Photography by Ethan Watson
It was in ’73 that BMW brought the 2002 Turbo to the market – but just one year prior, BMW unveiled the “Turbo Concept.” In many ways, it was an M1 predecessor, and is, to this day, still seen by most as the father to the mid-engined legend. Styling cues from the prototype made their way to the M1, the 8-series, and even the lesser-known Z1. However, under Paul Bracq-penned Turbo Concept’s skin is something far more relevant to our story.
Founded in 2011, The Lowly Gentlemen is a joint project from the artistic minds of Andrew Ritter and Mike Burroughs, the founders of STANCE|WORKS. The brand serves as an embodiment of the community and lifestyle that spawns from automotive enthusiasm. Artistic self expression, craftsmanship, and aesthetics are brought together to construct an automotive apparel company that offers quality clothing and motoring accessories.
There’s nothing worse than wild inaccuracies, and there’s no question that BMW fanatics are shaking their heads. I can hear it now: “The BMW ‘New Class’ began with the 1500 in 1961, and the 1602 didn’t come out until 1966!” BMW’s post-war brand owes everything to the success of the New Class 1500 sedan; its sales allowed the company to pay its shareholders due dividends for the first time since the early ’40s.
This week’s wallpaper features yet another gorgeous BMW 5er. This time, it’s Ralph Ruiz’s S52-swapped white-on-white beauty, photographed by Jeremy Whittle.
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Just under a month ago, Jeremy Whittle made the move to the West Coast, and in tow was his heart-stopping E28. It only seemed fitting to welcome him to the StanceWorks family in style, so we went to Los Angeles to do what we do best.
We’ll let the video do the talking.