I haven’t properly been behind the camera shooting cars in about 2 years now. Once I graduated college, I was in a desperate search for a job, and that took nearly all of my time, pulling me away from the craft entirely. I did a few side sessions for a high end “dealership” if you will, and that was pretty much it. Once I finally landed my job, it of course took over my life.
Time is a funny and finite thing. It slips from our grasps and flies by unnoticed. Each month hurriedly rushes through life’s obligations and scheduled calendars before we find ourselves wondering where the past year went. Weather takes its toll and time threatens our classic cars with deterioration and rust. Many give in to the rapid current of time’s onward march, but a select few fight upstream, refusing to give up.
Born in 1979, the M1 Procar Championship pit the world’s top drivers, from multiple series, championships, and disciplines, against each other as a support series for the Formula One Grand Prix. While it’s hard to argue that Formula One wasn’t at it’s prime in the era, to your lack of surprise, I’ll be enjoying the BMWs over the open-wheeled racers nine times out of ten. In case you’ve never had the pleasure, you can enjoy them too, thanks to Champion Magazine.
Deep in the heart of Russia, Vladislav Shkurko has been hard at work, not only reassembling a rather unique Toyota Mark II, but also adding some incredible touches of his own. In blending classic Japanese styling with a hint of Russian flair, there’s little not to love about the future-classic. The true to heart Japanese aesthetic bestowed upon the car is enough to merit a feature of its own, and the work put into the car makes it doubly so.
The 9th generation Honda Civic Si was redesigned to be “energetic, sleek, and aerodynamic,” with a new exterior design, a larger engine, and more than a dozen customization options.
Honda injected sport into the Civic with the Si, but the handling and suspension performance left much to be desired, as did the wheel gap, especially for those looking to achieve the perfect show stance without worrying about getting up a driveway or speed bump without scraping.