It’s a shot we’ve taken time and time again in an attempt to both capture and celebrate one of a car’s most important components: the wheel. Few wheels prove more alluring and exciting than the BBS centerlock behemoths found on classic race cars. Their centers are often marred from abuse and have grown old with age. Their lips can be found tarnished or polished, and their trimmings are rarely the same.
Every niche of the automotive world has that company: the one that has been around for ages, catering to enthusiasts with factory parts, race parts, and appreciation for their customers. For us vintage BMW fanatics, that company is Ireland Engineering. This past Saturday, Jeff Ireland and his team opened the shop doors for an afternoon of burgers, brats, and BMWs, to show support for his customers with the 2015 IE Open House.
Words and Photography by Riley Stair
“How do we become the people we are today?” This is a question I ask myself often.
Bill Kincaid is no stranger to racing. He’s been a life-long fan of automobiles, and years of experience behind the wheel of formula cars has left him with both the skill and talent to navigate racetrack traffic with precision and speed. He’s learned the ins-and-outs of open wheel racing… enough to put his privateer efforts into the realm of the competitive. Touring cars – especially vintage ones – on the other hand, are a bit foreign to Bill.
2015 marked the first year in some time that the sun joined us on the green for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Monterey, California. A morning that is typically draped in cloud cover was, for once, pierced by the citrus colors of the morning light. At the far end of the 18th fairway, the M-2 class gathered: Ferrari Competizione. One car in particular stood out above the rest – a 1964 250 LM Scaglietti Berlinetta race car.