For as long as I’ve been modifying cars, it has been inarguable that wheels are the most defining, if not most important change one can make to a car. The wheel stands as one of the few components whose aesthetic contributions to a build can match the performance benefits of its unsrpung weight. Anyone with a cheque book can start a wheel company, but imagining, designing, and building truly impressive wheels is an art form.
As I walked the fairway at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, one car in particular stopped me dead in my tracks. Ford’s GT40 is unquestionably one of my favorites; backed with truly stunning lines and an even more impressive pedigree, the Le Mans racer is one of the few truly successful American grand tourers. Best of all, the GT40 was born purely out of spite as the result of a growing feud between Henry Ford II and Enzo Ferrari himself.
StanceWorks has been in Southern California for going on three years now, and in that time, we’ve never seen rain fall quite like it did on Saturday morning. Despite the inclement weather, diehard car lovers gathered at the Auto Club Speedway for the first annual Auto Enthusiast Day, presented by our friends at Nitto Tire.
H2Oi 2013 was filled with truly impressive cars, as it is every year – but no matter how many Volkswagens, Audis, Porsches, and BMWs you gather in one place, nothing will define “cool” quite like Jason Sellers’s 1964 Lincoln Continental Convertible. Despite my love for German cars, the American yacht stole the show, encompassing a lengthy number of things I truly love about cars and style.
We’re excited to announce this weekend’s Auto Enthusiast Day at the Auto Club Speedway, sponsored by Nitto Tire. The event is free for attendees, free for display vehicles, free for spectators and free parking! Be sure to make it out.