It’s admittedly an abstract concept here on StanceWorks: celebrating an almost completely stock car, rather than a counterpart built to be something wholly individual; however, it’s not quite what you’d expect. Cameron Smith’s “preservation piece” isn’t the story of an untouched example, nor is it a statement about the capabilities of the restoration process.
Seven & Luck: they go hand-in-hand. From the Bible’s seven days of creation to Japan’s seven lucky gods, and from the seven seas and seven continents, to seven’s often bold powers in mathematics, it’s widely considered to be a number of power, both spiritual and in the real. Of course, Mazda’s RX7 only adds to the effect, as one of the automotive world’s most unique and culturally important pieces.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the digital work of Khyzyl Saleem, the artist that has made an incredible name for himself by creating out-of-this-world digital automotive renderings for the last number of years.
In 1988, the world was introduced to AKIRA, an animated film that tells the story of Shotaro Kaneda and Tetsuo Shima, both friends and adversaries, as their story of absolute power, corruption, and morality unfold in dystopian post-apocalyptic Neo-Tokyo.
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.