It seems all but impossible for Rob Cumberbatch to have turned into anything other than an automotive fanatic. If it can’t be blamed on the weekends spent with his father at car shows in his 1957 Hillman Minx, and the afternoons spent in the garage working together on a Jensen Healey, then perhaps his love for machines can be attributed to the trips home from school in his mother’s BMW 2002, or her weekend toy, a Lotus Excel.
The year is 1951 – one in an era often glorified with the image of the American Dream. CBS has just introduced color television, Sugar Ray Robinson takes the middleweight boxing championship title, and Audrey Hepburn earns her first starring role – the lead in the Broadway play Gigi. The American economy is back in a steady climb, and the American automotive market is at the cutting edge of style and technology.
Each Wednesday, enthusiasts celebrate their love for the wheels that are the foundation of the car builds that enrapture us all. Whether it’s the cult wheels that have lasted through decades of change or it’s the latest new design from the contemporary companies, these forged pieces of aluminum play one of the most important roles in a car’s function and style. We want to take this Wednesday to announce our most recent Art Print to be added to the Lowly Gentlemen collective.
“The first time I saw a Bavaria, it was not love at first sight, and frankly it did not catch my eye,” Brian Hoehne tells me. It wasn’t quite what I expected, coming from the owner of one of the few classic BMWs present at H2Oi. Instead of a long-term love affair with the car and the marque, Brian’s love for cars has flourished in a different way; a story dissimilar to the average tale of car and driver.
The wait is over – Hoonigan and Ken Block have brought us the latest and greatest of the Gymkhana series. This time, Gymkhana 7 takes to the streets of Los Angeles. It’s perhaps our favorite so far… and if the sights of LA don’t get you, the car will.