Another year has flown by and another pile of camera memory cards lie beside my computer after a full season of races and feature photoshoots. I set out into 2016 determined to further chase my passion for art and vintage race cars, and now, as I look back through my archives, I’m pleasantly comforted by the collection.
It’s hard to believe that it’s going on two years now that I’ve owned my FJ62 Land Cruiser. I bought it on a bit of a whim, in need of a new daily driver. I had eyed cheaper 4x4s such as Monteros and Jeeps, with the 60-series Land Cruiser taking a back seat solely due to cost; it was, after all, the truck I wanted most of the lot. However, one within my budget was hidden in the depths of Craigslist, with no info and a misspelled title.
While it’d be nice to say most of our job here at StanceWorks revolves around time spent behind the camera and underneath cars, the reality of it is that a majority of it takes place right here, behind the desk. Between the photo editing and writing, as well as design work and website management, Andrew and I find that a decent portion of our work is introspective, focused on the job at hand, and the content we create.
These days, Adam Woodhams has earned quite the reputation. Taking a look back, it’s possible to see his growth as a builder right here on the pages of StanceWorks, starting with his Audi A8 in 2011. Then there was his ’57 Chevy Pickup in 2012, and following that, there was his gorgeous ’51 Pontiac Chieftain in 2013. In 2015, he finished his latest project, a 1959 Buick LeSabre, but it’s only now that he’s ready to share it in motion. Stay tuned for the full feature.
For many of us, finding a car is a pivotal moment in any build. For us, it represents a turn from dreams to reality, and represents a culmination of ideas coming to fruition in its earliest stages. There’s always a long road ahead in seeing a build to completion, but it’s a special moment of commencement for any enthusiast. Some folks, like Lawrence Lee on the other hand, are simply born into it.