The year was 2012: hard to believe 8 years have passed, but being able to look back in time at how different things were can be refreshing. It was the night before my second trip to California, and I knew that there was a 13-hour flight ahead of me, so I figured I would spend the night capturing a moment in time. I didn’t know at the time that the car wouldn’t be with me for much longer, though.
How many people name their cars? I have always been a believer that if you name a car, it is a car that you intend to keep for as long as you can. Naming a car that you’re going to flip or part out is pretty pointless in my opinion, but I guess like most things in life it’s a matter of personal preference. In 2018 I purchased this car for my then fiancé to learn how to drive manual as she had been wanting to for years.
-Words by Mike Burroughs-
The lowrider community has been one that we at STANCE|WORKS have admired from afar for quite some time. It is, after all, where the mindset of “low is a lifestyle” truly began. It is, without question, one of the most in-depth and involved niches of automotive society. Lowriders have led way to an entire subculture, and is, as a whole, one of the few styles born right here in America.
Many would agree that the 1980s is a decade with its own special place in history as the decade when everything went against the grain. The iconic boxy cars of the era are a quintessential part of automotive history and perfectly match the aesthetics of the time. The 80s were a time when technicolored drapes and cookware matched the absurd hairstyles and electro-disco music that filled the airwaves. It was an era that some wish to forget, yet many wish never ended.
Words by: Tom Morrison
Growing up I was always surrounded by cars, most of them BMW’s of the classic variety such as 2002’s, e3’s and e9’s. I feel these earlier BMW’s and cars like the E24 6 series have so much character, it’s hard not to love them! This probably was a key reason behind why the second word I ever spoke was “car”.
Fast forward to early 2004 (at age 15), I decided I wanted a restoration project; something fun, cheap and simple.