About Craig Daugherty

Craig Daugherty is a writer and BMW enthusiast from Nashville, TN. His writing focuses primarily on performance tuning, DIY articles, and automotive history.

Best Wheel Options on a Budget

Continuing our theme of modifying your car on a responsible budget, this week we thought we’d talk about one of the modifications that folks can universally agree completely transform a car. While they don’t add much by way of performance upgrades, a set of attractive aftermarket wheels with more aggressive fitment can completely change the [...]

2020-05-22T16:07:54-04:00May 22nd, 2020|Wheels|0 Comments

Should You Eat In Your Car?

With the only options for food across the country limited to take-out and drive-through, it made me think: are we more distracted driving now, even though we’re driving less, because of the temptation to eat in our cars? Naturally, I had to do some exploration. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been enough time to find data on [...]

What Your Car Air Freshener Says About You

In the interest of lighthearted fun, we’re taking a break from reporting grim news or trying to offer anything motivational, because why not. One of our designers had a fantastic idea to take a look at all the stereotypical air freshener choices car guys dangle from their rear-view mirrors, indicator stalks, shift knobs, roll cages, [...]

2020-05-07T15:58:35-04:00May 7th, 2020|Interior|0 Comments

Best Coilovers to Fit Your Budget

Lately, we’ve focused heavily on what you can do to improve your car with modifications that are multi-purpose. When we say ‘mulit-purpose,’ we mean an upgrade that offers both a physical performance benefit as well as a perceived improvement to style, appearance, driving pleasure, and/or more aspects that help you love your car more and [...]

2020-05-05T15:29:19-04:00May 5th, 2020|About, Suspension|0 Comments

Ten Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the BMW E30

The E30 is one of the most iconic cars of the last three decades and cemented BMW as the perfect choice for a compact, rear-wheel-drive, performance coupe. It offered multiple body styles, engine choices, trim packages, and over 2.4 million were produced between 1982 and 1994. With such a celebrated history, there is little that [...]

2020-04-27T14:55:49-04:00April 27th, 2020|BMW|1 Comment

How to Get Your Car Ready To Drive Again After Not Driving For Weeks

While we’re all sheltering in place, we’ve come to realize how much this adversity has affected nearly every function of our daily lives. Staying in and limiting our trips to stores for essential supplies is certainly the best course of action, but we’re now seeing unexpected outcomes from doing so and I’m not talking about [...]

2020-04-24T13:19:32-04:00April 24th, 2020|About, Audi, BMW, Car Care, DIYs, Porsche, Schwaben, Tech Tips, Volkswagen|Comments Off on How to Get Your Car Ready To Drive Again After Not Driving For Weeks

Throwback Thursday: A European Experience 2018 Story

Continuing the trend of normal content, it’s Thursday, which makes it the perfect day to do a throwback article. I’m more creative than just re-running an old article, so let’s take a look back at one of my favorite experiences since joining ECS in 2017. That would have to be the European Experience 2018 trip [...]

2020-04-23T15:12:20-04:00April 23rd, 2020|About, ECS Show Nation, Project Cars|Comments Off on Throwback Thursday: A European Experience 2018 Story