The web of history that lies behind race cars is one of a particular complexity, often interspersed with gaping holes of missing information. In a looser era of racing, on-track accidents forced chassis exchanges, while lengthy customs forms shuffled classification numbers. As cars changed owners, retired to the back of dark shops, or fell into disrepair, their histories grew foggier.
Some owners make it hard on me. I wait patiently while owners button up the last few finishing touches before I’m able to share their work with the world. Many times, after wheels receive their final polish and offsets are perfected, a StanceWorks photo shoot captures the car at its best for its well deserved feature. But some times, for owners such as Keith, things don’t stop there.
Running from today until Monday, Dec. 1st at Midnight (EST), The Lowly Gentlemen will be offering great discounts on all of the goods in the store. Whether you’re trying to snatch one of the latest StanceWorks Tees or you think the Centerlock Wheel Art Print would be the perfect gift for the wheel enthusiasts in your life, prices have all been cut up to 33% off.
At the beginning of the year, the StanceWorks Model A was sold to Koen Lauwereys from Evergem, Belgium. It took a staggering six months to ship and move the truck through customs, but it seems the Model A is now in good hands with an enthusiastic owner. Mike Crawat, a friend and fellow photographer, took some time to shoot some images and a short video, and we’re excited to see the hot rod still burning rubber.
It seems all but impossible for Rob Cumberbatch to have turned into anything other than an automotive fanatic. If it can’t be blamed on the weekends spent with his father at car shows in his 1957 Hillman Minx, and the afternoons spent in the garage working together on a Jensen Healey, then perhaps his love for machines can be attributed to the trips home from school in his mother’s BMW 2002, or her weekend toy, a Lotus Excel.