At first glance, it’s impossible to understand what makes Ollie Young’s E36 one of the most impressive feats of perseverance and ambition I’ve yet to witness. Its first impressions insist upon justification, and moreover begs the question – what makes this truly torn-apart E36 different from any other drift missile out there? The answer, however, lies in the subtlety hiding behind the garish (skin? Damage?).
With each new article comes a new story, often entirely unique. From the car to the owner, each presents a story that tells of what is often a lifelong love for automobiles – I find myself prodding each owner with questions, inquiring about the idiosyncrasies that define each car’s uniqueness and history. My favorite question of all, however, is about the owner.
It was a 3:00am wake-up call for Super Lap Battle 2013. Andrew and I had been up late the night before, cutting, weeding, and masking sponsor stickers: VAC Motorsports, Swift Springs, KW Suspension, Motorsport Hardware, Avus Autosport, and most exciting for us, StanceWorks as well. The event marked our first true endeavor as StanceWorks into the world of Motorsports as a team, and our ’97 M3 had to look the part for the big day.
Earlier this year, we had the opportunity to create one of the most unique StanceWorks articles to date. Gavin Haywood sank more time and effort than imaginable into re-creating the perfect VW MK1 – in full 3D. His detail work continues down to the unimaginably minute, including the plastic stampings on the taillight housings. It’s an article you don’t want to miss, and it’s time to honor such a creation as a StanceWorks desktop wallpaper.
Photography by Jeroen Plancke
It was all the way back in 1990, when Rick Tolboom’s parents bought him a racetrack toy set for his second birthday, that Rick’s love for cars was ignited. “My dad always had a passion for fast cars,” he said. Throughout Rick’s childhood, his father participated in Dutch rally championships, as well as some road racing here and there. Rick grew up on the sidelines, watching his father do what he does best.