Jeff Stockwell’s love affair with fixing up vintage cars began at the young age of 16 and it hasn’t stopped since.
His 1967 Toyota Landcruiser, Alfa Romeo Giuliati, 1968 Porsche 911, and two 1974 BMW 2002s (including one that hadn’t been on the road in 25 years until it met Jeff!) are just a small smattering of the classic cars that have come through this photographer/mechanic’s doors. Throughout quarantine, Jeff has spent his time rebuilding classic rides like his Porsche 911 to get them ready to rev up and get on the road.
“The Porsche 911 is the problem child,” said Jeff. “I’ve been working on it for over a year and I haven’t driven it once since I bought it.”
But a car that can’t be driven yet is no problem for Jeff. Whether his cars can cruise at 60 mph or stay squatting on risers in the driveway, Jeff knows how to breathe life into them through his photography.
In Jeff’s photos, cars are more than just metal on asphalt. They are characters with stories to share, personified through light and rust and lightly grained edits reminiscent of the film stocks sold when these cars were first born into this world.
From the single storytelling images captured of random cars he sees as he walks down the street to multi-picture odes tenderly photographed in detail and scene, Jeff makes each car feel a worthy companion to the road.
When it comes to telling automotive stories from quarantine, Jeff hasn’t had to go it alone. His girlfriend, a fashion stylist, and his pooch, Bodie, are there by his side as willing explorers and sometimes even as models.
Hey, even a dog can’t say no to a ride in cars as cool as these.
Keep scrolling to feel like you’re attending a virtual vintage car show through decades of amazing vehicles as seen through the eyes of Jeff Stockwell.