With each new article comes a new story, often entirely unique. From the car to the owner, each presents a story that tells of what is often a lifelong love for automobiles – I find myself prodding each owner with questions, inquiring about the idiosyncrasies that define each car’s uniqueness and history. My favorite question of all, however, is about the owner.
While StanceWorks is home to many facets of the automotive world, it’s the obscure and unique that often pique our excitement. Our friend and photographer, Kevin Trower, shares these same interests – however, he takes things one interesting and beautiful step forward.
2012 marks the 8th year for the Japanese Classic Car Show (JCCS), known throughout the country as the end-all for those in love with nostalgic and retro “JDM” cars. We made the trip out to the Queen Mary show grounds and captured some of our favorites from the show. As my first time attending, I can certainly say this isn’t one to miss from here on out.
-Words by Mike Burroughs-
The lowrider community has been one that we at STANCE|WORKS have admired from afar for quite some time. It is, after all, where the mindset of “low is a lifestyle” truly began. It is, without question, one of the most in-depth and involved niches of automotive society. Lowriders have led way to an entire subculture, and is, as a whole, one of the few styles born right here in America.
There’s something special about classic cars. Their defined lines and established curves, strangely inviting, even to those who don’t know the difference between wheel and tire. Yet somehow, there’s a bond seemingly everyone shares over these few remaining pieces of history. It’s as though the presence of a classic car is enough for even the busiest of people to pause for a moment, if only to look and smile. But if they look twice, it’s only a matter of time before they ask.