On the far side of LA, Santo’s Italian Car Service sits just south of the Granada Hills in Northridge, California. Opened in 1981 by Santo Rimicci, the shop has catered to, as one might guess, Italian purebreds, for more than thirty years. Alfa Romeos, Fiats, Ferraris, and Lancias all take up shop space, waiting for their turn at the hands of one of California’s best classic Italian service and race shops.
Today, the team at Turn 10 Studios unveiled the latest installment in the Forza Motorsport franchise: Forza Motorsport 6. Touted as bigger and better than ever, we were given the chance to play the game early – even before the likes of E3 – and as racing sim fans, we’re anxious to get our hands on a formal copy.
Last week, Andrew and I were invited to a garage in Los Angeles for an exclusive sneak peek at Forza Motorsport 6.
In our newest segment, StanceWorks Aesthetics, we’ll take a moment to focus on the details that add depth to the cars that inspire us. It seemed appropriate to begin with the nearly flawless restoration that rolled out of Canepa’s garage last year. In conjunction with Gunnar Racing, Canepa has renewed the Porsche 917K 004/017 to its former glory, staying true to its original demeanor in every possible weigh.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the monumental win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, we present the latest StanceWorks desktop wallpaper: the McLaren F1 GTR chassis 17R. While #17R saw only 3 races during its career, including an 8th-place overall finish at the 1996 24H by the hands of Danny Sullivan, Johnny Cecotto, and Nelson Piquet, its prowess lives on in infamy.
For more of the story of the McLaren F1 and #17R, click here.
I like to think of myself as a true car guy. I work in the car industry, and when I am not busy designing the future of transportation, I am at the track photographing classic races, or in an old warehouse somewhere shooting grungy shots of a friends car. The petrol that runs in my veins could only have come from one place: my father. He is a car nut too. From a young age, he spent his free time working in his father’s repair shop fixing cars.