Returning to Tennessee for the holidays has become a staple to the year’s end. Dividing time between family and friends seems to be eternally conflicting: Mom’s home-cooked dinner versus an evening of drinks and pool with college roommates; each day unfolds a bit differently. However, when Cory Hutchison called and suggested an afternoon rallying about in the backwoods of Fly, Tennessee, Sunday’s plans were clear.
When often asked why I’m into automotive photography and modified cars, there are a handful of people that I bring up in my answer. One of those key people is Aaron Stuk: skilled in the art of what I call “mirage builds,” Aaron’s passion is to build cars, not show them off. Hype has never mattered for Aaron, and before he receives any, there’s a good chance that the car has already been sold and he’s onto modifying the next one.
As the year begins to draw to a close, we like to reflect on that which lies behind us. We’ve come a long way since we first started StanceWorks, and we couldn’t have done it with out all of you. As part of our gratitude, we’ve teamed up with Air Lift Performance to give back to the community. From December 19th until January 5th, we will hold an Instagram contest to determine who truly needs a little more “low” in their life.
It was just more than a year ago that StanceWorks partnered with Amir Bentatou and his ’97 BMW M3 in an attempt to take on the world of Time Attack racing. Our first foray into the world of Motorsports began with Super Lap Battle 2013, where we took home a second place finish in the Enthusiast Class, with a margin of a mere two-tenths of a second behind the winner. However, that wasn’t enough to satisfy our appetite for victory.
It’s often hard to establish where exactly simplicity prevails; after all, beauty is in the details. However, when simplicity and attention find their common ground, it can lead to something truly great. Bruce Carr’s 2002 fits the bill: his attention to detail goes noticed only by those with an intimate familiarity with the BMW marque. For everyone else, his car stands as the perfect example of preservation… At face value, at least.