Photography by Brian Tober
As a BMW fanatic, I find myself always asking one specific question to fellow BMW owners: “Have you always been a BMW guy?” The answer has come in many forms: “My father drove my mother home from the hospital in a 2002, just after I was born,” or perhaps ”I stumbled across a $500 E30 when I was 15, and it’s been downhill ever since.” Stefan Djuric’s answer came with a different tone. “Well I honestly used to despise BMWs.
It wasn’t long after we attended the BMW M4 Concept unveiling that BMW officially announced that the new M4 would immediately enter the world of motorsports, running as their contender in the world-renowned DTM racing series in 2014. It was news that caught our attention and stoked a fire of excitement in us. Cars of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters series have a presence about them unmatched by most race classes.
The highlight of the Rolex Monterey weekend is a rather simple pleasure. Long before the cars are on track, before spectators arrive; before most drivers, owners, and tech have even made their way to the paddock – that’s when things are special. Andrew and I sat first in line, albeit a short one at 6:00am, to be the first to enter Laguna Seca, aside from the track workers and the lucky few who managed to bend the rules and get in earlier.
It wasn’t all that long ago that I was asked: “What’s your greatest accomplishment?” I skipped the awards, builds, and business milestones for the first memory that popped into my head. September 23rd, 2010 – the Thursday before H20 International, almost three years ago. It should come as no surprise that the answer to such a question would involve my car, Rusty Slammington, but truth be told, this story could be about any car.
It’s mere weeks until the top show of the year, H2O International, rolls around. Our calendars have rolled over to September and we’re crossing each day off with anticipation. With that, we’re excited to announce the return of Air Affair, a get-together and car show based round cars built by air enthusiasts. Friday night at 6pm, StanceWorks and friends will gather at the 45th Street Taphouse Bar and Grill for a night of cool cars, good food, and great friends.