Opening the curtains on Sunday morning to the glorious spring sunshine, the anticipation of the first StanceWorks meet of 2013 began to grow hugely. We set off in a bright yellow K-swapped DC2, headed for The Quadrant, excited to kick off the show season. However, slowly the weather began to turn; a light sprinkling of rain, followed by heavier showers, then sleet, and then to much dismay, snow began to fall.
Photos by Jim Davis and Dan Purpura
In America, automobile ownership is, for all but a few, a necessity. It serves as transportation to work, to the store, to school, and of course, a means to return home after every outing. Even enthusiasts have a need for some reliable means to get to work without breaking down.
Since 1911, just one year after the company’s birth, Alfa Romeo has been sprinting past the checkered flag ahead of the competition: 102 years of automotive racing experience has been collected, refined, and formed into a brand that has become synonymous with performance and engineering. The italian marque has celebrated victories in seemingly every category of motorsport, ranging from the world’s first Grand Prix Championship in 1925, to the depths of mud in rally racing.
We took the day on Wednesday to head up to Culver City, just east of LA. Tucked away off a battered side-street lies the Petrolicious headquarters, a brick warehouse which serves as an office to an unbelievably talented team, and as a home to a rather lovely group of Alfa Romeos.
It’s been some time since we offered a look behind the monitors here at StanceWorks. But with 2013 upon us, big changes are happening – some of the biggest yet. StanceWorks project builds are well underway, from the Model A and the 2002, to our latest addition to the fleet, a 1970 Ford F250 tow rig. But past the builds, there’s something far more important up our sleeve.