Revived from an era in racing when record-keeping was as loose as the rule sets that governed the cars we know and love. This particular Vasek Polak-owned 2002 first graced the pages of StanceWorks wearing BMW’s now-historic M colors; a colorway never found on the car in its youth. After poking and prodding, the Alpina roots of the car were discovered, and a full-on restoration began to restore the car to its former yet foremost glory.
Words and Photography by Riley Stair
“How do we become the people we are today?” This is a question I ask myself often.
In September, HRE Wheels unveiled the Classic Line, harking to the best designs of the ’90s. When asked if StanceWorks had any candidates for a first set, we knew just what to do. After wrapping a set of 309s in Nitto Invos, we mounted them to Jeremy Whittle’s E38 StanceWorks project build. Under the fluorescents of Downtown Los Angeles, we did what we do best once again.
We’ll let the video do the talking.
Porsche’s story of the 962 begins with its predecessor: the acclaimed 956. Born in 1982 as an entrant for the FIA’s all-new Group C World Sportscar Championship, the 956 was outfitted with many “firsts” for the Porsche brand: an aluminum monocoque chassis, a double-clutch system, and aerodynamic ground-effects. Powered by the same turbocharged flat-six that was mated to its predecessor, the 936, the 956 produced a staggering 635 horsepower and weighed just under 1800lbs.
It was well into last year that I first crossed paths with Khyzyl Saleem’s work. In front of me was a Mercedes SLS, clad in canards, vents, cables, and wires. Vibrant paint, lights, and details, worn and damaged from abuse.