, the shop doors are wide open at the S|W HQ, and life’s good. For everyone else, however, the long wait is on as the winter season does its best to kill off automotive enthusiasm entirely.
The E46 M3 enthusiast’s community grows day to day as the cars are sold by their original owners and are picked up by guys like you and me. Navith Sokasaim is one of ’em, having picked up this ’05 M3 just one year ago. Navith, however, unlike many others, has done a remarkable job in catching our attention in the most admirable way possible.
Photography: Gonçalo Reis Bispo
Words: George Pritchard
Back in February StanceWorks started to make its presence known in the UK holding its very first meet in a car park in Milton Keynes. Exactly eight months and four meets later, Ace Café in London was graced with the fifth and final installment of the 2011 calendar with a superb end of year gathering to close off the show season.