In the 90s and early 2000s, the car world was defined by shootouts. The newsstands were littered with sports car comparison challenges and marques fought their place in the “Top 5” rankings of each year. 911s, Corvettes, and M3s ran through paces, testing their specs with hopes set on earning that year’s premier sports car designation.
When deciding on our newest desktop wallpaper, it came to our attention that we had yet to share one of the StanceWorks E28 “Parts Car” build. Wearing its new-for-2018 Motul colorway, we’re excited to share one of our reveal photographs in high-res glory. For the full-resolution photo, simply right-click and save-as. Easy peasy.
Photography by Mike Crawat
While the popularity of classic BMWs continues to grow, there are undoubtedly a few chassis that have been all but forgotten. The E21 is an obvious example, having fallen into the shadow of its successor, the E30. The E23 7-series is another; while there are quite a few wonderful examples out there, its popularity is hardly measurable.
In no way is Dirk Deppen’s approach to building cars subtle. The idea of a “sleeper” is lost on him; the importance of aesthetics and the cohesion between style and performance are paramount in his list of build plans. Just one glance at his main project, an E30, gives it all away: a turbo 5.3 LS, enormous fenders, wild wheels, and everything in between make for a wonderfully ostentatious machine. His E28 on the other hand, is admittedly a bit more nuanced.
Over the past decade or more, we’ve amassed a lot of photos, and with that a lot of photo sets. Andrew and I have shot a little bit of what feels like “everything under the sun,” but only on occasion do we turn the cameras towards creations of our own. Today, while perusing the StanceWorks archives, I encountered the final photoshoot of the StanceWorks E9.