As Cody and I packed our bags for Helen, GA, home of the annual Southern Wörthersee, we knew it’d be a weekend finely balanced between work and play. In and amongst catching up with friends and general shenanigans, there’d be a show to attend and more importantly, cars to shoot. Rion Morse’s bagged E30 has a rather impressive following, amassing more attention on facebook than almost any other car we’ve posted in recent times.
Any true BMW enthusiast is quite familiar with the E-series chassis codes. “E”, short for “entwicklung”, or “evolution”, was paired with a different number to differentiate each new BMW chassis from the last. For instance, the most commonly known code, “E30”, denotes the 2nd generation 3-series in its entirety.
I’m sure many of us can relate to the diverse love for all things automotive. Even as kids we loved everything on 4 wheels ranging from dump trucks to racecars. That’s just part of being an auto enthusiast. It’s hard to put a finger on the universal trait that lies in each vehicle and speaks to those of us that flock to races and car shows on the weekend, but it’s embodied in a myriad of cars and trucks throughout the world.
A mere 6 hours away from the STANCE|WORKS headquarters lies one of the most well-known race tracks in the world. The (Mazda) Laguna Seca Raceway has been lapped time and time again by nearly every PlayStation and X-Box owning gearhead on the planet, yet the opportunity to experience the circuit first hand is little more than a distant wish for most of us.
When posed with the question “what makes a cool car?”, it’s impossible for us to answer. A seemingly endless number of combinations between makes, models, engines, and parts can craft a list of cars we could only build in our dreams. It’s expected that the cars that come immediately to mind are those we’re most familiar with; perhaps an extravagant Ferrari, or something more attainable, such as a Toyota Supra, or an Audi S4.