I like to think of myself as a true car guy. I work in the car industry, and when I am not busy designing the future of transportation, I am at the track photographing classic races, or in an old warehouse somewhere shooting grungy shots of a friends car. The petrol that runs in my veins could only have come from one place: my father. He is a car nut too. From a young age, he spent his free time working in his father’s repair shop fixing cars.
For those who’ve never visited Old Towne Orange, California, it’s an odd place. As someone who grew up in a quaint mid-west town, it’s familiar and comforting, but amidst the hustle and bustle of California freeways and endless expanses of asphalt and shopping centers, it feels out of place as if you’ve taken a step back in time.
At the beginning of the year, StanceWorks and Air Lift Performance partnered to give back to our fans. With a complete air suspension and management system up for grabs, we prompted our readers to send us photos of their cars, along with their reasoning as to why they should win.
You may not have noticed, but the automotive world is changing. In fact, the world is changing as a whole, both for better and for worse. The Earth is heating up, and climate change has an unprecedented level of momentum. Our fossil fuels are depleting, and greenhouse gasses continue to rise. It’s estimated that our beloved cars produce nearly 20% of all global warming emissions in the United States.
On October 27th, 1973, drivers from all corners of the motorsport world met on the tarmac of the Riverside International Raceway. The 12 drivers each held their own titles for their endeavors in racing, but IROC, the International Race of Champions, had drawn them all in as a true test of driver skill to see who would come out on top as the best racer of their era. Roger Penske approached Porsche to have them build 15 identical cars.