Early on a Thursday morning, before the sun had climbed up over the hills that surround downtown Los Angeles, Porsches converged to line the side streets of the Arts District. Outside of Magnus Walker’s shop, between the brick warehouses and graffiti marked walls, the road began to fill with 911s of different eras. The fresh coffee and donuts drew a queue while owners prepared their cars and applied their rally decals.
Each corner of the world plays host to its own unique tuning cultures. Styles and trends emanate from different parts of the world, often labeling each country as an individual “genre” in tuning tastes. Us Americans build cars a bit differently than the Japanese, and the Japanese from British.
The story of Matt and his E30 begins much like any other. With the passion for cars instilled by his grandfather, it was no surprise to anyone in his family that Matt became car-obsessed by the age of sixteen. Ever since, he’s gone through more cars than he can count, both European and not. But of what he presumes to be more than 50 cars he’s owned in the interim, there’s one it seems he just can’t get rid of.
Matt Russell, or “Mr.
Sebastian Sieberg & Sebastian Zimmermann of SSSZ Photo (ssszphoto.com) took the time to photograph the details and pits of the Nurburgring “Historic Trophy” some short time back. As perhaps the most famous, dangerous, and alluring race track in the world, only those willing to put their classics on the line participate. The cars present were rich in heritage, giving “The Sebastians” plenty to keep their cameras clicking.
If you ask Magnus about the whirlwind that has been the last couple of years for him, he’ll tell you that the timeline is marked by very definite moments in time. With moments like the debut of his movie, ‘Urban Outlaw’, and the completion of his STR 02 build, there are specific dates that stand out in his mind as mile markers along the crazy road that he has traveled.