Solve Your VW MK6 GTI 2.0T TSI Misfire and Check Engine Light

The Volkswagen MK6 GTI 2.0T TSI took the MK5 and made it more appealing. It was better than just a facelift. It took what the MK5 did well and made significant improvements to the car at every corner. The MK6 is still an incredible platform and is more affordable than ever, but they’re becoming older [...]

2020-06-02T10:52:48-04:00June 1st, 2020|Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Solve Your VW MK6 GTI 2.0T TSI Misfire and Check Engine Light

How to Organize Your Project Goals

Organization is important. It’s all about developing good habits and creating structure in your life that allows you to accomplish more and stay motivated. With car projects, I have this tendency to jump around on what I want to do. It's easy to think of all the things I want to do, but difficult to [...]

2020-04-09T17:18:52-04:00April 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Organize Your Project Goals

The Lane Motor Museum’s Alfa Romeo SZ Coupe: Ben Battles Files

The beauty of having a passion like cars is how you instantly can find connections with people through that common interest. Lately, a round of incredible shots and stories have come from one such connection I was fortunate enough to make back in my home state of Tennessee this past year. Ben Battles has been [...]

2019-09-06T15:31:12-04:00September 4th, 2019|About, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Lane Motor Museum’s Alfa Romeo SZ Coupe: Ben Battles Files

What to Know if You’re a Newbie Traveling for a Car Show

Car show season is wonderful. Every year as the weather becomes reasonable, the biggest events nationwide kick off, with a sprinkling of local and regional events scattered throughout the season. Depending on your interests, there are specific shows for individual models, makes, country of origin, and all-inclusive events that could be on your wish list, [...]

2019-04-09T21:18:45-04:00April 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What to Know if You’re a Newbie Traveling for a Car Show

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 [...]

2019-03-27T21:16:19-04:00March 27th, 2019|Audi, BMW, Porsche, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Best First European Cars for Young Drivers and New Enthusiasts

ECS Tuning and Turner Motorsport go to Superfly Showdown 2018

Perhaps the backbone of the global car culture is the local meet. Local car events, whether they be a Cars and Coffee, cruise-in, or a full-blown meet, are the life-blood of enthusiasts who enjoy showing up with all their friends to a lot full of other passionate drivers. In between the large-scale high production value [...]

2018-07-30T20:17:56-04:00July 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ECS Tuning and Turner Motorsport go to Superfly Showdown 2018

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix and BMWCCA O’Fest: ECS Tuning Official Coverage

As an automotive enthusiast and journalist, my life revolves around cars. Part of the auto-centric existence I lead is occupied by hours spent in amazement of what this past time represents to me and others. While I do have other interests like writing, for example, no hobby is quite as curious as that of [...]

2018-07-19T14:02:30-04:00July 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix and BMWCCA O’Fest: ECS Tuning Official Coverage

Then and Now: Comparing the BMW 3-Series E30 to the Modern F30

In the mid-eighties, BMW released the second generation 3-series with its new E30 chassis as the sports car aimed at a market of enthusiasts with a taste for refined luxury and simple practicality. The car evolved over the years and truly became one of the all-time automotive greats, as its namesake is [...]

2018-07-19T14:04:24-04:00July 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Then and Now: Comparing the BMW 3-Series E30 to the Modern F30

The History of the GTI

Everyone bring your baseball bats for this edition of the ECS Tuning blog because we have a dead horse that we want to beat. The horse in question is the Volkswagen Golf GTI. As a European tuning company, a staple of our market is the GTI owner segment. The GTI sits among the most [...]

2018-07-19T14:05:00-04:00July 10th, 2018|About, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on The History of the GTI