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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

March 11th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, ECS Nation, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen, Wheels|0 Comments

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 [...]

March 6th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, DIYs, General, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen|0 Comments

Best Mods for a Daily Driven Volkswagen MK7 or MK7.5 GTI for Power and Performance

When you picture the quintessential hot hatchback, you probably think first of the Volkswagen GTI. For over forty years, VW has consistently set the paradigm with its GTI in that segment. Most recently, the MK7 and updated MK7.5 GTI 2.0T have delivered more performance and potential from essentially the same formula that created the namesake’s [...]

Looking Back at a Legacy: Remembering John Haynes, Author of Haynes Manuals

At the risk of appearing to capitalize on content provided by tragedy, I cannot pass by an opportunity to celebrate the life and achievements of such an influential person to so many enthusiasts as John Haynes. Last week, surrounded by his family, John Haynes passed away after a brief illness at his home in England. [...]

February 12th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, Car Care, DIYs, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Looking Back at a Legacy: Remembering John Haynes, Author of Haynes Manuals

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 [...]

February 4th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, DIYs, General, Porsche, Project Cars, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Are Millennials Causing a Decline in Car Enthusiast Culture?

ECS Tuning Rear Control Arm and Trailing Arm Pre-Installed Polyurethane Bushing Kits for VW MK5, MK6, Audi A3/TT DIY Instructions

The VW MK5/MK6 and Audi TT/A3 platforms are exceptional choices preferred by tons of enthusiasts around the world. As these cars age, it is important to address those more involved maintenance concerns from worn and degraded parts, especially if you are modifying your car for performance. Unfortunately, this often requires refreshed bushings and suspension components [...]

January 21st, 2019|About, Audi, Volkswagen|Comments Off on ECS Tuning Rear Control Arm and Trailing Arm Pre-Installed Polyurethane Bushing Kits for VW MK5, MK6, Audi A3/TT DIY Instructions

Big News from Volkswagen Auto Group and the MEB EV Platform

As mentioned in our previous article about that incredible E34 barn find including a gaggle of minty sedans and a touring, we at ECS would prefer to telling our own stories and offer an internal perspective to our readers. This week, we are going to break that tradition again. On January 14th, Volkswagen announced at [...]

January 15th, 2019|About, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Big News from Volkswagen Auto Group and the MEB EV Platform

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 [...]