California is a big state. It’s larger than most realize, I’d wager, with “NorCal” and “SoCal” only taking up the bottom half of the state. With its size and location comes one of the most geologically-diverse places in the world, and the most biologically diverse state in America. From the highest point in the contiguous US, to the lowest, and from the driest of deserts to snowy tundra, California seems to have it all.
Our talented friends at Praemio regularly turn out some of the best content to be found in the automotive world. As filmmakers and automotive enthusiasts, their talents shine through, both visually and through unparalleled storytelling. Just over a month ago, the team dropped “Triplespresso” – the compelling story of a few Porsche cup cars…
It was a few weeks ago, with the shop door wide open, that a fellow BMW enthusiast spotted the slew of E28s inside the StanceWorks HQ. Driving an absolutely gorgeous 535iS of his own, he pulled up outside, eager to talk shop and gather opinions. It wasn’t long before he asked about suspension options, having eyed a few different setups, but expressing some doubts about the results they might offer.
If there’s one thing BMW did extraordinarily well in the 1980s, it was perfecting the grand tourer. That is, of course, if you ask me. I may be alone in suggesting there’s no better example of both era and machine that represent a perfect balance between the driving experience as an enthusiast, and the driving experience as a traveller, but I mean it.
We’re excited to look back on a few weeks ago: the 2017 SoCal Vintage BMW show, in Van Nuys, California. Our friend Alex Rodriguez attended with an incredible Super 8 film camera in hand. Upon seeing the results of his on-film efforts, we knew we had to share. So, kick back and enjoy a few minutes of modern yet classic film footage. As they say, they don’t make ’em like they used to… and we think that goes for cars -and- cameras.