Imagine, for a moment, that in an undisclosed location, there is a locked room. Inside of the room, shelves are stocked with the rarest and most desirable parts for the cars of the make of your choosing. Whether you’re a Corvette fan, a Nissan guy, or even one of the oddballs that has a thing for those late-’80s “Shelby” badged Dodge Shadows – behind that door lie parts you can only dream of. Race engines, suspension components, brakes, and transmissions.
There are few better ways to spend a cool fall morning than with some of the West coast’s most well-kept BMWs. Every year, the SoCal Vintage BMW meet is hosted to bring BMW enthusiasts together for a Saturday full of shop talk and beautiful cars. More than 350 Bimmers showed up this year for the 5th event, from 2002s to E30s, providing something for any BMW-keen enthusiast to revel over.
As BMW fanatics, SoCal Vintage BMW has to be one of our favorite events of the year.
For a while, there’s silence. The distance disappears through the fog on a cold Sunday morning and half of the cars remain covered up, having spent the night outside despite each one’s 7-digit value. The sun has only been up for a moment and morning dew condenses on the nose of a Bugatti type 35 as the owner prepares it for the coming race.
-Words by Mike Burroughs-
The lowrider community has been one that we at STANCE|WORKS have admired from afar for quite some time. It is, after all, where the mindset of “low is a lifestyle” truly began. It is, without question, one of the most in-depth and involved niches of automotive society. Lowriders have led way to an entire subculture, and is, as a whole, one of the few styles born right here in America.
There’s something special about classic cars. Their defined lines and established curves, strangely inviting, even to those who don’t know the difference between wheel and tire. Yet somehow, there’s a bond seemingly everyone shares over these few remaining pieces of history. It’s as though the presence of a classic car is enough for even the busiest of people to pause for a moment, if only to look and smile. But if they look twice, it’s only a matter of time before they ask.