Best Winter Prep for your Car

Winter, for those of us in the snow belt, is the worst for car guys. While Audi and their Quattro system, or some of the other AWD-equipped European cars make short work of the snow, it isn’t without some preparations. Even with AWD, if your car isn’t prepped, on snow tires, and ready to serve [...]

2019-10-18T19:19:09-04:00October 18th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, Volkswagen|2 Comments

Teambuilding Exercises: Dragway 42 ECS Friends and Family Night

Team building exercises are important for modern companies. They promote trust, mitigate conflict, encourage communication, and increase collaboration according to Forbes magazine. Teams of analysts, business consultants, and entire companies dedicate themselves to running the numbers to determine exact profit and productivity as they correlate to these exercises. The data drilled down to exact relationships, [...]

2019-10-15T20:47:40-04:00October 15th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Teambuilding Exercises: Dragway 42 ECS Friends and Family Night

Black Forest Industries Oktoberfest: ECS Coverage

You know it was a good weekend when you sit down to write the coverage from a show and all that floods your mind are inside jokes. My sides still hurt from continuous laughter with Noah, Mike, and the boys from Black Forest Industries after a successful Oktoberfest celebration in Cary, North Carolina. That [...]

2019-11-14T17:31:15-05:00October 15th, 2019|Audi, BMW, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Black Forest Industries Oktoberfest: ECS Coverage

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