Mad Scientist Mike: Update on the Winter Beater Porsche 944

When we last saw Mike’s Porsche 944, the beat-up little coupe provided some entertainment when I drove it. The excitement came from an impending sense of disaster thanks to its roasted running gear. The Porsche hardly felt road-worthy during my short time behind the wheel, but that was an almost untouched state immediately after [...]

September 24th, 2018|About, General, Porsche, Project Cars|0 Comments

It’s Groovy: Monaco Auto Collection’s 1978 BMW E23 7-Series

From a young age, the 1970’s captured my imagination and heavily influenced my life through the music, aesthetic styles, and most importantly, the cars from the era. The Grateful Dead was an iconic band from the decade that resonated heavily with countless followers, myself included, as they embodied the musical taste of the ten [...]

September 21st, 2018|About, BMW, ECS Nation, General, Wheels|Comments Off on It’s Groovy: Monaco Auto Collection’s 1978 BMW E23 7-Series

How to Prepare Your Daily Driver for Winter Conditions

Summer is coming to a close and the fall air is drawing near, especially if you live up North. Some cars are put away for the winter and the trusty old beater is awoken once again to take the brunt of the salt and weather damage, while other cars are prepared for winter conditions. [...]

September 20th, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, Car Care, DIYs, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Schwaben, Tech Tips, Volkswagen|Comments Off on How to Prepare Your Daily Driver for Winter Conditions

Do It Right, Do It Once: My 1988 BMW E30 Convertible and the Importance of Genuine Parts

It takes a special kind of person to pursue a passion they enjoy despite the existence of more convenient, more capable, and arguably more livable alternatives. With cars, the choice to drive something that is thirty years old or more requires the acceptance that some areas of ownership will be more time-consuming and labor-intensive than [...]

September 18th, 2018|About, BMW, DIYs, Drivetrain, General, Tech Tips|Comments Off on Do It Right, Do It Once: My 1988 BMW E30 Convertible and the Importance of Genuine Parts

ISC Suspension Tested: Chuck’s BMW E90 328xi Daily Driver

How your car handles and feels on the road is what we most often associate with the condition of the vehicle overall. Worn suspension components like shocks, shock tower mounts, struts, and strut mount greatly reduce the drivability, performance, and comfort of your car. When it comes time to replace them, most folks turn [...]

September 14th, 2018|About, BMW, Performance, Suspension|Comments Off on ISC Suspension Tested: Chuck’s BMW E90 328xi Daily Driver

Its Obvious: Zach’s Audi B5 S4

I have always heard it is a bad idea to meet your heroes, much less date them. In the case of cars, I tend to disagree with that statement. With several of my cars, the ones that I regarded as superb before I owned them usually met or exceeded my expectations. One of my [...]

September 12th, 2018|About, Audi, General, Project Cars|Comments Off on Its Obvious: Zach’s Audi B5 S4

A Life of Volkswagen Passion: Jamie from Orchid Euro and his new Harlequin MK3 Project

Few enthusiasts are ever granted opportunities to follow their passion to the extreme and live their entire lives completely engrossed in their chosen hobby. We often think of professional athletes, racing drivers, musicians, and other creatives as ‘living the dream’ by doing what they love every single day. While some of us (read: writers) [...]

September 11th, 2018|About, Project Cars, Volkswagen|Comments Off on A Life of Volkswagen Passion: Jamie from Orchid Euro and his new Harlequin MK3 Project

The Dad Wagon: Kevin’s 1989 Audi 200 Quattro Avant 5-Speed

Winter for car enthusiasts is generally the most depressing time of year as the weather prevents us from engaging in our favorite past times. The conditions add difficulty many would consider being more than enough reason to stay inside. They would prefer to just drive that reliable truck through gritted teeth while they wait for [...]

September 7th, 2018|About, Audi, DIYs|Comments Off on The Dad Wagon: Kevin’s 1989 Audi 200 Quattro Avant 5-Speed

The Poorest Porsche: Mike’s 1983 944 5-speed

In 1981, Porsche debuted their ‘new’ 924 GTP Le Mans as the replacement for the love-it-or-hate-it 924. This car would see the roads as the 944: another front-engine, rear drive, water cooled four cylinder Porsche. The more traditional vehicle layouts adopted by Porsche during the late 70’s through the 80’s were widely considered to be [...]

August 30th, 2018|About, DIYs, Porsche|Comments Off on The Poorest Porsche: Mike’s 1983 944 5-speed

Bill Griffin and his Spec E46 BMW Racecar at Mid-Ohio Blind Madness

Few enthusiast groups are as varied as those of us who are infatuated with cars. Motivations and interests in automobiles are nearly uncountable, as the car world truly has an avenue for everything. Some of us are die-hard off-road junkies, others prefer showing off pristine vintage cars at the Concours d’Elegance, and the list [...]

August 27th, 2018|About, BMW, DIYs, Performance|Comments Off on Bill Griffin and his Spec E46 BMW Racecar at Mid-Ohio Blind Madness