Sir Alec Issigonis never dreamed that the small little car that he sketched on a napkin would go on to dominate races and rallies throughout Europe. Throughout the Mini’s design process, decisions were made solely out of utility. Issigonis was tasked with building a car that could transport four grown adults and offer fuel efficiency that could compete with the German bubble cars that were gaining in popularity following the Suez Crisis.
A lot can stem from a great marriage: accomplished dreams, true love, beautiful children, and on rare occasions, truly spectacular cars. Jes and Kris Clewell have, come October, been married for 10 years, and one of the many fruits of their labor takes form in a gorgeous ’80 MK1 Rabbit. As photographers, business owners, a writer and an artist, they have perfected their craft, and it comes as no surprise that the same goes for the result of their MK1 build.
Amongst Porsche fans, there’s no question that the GT2 lineup of cars acts as head of the household for the 911 family (excluding the famed GT1, of course). The GT2 and GT2 RS make for a real man’s Porsche: the most expensive, powerful, and frightening 911 money can buy, meant only for those that embrace punishment behind the wheel of what is widely considered the toughest Porsche to drive.
On December 19th, we announced a contest in partnership with Air Lift Performance in which we sought to give away a complete air suspension setup to one lucky StanceWorks fan. With more than 1,700 entries by the contest’s close, participation from the community was greater than imaginable, and choosing a winner was a far greater challenge than we had ever anticipated.
Classic BMWs have, in the past two years alone, multiplied in value. These beloved old coupes and sedans of ours are growing harder and harder to find, and when they do surface, they simply don’t cost what they once did. Lucky finds of $500 E30s are few and far between, and snatching up ’80s-era BMWs as a weekend hobby has been relegated to those with deeper pockets than our own. However, few cars have bubbled quite like BMW’s E30 M3.