As the year begins to draw to a close, we like to reflect on that which lies behind us. We’ve come a long way since we first started StanceWorks, and we couldn’t have done it with out all of you. As part of our gratitude, we’ve teamed up with Air Lift Performance to give back to the community. From December 19th until January 5th, we will hold an Instagram contest to determine who truly needs a little more “low” in their life.
It was just more than a year ago that StanceWorks partnered with Amir Bentatou and his ’97 BMW M3 in an attempt to take on the world of Time Attack racing. Our first foray into the world of Motorsports began with Super Lap Battle 2013, where we took home a second place finish in the Enthusiast Class, with a margin of a mere two-tenths of a second behind the winner. However, that wasn’t enough to satisfy our appetite for victory.
It’s often hard to establish where exactly simplicity prevails; after all, beauty is in the details. However, when simplicity and attention find their common ground, it can lead to something truly great. Bruce Carr’s 2002 fits the bill: his attention to detail goes noticed only by those with an intimate familiarity with the BMW marque. For everyone else, his car stands as the perfect example of preservation… At face value, at least.
Immediately following SEMA, the Bag Riders crew and their illustrious E92 set out for the Arizona desert. The Bag Riders E92 made its initial debut back in 2010, and has since transformed into a community favorite, most recently spotted in the streets of Ocean City, Maryland sporting a RedBull livery. This time around, the crew has toned things down. To celebrate the car’s latest iteration, the gang wanted to capture the car not only in photos, but in video.
The web of history that lies behind race cars is one of a particular complexity, often interspersed with gaping holes of missing information. In a looser era of racing, on-track accidents forced chassis exchanges, while lengthy customs forms shuffled classification numbers. As cars changed owners, retired to the back of dark shops, or fell into disrepair, their histories grew foggier.