If the sight of a race car doesn’t get your heart pumping, I fear a bit for you. There’s something indisputably special about a purpose-built machine, from real-life Tonka trucks and well-diggers to trophy trucks and trains. A complex machine with specific functions emanates a sense of purpose that is sure to fire up any gearhead, young or old. Race cars, though, strike a bit closer to home.
Hailing from the East Coast, the Race Of Gentlemen has graced our golden coast for a second time since its East Coast beginnings in 2008.
The rules are simple. Era Correct modifications only. Things like alternators, disks brakes or any sort of modern powertrain is strictly forbidden. This is the kind of event where your neighbors pristine model A wouldn’t fit in. Nothing but race ready, gritty machines and raw power.
It was nearly 8 years ago that John Zuberek’s E30 M3 made its way to the homepage of StanceWorks for the first time. Along with it was John’s 1966 Mercedes 250S sedan, and together, they celebrated the his automotive roots, stemming from his own father’s passion for tinkering on automobiles throughout his life. Today, the E30 M3 he affectionately refers to as “Eve” returns to the homepage, and along side it, his father’s latest project: a 1967 Citroen DS21.
It’s always a treat to find a new email in my inbox from Tim Hahne, the director responsible for Adrenalin, the BMW Touring Car Story, as well as No Limits, the story of Alex Zanardi’s return to racing with BMW. Stereoscreen, the production house behind the films, has announced their latest release: The Lauda Legacy. If you’re a fan of incredible cinematography, auditory stimulation, and of course, race cars, this will be one to turn up and watch.
Just six Shelby Daytona Coupes were built. Having famously beaten Ferrari in 1964, they’re both the rarest and perhaps most coveted Shelby Cobras of all. However, that hasn’t stopped folks from building more. This example, a Factory Five Coupe, was built by Levy Racing in 2017. Built to exacting specifications, its about as authentic as they come, save for perhaps the all-aluminum 402-cubic-inch dry-sump race engine under the hood.