Be Different: Jacob’s Insane Smart ForTwo Passion

The bubble car, cycle car, or more popularly, the microcar, has been around nearly as long as the traditional automobile. Generally, based on a 500cc engine with one or two cylinders, designed around a bubble-shaped cabin, and intended to be cheap to own, microcars have been the fashionable transportation option for thrifty enthusiasts for well [...]

2019-03-20T21:42:23-04:00March 20th, 2019|About, Mercedes-Benz|2 Comments

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 [...]

2019-03-15T20:31:03-04:00March 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 [...]

2019-03-12T20:22:12-04:00March 12th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, ECS Nation, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Riverside Chattanooga ECS Tuning Coverage Part 2

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

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 [...]

2019-02-18T19:13:40-05:00December 6th, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche|Comments Off on Introducing the Winter Beater Challenge Presented by ECS Tuning

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 [...]

2018-12-05T22:05:34-05:00December 5th, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, Car Care, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen|Comments Off on LIQUI MOLY: The Best Oil for your Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, MINI, Porsche or Volkswagen

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 [...]

2018-11-27T20:05:42-05:00November 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 [...]

2018-10-30T20:54:40-04:00October 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 [...]

2018-10-25T17:37:48-04:00October 25th, 2018|About, Mercedes-Benz, Suspension, Wheels|Comments Off on You’re Doing It Wrong: Winter Beater Update on Rocky’s W124