The World Wide Web is constantly advancing with each passing day and it has had a massive effect on the way the automotive world interacts. The technological advancements have drastically changed the exposure that cars receive as they are shared throughout forum threads, blogs, and fan pages. Where cars were once unveiled at the long-awaited shows each year, we now enjoy the instant gratification that the internet offers.
Photos by Jim Davis and Dan Purpura
In America, automobile ownership is, for all but a few, a necessity. It serves as transportation to work, to the store, to school, and of course, a means to return home after every outing. Even enthusiasts have a need for some reliable means to get to work without breaking down.
Duality is an ever-present phenomenon in our everyday lives. It’s an interplay between mind and matter that allows us to structure an understanding of our reality. Good versus evil, hot versus cold, right versus wrong, and the one that has emerged recently in the automotive world: form versus function. We develop these dichotomies to compare and contrast the objects that we encounter and they allow us to apply subjective values to them.
Have a look at the new StanceWorks video and get a glimpse at the beauty of the Avila Motoring Invitational show venue. The guys from AccuAir brought out some of their project cars and parked them out on the fairways of the Avila Beach Golf Resort.
Photos by: Jim Davis
There’s a harsh reality to face once you get involved in this industry. Truth be told, the automotive aftermarket is not the prettiest place. That age old saying of “never meet your heroes” rings truer than imaginable. Companies are often intertwined and incestuous, run by people after nothing more than a dollar. Fortunately, that’s not always the case.