In Episode 2 of In the Shop with StanceWorks, Mike takes us “From Then to Now” with a brief look back at the history of his E36 and its current condition as its prepped for a complete build overhaul. Mike follows with a look into his newest project car, an ’87 E30 M3 race car, and what exactly makes it so special. You know the drill: lights down, sound up.
There’s no doubt: we don’t need any more cars around here. On the other hand, how can you expect us to turn down a free E28? If you know me, you know there’s a slim-to-none chance that will ever happen, so without further adieu: the newest addition to the StanceWorks lineup.
I’ve been told this particular car is apparently pretty nice underneath its dusty appearance.. Bought from the second owner, it was in remarkable shape when a friend of ours snagged it.
If I’m being honest, I got pretty tired of having to clean up my E28 every time I pulled it out of the shop. Like a magnet, it attracts a layer of shop dust, and was always in need of a wipedown for any given car show or event. You can imagine my smugness when I ordered up a nice car cover after months of constant cleanups. I beat the system, or so I had thought….
There’s no better way to enjoy a vehicle you’ve built with your own hands than to use it, or perhaps in this case, abuse it. Earlier this spring, Emily and I, along with our dog Chloe, set out for the deserts of Utah, where we spent eight days camping inside our 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser. While the trip itself offered a slew of memories we’ll never forget, that wasn’t the only thing we were left with.
Part supplies can really dictate ownership experience of classic cars. With my unique old ’80s Mitsubishi Montero, I’ve become painfully familiar with the feeling of dismay when met with the dreaded ‘No Longer Available’ designation while hunting for the last little part to complete a job.