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.
When we last saw Evan Brown (of Item-B) and his RX7, almost exactly a year ago, I was heralding its boisterous presence. I try to avoid superlatives, as they tend to lead to trouble and backtracking in the world of cars, but it only took one glimpse of Evan’s car to know that it was, hands down, my favorite build on a Japanese platform. In the past twelve months, that sentiment has only grown, and today, we’re excited to share the latest iteration.
Have you ever seen a car that simply comes across as the perfect interpretation of a particular style? Admittedly, I’m not the world’s leading authority on what a mid 2000’s drift car should look like; however, the first time that I laid eyes on Evan Brown’s 1987 Mazda RX7, I knew that it was exactly what embodied that particular style to me.