When it comes to cool cars, there are a million-and-one ways to build them. That’s probably pretty obvious. However, there are also a handful of surefire tried-and-true ways to build a show stopper. From its gloss black paint and its polished BBS RS wheels, to the fact that it’s a classic BMW laid flat on the ground, Oliver Grimme’s ’73 2002 Tii fits into the latter.
The Nürburgring. There’s no way I can as eloquently depict this motorsport Mecca, than what has already been written over the years. What I can tell you however, is that you MUST go. Nothing I could say will come close to touching upon just how utterly mind bending this place is.
The ADAC Nürburgring 24 Hour was my first 24 hour race. Something I thought I was prepared for after numerous conversations with N24 veterans. Boy, was I wrong.
Street circuits hold a certain allure. As race engines echo off of the buildings that once lined your daily commute, race flags pepper the city skyline with color. For a weekend, the city transforms and fans line each block to catch a glimpse as their favorite drivers scream by. Street corners where pedestrians once waited become split second apexes before the long straight down a back street.
We’ve watched over the years as Josh Wilson’s ’72 2002 has grown into the car it is today. From what was once white, rusty, rather dilapidated car to the now-beautiful Henna Red coupe it is today, we’re glad to finally see the fruits of Josh’s labor. As a previous contributor to StanceWorks, we admired from afar as the car and its owner found their way through the journey of a full-fleged build, through both the highs and the lows.
While some of us build cars in our spare time, and others do it for a living, there’s one thing all car builders strive for with each consecutive build: improvement. Improvement manifests itself in many ways; improvement of an idea, improvement in execution, and improvement of the car itself can all stand on their own.