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.

Wheel Look Book Part 1: Alzor 010 x Audi B8 S4

While looking through our catalog of wheels, I noticed we lack any galleries that display wheels installed on vehicles. When I look for new wheels, it is important to see what all my choices look like. Wheel catalogs make the wheels more tangible over the screen since you can see them installed on a [...]

November 5th, 2018|About, Audi, Wheels|Comments Off on Wheel Look Book Part 1: Alzor 010 x Audi B8 S4

SEMA 2018 Update: ECS Tuning Experience

Unless you live in a cave above the Arctic circle, then you probably know SEMA is happening right now at the Las Vegas convention center in Nevada. Hell, even if you do live in a cave, you are probably aware of it. SEMA 2018 has proven to once again be a demonstration of the absurd [...]

November 1st, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, Project Cars, Volkswagen|Comments Off on SEMA 2018 Update: ECS Tuning Experience

It’s Complicated: How to Drive a 1963 Mercedes-Benz Unimog

In 1945, Albert Friedrich developed designs for a new type of implement vehicle that he believed would be a revolutionary piece of farm equipment. What he made has since become one of the most well-renowned four-by-four cab-over platforms that have seen dozens of chassis revisions and updates in its fifty-year history. The Unimog is [...]

October 30th, 2018|About, Mercedes-Benz|Comments Off on It’s Complicated: How to Drive a 1963 Mercedes-Benz Unimog

The High Water Mark: The Days Before SEMA

In American popular culture, the lifespan of trends, events, and famous figures has drastically shortened thanks to social media and the sheer amount of information with which we are bombarded daily. Car culture experiences some resemblance of this phenomenon, most notably with the rapid evolution of the stance scene and the uncountable offshoot meets, clubs, [...]

October 29th, 2018|About, Performance|Comments Off on The High Water Mark: The Days Before SEMA

You’re Doing It Wrong: Winter Beater Update on Rocky’s W124

When winter comes, for those of us above the snow belt, we tend to put our fun cars away for those cold and salt-filled months to drive something more suitable to the conditions. Many enthusiasts play musical cars and switch out that garage space where their old, rusty, dependable beater sat and replace it with [...]

October 25th, 2018|About, Mercedes-Benz, Suspension, Wheels|Comments Off on You’re Doing It Wrong: Winter Beater Update on Rocky’s W124

The Road to SEMA: Jamie Orr and his MK3 Golf Build

The automotive community for the next week will be tuned into the SEMA/Apex show in Las Vegas as the world’s largest auto convention takes place at the convention center. SEMA is widely known as the most insane display of crazy builds, new products, and automotive celebrities all happening around a full week of casinos, parties, [...]

October 24th, 2018|About, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on The Road to SEMA: Jamie Orr and his MK3 Golf Build

Euro Summit Fall Meet at Flitzen Factory and Track First

An integral part of car enthusiasm that is open to all who wish to be a part of this world is the grassroots car meet. Passionate owners gather on weekend afternoons in parking lots across the country to support their friends and other locals who help organize these budding meets for an intimate setting. [...]

October 23rd, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, ECS Nation, MINI, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Euro Summit Fall Meet at Flitzen Factory and Track First

For Science! Is the Schwaben Fluid Extractor the Best Way to Change Your Oil?

When we introduced the Schwaben Fluid Extractor, it was met with some understandable skepticism. Many DIYers and mechanics alike weighed in and made their arguments for or against the method of changing oil with a vacuum device like the fluid extractor. We showed in our video that it is the easiest way to perform your [...]

October 19th, 2018|About, DIYs, Schwaben, Volkswagen|Comments Off on For Science! Is the Schwaben Fluid Extractor the Best Way to Change Your Oil?

Three Spokes: Renown USA Bespoke Steering Wheels

Your car is a form of self-expression. What you do to take the car from a standard example, identical to the other models, and turn it into something that represents your creativity is something strictly personal to you. Down to the little details of your car, everything becomes how you want it to be [...]

October 17th, 2018|About, BMW, Wheels|Comments Off on Three Spokes: Renown USA Bespoke Steering Wheels

When enthusiasts grow up: Evan’s MK7 Jetta 1.4T R-Line

What does it mean to be a ‘car enthusiast?’ For many, the term is almost interchangeable with a title of superiority in conversations about automobiles. Especially when those conversations involve the introduction of cars built for efficiency, comfort, space, utility, and a price point. What is even more intriguing than the term itself is the [...]

October 15th, 2018|About, Suspension, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on When enthusiasts grow up: Evan’s MK7 Jetta 1.4T R-Line