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.
Unless you’re new to the StanceWorks homepage, chances are you’ve heard of Riley Stair. Aside form being one of StanceWorks’s closest friends and supporters, he’s also responsible for a number of notable builds, most of which have earned screen time here on the S|W homepage. There was 2015’s most popular StanceWorks feature, his LS6-powered Datsun 260Z, and there was his Cummins-powered ’49 Chevy 3100 pickup, built as a project between him and his father.
After purchasing the ’84 533i that would become the my Group A tribute build in early July of this year, I sat down with Andrew to decide exactly where to take the project as a whole. I knew what I wanted, large and by far, but a few important details had yet to be ironed out: namely the livery. As far as the 20 or so original Eggenberger Group A E28 race cars, few had liveries that leave a lasting impression.
It took little time for the MOMO namesake to become a staple in the world of motorsports after Gianpiero Moretti launched the brand in 1964. By the end of the same year, it was a MOMO wheel that steered John Sutrees’s Ferrari to a Formula One world title. 50 years later, and a trip around any vintage race paddock will yield more MOMO wheels than any other, and it’s with good reason.
However, between then and now, the company has had its ups and downs.