For as long as I’ve known him, Blake Olsen has been building wild cars, and shredding the tires off of them with incredible style. In recent years, though, Blake’s drifting career has taken a backseat to the other priorities of life. 2019, however, marks a return, with Blake’s E92 making its competitive debut in just a few short weeks for the first round of Formula Drift Pro2 competition in Orlando, Florida.
“What year is it?” It’s undoubtedly the most common question asked to classic car owners, and one we come to love and embrace. “What is it,” on the other hand, is a bit less common, and conversely, one I find myself asking very rarely. Jason Whipple of Rotiform, though, managed to stump me with his one of just 2,000 Audi 5+5 coupes ever built.
Based on the B2 Audi 4000 platform, the 5+5 was Audi’s follow-up to a somewhat unsuccessful introduction of the 1980 model 4000.
Just over a week ago, we hosted our second Open House at the StanceWorks Headquarters, as a celebration of sorts for 10 years of automotive content and community. As the fourth “major” event we’ve hosted at the shop (PRE/GRID and our Open Houses, for those counting), it surpassed any and all expectations. With a start time of 11:00AM, the lot was full before the event had a chance to begin.
The day following the close of SEMA, the FLGNTLT crew made a stop by the StanceWorks shop to see the happenings behind our Californian shop doors. Check out Part 1 of 2, released this morning, as part of their ongoing “vlog” saga from their trip to the US of A.
“I’ll never sell it.” It’s something many of us have said about one car or another, and typically, it doesn’t hold true. I can’t begin to count the number of StanceWorks feature cars that have been described as “forever cars” by their owners, insistent that their pride and joy will never be for sale, only to be listed within a month following its internet debut. Times change, feelings change, and priorities change, so I can’t quite fault anyone for it.