Photography by Kevin Trower
When we first saw Joe Dale’s 1969 W114 Benz more than a year ago, it was, by all definitions, unique. It sat atop a set of MAEs and featured a hand-built brushed, cleared, and louvered hood. The paint was a dull brick color and had a classic patina that had worn through in many areas. The parts played off each other rather well, and for the casual enthusiast, the style could be considered complete.
Our friends at SpeedHunters have put together “A Year In Automotive Culture – Vol. 1″, a rather special book featuring every photo taken in 2011 by the SpeedHunters team. While the print industry is a dying one, SpeedHunters has taken a step forward to produce a truly fantastic collection of automotive art. Composed of the work by some of the greatest automotive photographers in the business, we can’t help but share what we feel is a step in the right direction.
On February 5, 17 years ago, the 24 Hours of Daytona would mark the start of the 1995 IMSA GTS-2 season. More importantly, it would mark the start of BMW’s all-new GTS-2 M3 program. Organized in just 60 short days, a pair of E36 M3s that mirrored their showroom counterparts took to the infamous Florida track, to which they qualified pole and third on their first-ever outing.
There’s no question that Bag Riders has positioned themselves as the go-to for air suspension, moving the air buying experience forward by leaps and bounds. In their mindset of always moving forward, the crew at Bag Riders is known for their unique builds such as their wood-grain Honda Odyssey or their bagged Subaru STi. It comes as no surprise that this time, they’ve brought out what we consider to be an entirely unique example of the E92 chassis.
For the StanceWorks family, H2Oi comes as a chance to bring everyone together. While cars and car shows are what we do, there’s far more than automobiles to our weekend. We made the trip from Orange County, CA, to Ocean City, MD for one of the best weekends of the year.