Nothing prompts a Daily Grind update like an addition to the fleet: a well established tradition at this point. Over the weekend, we added a largely-original 1931 Ford Model A Pickup to the StanceWorks garage, and it’s only a matter of time before the antics begin.
In 2013, I sold my ’28 Ford Model A. I was ready to move on – namely to work on Rusty – but it’s been a sale I’ve found myself regretting to a small degree.
I first discovered the car while mindlessly wandering through the internet, pounding in Mini-related search queries in a never-ending hunger for Mini photos for my archives. The little yellow Mini seemed to sit a little bit lower than the rest, and a local SoCal shop name was emblazoned on the windshield, but for years the car remained a mystery.
In 2017, the StanceWorks Off Road crew planned a trip to the mountain ranges of Colorado, set for mid-summer as the temps throughout the country became unbearable and the climb to higher altitudes would offer reprieve from the August heat.
In the 90s and early 2000s, the car world was defined by shootouts. The newsstands were littered with sports car comparison challenges and marques fought their place in the “Top 5” rankings of each year. 911s, Corvettes, and M3s ran through paces, testing their specs with hopes set on earning that year’s premier sports car designation.
Carl Taylor has made a name for himself, and it’s one synonymous with some of the most vibrant, boldest builds out there, Stateside or not. He’s no stranger to the StanceWorks homepage, nor seemingly any other blog or magazine, and with good reason. His cars have set a benchmark for style and vivaciousness, pairing bright colors and custom wheels with unique parts and the Players style he’s come to be known for.