Words and Photos by George Pritchard
This past weekend marked the first StanceWorks meet of the year for the United Kingdom, held at the yard of Type 2 Detectives in beautiful Cambridgeshire. The event was held in conjunction with the Lowly Gentlemen and the launch of an authorised European dealer. Being typically British, the weather was slightly on the cold side but spells of sunshine gleamed through the cloudy skies from time to time.
As a quick post before tomorrow’s coming feature, we wanted to share our latest iPhone wallpapers, designed to match our StanceWorks Insignia iPhone Covers which you can find in the Lowly Gentlemen store.
As the sun slowly rose above the eastern horizon, peeking through the streets and alleyways of Long Beach, the sky began to turn a purplish-blue. A soft ambient light draped the paddock, accentuated by the bright red highlights of illuminated tail lamps. A crew of men dressed in blue and white pushed a pair of white purebred race cars out from the upper level of the transporters and slowly lowered them to the ground.
Many would agree that the 1980s is a decade with its own special place in history as the decade when everything went against the grain. The iconic boxy cars of the era are a quintessential part of automotive history and perfectly match the aesthetics of the time. The 80s were a time when technicolored drapes and cookware matched the absurd hairstyles and electro-disco music that filled the airwaves. It was an era that some wish to forget, yet many wish never ended.
What makes people like us tick? Why do we look at a car and think about the way it would look if you made a couple of simple adjustments? Some things in this world are mysteries that we will never know, but I take comfort in knowing that there are literally thousands of us who all feel the same way.
When you walk down the street and you see a car that catches your eye, you stop and stare.