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 Maintenance and Modifications for the BMW E90, E92, and E93 M3

Unless you count the incredibly limited availability E46 M3 GTR, the E9X M3 was the only to bear the name and receive a naturally-aspirated, high-revving, small-displacement V8 under the hood. With the introduction of its successor, the F80 M3 and coupe counterpart F82 M4, BMW went back to a straight-six paired with a set of [...]

2019-09-16T20:40:25+00:00September 16th, 2019|About, BMW, Wheels|Comments Off on Best Maintenance and Modifications for the BMW E90, E92, and E93 M3

APEX Wheels: the Best Option for Your BMW

When you build a car, often the moment it all comes together is when you fit that perfect set of wheels and tires that fill the fenders and add an aggressive appearance to the car with better fitment and more stylish looks. This changes much more than just the look of the car, it changes [...]

2019-09-12T20:33:46+00:00September 12th, 2019|About, BMW, Wheels|Comments Off on APEX Wheels: the Best Option for Your BMW

Best Racing Harness Setup for your Daily Driver: SCHROTH Quick-Fit Harness Sets

There it is, your finished street car project: a real race-inspired build for the road. But it’s missing something. You want to retain the original interior for comfort and drivability, but something about the interior just doesn’t match all the work you’ve put into making your car look the part and back up that appearance [...]

2019-09-11T19:54:57+00:00September 11th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, Interior, MINI, Performance, Porsche, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Best Racing Harness Setup for your Daily Driver: SCHROTH Quick-Fit Harness Sets

The Lane Motor Museum’s Alfa Romeo SZ Coupe: Ben Battles Files

The beauty of having a passion like cars is how you instantly can find connections with people through that common interest. Lately, a round of incredible shots and stories have come from one such connection I was fortunate enough to make back in my home state of Tennessee this past year. Ben Battles has been [...]

2019-09-06T15:31:12+00:00September 4th, 2019|About, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Lane Motor Museum’s Alfa Romeo SZ Coupe: Ben Battles Files

StreetFighter LA Widebody Kits Featuring Kevin’s Supercharged E36

While it may seem like a new trend in the automotive enthusiast community, widebody conversions, overfenders, and extensive body changes have been around for quite a while. Widebody conversions stem from the motorsports arena, where bigger tires, a need for passive aerodynamic improvements, and, of course, aggressive looks were paramount. What the widebody cars of [...]

2019-09-06T15:38:01+00:00September 3rd, 2019|BMW, Body & Exterior|Comments Off on StreetFighter LA Widebody Kits Featuring Kevin’s Supercharged E36

Midvale Speedway and the Summer Drift Series Debut Event

It finally happened. This past weekend, the Summer Drift crew made their debut at Midvale Speedway with some spectacular successes and equally dramatic mishaps. With fresh builds, the team of five showed up to experience the results of three months’ worth of frantic wrenching. In summary, it was a phenomenal event that was impossible to [...]

2019-09-06T15:42:15+00:00August 26th, 2019|BMW, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Midvale Speedway and the Summer Drift Series Debut Event

Best Mods for the VW MK7 Golf R

Tracing its roots to the MK2 Golf Rallye, the latest iteration to bear the R badge from Volkswagen is the MK7/7.5 Golf R. The legendary Golf R is the beefier big brother to the GTI, which already sports amazing performance potential, but lacks the total package found in the top-of-the-line hot hatchback from Wolfsburg. With [...]

2019-09-06T15:44:53+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Volkswagen|Comments Off on Best Mods for the VW MK7 Golf R

Best Mods and Maintenance for your Audi B7 A4 2.0T

The B7 A4 2.0T FSI is getting on in years, but thanks to its almost future-proof design, it is still incredibly relevant and highly desirable as a tuning platform. This is thanks in part to its performance potential, but mostly, it has been around long enough for patterns to identify themselves and aftermarket supporters to [...]

2019-09-06T15:53:25+00:00August 19th, 2019|Audi|Comments Off on Best Mods and Maintenance for your Audi B7 A4 2.0T

How To Fix Mushrooming on MINI Cooper Strut Towers

MINI is known for their performance-packed sub-compact Cooper and Cooper S models that were essential in the revival of the retro-modern style explosion. The tight handling and relatively impressive capabilities of the little Cooper and Cooper S are a result of the amazing suspension geometry and wheel placement at each of the four corners on [...]

2019-09-06T15:55:44+00:00August 15th, 2019|About, MINI|Comments Off on How To Fix Mushrooming on MINI Cooper Strut Towers