It comes as no surprise that we have a lot of gear heads at the Canvas office. From a 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo to a 1966 Ford Mustang, our employees have some pretty sweet rides.
So, Canvas, tell us about your car that you love!
This 2010 335i M-Sport is equipped with the infamous N54 engine. What people call the modern day German 2JZ. The endless money pit. The endless 30FF codes. Despite all of these issues, I took this as a challenge to test my mechanical knowledge and abilities to create a car that was fast, sleek, and something that I would be proud of owning.
I’ve never identified as a car enthusiast, but a couple years ago, I picked up my ‘91 Miata on a whim. I didn’t even know how to drive a manual car at the time, but her beautiful shade of mariner blue and pop-up headlights were what got me (not to mention her spectacular condition for a 25+ year-old car). She’s a ton of fun to drive with the top down on warm days along winding mountain roads!
1986 Porsche 944 Turbo I got the car in high school as a restoration project with my father. It’s been heavily modified with custom and rare components, my favorite being the club sport steering wheel. The front engine/transaxle platform is perfectly balanced while the small turbocharged engine is powerful yet economical even by modern standards.
2005 Porsche Boxster S The Boxster’s lines resemble the iconic 550 Spyder with the same mid-engined layout for balanced weight distribution. Two trunks are more than adequate for small road trips. I want to try taking it camping and have already planned out how to pack everything including strapping backpacks to the roll bars. I found this one in 2016 with just 43,000 miles.
My car is a 2017 Audi A4. I bought it the day my old car from high school died. I feel safe and happy when I drive it around the Bay Area!
2017 BMW M2 (current car)
I’ve had the luxury of owning many M cars over the years but the M2 is by far the best. Nimble, fast, comfortable, and the perfect size are what makes it stand out from the others.
1976 Austin Mini Cooper
I bought this from a mechanic who specializes in converting classic Minis into daily drivers. This vehicle has a Honda civic si power plant and produces 174 horsepower to the wheels. You can burn rubber in 3rd gear. I won best in show at a local cars and coffee event.
1955 Porsche 550 Spider by Seduction Motorsports
I had this car build by a shop in Glendale Arizona. It is a fabricated fiberglass body with a 2.5 liter Subaru powerplant. I went a step further and had the Martini Livery decals put on. Fun summer car here in Texas.
1966 Ford Mustang
This car was handed down to me from my parents. They bought it in 1972 and it’s been in the family ever since. It is an automatic with a straight 6 cylinder engine. Has the pony interior and original Emberglo paint that was only produced in 1966. Great cruiser.