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.
Christopher Björåsen’s enthusiasm towards E28s began as quite the opposite: disdain. Unable to understand why anyone would purchase such an “ugly” car in his youth, Christopher has since turned around entirely. His E28 now stands as a StanceWorks favorite, sure to inspire future E28 owners, showing what can be made of a car often seen as little more than a boring family sedan. Be sure to read Christopher’s full story below.
Scrolling through the SW Photo Archives, we’ve stumbled across an un-shared set of Jeremy Whittle’s noteworthy E28 in it’s final stages. While his car has made numerous appearances here on the pages of SW as one of our company project cars, his final touch of radiusing the rear fenders was only captured in this set. Catch our video of Jeremy and his car by clicking here!
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After a tour through Italy in an E28, a stock, red one no less, I found my inner “old man” starting to show. For the first time in my life, I’ve had the passing though of “now I can understand how these old men prefer their cars stock. It doesn’t need to be changed.” Luckily, it’s a fleeting thought, and I am constantly reminded that there is something truly special about modified cars and their inherent sense of self-expression.