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

The Porsche 996 Turbo: Everything You Need to Know for the 30k-Mile Service

The 996 Carrera, which was produced from 1999 until 2004, is a sore topic amongst enthusiasts. Generally, those enthusiasts are quick to grab their bludgeons and wallop the IMS Bearing dead horse en-masse. Somewhere in that collective hatred of the 996, you will hear about the cracked eggshell headlights, water cooled engine, and how [...]

October 11th, 2018|About, DIYs, Porsche, Tech Tips, Turbo|Comments Off on The Porsche 996 Turbo: Everything You Need to Know for the 30k-Mile Service

H2oi 2018: What Really Happens at the Infamous Ocean City Strip

A little over a week ago, while we were here hosting our own cars and coffee, the rest of the North American tuner car culture was fixated on a special event with similar Volkswagen roots to our own. For twenty years, Ocean City, Maryland has been home to an event that in recent years has [...]

October 9th, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on H2oi 2018: What Really Happens at the Infamous Ocean City Strip

The Sports Car with a Fanny Pack: Preston’s B5 S4 Avant

When you spend time around a diverse crowd of car folks, you inevitably lose your bias towards a specific slice of the automotive world. My car history is varied and arguably well-rounded, but being here at ECS has exponentially grown my interests to include cars from a much broader spectrum than I previously considered. If [...]

October 8th, 2018|About, Audi, Drivetrain, Project Cars, Wheels|Comments Off on The Sports Car with a Fanny Pack: Preston’s B5 S4 Avant

NEO Cars and Coffee hosted by ECS Tuning September, 2018

When you put aside your biases and preferences for one make or model and see the greater car community as a group of people who simply enjoy their cars, you end up with an expansive group of fundamentally similar enthusiasts. Car events are either tailored to one style, make, country of origin, or even specific [...]

October 2nd, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, ECS Show Nation, General, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen|Comments Off on NEO Cars and Coffee hosted by ECS Tuning September, 2018

ECS Virtual Car Show 2018

In 2016, we hosted our first virtual car show where you submitted photographs and information on your personal builds to compete in the online show for the coveted ‘Best in Show’ award. This year we are bringing the show back with a new twist! Our team has devised a slightly different approach to the incredibly [...]

October 1st, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, ECS Nation, ECS Show Nation, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen|Comments Off on ECS Virtual Car Show 2018

Dictators need love too: Max’s 1982 Mercedes-Benz W126 300SD Turbo Diesel

In 1980, Mercedes introduced the recently developed ‘Special Class’ prestige luxury sedan to American markets. The gas crisis and ‘gas-guzzler’ tax imposed upon cars on American roads led to the development of this car, and specifically its engine, as a response to those rules. Only a company like Mercedes would so adamantly redesign an entire [...]

September 28th, 2018|About, Mercedes-Benz, Wheels|Comments Off on Dictators need love too: Max’s 1982 Mercedes-Benz W126 300SD Turbo Diesel

Recent Additions: Our Newest Products for your Audi or Volkswagen

Part of what makes our car hobbies fascinating is the dynamic nature of cars themselves. New models are released constantly that feature developments in technology to provide more features and increased power, as well as arguably more attractive styling. Thanks to the rapidly expanding catalog of performance vehicles, we are always busy finding ways to [...]

September 26th, 2018|About, Audi, DIYs, Engine, Intake, Performance, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Recent Additions: Our Newest Products for your Audi or Volkswagen

Mad Scientist Mike: Update on the Winter Beater Porsche 944

When we last saw Mike’s Porsche 944, the beat-up little coupe provided some entertainment when I drove it. The excitement came from an impending sense of disaster thanks to its roasted running gear. The Porsche hardly felt road-worthy during my short time behind the wheel, but that was an almost untouched state immediately after [...]

September 24th, 2018|About, General, Porsche, Project Cars|Comments Off on Mad Scientist Mike: Update on the Winter Beater Porsche 944