Photography by Mike Crawat
One look inside Jens Lyphout’s garage, and it’s clear that he’s a fan of classic Audis. With 3 Audi “oldtimers” at 23 years old, he’s wasted no time finding his passion for a rather niche car. It’s his 1969 Super 90 that has our attention today, though, and as he puts it, its a barn find of sorts. Clued into its existence by a fellow Audi lover, it was love at first sight after finding it in what many likely assumed to be its final resting place.
Nothing prompts a Daily Grind update like an addition to the fleet: a well established tradition at this point. Over the weekend, we added a largely-original 1931 Ford Model A Pickup to the StanceWorks garage, and it’s only a matter of time before the antics begin.
In 2013, I sold my ’28 Ford Model A. I was ready to move on – namely to work on Rusty – but it’s been a sale I’ve found myself regretting to a small degree.
I first discovered the car while mindlessly wandering through the internet, pounding in Mini-related search queries in a never-ending hunger for Mini photos for my archives. The little yellow Mini seemed to sit a little bit lower than the rest, and a local SoCal shop name was emblazoned on the windshield, but for years the car remained a mystery.
In 2017, the StanceWorks Off Road crew planned a trip to the mountain ranges of Colorado, set for mid-summer as the temps throughout the country became unbearable and the climb to higher altitudes would offer reprieve from the August heat.
In the 90s and early 2000s, the car world was defined by shootouts. The newsstands were littered with sports car comparison challenges and marques fought their place in the “Top 5” rankings of each year. 911s, Corvettes, and M3s ran through paces, testing their specs with hopes set on earning that year’s premier sports car designation.