A Quick Trip: Quick Everett’s shot by Ben Battles

Recently, I was invited to Quick Everett’s garage, a top-notch automotive repair shop in Chattanooga, TN by one of the owners, Hal Everett. Quick Everett’s opened its doors in 2018 and has taken off to be one of the areas premier specialist shops. They work on all things foreign and domestic – but mostly foreign. [...]

2019-07-23T15:54:49+00:00July 23rd, 2019|About, Project Cars|Comments Off on A Quick Trip: Quick Everett’s shot by Ben Battles

How to Fix your MINI Cooper, Cooper S, or JCW Oil Consumption

The MINI Cooper has been a cult phenomenon since its introduction decades ago. When it was reborn in the new millennium, it was given a retro-styled look with modern performance capabilities. That is especially true in the Cooper S and JCW models, which offer more power from their forced induction engine options and better overall [...]

2019-07-23T14:52:36+00:00July 22nd, 2019|About, MINI|Comments Off on How to Fix your MINI Cooper, Cooper S, or JCW Oil Consumption

Everything You Need to Know About Air Lift Performance Kits

There are three (safe) ways to achieve a lowered ride height and handling improvements on your car. Depending on your budget and goals, one way may be better for you than the others. For the budget minded person or someone just looking for a slight change in appearance and handling, lowering springs are perfect. If [...]

2019-07-11T18:22:18+00:00July 11th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Performance, Porsche, Suspension, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Everything You Need to Know About Air Lift Performance Kits

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 [...]

2019-06-27T20:20:55+00:00June 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 [...]

2019-06-24T18:14:18+00:00June 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 [...]

2019-06-17T18:41:43+00:00June 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 [...]

2019-06-10T19:00:31+00:00June 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 [...]

2019-06-04T20:18:15+00:00June 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, [...]

2019-05-30T21:26:12+00:00May 30th, 2019|About, Tech Tips|Comments Off on How to Properly List Your Car For Sale Online