Ongoing Project: The M52 Swapped BMW E30 Vert Restomod

As you might have read, I am in the middle of perhaps the biggest project I have undertaken since I initially rebuilt my car. When I first swapped the old M20 out for an M52 in my E30, I replaced everything up front but left all the parts behind the transmission as they were. The [...]

2019-05-07T19:24:48+00:00April 1st, 2019|BMW, DIYs, Drivetrain|Comments Off on Ongoing Project: The M52 Swapped BMW E30 Vert Restomod

Best First European Cars for Young Drivers and New Enthusiasts

As a writer, I get to spend a lot of time putting myself in ‘what if’ situations when I piece together an article or post. Often, what I write here is based on real experiences either I personally had or those recounted by my friends. This week, I want to take a look back at [...]

2019-03-27T21:16:19+00:00March 27th, 2019|Audi, BMW, Porsche, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Best First European Cars for Young Drivers and New Enthusiasts

Down the Rabbit Hole: Differential and Transmission Service Woes

Readers who have followed along will know I have a somewhat abusive relationship with my E30. Maybe I’m a masochist, maybe I’m just too stubborn to give up on something I so clearly love. Regardless, I have found myself in the middle of what has become a much bigger project than I intended upon tackling [...]

2019-03-25T20:37:48+00:00March 25th, 2019|About, BMW, DIYs|Comments Off on Down the Rabbit Hole: Differential and Transmission Service Woes

The BMW E36 M3: Should I Buy One Now?

The E36 is already rising in value from its near rock-bottom pricing that has persisted over the last ten years. Enthusiasts are quick to shell out $20,000 or more for clean, low-mileage M3s, and the 100-some-odd LTWs left are fetching stupid prices, despite their original difficulty leaving the dealerships when they were released in the [...]

2019-03-18T20:50:25+00:00March 18th, 2019|BMW|Comments Off on The BMW E36 M3: Should I Buy One Now?

ECS Tuning Riverside Coverage Part 3 Gallery

If you've been paying attention this week, you have seen some stunning photography from some incredible enthusiasts kind enough to share their work with us from the Riverside Chattanooga 4 meet last weekend. While I was there, I can do no justice behind a lens. Photographers like Ben Battles are much better suited to providing [...]

2019-03-15T20:31:03+00:00March 15th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, ECS Nation, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on ECS Tuning Riverside Coverage Part 3 Gallery

Riverside Chattanooga ECS Tuning Coverage Part 2

Picking up from yesterday, the Riverside Chattanooga 4 coverage continues… A beautiful part of the Riverside meet is that it feels more like a more organized Cars and Coffee event rather than an all-out car show. No contests, trophies, or participation prizes, just cars and owners all enjoying each other’s company. The relaxed atmosphere paired [...]

2019-03-12T20:22:12+00:00March 12th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, ECS Nation, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Riverside Chattanooga ECS Tuning Coverage Part 2

Riverside Chattanooga 2019 ECS Tuning Coverage

Last week, I wrote some advice about spring prep for cars, especially ones that sat in storage all winter, which outlined several best practices to make your first drive everything you hoped. If only I had followed my own advice. This weekend, I returned to my hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee for the Riverside Spring Meet [...]

2019-03-12T16:31:13+00:00March 11th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, ECS Nation, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Riverside Chattanooga 2019 ECS Tuning Coverage

Prepare Your Car for Spring Show Season

Y’all, it’s here: Spring Show Season is on us. While there may be salt still on the road here in the northern parts of the US, the southeast is already gearing up for their second major show of the season this weekend in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Friday, this writer will be heading back to his hometown [...]

2019-03-06T22:38:53+00:00March 6th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, DIYs, General, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Prepare Your Car for Spring Show Season

ECS Tuning Explores the History of Racing Liveries

Today, I spoke with Bill Griffin once again, the Turner Motorsport sponsored SpecE46 driver with whom I have become good friends over the past year as I have covered some of his races. He is planning big changes to his race livery this year that I can’t wait to complete for the world to see. [...]

2019-02-26T21:34:53+00:00February 26th, 2019|About, BMW, General|Comments Off on ECS Tuning Explores the History of Racing Liveries

Top 5 Performance Upgrades for your N55 BMW from Turner Motorsport

BMW is no stranger to the turbocharged engine. From their early introduction of turbocharged road cars to current LMP cars, BMW has proven their forced induction engine variants in the hands of commuters and top-performing racing drivers. The N54 twin-turbo straight six is legendary both for its insane horsepower potential and often fragile nature when [...]

2019-02-18T18:05:01+00:00February 13th, 2019|About, BMW, Engine, Intake, Performance, Turbo|Comments Off on Top 5 Performance Upgrades for your N55 BMW from Turner Motorsport