After 5 years and two different locations in Southern California, the time has finally come – we’re proud to announce our first-ever Open House. Join us on Sunday, June 26th, for an afternoon of cool cars, good people, and quality shop talk at the StanceWorks Headquarters in Costa Mesa, California.
Located at 861 W18th Street, Costa Mesa, we’re opening the StanceWorks shop doors to all.
This week, renowned publisher, Gestalten, has released “The Drive: Custom Cars and Their Builders,” the end-all of automotive-related coffee table books – one we’d suggest every enthusiast needs to have on the shelf. From hot rods and salt-flat racers, to low riders, muscle cars, and even a few modern customs, The Drive covers some of the best, most unique, and most alluring automotive builds of the century.
Behind the tinted glass of the Frank Monise Motors lobby, there are some not-so-subtle hints that ‘Monise’ (pronounced moe-neece) is not your average shop. For starters, the walls are lined with photos, some recent, and others older than the business itself, which began here in Southern California back in 1948. Vintage race posters featuring a number of Monise race cars fill in the extra space, and a number of trophies sit perched on shelves.
To celebrate the completion and revival of our project E28, “Rusty,” we launched the most recent art print from the Lowly Gentlemen. Andrew Ritter paired his talent with paper once again, this time depicting Rusty from the inside out, celebrating everything that comprises its latest form. A handful remain from our unveiling last year, waiting for homes on shop and office walls, and what better time than now than to bring the beautiful prints in to the spotlight.
Photography by Keith Ross
For most, it’s clear that in the ’50s and ’60s, the Big Three were on to something. From the towering fins perched atop Cadillac fenders, to the tiered, rolling hoods of classic Chevy trucks, the automotive design language of the time was unparalleled, and has since left us with a truly special and eclectic collection of classics, many waiting for their chance at a second life.