Summer Drift Series Recap: Final Exam at Lake Erie Speedway

I am one of those people who doesn’t have a competitive bone in my body. Somehow, I escaped the relatively typical mindset of the average car enthusiast in that I don’t particularly enjoy ‘winning.’ Whether it’s a car show, a track day, or even just watching my favorite teams race, I am not focused on [...]

2019-10-07T17:59:19-04:00October 7th, 2019|Audi, BMW, Project Cars, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Summer Drift Series Recap: Final Exam at Lake Erie Speedway

Akebono: the Low-Dust, Low-Noise, High-Performance Brake Solutions

Although we are a European parts and performance source, most of the automotive industry isn’t that specific. I myself have roots in the JDM scene and currently, have both a German car and a Japanese car that I love equally for different reasons. Many enthusiasts are equally varied, with broad ownership history spanning several markets, [...]

2019-10-04T16:32:41-04:00October 4th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, Braking, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Akebono: the Low-Dust, Low-Noise, High-Performance Brake Solutions

Enthusiast Built: Evan’s VW MK5 R32

Greatest hits albums have always been a sore subject with me. While I enjoy hearing all the subjectively ‘best’ songs by my favorite artists, I have always lamented the compartmentalizing nature of compilations that pick and choose from other albums. They always feel like pieces from different puzzles forced to fit together since, generally speaking, [...]

2019-09-26T17:07:27-04:00September 26th, 2019|About, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Enthusiast Built: Evan’s VW MK5 R32

Best Racing Harness Setup for your Daily Driver: SCHROTH Quick-Fit Harness Sets

There it is, your finished street car project: a real race-inspired build for the road. But it’s missing something. You want to retain the original interior for comfort and drivability, but something about the interior just doesn’t match all the work you’ve put into making your car look the part and back up that appearance [...]

2019-09-11T19:54:57-04:00September 11th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, Interior, MINI, Performance, Porsche, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Best Racing Harness Setup for your Daily Driver: SCHROTH Quick-Fit Harness Sets

Midvale Speedway and the Summer Drift Series Debut Event

It finally happened. This past weekend, the Summer Drift crew made their debut at Midvale Speedway with some spectacular successes and equally dramatic mishaps. With fresh builds, the team of five showed up to experience the results of three months’ worth of frantic wrenching. In summary, it was a phenomenal event that was impossible to [...]

2019-09-06T15:42:15-04:00August 26th, 2019|BMW, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Midvale Speedway and the Summer Drift Series Debut Event

Best Mods for the VW MK7 Golf R

Tracing its roots to the MK2 Golf Rallye, the latest iteration to bear the R badge from Volkswagen is the MK7/7.5 Golf R. The legendary Golf R is the beefier big brother to the GTI, which already sports amazing performance potential, but lacks the total package found in the top-of-the-line hot hatchback from Wolfsburg. With [...]

2019-09-06T15:44:53-04:00August 22nd, 2019|Volkswagen|Comments Off on Best Mods for the VW MK7 Golf R

Top Mods and Maintenance for your VW MK5 R32

Over ten years ago, Volkswagen introduced the MK5 R32 as the beefed-up hatchback that replaced the MK4 version with an updated VR6, Haldex AWD, and the first-ever for VW Direct Shift Gearbox. The brand new rounded style continues to define the Golf lineup, which makes the MK5 look relevant even at more than a decade [...]

2019-09-06T15:59:52-04:00August 13th, 2019|Volkswagen|Comments Off on Top Mods and Maintenance for your VW MK5 R32

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

Why You Need Hubcentric Rings for Aftermarket Wheels

Lately, many customers have asked us about hubcentric rings and hubcentric spacers. We would love to answer that question and educate everyone on some other related terminology to ensure the next time you go to buy wheels, you’ll have an understanding of what you need to know to make the right choice. Here is everything [...]

2019-09-06T17:02:41-04:00August 2nd, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Why You Need Hubcentric Rings for Aftermarket Wheels