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.

ECS Tuning Hosts NEO Cars and Coffee July 2019

We at ECS have been trying to do more with the community. While we may have had a different atmosphere in the past, we are currently more available to enthusiasts than ever before. Our presence at shows and web series like the Winter Beater Challenge and the Summer Drift Series have given us an opportunity [...]

July 9th, 2019|Audi, BMW, ECS Nation, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen|Comments Off on ECS Tuning Hosts NEO Cars and Coffee July 2019

How Would We Build a Volkswagen MK6 GTI

I spend way too much time thinking about how I would build a car that I don’t own and most likely never will. Today isn’t much different. I parked next to a coworker’s car today that he barely drives and was reminded that the Volkswagen MK6 GTI exists. Really, it doesn’t just exist, it’s a [...]

June 26th, 2019|About, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on How Would We Build a Volkswagen MK6 GTI

BFI Volkswagen B3 Passat Syncro Build: the Finalé

Friday night at the end of a long week, the BFI team stood around their creation ready to turn the key for the first time on their B3 Passat G60 Syncro wagon. A group of ECS engineers, marketing staff, and some assorted associates stood holding their breath waiting to hear the sound of the twin-charged [...]

June 24th, 2019|About, Project Cars, Volkswagen|Comments Off on BFI Volkswagen B3 Passat Syncro Build: the Finalé

Black Forest Industries Volkswagen B3 Passat Syncro Build: Part 1

It has been said that “no plan survives contact with the enemy.” This observation holds true with ambitious builds in the automotive community, especially when you’re fighting on someone else’s home turf. While it may seem like a bit of an obvious challenge from the outside, those who have actually survived the whirlwind of building [...]

June 17th, 2019|About, ECS Nation, Volkswagen|1 Comment

A Keen Eye for Detail: Keith’s B5 S4

One of the beautiful aspects of car enthusiasm is how many different ways there are to express your interest and passion. More specifically, how your interests are neither expected to change nor remain the same, but purely be your interest. That is, as long as you can justify it to some degree. With Keith, the [...]

June 10th, 2019|About, Audi, ECS Nation|Comments Off on A Keen Eye for Detail: Keith’s B5 S4

Why the MK4 GTI 1.8t is a Perfect Project for 2019

When the GTI was first introduced in 1976 to European markets, it quickly defined a segment of its own creation as a hot hatchback. It was an immensely successful platform that was designed around an attempt to replace the already ancient VW Beetle. Eventually, it became the brand’s best-selling namesake to date. Currently, we are [...]

June 4th, 2019|About, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Why the MK4 GTI 1.8t is a Perfect Project for 2019

How to Properly List Your Car For Sale Online

While we aren’t necessarily in the business of education, we are in a prime position to offer it on occasion. Whether it be DIY instructions like our E30 Convertible Top Replacement article or a car’s history like that of the Volkswagen Beetle, we enjoy providing a bit of useful knowledge to our dear readers. Recently, [...]

May 30th, 2019|About, Tech Tips|Comments Off on How to Properly List Your Car For Sale Online

SOWO Presents: The European Experience from the Lens of Our Nashville Family

We’re still riding the waves of relaxation and excitement from European Experience 2019. No stories today, just some wonderful photography from our good friend Basyr Nasution who was kind enough to show us the event through his lens. Enjoy a break with some awesome cars! See you next year, EUEX. We can't wait to make [...]

May 28th, 2019|Audi, BMW, ECS Show Nation, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on SOWO Presents: The European Experience from the Lens of Our Nashville Family

SOWO Presents: The European Experience ECS Coverage

While I broke my car and enjoyed a vacation with my friends, a team of my colleagues was hard at work representing ECS on a more professional level at European Experience. We were excited to bring our own booth setup, cars, unique merchandise, and some of our lovely staff to the show for the first [...]

May 24th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, Carbon Fiber, ECS Nation, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on SOWO Presents: The European Experience ECS Coverage