Rusty Slammington – Today at SEMA, one day before the show begins, Mike Burroughs revealed his famed creation. After four years behind closed doors and two years under the knife, we’ve pulled the cover back on Rusty Slammington. From the tube chassis and the and custom H&R suspension, to the race-prepped S38 and the center-lock BBS E52s, little remains from the E28’s past iteration; however, Rusty’s heart and soul remains. Today, a legend has returned.
Photography by Andreas Jansson
There’s an adage that says “to love what you do means you’ll never work a day in your life.” On the other hand, they tell us that when a hobby becomes a career, fun becomes work. There’s a fine line to straddle, and few are able to turn “play” into “work” without a loss of passion.
Each corner of the world plays host to its own unique tuning cultures. Styles and trends emanate from different parts of the world, often labeling each country as an individual “genre” in tuning tastes. Us Americans build cars a bit differently than the Japanese, and the Japanese from British.
Every niche of the automotive world has that company: the one that has been around for ages, catering to enthusiasts with factory parts, race parts, and appreciation for their customers. For us vintage BMW fanatics, that company is Ireland Engineering. This past Saturday, Jeff Ireland and his team opened the shop doors for an afternoon of burgers, brats, and BMWs, to show support for his customers with the 2015 IE Open House.
With summer rapidly approaching, or in our own case, already upon us, it seemed only fitting to take a look back at the highlight of summer, 2014. Easily the most exceptional opportunity presented to us at StanceWorks so far, Andrew and I spent a week touring the twisting roads and rolling hills of Central Italy.