The daily grind can be monotonous at times: a sentiment I’m confident we all share on occasion. Even for those that love their jobs, which includes myself, a break away can be refreshing. Our friends at Race Service have embraced that fact, and have transformed Wednesday mornings in Los Angeles into the ideal way to give pause to the week’s toils and labor.
This story begins with a rusty, battered Pontiac Trans Am. It’s a far departure from the BMWs Riley Stair has built his name around, although not totally unexpected, if you’ve ever seen the C10 Pickup he tucks away. He’s clearly got a passion for the un-substitutable thump-and-rumble of a V8, having stuffed one into almost every project he’s built so far, ranging from his own E28 and his dad’s E24, to the Datsun 240Z, the C10, and now the T/A, too.
Riley Stair’s name has undoubtedly become synonymous with incredible builds with incredible quality. With each passing year, we’ve featured his latest builds, eager to share the machines he brings to life with unparalleled quality and creativity. For the last twenty months, however, he’s been hard at work but shrouded in secrecy, utilizing every spare hour at his disposal to build his greatest creation yet.
The year is 1951 – one in an era often glorified with the image of the American Dream. CBS has just introduced color television, Sugar Ray Robinson takes the middleweight boxing championship title, and Audrey Hepburn earns her first starring role – the lead in the Broadway play Gigi. The American economy is back in a steady climb, and the American automotive market is at the cutting edge of style and technology.