Photography by Patrick McCullagh
The Porsche 911 has a certain draw to it. Seemingly any owner will tell you that the body lines of the world-famous marque prove irresistible and that no substitute will do. John Peden is no different – the Northern Irishman had longed for a Porsche since his younger days, suggesting that the sloped tail and perched headlights stood as a source of inspiration for years on end.
Summer is in full swing: show season is back on and Mother Nature has the thermostat cranked on high. Weekly meets are in high gear, and seemingly every weekend is occupied with an event, race, or photoshoot of some kind. However, the gears continue to turn at the StanceWorks Headquarters with the project Model A finally on the streets, new S|W builds underway, and the long-awaited summer line of Lowly Gentlemen goods is just around the corner.
Ron Perry’s name is synonymous with the best in classic vintage BMWs – his work has put him amongst the top in the realm of the restored and the period correct. Concours d’Elegance winners are commonplace in his garage, and the BMW world has built a certain level of expectation towards the quality of automobiles Mr. Perry puts out. The latest car of Ron’s to hit the auction block is this 1974 BMW E9 3.0 CSL, one of only a handful made, and even fewer that still exist.
Photography by Ethan Watson
Back in the “glory days” of high school, there was the constant thought to myself: I couldn’t wait to make my escape from the cliques, drama, and the “cool kids” that seemed to fill the day-to-day and turn passing time into a daunting task. As we have all realized though, those things never ended at graduation; instead they followed us to college, work and even into our hobbies.
Cars that you own early on in your life typically have a special place in your heart, even a decade after you have sold the vehicle. Plans to modify it in ways your budget would not allow still remain fresh in your memory; some modifications still in line with your current tastes, others not so much. Clay’s first Volkswagen was a 1987 Alpine White Jetta GLI, owned over 10 years ago when he was just 18 years old.