Its a question as old as the car culture itself. Form or Function? What build do you go for? Do you choose to wow others with the cosmetic appeal and originality only you in your head an conceive? Or do you shut those prissy kids up with raw power and shear speed that comes only from getting your hands dirty and digging into the blood and guts of your baby. Car enthusiasts have been arguing over which is best for ages now, so Stance Stories is here to compare and contrast help you choose your road.
When we planned this shoot we quickly realized we could not have chosen two more perfect polar opposites for a feature of this magnitude. Both drivers have there hearts, souls, and wallets in there builds. However, where as one goes for cosmetic dominance, the other thrives, and pushes to be King of the Hill on any local mountain pass.
Corbin Goodwin is the mastermind behind his Mazda RX7 FB canyon carver. With a roaring Mustang 5.0 swap, and some of the most ingenious trinkets every thrown onto a decrepit, almost zombie like chassis. This car is so ugly it’s gorgeous. This beauty was made all the more clear when we sat down with Corbin for a ride along and felt the gritty 5 liters of clutch snapping, corner swinging, American forged roaring goodness that is this dominant king of the mountain pass. Bunta would be proud.
On the opposite end of the spectrum we have previously featured Matt Tom’s Lexus CT200h. An elegant Hybrid with a style all it’s own. Where as the hybrid motor restricts him from every doing any real fierce competition at the track, he chooses to show his ferocity another way… By dominating the show circuit. Complete with over 35,000 individually laid Swarovski crystals, and even an authentic Swarovski chandelier, Matt has taken the stance seen by storm since debuting his thought provoking build at WekFest earlier this year in Long Beach. His car is so over the top, that it surpasses any definition of VIP I have ever heard.
Where both styles, and cars differ, is also where they meet the most similarities. Both strive to be the best at what they do, and have gone so over the top in there own fields that it can be appreciated by car enthusiasts from any social circle. Matt and Corbin are truly masters of there craft, and leave the question of which form is better a complete craps shoot for us.
So which do you prefer? The driveway scraping, fender smashing, neck breaking Form fitting aspect of the car culture? Or would you rather dominate the hills and roads in your own frankenstein inspired monster of the streets? Though it may be a hard decision, Matt and Corbin provide all the Pro’s and Con’s you could possibly need to make your decision… Though it may be tough, rest assured knowing that it left even us totally stumped.
- Story by Alex Royt
- Photos by Alex Royt
- Edited by Alex Royt