It’s easy to forget that non-sunny weather exists as one sunny, 60 degree winter day rolls into the next, but mother nature seemed bent on a wet forecast for our early spring PRE/GRID get together. After postponing once to avoid an ominous forecast, we decided to simply stick it out when it decided to rain the following weekend. Fortunately for us, the rain wasn’t enough to deter many dedicated vintage racers in their slick-tire-equipped vehicles.
The wonderfully talented Scott “Funky Mac” Mackay and Nick Dimitrov recently got together and put their talents to work. Featuring Nick’s wild E30 M3 build and Mac’s camera and editing work, the result leaves us drooling for more. As a complete restoration featuring an immense amount of work and custom parts, Nick’s E30 would be hard to celebrate as well in any other medium. Sit back, turn up your speakers, and click play to enjoy the latest StanceWorks video feature.
That’s right folks, PRE/GRID is on, rain or shine. Head to the StanceWorks HQ and join us on Saturday for a day of celebrating vintage race cars, rain or shine.
Our latest find in the depths of YouTube comes from the team at Defined Cars. Their first video highlighted one truly incredible car: a RWD-converted ’74 Saab 99 built by Jesper Schwartz. From its fantastic sounds and incredible original color, to the fabrication and the car’s uniqueness in every regard, there’s literally nothing we’d change. Enjoy this inside look at Jesper’s creation and what it took to build it.
Photography by Mike Crawat
While the popularity of classic BMWs continues to grow, there are undoubtedly a few chassis that have been all but forgotten. The E21 is an obvious example, having fallen into the shadow of its successor, the E30. The E23 7-series is another; while there are quite a few wonderful examples out there, its popularity is hardly measurable.