Yesterday, the world changed. A little bit, at least, if you ask me. Yesterday offered that “clicking” moment where I think a few million of us finally realized that we’re living in the future; we’re living in a world where science fiction has become reality. If you somehow missed it, Boston Dynamics, known for making our favorite kickable robots, unveiled the latest of their Atlas biped.
I’ve been on a nostalgia kick lately. Having owned a few late model BMWs in my life, I had finally come to the conclusion that I needed one that was a relative classic. I decided I would aim for the mid ’80s to early ’90s to capture the feeling of when I first became acquainted with the brand. There were a few models of that era such as E24s, E28s and E34s that were on my radar.
Earlier this summer, our friends Kris Clewell and Alex Nelson made the trip from Minnesota to California for the famous Monterey Car Week – a trip worth making for anyone with fuel coursing through their veins. However, Kris and Alex had more on the books than a mere week-long adventure to California. Lugging their camera gear with them aboard their flight west, they were met by Kris’s own 911T on Californian soil, shipped to the SW HQ a few weeks prior.
For the start of Part II of our SEMA Recap, we find ourselves in the KW Suspension booth. The star of the show is the latest DV Mechanics build: a 911 that pays tribute to the iconic 964 Cup cars, complete down to the smallest details. Sporting the body-in-white livery-less style, its as perfect, aesthetically, as 964s come. The blacked-out BBS motorsport wheels offer a bit of contrast, without resorting to polished halves and flashy centers to grab attention.
We can safely say it: we’ve survived yet another SEMA. Even after attending my ninth SEMA this year, they don’t get any easier. It’s a week-long challenge for the feet, the joints, and the liver, thanks to alcohol-fueled antics that follow the show each night. This year was a resounding success, not only for ourselves and our Motul-liveried “Parts Car,” but for the StanceWorks family of vendors and sponsors too.