We can safely say it: we’ve survived yet another SEMA. Even after attending my ninth SEMA this year, they don’t get any easier. It’s a week-long challenge for the feet, the joints, and the liver, thanks to alcohol-fueled antics that follow the show each night. This year was a resounding success, not only for ourselves and our Motul-liveried “Parts Car,” but for the StanceWorks family of vendors and sponsors too.
Exactly a year ago, we unveiled the latest StanceWorks build: a 1982 BMW E28 Group A tribute dubbed “the Parts Car.” Inspired by BMW’s ETCC racing efforts of the early 1980s, the E28 is an exercise in celebrating history, restoration, preservation, and most importantly, the embodiment of everything that makes the original M5 a one-of-a-kind machine.
This year, we’re back, and if you ask us, it’s better than ever before.
This year, our annual trip to Monterey for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion was made a bit more special, having taken my own truck up as opposed to the comfy leather seats of a new BMW. There are upsides and downsides – but in any case, it was the first journey, or first major trip, in the truck.
Daniel Soares continues to offer an inspiring perspective on the small facets of the automotive community in his artistic documentaries from around the country. This month, the Soares Film team has brought us a beautiful look into the driving force behind The Race of Gentlemen.
There are some that suggest that Porsche’s 924 isn’t worthy of the crest. Luckily for them, this 924 GTR isn’t sporting one. On the other hand, this GTR suggests they couldn’t be more wrong. As Porsche’s counterpart to the 908 for the 1980 24 Hours of Le Mans, the GTR houses a 375-horsepower inline-four. Having finished in 6th place, it didn’t do too poorly, either.