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.
StanceWorks has become known for throwing quality events at unique venues each year, and the first annual Avila Motoring Invitational was no different. Hosted on the freshly trimmed grass of the Avila Beach Golf Resort’s 10th and 18th fairways, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and small beach town, the Avila Motoring Invitational was put together to provide a destination weekend for fellow stance enthusiasts.
There is no way that I could possibly truly describe Gatebil, it’s just not possible. For some inexplicable reason, 44,000 people gather at Rudskogen Motorsenter in Norway, for a 3-day long, what the event organizers call “track day.” Although to call this just a “track day” would be the most serious understatement of all time.
Gatebil is way more than just a track day; hell it’s pretty much a way of life.
There’s no better way to end the work week than with some shop talk and a couple of beers; it’s a globally-accepted way to bring in the weekend, and as such, we paid a visit to the Rotiform HQ to catch up on the latest. With plenty of new designs of their own, and countless classics from all walks of wheel history about, there was no shortage of goodies to admire and appreciate.