Ten Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the BMW E30

The E30 is one of the most iconic cars of the last three decades and cemented BMW as the perfect choice for a compact, rear-wheel-drive, performance coupe. It offered multiple body styles, engine choices, trim packages, and over 2.4 million were produced between 1982 and 1994. With such a celebrated history, there is little that [...]

2020-04-27T14:55:49-04:00April 27th, 2020|BMW|1 Comment

Riverside 2020 and Show Season Maintenance

Here we go again. I am about to drive back to my hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee for a meet I look forward to every spring: Riverside. I have a love/hate relationship with the show, but I still consider it my favorite. That relationship, though, has nothing to do with the meet itself. It’s with my [...]

2020-03-10T15:54:06-04:00March 9th, 2020|BMW|Comments Off on Riverside 2020 and Show Season Maintenance

Winter Projects and the ECS Tuning Holiday Sale

What makes modifying a car so much fun is the possibility before you begin throwing parts at your project. When it is a blank slate and you’re deciding which route to go is the time to enjoy before you look back on challenges bested and modifications finished. Unfortunately, I’m at that point where my project [...]

2019-12-10T17:03:28-05:00December 10th, 2019|BMW|Comments Off on Winter Projects and the ECS Tuning Holiday Sale

The Best Mods, Maintenance, and Upgrades for the BMW E30 325i, 325is, and 24valve Swap

If you have been following along with our blog for the past year, you have seen plenty of ‘best mods’ articles about some of our customer’s top-choices for performance cars. Some of these, I’ve had to do a bit of research to speak about. I’ve had to bother our product specialists, brand teams, and [...]

2019-11-14T21:31:41-05:00November 7th, 2019|About, BMW|Comments Off on The Best Mods, Maintenance, and Upgrades for the BMW E30 325i, 325is, and 24valve Swap

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

More Work: Important Services Your Car Probably Needs

Show prep is killing me. I’ve reached the home stretch, the reassembly, which should be all downhill from here. Somehow, I have this sinking feeling it isn’t going to be that easy. With more parts on the way and my E30 still up off of the ground, I’m starting to feel a real crunch for [...]

2019-04-03T20:25:15-04:00April 3rd, 2019|About, BMW, General, Project Cars|Comments Off on More Work: Important Services Your Car Probably Needs

Ongoing Project: The M52 Swapped BMW E30 Vert Restomod

As you might have read, I am in the middle of perhaps the biggest project I have undertaken since I initially rebuilt my car. When I first swapped the old M20 out for an M52 in my E30, I replaced everything up front but left all the parts behind the transmission as they were. The [...]

2019-05-07T19:24:48-04:00April 1st, 2019|BMW, DIYs, Drivetrain|Comments Off on Ongoing Project: The M52 Swapped BMW E30 Vert Restomod