Earlier this summer, our friends Kris Clewell and Alex Nelson made the trip from Minnesota to California for the famous Monterey Car Week – a trip worth making for anyone with fuel coursing through their veins. However, Kris and Alex had more on the books than a mere week-long adventure to California. Lugging their camera gear with them aboard their flight west, they were met by Kris’s own 911T on Californian soil, shipped to the SW HQ a few weeks prior.
For the start of Part II of our SEMA Recap, we find ourselves in the KW Suspension booth. The star of the show is the latest DV Mechanics build: a 911 that pays tribute to the iconic 964 Cup cars, complete down to the smallest details. Sporting the body-in-white livery-less style, its as perfect, aesthetically, as 964s come. The blacked-out BBS motorsport wheels offer a bit of contrast, without resorting to polished halves and flashy centers to grab attention.
We can safely say it: we’ve survived yet another SEMA. Even after attending my ninth SEMA this year, they don’t get any easier. It’s a week-long challenge for the feet, the joints, and the liver, thanks to alcohol-fueled antics that follow the show each night. This year was a resounding success, not only for ourselves and our Motul-liveried “Parts Car,” but for the StanceWorks family of vendors and sponsors too.
Exactly a year ago, we unveiled the latest StanceWorks build: a 1982 BMW E28 Group A tribute dubbed “the Parts Car.” Inspired by BMW’s ETCC racing efforts of the early 1980s, the E28 is an exercise in celebrating history, restoration, preservation, and most importantly, the embodiment of everything that makes the original M5 a one-of-a-kind machine.
This year, we’re back, and if you ask us, it’s better than ever before.
This year, our annual trip to Monterey for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion was made a bit more special, having taken my own truck up as opposed to the comfy leather seats of a new BMW. There are upsides and downsides – but in any case, it was the first journey, or first major trip, in the truck.