If my opinion counts for much, I’ll firmly state: the Porsche 911 is the quintessential “sports car.” Almost inexplicably, it exists in its own arena, filling the void between supercars and their road-going high performance consumer-tier counterparts. Porsche has made it clear that their entire ethos centers around driving enthusiasm, racing pedigree, and heritage in a way no other brand seems able to emulate.
Coilovers are typically pretty familiar territory for the StanceWorks crowd. For folks like us, they’re often the first, second, or at worst, third modification we make to any car. From improved handling and ride quality, to absolute height control, they typically offer everything the layman asks for, and then some, and with most cars having an off-the-shelf application, installs are usually something any weekend warrior can accomplish in their driveway or garage.
The year 1986 was hardly a watershed moment for the Chevrolet Camaro. If anything, it was arguably a low point in “generation three.” First, the top V8 lost power, going from 215 horsepower down to 190. Federal regulations necessitated a new center, high-mount safety light that General Motors placed on the outside of the rear glass. This temporarily disrupted the car’s clean profile while engineers worked on an integrated solution for 1987.
Byron’s E30 build could best be defined as a “slow burn.” It’s taken a lot of time to arrive here: the car we see today. Maybe it’s because ol’ Byza doesn’t work as quickly as he used to, his alter-ego as a 50-something Briton with a love for clam chowder has slowed him down. On the other hand, it could be because he’s the type of guy to put friends’ builds before his own, whether that is building a tube-chassis E28, or chopping away at a perfectly good E36.
Sunrise came early, and day three began with a storybook sunrise. As the horizon began to glow in the distance, the lake below us shimmered and danced in the growing light. The silence of the desert was broken only by the snapping of camera shutters: everyone was up early to witness what I’d imagine we’d all agree was the most astounding sunrise we’ve ever seen.