In 2011, Rilber Li left the Audi dealership with an all-new A4 Avant. Optioned just the way he liked – black on black – most would find that adequate. In fact, for a time, it suited Rilber just fine. However, now, 4 years later, Rilber can point to little in the way of what’s left of his once-stock estate. The exterior has been molded and shaped, sculpted to his liking. The interior has been fine-tuned, suited to his tastes.
On October 27th, 1973, drivers from all corners of the motorsport world met on the tarmac of the Riverside International Raceway. The 12 drivers each held their own titles for their endeavors in racing, but IROC, the International Race of Champions, had drawn them all in as a true test of driver skill to see who would come out on top as the best racer of their era. Roger Penske approached Porsche to have them build 15 identical cars.
The E21 Legion is a relatively small community made up of the select few who still value these “forgotten” cars. The massively popular E30 overshadows its smaller, lighter, and simpler older brother, leaving the E21 only to those who are able to wade through the massive following the rest of the 3-series family has.
A large part of the automotive build process lies in the search. We scour classifieds, dig through boxes of parts, and roam junkyards looking for that thing that strikes us as “just right”. Each one of us has an image in our heads of the perfect car and it constantly infiltrates our daydreams. For some it’s a sleek black VIP car with flat lipped wheels cambered into radiused fenders.
When we pulled up outside of CEC’s showroom in LA, we knew the evening was bound to be interesting when parked on the curb was a Mercedes SLR and an SLS behind it. The occasion? Recaro’s LA Auto Show party for the new Recaro Pro Racer Ultima 1.0.
As explained to us by Recaro, the seat revolutionizes safety.
“In 1996, the “Pro Racer” was the world’s first racing shell with side head protectors, which revolutionised safety in motor sport..