Words and Photography by Riley Stair
“How do we become the people we are today?” This is a question I ask myself often.
In September, HRE Wheels unveiled the Classic Line, harking to the best designs of the ’90s. When asked if StanceWorks had any candidates for a first set, we knew just what to do. After wrapping a set of 309s in Nitto Invos, we mounted them to Jeremy Whittle’s E38 StanceWorks project build. Under the fluorescents of Downtown Los Angeles, we did what we do best once again.
We’ll let the video do the talking.
Porsche’s story of the 962 begins with its predecessor: the acclaimed 956. Born in 1982 as an entrant for the FIA’s all-new Group C World Sportscar Championship, the 956 was outfitted with many “firsts” for the Porsche brand: an aluminum monocoque chassis, a double-clutch system, and aerodynamic ground-effects. Powered by the same turbocharged flat-six that was mated to its predecessor, the 936, the 956 produced a staggering 635 horsepower and weighed just under 1800lbs.
It was well into last year that I first crossed paths with Khyzyl Saleem’s work. In front of me was a Mercedes SLS, clad in canards, vents, cables, and wires. Vibrant paint, lights, and details, worn and damaged from abuse.
I first laid eyes on this Albert Blue 911 at the annual HAWK event held at the historic Road America circuit. It was tucked neatly away under a tent Accumoto had set up to support its race crew. Pedestrians circled it with their thumbs on their chin, the knowledgeable ones picking out the subtle details that separated the car from “just another early 911.