The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance always presents opportunities to capture unique cars. Year after year, we walk away with photo sets of the cars that intrigue us most. Sometimes it’s the oddity of the car itself, and at other times, its the nuances, details, and even occasionally patina that separates one car from a field of legends that each deserve a chance in front of the lens. For 2016’s event, this particular Ford GT40 MKIII captured my attention.
Street circuits hold a certain allure. As race engines echo off of the buildings that once lined your daily commute, race flags pepper the city skyline with color. For a weekend, the city transforms and fans line each block to catch a glimpse as their favorite drivers scream by. Street corners where pedestrians once waited become split second apexes before the long straight down a back street.
We’ve watched over the years as Josh Wilson’s ’72 2002 has grown into the car it is today. From what was once white, rusty, rather dilapidated car to the now-beautiful Henna Red coupe it is today, we’re glad to finally see the fruits of Josh’s labor. As a previous contributor to StanceWorks, we admired from afar as the car and its owner found their way through the journey of a full-fleged build, through both the highs and the lows.
While some of us build cars in our spare time, and others do it for a living, there’s one thing all car builders strive for with each consecutive build: improvement. Improvement manifests itself in many ways; improvement of an idea, improvement in execution, and improvement of the car itself can all stand on their own.
If you’re in the same boat as we are, chances are you won’t understand a lick of this week’s reel find. However, some sounds are universal. Enjoy the screams of the inline six versus the flat six in this vintage footage of the 1976 World Touring Car Championship as the E9 CSL battles against the Porsche 934 for top rights.