Just last summer I had the pleasure of introducing to our readers a 1950 Plymouth that has since then stuck out in my mind. It was a build that was completed by Joshua Joyce who is owner of Village Customs in Virginia and managed to take a disassembled shell and turn it into a neck-breaking hot rod. Well, Joshua is back at again with is latest handiwork that leaves you jaw dropped down a little more with each angle of his newly-created madness. (Click Picture for Full Feature)
“A picture is worth a thousand words.” This quote has probably been heard by every breathing person at one time or another. Sure, a picture might give us a thousand words, but are they telling us the most important things about its subject? When it comes to a feature, I’d argue no. Sure, photography is necessary, as it shows off the blood and sweat that has been put into someone’s pride and joy, but a picture can’t always tell you the story behind each build. Scattered across the web are pictures of cars, missing their respective stories, modlists, or even an owner’s name, whether you are on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Since everyone is hung up on this idea of how a car looks through a camera lens, it has left some cars being overlooked, lurking in the shadows. But it turns out that some of the best gems you find are the ones you have to hunt for. (Click picture above for full feature on Stanceworks.com)
We live in a society that is wrapped up in possessions more than anything else: big houses, expensive cars, new clothes, et cetera. Even in the car scene, people worry about how long your modlist is or how much your wheels cost. This has led to the loss of some of the soul the community used to have. It’s full of people trying to out-do the next guy and full of people putting each other’s builds down. Sure, this isn’t everyone, but sadly it’s something we see everywhere, whether you want to admit it or not. But there are still some out there that simply build their own way; they don’t care if their car is too “safe” by scene standards or too radical for the general public’s taste. Instead of trying to please the “crowd”, they build something to enjoy; something that reflects their own style or tastes. The crazed S13, owned by Reid Fraser, that spans across your screen isn’t for everyone, but it features a key modification that most builds featuring long mod lists and fancy bolted on parts are missing… passion. (Click picture above for full feature)
The current trend on modern chassis seems to be taking the stock, generic form that rolls off the assembly line, and crafting it to one’s specific taste. Changing bumpers, lights, and spoilers are usually the big alterations included in transforming the car to a completely new look; however, when you talk to a guy who is immersed in the Euros of yester-year, it’s all about small tweaks. When it comes to cars of the ’70s and ’80s eras, the Europeans, namely BMW and VW, came out with cars that, even decades after they filled glossy manufacturer brochures, have a devout following. (Click Picture for Full Feature on Stanceworks.com)
My feature on Tony Lin’s BMW E87 1-series for Stanceworks.com
Every morning our eyes open to an epic battle with life.
Some give in and let life control them.
Some give up and let life end them.
Some give no care to the battle and live just for them.
They are the ones who truly live.