“Like a lot of kids, I grew up with Lamborghini die-casts and posters of hyper cars,” Stephen Sayer tells me. I had asked how he found his love for cars: a question I ask nearly everyone in preparation for their article-to-be. The answers vary, with cliche answers shoe-horned in more often than not. Stories of Porsche posters run rampant, and if anyone’s counting, it’s the “childhood 911 on the wall” that’s to thank for 9 out of 10 car enthusiasts.
In our first StanceWorks Aesthetics, I documented the Porsche 917K, so it made sense to go back even further and explore the elegant lines that gave rise to the 917. The Porsche 907 was first released at the 1967 24 Hours of LeMans and with it, Porsche hoped to capture the World Sportscar Championship. This particular 1968 Porsche 907K , chassis number 024, was driven to a first place finish in the 1968 12 Hours of Sebring by Jo Siffert and Hans Hermann.
After making the pitch to the big wigs at BMW, it’s a wonder if Herve Poulain ever fully realized how grand the Art Car Project would become. His vision, a series of BMW cars painted by commissioned world-class artists, was a unique take at blending automobiles with the arts.
Shark(Nose) Week continues here at StanceWorks, and with our 7th example out of the way, only one remains. For #7, we present the latest StanceWorks desktop wallpaper: a gorgeous shot of 3 legends gathered at Hutchison Island raceway, photographed by Rion Morse. Brought together by BMW in 2012, it stands as a rare occasion that the cars are reunited together once again.
To save the wallpaper full-size, simply right-click and save-as.
In 2011, with the help of Jeremy Whittle, I stumbled across the find of a lifetime. Tucked away in a garage in central Georgia was a 1971 2800CS, sitting right where it was parked 4 years prior. It hadn’t moved an inch since its owner brought it home: after discovering the cost of the parts and pieces needed to take the car from clean to perfect, his interest waned, and it was by sheer chance that I was the first to call when his Craigslist ad was posted.