The Car and Watch "Thing" Explained...



Recently, HODINKEE posted an interview with A. Lange & Söhne CEO, Wilhelm Schmid, from the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este which I found to represent and explain some of the sentiments behind cars, watches, and the mental and emotional attachments we collectors share. At times, I find it difficult to describe the "why" we do what we do to those who don't share these passions, or even understand collecting anything, for that matter.  Rather than copy and past the article, I figured I'd go the old SEO route and link to the interview instead.  enJOY:

30 Minutes With....Michael DiTullo

Michael DiTullo Designer

The latest edition of 30 Minutes With... is a bit different as our next subject, Michael DiTullo, graciously invited us into his home, as well!

Name: Michael DiTullo

Occupation: Product Designer

Home: Leucadia, California

First Car: 1987 2-Door Buick Sommerset Regal in Black which he bought from his grandfather for $1.00 

Vehicle Featured: 2015 Audi S3 Quattro. 2.0 liter turbo. 280 horsepower. S tronic DSG transmission. 2013 19" RS4 wheels.

Additional Car: 2001 Audi TT Convertible. 225 horsepower 6-speed manual transmission.  

Cars of Note: 2001 Toyota MR2, 2012 Audi S5

Dream Car: Aston Martin DB4 Zagato

GNARPM 700hp Tuned Mclaren 570S Video with Bryce Miller and STANDARD H

The guys at gnarpm allowed our pal, Bryce Miller, to show them the ropes in a Mclaren 570S tuned to 700hp at none other than the Thermal Club recently.  Love seeing Bryce rocking the Shift Logo Trucker.  enJOY!

Jon Olsson's 800hp+ Lamborghini Huracan

Jon Olsson made his name known by winning Freestyle Skiing gold medals in the Winter X Games throughout the majority of the beginning of this millennium. After making a switch over to downhill ski racing, he started a daily vlog on YouTube, which leads us to the below video.

You read the title of this blog correctly, and what you'll see below is borderline beyond comprehension.  OUtfitted with a supercharged engine and an Akrapovic exhaust, Olsson itches, scratches and screams through the mountainside streets of Monaco.  Like his passenger, this kind of car can only bring smiles to your face, I'm sure.  Check it out:

Dane Reynolds "Chapter 11" Surf Movie

When Dane Reynolds releases anything, more often times than not, I'm interested in checking it out.  His latest edit is no exception. Chapter 11 displays Dane's surfing like only he can, and was entirely filmed during/after his highly publicized split from Quiksilver.  There are several answers to questions I know I had about Dane (and his departure from Quik), which are all answered as he narrates over his unrelinquishing cutbacks, hacks and airs.  To check it out via Monster Children: CLICK HERE.




Steven Aghakani // Steven Racing


13 year-old Steven Aghakani isn't your typical middle schooler. He just so happens to race a Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo, and as if that's not impressive enough, he recently won his class in the Global Time Attack at Buttonwillow Raceway.  He narrowly missed out on winning the entire event by a measly three tenths of a second, but I guess one could argue "he has time to improve."  Riiiight...    

Steven Racing is based in Los Angeles, California and was started by Steven's father Armik, who has been a racer and car collector. Steven began kart racing at the age of 7, and began training with Michael Essa, the 2013 Formula Drift Champion.

Meanwhile, STANDARD H is proud to announce a partnership with Steven Racing as seen at Buttonwillow where Steven and his coach were seen wearing Shift Logo hats and t-shirts throughout the event! 

Get your hat HERE. T-shirts are available HERE.