There was a time when most of us hummed car noises while scooting small diecast cars across the kitchen floor. There were toy boxes filled with all sorts of matchbox vehicles. From a bass-boat finished C3 Corvette with shiny pipes out the side, to a car-crushing monster truck sitting atop gnarled tires, the collections were as diverse as it gets. Little metal dump trucks shared space with racecars, fire trucks, and sports cars alike.
Our talented friends at Petrolicious have spotlighted a car in their most recent video that epitomizes the joy of driving and the reason we all do what we do. Guy Newark and is little blue Porsche 356 have been through a lot, and it’s a story worth sharing. ”It takes a lot of driving, work, and a little bit of luck to achieve nearly a million miles in one car.
“Before I could even walk,” Shea tells me, “I had this little highchair on wheels that my pops would sit me in so that I could roll around the garage while he worked on restoring a 1972 Chevy C20.” Where some infants find solace in latching their tiny hands around rattles and bottles, Shea’s were clutched to the shank of a wrench, covered in grease and grime. It was evident from the get-go to the Weidlers that their son wasn’t going to stray far from his old man’s passions.
This week’s StanceWorks Wallpaper is of the SW project E9. This shot in particular comes from the pages of the Performance BMW Magazine cover shoot from September of 2012. It’s always a treat to share unseen images, and even better when it’s in remembrance of a car we once loved.
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The E63 6-series coupes are far from BMW’s shining moments in design. While there are sure to be fans, many enthusiasts of the marque consider the Bangle-styled era a dark time, with cars such as the E60 5-series and the E65 7-series sedans, penned by the “genius” himself, standing out in a long lineage of BMWs as… special.