It’s Thursday, which universally signals the end of the week: we’re almost there, and we’re almost done. If you’re stateside, there’s a decent change you’re prepping for departure in anticipation of this weekend’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion: one of, if not the biggest vintage motorsports events in the country each year.
Most outside Australia won’t have heard of Winton Raceway. It’s never hosted a grand prix, it isn’t the birthplace of any forms of motor racing, and it certainly isn’t a place to mingle with “high society.” This little country Victorian track does, however, host its own humble Festival of Speed each year. It’s no Goodwood, but that’s what’s great about it.
The draw to Winton isn’t big dollar cars.
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.
Since its introduction in 1938 until 2003 when the last one rolled off the assembly line, Volkwagen has built more than 21,500,000 aircooled Beetles. Yes, that’s a lot. Surprisingly, though, it’s part of what makes Luigi di Gioia’s ’64 Beetle all the more impressive… It’s astoundingly rare to find classic, unrestored examples in such condition, let alone modified extensively. Luigi’s Beetle still wears its original paint which gives way to perfection throughout the car.
On occasion, it’s exciting to scroll through the StanceWorks archives. There’s a lot of memories buried deep in there: incredible cars, amazing trips, and phenomenal people, all immortalized through texts and photographs. Yesterday, while hunting photos down, I came across Jonathan Braswell’s ’89 535i, and fondly recalled the afternoon spent in Helen, Georgia, with him, our friends, and of course, his gorgeous car.