When Scion introduced the first generation of xBs, they did something that would later shape how many automotive companies viewed the aftermarket industry and enthusiasts. Toyota created the Scion brand to provide automotive artists with a blank slate. Like a block of clay, the Scion xB was a simple boxy design that just begged to be altered by fabricators and tuners alike.
Last week, Andrew and I packed our bags for Ohio, Andrew’s home turf and old stomping grounds. We’d be joining BMW Team RLL for the sixth race of the ALMS series, this time at the classic Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The summer humidity was a literal warm-welcome back to our home-side of the country. The lush green grass and midwestern trees offered the perfect setting for the latest American Le Mans Series race; the perfect contrast to the sands of Laguna Seca.
The E36 is without a doubt one of the most popular cars chosen among those wanting to live the low lifestyle. However, with their popularity comes a challenge to really stand out from the rest, and Sergio, or as most know him, “Mexican”, does just that.
This is definitely not the first time many of you have seen this car. In fact, I’m willing to bet most of you have. It is one of those defining cars that so many BMW guys look to when defining the “perfect” E36.
Jonathan Braswell isn’t a name that rings with the sound of e-fame and notoriety. It’s likely a name you’ve never heard before, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t intentional. While much of the car scene is built around those who are after trophies, features, and fame, it’s worth celebrating those on the other side of the coin. Jonathan has been lurking in the shadows for years, building his cars for himself and himself only.
Several months ago, we found ourselves here at the STANCE|WORKS office, discussing the pastimes we had as kids. As car enthusiasts and gearheads, we knew there must be something we all had in common. While video games, sports, and friends all had their place, we were aiming to find what made us who we are today. As individuals who eat, sleep, and breathe automobiles, modification, and fabrication, perhaps there was something we shared through our upbringing.