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 [...]

Introducing the Winter Beater Challenge Presented by ECS Tuning

Love it or hate it, winter happens every year. Here in Northern Ohio, the season means snow, salt, and face-hurting temperatures. As a result of the conditions, most of us are forced indoors and our car projects take on an excruciatingly slow pace. Despite the weather and its demotivational characteristics, some of our team have [...]

December 6th, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche|0 Comments

LIQUI MOLY: The Best Oil for your Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, MINI, Porsche or Volkswagen

Cars, like all machines, require regular service to maintain their operational lifespan. This is common knowledge to just about everyone. Two or three times a year (depending on how much you drive) you can expect to have your car on jack stands in the driveway or at your preferred service center with an oil drain [...]

December 5th, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, Car Care, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen|0 Comments

Rotiform Wheel Giveaway with ECS Tuning

Wheels make the car. They are the most visually striking part of a car’s exterior appearance and offer the widest range of changes to its attitude. A simple color change is one thing, but choosing the right size, offset, and style can drastically alter your car’s presence. This, of course, should come as news [...]

November 27th, 2018|Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen, Wheels|1 Comment

It’s Complicated: How to Drive a 1963 Mercedes-Benz Unimog

In 1945, Albert Friedrich developed designs for a new type of implement vehicle that he believed would be a revolutionary piece of farm equipment. What he made has since become one of the most well-renowned four-by-four cab-over platforms that have seen dozens of chassis revisions and updates in its fifty-year history. The Unimog is [...]

October 30th, 2018|About, Mercedes-Benz|Comments Off on It’s Complicated: How to Drive a 1963 Mercedes-Benz Unimog

You’re Doing It Wrong: Winter Beater Update on Rocky’s W124

When winter comes, for those of us above the snow belt, we tend to put our fun cars away for those cold and salt-filled months to drive something more suitable to the conditions. Many enthusiasts play musical cars and switch out that garage space where their old, rusty, dependable beater sat and replace it with [...]

October 25th, 2018|About, Mercedes-Benz, Suspension, Wheels|Comments Off on You’re Doing It Wrong: Winter Beater Update on Rocky’s W124

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

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

How to Prepare Your Daily Driver for Winter Conditions

Summer is coming to a close and the fall air is drawing near, especially if you live up North. Some cars are put away for the winter and the trusty old beater is awoken once again to take the brunt of the salt and weather damage, while other cars are prepared for winter conditions. [...]

September 20th, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, Car Care, DIYs, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Schwaben, Tech Tips, Volkswagen|Comments Off on How to Prepare Your Daily Driver for Winter Conditions