Many car purchases are fueled by impulse, which is often followed by buyer’s remorse. In the classic water-cooled VW world, impulse buys can literally destroy your bank account and wreak havoc with wives and girlfriends. Fraught with hidden rust and hidden running issues, buying an old VW on a whim is trouble. There isn’t a truer car to adhere to the old adage: The best things come to those who wait.
There’s no question that the Scion FR-S is SEMA’s go-to car for 2012. Each year, the latest and hottest car seems to set the stage for builders and manufacturers to showcase their best. But, with several-dozen FR-Ss present at the show this year, it takes a bit of unique thinking to build a stand-out car. Our friends at Rotiform teamed up with Air Lift, Magnaflow, Nitto, Vortech, and a slew of other sponsors to build what we think is one of the top FR-Ss of SEMA.
The StanceWorks team is currently in Las Vegas, Nevada for the annual SEMA show. For those not in the know, SEMA is Las Vegas’s largest trade show and is focused on the automotive aftermarket. Almost every large (and small!) name in the industry participates, setting up extravagant displays to showcase their hard work and products. This year, our friends at Nitto Tire invited us to their 2012 press release, and as always, we captured the event in StanceWorks style.
Photography by Kevin Trower
Almost every day, we pop open our browsers, hop on our favorite forum or Craigslist, and pour through
pages of classifieds to pass the time or maybe to just wind down for the night. As we make our way
through the pages, we come across cars just begging to be saved or put out of their misery. They have
been subject to rough daily commutes, learning tools for a novice, or just owned by someone clueless on
how to maintain their car.
The E21 Legion is a relatively small community made up of the select few who still value these “forgotten” cars. The massively popular E30 overshadows its smaller, lighter, and simpler older brother, leaving the E21 only to those who are able to wade through the massive following the rest of the 3-series family has.