I remember first seeing Shaun Quill’s E36 several years ago – what began as a white coupe found itself wrapped in red vinyl, and sat atop OE BMW Style 5s. The wrap job has never fallen into the “impressive” category, and as a whole, the car did little to stand out amongst the E36 that were, for better or worse, stealing the show at the time.
In our latest travels across the web, we’ve stumbled upon the latest work of Kippenberger – a glorious, albeit short screaming run through the woods in a classic 911. Turn up your speakers and enjoy as one of the last Fridays of the year comes to an end.
It’s a magic you can feel as soon as you enter the gates. The aura of racing from decades past lives on on special summer weekends at race tracks across the world. This particular August weekend brought us back for another Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion, one of the events I really look forward to each year.
For as long as I’ve been modifying cars, it has been inarguable that wheels are the most defining, if not most important change one can make to a car. The wheel stands as one of the few components whose aesthetic contributions to a build can match the performance benefits of its unsrpung weight. Anyone with a cheque book can start a wheel company, but imagining, designing, and building truly impressive wheels is an art form.
As I walked the fairway at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, one car in particular stopped me dead in my tracks. Ford’s GT40 is unquestionably one of my favorites; backed with truly stunning lines and an even more impressive pedigree, the Le Mans racer is one of the few truly successful American grand tourers. Best of all, the GT40 was born purely out of spite as the result of a growing feud between Henry Ford II and Enzo Ferrari himself.