Over the past decade or more, we’ve amassed a lot of photos, and with that a lot of photo sets. Andrew and I have shot a little bit of what feels like “everything under the sun,” but only on occasion do we turn the cameras towards creations of our own. Today, while perusing the StanceWorks archives, I encountered the final photoshoot of the StanceWorks E9.
Towards the end of last year, I hauled Rusty Slammington out to the Los Angeles Port. There, Keith Ross and Jared Houston exercised their talents, snapping photos and videos which later culminated into one of the best pieces of 2017. It was the first time I had ever had someone else shoot the car, and with that, I stood back and let them work. As the light faded, though, I couldn’t help but grab my own camera and snap a few.
In 2015, a group of friends formed what they call a “like-minded enthusiast collective” in Cape Town, South Africa. Calling their collective Journeymen, they’ve set out to create a home-away -from-home of sorts, catered to the restoration of their beloved classic cars. Equipped to tackle almost anything, their “hobby shop” is one to envy, having turned out a host of fantastic cars and bikes over the past few years.
Even as a BMW guy, I find it hard to argue that no marque competes with the history and heritage of Porsche. Some carry more power, and others carry more prowess, but it seems as if nothing quite symbolizes the ethos of the quintessential “sports car” quite like the German crest from Stuttgart.
By the end of the 1950s, BMW was in financial shambles. The German market had turned away from motorcycles, and the marque’s cars were struggling to turn a profit. The 501, 503, and 507 were simply too expensive, and the Isetta – BMW’s “economy car” of the day – didn’t have the margins to support the company. To bring the company back into the black would take a “hail Mary” of sorts, and luckily for us, the BMW Neue Klasse was born.