I’m pretty sure I can officially call this post a “tradition” now. Or maybe I have before, I can’t say for sure. A year ago was, well, a year ago, and a lot has happened since… and in more ways than one. 2017 was a unique year: it was one in which I promised myself more time and less stress.
Exactly a year ago, we unveiled the latest StanceWorks build: a 1982 BMW E28 Group A tribute dubbed “the Parts Car.” Inspired by BMW’s ETCC racing efforts of the early 1980s, the E28 is an exercise in celebrating history, restoration, preservation, and most importantly, the embodiment of everything that makes the original M5 a one-of-a-kind machine.
This year, we’re back, and if you ask us, it’s better than ever before.
For five years now, a tradition has continued: a post that looks back on the year that has passed, highlighting the best imagery captured over the last twelve months. It’s an opportunity for Andrew and I to share our highlights, talents, and memories too… and this year is no exception. This time, however, I’ve decided on a different approach.
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’s that time once again: we’re in the final week of 2015 and the year is finally coming to a close. With just days to go until we welcome 2016, Andrew and I are both taking the time to put together our year-end highlight reels. Each passing year offers new growth, and 2015 was no different, despite how quickly it seems to have passed. From our adventures at home, to our journeys afar, 2015 was a year to remember. Fortunately, there’s photos to show for it.