2020 was a challenging year for everyone, I think. It presented a host of challenges most of us have never faced before. For better or worse, though, we’ve persevered through a year that will undoubtedly live on in the history books as one of the wildest, most off-the-rails events in modern history. While the change of the date is symbolic at best, I find solace in knowing that tomorrow brings a new beginning: a new year of adventures, challenges, and opportunities.
These “Year in Review” pieces seem to come more and more quickly with each passing year. It’s terrifying, to be honest. Just a “few short months” ago, it seems as though 2019 rolled in. I announced 10 successful years of StanceWorks, the dawn of Protomachine, and was fresh on the feet of my latest build, the ’31 Ford Model A that debuted at SEMA ’18.
It’s that time of year once again: a look back on my biggest moments of the past twelve months. Each year brings about a new sense of excitement as I take my first opportunity in 365 days to look back on the photos I’ve taken, the cars I’ve build, and the adventures I’ve been blessed to have. It’s easy to forget both how long and how short a year can be, and just how many memories can fall to the wayside as we hustle our way from one day to the next.
2013 has ended as quickly as it arrived. With 2013 came numerous opportunities: some expected, and others a complete surprise. We’ve put more under our belt than ever before, and Andrew and I are excited to put our fifth year of StanceWorks in the books. 2014 looks to be a better year than any previous, as we approach it with the same grassroots mentality StanceWorks has become known for.