It was more than a decade ago, in 2004, that three young BMW fanatics turned their attention to their car’s stereo system. Their 1998 Titanium Silver M3 was, like most BMWs, in desperate need of audio attention. Even now, BMW’s reputation isn’t built upon the quality of their sound systems, and as an integral part of the driving experience, especially if it’s meant to be the ultimate driving machine, stereo upgrades are essential.
Uneventful evenings at the StanceWorks shop have spawned a number of games. “Coaster Golf,” like frisbee golf, only with card-stock coasters snagged from tables at restaurants, offers a downsized form of competition on boring days. Flinging used latex gloves across the shop and into the trash can is a daily occurrence, and when successful, warrants cheers every time. There’s even a ping pong table, for when we’re feeling a bit more organized.
It seems rare that a Daily Grind update offers a chance to share so much, but a lot has happened at the StanceWorks HQ since our last report. From new parts and new art, to new cars, both big and small, we’ve been having fun this summer.
Easily the most exciting update is the announcement of the latest Lowly Gentlemen art print. Hand drawn by Andrew once again, the latest limited-number print features a draft drawing of Mercedes’ famous Sauber C9 prototype race car.
Practice makes perfect, and good things come to those who wait; two common phrases that hold frustratingly true. Jaze, the owner of Broadway Static and the not-so-subtle green Felony Form wide-body E36, is all too familiar with those words of wisdom. In regard to his car, it’s not his first rodeo with an e36 BMW; he previously owned an rather nice 1JZ swapped 318is. It was a car that anyone should be proud to own, but Jaze wanted to go a little bit further this time around.
With BMW’s launch of the F80 M3, the E90 and E92 are no longer the new kid on the block. Instead, they’ve officially cemented their position in the M3 legacy, and will, from here on out, presumably age like a fine wine. We will watch them depreciate in value for the next few years, but in due time, their place amongst the hierarchy of BMW M cars will ensure they’re a classic in the future.