The design of the Mercedes Benz W108 line is one that has aged like a fine wine. As years go by, some car designs begin to look dated and they lose the charm they once had. Styling cues that followed the trends of the decade and spoke to the consumer market are replaced by the next hot thing and become less relevant. Amidst the flippant trends are designs that transcend and reach an iconic level and age with a certain elegance.
Jeremy Whittle’s BMW E28 is no stranger to the StanceWorks homepage; most recently, a writeup on his Air Lift suspension install gave insight to those wondering exactly how to get their vintage BMWs closer to the ground. Prior to that, we’ve looked at the hard work Jeremy has poured into transforming his E28 into something entirely unique. In all, Jeremy’s car has come a long way over the past few years, from bone-stock to one of the most notable E28s in the BMW scene today.
Photography by Kevin Trower
As car guys, many of us owe it to our fathers for passing on their interests, hobbies, and passions. We grow up watching, learning and wrenching with the best; the one who, in our eyes, can build anything. But with experience comes age, an unforgiving enemy. Joe Dale, the man behind the beautiful steampunk Benz, decided it was time to follow through on his own father’s dreams.
In 1963, Porsche unveiled the 911, a distinguished rear-engined sports coupe that would eventually become one of the most popular and successful cars in racing history. To this day, the Porsche 911 is heralded as one of the most iconic cars in motoring, with its distinctive sloping shape changing minimally over the past 50 years.
When we are young, our environments influence the way we act and behave; our surroundings make us figure out what our strengths and weaknesses are. Some people are given what they desire, whilst others have to work to earn everything they own. The term “car enthusiast” is thrown around pretty loosely in the Australian car scene, and has lost its true meaning.