Clean Culture Ohio Showcase 2019: Event Coverage

This summer has been full of amazing events that we have been fortunate to attend. We have never been more active in the car community than we have this year, and it’s been a blast. Now that we have a taste for traveling to events like the European Experience and Waterfest, we can’t be stopped. [...]

2019-08-06T19:22:46-04:00August 6th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, ECS Show Nation, General, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Performance, Porsche, Suspension, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Clean Culture Ohio Showcase 2019: Event Coverage

More Work: Important Services Your Car Probably Needs

Show prep is killing me. I’ve reached the home stretch, the reassembly, which should be all downhill from here. Somehow, I have this sinking feeling it isn’t going to be that easy. With more parts on the way and my E30 still up off of the ground, I’m starting to feel a real crunch for [...]

2019-04-03T20:25:15-04:00April 3rd, 2019|About, BMW, General, Project Cars|Comments Off on More Work: Important Services Your Car Probably Needs

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 [...]

2019-03-06T22:38:53-05:00March 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. [...]

2019-02-26T21:34:53-05:00February 26th, 2019|About, BMW, General|Comments Off on ECS Tuning Explores the History of Racing Liveries

Are Millennials Causing a Decline in Car Enthusiast Culture?

I have always enjoyed building, creating, assembling, or otherwise challenging myself with projects. I relish the times I have overheard family members doubt my resolve or abilities as opportunities to both prove them wrong and realize a desire. As car enthusiasts, many of us likely can trace our interest in performing our own work and [...]

2019-02-18T19:01:59-05:00February 4th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, DIYs, General, Porsche, Project Cars, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Are Millennials Causing a Decline in Car Enthusiast Culture?

Electric Future: an Enthusiast’s Apology for Electric Vehicles and the Fate of Internal Combustion

The automotive world in the last decade has experienced a dizzying swing of seemingly contradictory directions. Fueled by innovation, progress, and forward-thinking while held to increasingly conservative and stagnant political decisions, we have reached a point in 2018 where a distinct rift has appeared in the market. Increasingly, as governments like those of Spain and [...]

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 [...]

2018-10-02T20:33:29-04:00October 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

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 [...]

2018-09-24T18:35:47-04:00September 24th, 2018|About, General, Porsche, Project Cars|Comments Off on Mad Scientist Mike: Update on the Winter Beater Porsche 944

It’s Groovy: Monaco Auto Collection’s 1978 BMW E23 7-Series

From a young age, the 1970’s captured my imagination and heavily influenced my life through the music, aesthetic styles, and most importantly, the cars from the era. The Grateful Dead was an iconic band from the decade that resonated heavily with countless followers, myself included, as they embodied the musical taste of the ten [...]

2018-09-21T20:55:49-04:00September 21st, 2018|About, BMW, ECS Nation, General, Wheels|Comments Off on It’s Groovy: Monaco Auto Collection’s 1978 BMW E23 7-Series

Do It Right, Do It Once: My 1988 BMW E30 Convertible and the Importance of Genuine Parts

It takes a special kind of person to pursue a passion they enjoy despite the existence of more convenient, more capable, and arguably more livable alternatives. With cars, the choice to drive something that is thirty years old or more requires the acceptance that some areas of ownership will be more time-consuming and labor-intensive than [...]

2018-09-18T20:58:33-04:00September 18th, 2018|About, BMW, DIYs, Drivetrain, General, Tech Tips|Comments Off on Do It Right, Do It Once: My 1988 BMW E30 Convertible and the Importance of Genuine Parts