The rowdiest automotive present of the yr goes down this weekend in ethereal Ocean Metropolis, Maryland. Or quite, it isn’t. H2Oi has been relocated to Atlantic Metropolis after issues bought altogether too hectic final yr and the yr earlier than, with merely an excessive amount of stance working the streets of the seashore city. However what’s stance? Effectively, we’ve got an explainer for you.
(Welcome to Automotive vs. America: The Misplaced Tapes. We used to have a TV show on Fusion, however whereas our present was good, our company overlords determined to do something else with the network entirely. We managed to acquire the entire uncooked footage from the present, nonetheless, and there was tons of excellent stuff in there that by no means made it in. So we determined to place all of it collectively for y’all to take pleasure in.)
This clip involves us from minimize footage of our TV present Automotive vs. America, after we rolled in to not-H2Oi in Ocean Metropolis final yr.
In any case, our producers advised us to do a really brief, perhaps 5 or ten second rationalization of what a stance automotive is and what makes it attention-grabbing as an introduction to a different section. However stance isn’t fast to outline. As Ballaban realized that I used to be going to go on for minutes, days, probably even YEARS about stance, he began cracking up whereas the producers bought increasingly mad.
However what is a stance automotive? It’s a automotive that’s daringly low, however it’s not all the time so silly low that it may possibly’t drive. However typically it’s.
It’s additionally sometimes an import, however it’s not all the time an import. It’s bought tons of flashy bodywork and chrome, besides when it’s subdued and going for sophistication as an alternative.
It normally has tons of camber on its wheels, however it has camber simply so it may possibly tuck greater wheels below these low fenders, which are sometimes stretched or widened with overfenders, however these are simply sensible considerations to make the wheels match, besides when the automotive has camber and little wheels, simply as a troll. Or simply as a result of it’s totally different or simply as a result of the proprietor likes that look.
Like I stated, stance is difficult to pin down, however it seems to be actual good. Watch the clip above and also you’ll see what we imply.