The end of March marks the end of our second year out in California and it finds us in a period of transition and growth. Yesterday afternoon, we closed the door to our old shop for the last time and handed over the keys. Our new warehouse is now home to our endless collection of wheels and tires, with shelves packed to the brim with car parts and new StanceWorks products to be debuted in the coming weeks.
Not every car is a full-fledged build – while some cars have money thrown at them hand over fist, others achieve an air of elegance through style and candor. Cars are more than just objects to most of us, they become an extension of our own being, when we use them every day. For Erik Hendricks, his B7 A4 avant is no exception.
While this is not his first foray into VAG cars, this is definitely a change up from what he’s done in the past.
Photography by Alex Willis
If you remember our article on Alex’s E28, you may just remember our names. After that was posted, Mike graciously asked if we would consider submitting some more articles. Alex and I talked about it and knew right away what our first submission would be, Adam Huddart’s 1960 Bel Air. It’s just that quintessential “car guy” car that we knew Stance Works viewers would love. It doesn’t completely follow any one genre, just like Adam himself.
Cycling through the catalogue of old StanceWorks images, it’s easy to see why this one in particular still stands as a crowd favorite. A few lovely BMWs and a gathering of friends; the photo epitomizes everything StanceWorks is. The weekend was one to remember – the 2011 Import Alliance gathering ( which you can read more of by clicking here), and we’re bringing it back with a desktop.
Opening the curtains on Sunday morning to the glorious spring sunshine, the anticipation of the first StanceWorks meet of 2013 began to grow hugely. We set off in a bright yellow K-swapped DC2, headed for The Quadrant, excited to kick off the show season. However, slowly the weather began to turn; a light sprinkling of rain, followed by heavier showers, then sleet, and then to much dismay, snow began to fall.