Crawling through the paddock of the Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion is, in many ways, perhaps the best part of the event as a whole. The scream of the classic race cars on track as they blaze a path around the famous Laguna Seca circuit is a sensory thrill of its own, as is the visual excitement of motorsport’s greatest battling head to head. For me, however, it’s the up-close and personal moments with both the legends and the underdogs…
When the StanceWorks “Parts Car” build began, there was an invaluable balance I wanted to find. While undoubtedly a race car at its core, I wanted something built to last. I wanted to build a car that could and would withstand the abuse and agony of time on track, while also withstanding the test of time. When I brought my project idea up to James Clay, president of BimmerWorld, it was clear we were on the same page. “If we’re going to do this, we’re going to do it right.
It was more than a year ago that Sebastian Sieberg & Sebastian Zimmermann of SSSZ Photo shared their work on the StanceWorks homepage. The duo brought us a look at the Nurburgring Historic races through their own eyes, and with such beautiful and powerful imagery, we were excited to share. Recently, SS & SZ reached out, eager to share more with the StanceWorks audience.
While it’d be nice to say most of our job here at StanceWorks revolves around time spent behind the camera and underneath cars, the reality of it is that a majority of it takes place right here, behind the desk. Between the photo editing and writing, as well as design work and website management, Andrew and I find that a decent portion of our work is introspective, focused on the job at hand, and the content we create.
For many of us, finding a car is a pivotal moment in any build. For us, it represents a turn from dreams to reality, and represents a culmination of ideas coming to fruition in its earliest stages. There’s always a long road ahead in seeing a build to completion, but it’s a special moment of commencement for any enthusiast. Some folks, like Lawrence Lee on the other hand, are simply born into it.