Last week, Andrew and I took a trip up to the new Hoonigan Industries Headquarters in Long Beach. Upon arriving, with plans to shoot Brian Scotto’s “Napalm Nova,” it was a pleasant surprise to see that Evan Brown had made the move to Los Angeles. After an afternoon of photos, just before the sun made its final descent behind the horizon, the Hoonigan gang did what they do best: burnous.
BMW’s recent unveiling of the E9 CSL Homage was met with mixed reviews, and the forward styling of the car has left fans of the marque debating its aesthetics ever since. Now, thanks to Khyzyl Saleem and his unbelievable talent, we’re able to see the Homage transformed. Race ready with the classic Motorsport livery, BBS centerlocks, wide arches, and a very pleasant update to the front end of the car, the CSL is back to its former glory.
“Like a lot of kids, I grew up with Lamborghini die-casts and posters of hyper cars,” Stephen Sayer tells me. I had asked how he found his love for cars: a question I ask nearly everyone in preparation for their article-to-be. The answers vary, with cliche answers shoe-horned in more often than not. Stories of Porsche posters run rampant, and if anyone’s counting, it’s the “childhood 911 on the wall” that’s to thank for 9 out of 10 car enthusiasts.
In our first StanceWorks Aesthetics, I documented the Porsche 917K, so it made sense to go back even further and explore the elegant lines that gave rise to the 917. The Porsche 907 was first released at the 1967 24 Hours of LeMans and with it, Porsche hoped to capture the World Sportscar Championship. This particular 1968 Porsche 907K , chassis number 023, was driven to a first place finish in the 1968 12 Hours of Sebring by Jo Siffert and Hans Hermann.
After making the pitch to the big wigs at BMW, it’s a wonder if Herve Poulain ever fully realized how grand the Art Car Project would become. His vision, a series of BMW cars painted by commissioned world-class artists, was a unique take at blending automobiles with the arts.