In our newest segment, StanceWorks Aesthetics, we’ll take a moment to focus on the details that add depth to the cars that inspire us. It seemed appropriate to begin with the nearly flawless restoration that rolled out of Canepa’s garage last year. In conjunction with Gunnar Racing, Canepa has renewed the Porsche 917K 004/017 to its former glory, staying true to its original demeanor in every possible weigh.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the monumental win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, we present the latest StanceWorks desktop wallpaper: the McLaren F1 GTR chassis 17R. While #17R saw only 3 races during its career, including an 8th-place overall finish at the 1996 24H by the hands of Danny Sullivan, Johnny Cecotto, and Nelson Piquet, its prowess lives on in infamy.
For more of the story of the McLaren F1 and #17R, click here.
I like to think of myself as a true car guy. I work in the car industry, and when I am not busy designing the future of transportation, I am at the track photographing classic races, or in an old warehouse somewhere shooting grungy shots of a friends car. The petrol that runs in my veins could only have come from one place: my father. He is a car nut too. From a young age, he spent his free time working in his father’s repair shop fixing cars.
For those who’ve never visited Old Towne Orange, California, it’s an odd place. As someone who grew up in a quaint mid-west town, it’s familiar and comforting, but amidst the hustle and bustle of California freeways and endless expanses of asphalt and shopping centers, it feels out of place as if you’ve taken a step back in time.
At the beginning of the year, StanceWorks and Air Lift Performance partnered to give back to our fans. With a complete air suspension and management system up for grabs, we prompted our readers to send us photos of their cars, along with their reasoning as to why they should win.