Photography by Bryan Cheney
“What year is that thing?” – If you’ve ever owned a classic car, you know the question well. Chances are it’s the first thing a curious stranger will ask you when you pull up at a gas station. Older cars just seem friendly and inviting. You’ll end up deep in conversation with passers-by as they reminisce about how they had a friend or relative who once had some similar car when they were a kid.
From September 14th to September 18th, the Lowly Gentlemen will be hosting their Summer Sale. With prices on all StanceWorks shirts and Lowly Gentlemen Art Prints discounted for the week, it’s the ideal time to snag a few of the StanceWorks goods that you’ve been eyeing. These items are all limited edition and we are clearing room on our shelves for the fall line, so grab them before they’re all gone.
“Californian” is as much an adjective as it is a noun – a description that embodies the essentials: palm trees, ocean waves, and sunny skies. In the details, you’ll find surf boards, vans shoes, good food, and on occasion, a classic aircooled Volkswagen Beetle. Through his 1967 bug, and with a heart to match, Dylan Rodriguez has built a car that is nothing short of quintessentially “Californian.
When it comes to builds, the best of cars tend to run in the best of circles. It came as no surprise that when friend and fabricator Art Bandarian sent me a few photos from his workplace at Rod Emory’s famed Porsche shop, the featured car stopped me in my tracks. Rod keeps good company, but it was somewhat of a surprise that the car Art had sent me didn’t feature the traditional rear-engined flat-motor setup I had come to expect from the friends Rod usually keeps around.
It’s a shot we’ve taken time and time again in an attempt to both capture and celebrate one of a car’s most important components: the wheel. Few wheels prove more alluring and exciting than the BBS centerlock behemoths found on classic race cars. Their centers are often marred from abuse and have grown old with age. Their lips can be found tarnished or polished, and their trimmings are rarely the same.