BMW Team RLL secured a first-place finish in Long Beach, moving them up in the ranks as the 2015 Tudor United Sports Car Championship season continues. The race at Laguna Seca is just days away, and we’re anxiously waiting to see if the Z4 GTEs can pull off yet another win. In the mean time, here’s an all-new desktop wallpaper of the Z4s in their gorgeous new liveries as they circle the tarmac in Southern California.
With summer rapidly approaching, or in our own case, already upon us, it seemed only fitting to take a look back at the highlight of summer, 2014. Easily the most exceptional opportunity presented to us at StanceWorks so far, Andrew and I spent a week touring the twisting roads and rolling hills of Central Italy.
As the son of a successful Formula Vee racer, it comes as little surprise that Daniel Schaefer has grown up with an unparalleled endearment for German aircooled cars. Whether it’s stubbornness, adoration for the old-fashioned, or simply love for the cars that utilize the aircooled engines, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly why so many auto enthusiasts flock to something so seemingly antiquated.
Along side Detroit Belle Isle, the Long Beach Street Circuit is the shortest race of the United Sports Car Championship season; an all-out sprint between narrowing corridors of fencing and blockades. With just 100 minutes of racing allotted, the competition is fierce and fleet-footed, tailored to deft driving and quick thinking, putting drivers at odds with the many skills needed to win the prior races.
At the beginning of March, we took a look at Mike Unland’s 1959 Beetle, which stands as a testament to his detail-centric nature. While most aircooled fanatics would be proud to own just one car of Unland’s caliber, Unland’s own garage continues with more than just one aircooled creation. However, his second build is stark in contrast to his bagged and stylistic Beetle – a 1966 Type 3 Notchback catered to the more conservative fans of the marque.