Best Upgrades for your VW MK4 GTI 1.8T

The Volkswagen MK4 GTI with the 1.8T engine is one of the most commonly modified platforms available. Thanks to its availability, affordability, and the aftermarket support offered for this engine, it’s more of a question of where to start rather than what to do. Everyone knows bolt-on upgrades paired with a software tune are the [...]

2020-11-10T15:31:15-05:00November 10th, 2020|Performance, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Best Upgrades for your VW MK4 GTI 1.8T

Riverside Chattanooga Fall 2020 Event Coverage

After I witnessed what was possibly the worst example of ‘car enthusiasm’ at Ocean City last weekend, Chattanooga Tennessee’s Riverside Fall 2020 was as wonderful an experience as it always has been for me and an opposite experience to H2Oi. Riverside is my hometown show. It started in 2014 and has been a staple in [...]

2020-10-05T11:22:12-04:00October 5th, 2020|car show|Comments Off on Riverside Chattanooga Fall 2020 Event Coverage

Slammedenuff Nashville Event Coverage

Whatever your position on stay at home orders might be, the simple fact is we are all ready to return our lives to some measure of normality. We have missed many of our favorite car shows, events, track days, and even simple nights out for dinner thanks to national lockdowns. Fortunately, as the country begins [...]

2020-06-19T10:01:20-04:00June 18th, 2020|BMW, ECS Show Nation, Mercedes-Benz, Project Cars, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Slammedenuff Nashville Event Coverage

Slammedenuff Nashville Part 1

Being a car enthusiast is much bigger than simply loving a material object. It is about experiences, good or bad, about learning, and most importantly, about the community with which you surround yourself. The friends you make, the shared passion between them, and the growth you experience together are who add depth to an otherwise [...]

2020-06-16T13:46:33-04:00June 16th, 2020|ECS Show Nation|Comments Off on Slammedenuff Nashville Part 1

Best Upgrades For A Daily Driven Car

Whether you just purchased your first car or have decided to start modifying your daily driver, you have an overwhelming sea of questions laid out in front of you. What upgrades do you pick? What brands can you trust? How much is this going to cost? Will any of it make a difference? Even if [...]

2020-06-10T13:42:13-04:00June 10th, 2020|Audi, BMW, Body & Exterior, Buying Guide, Carbon Fiber, Exhaust, Suspension, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Best Upgrades For A Daily Driven Car

Visually Transform Your Volkswagen MK5 GTI On A Budget

The MK5 GTI is one of the least-loved generations of the namesake but we don’t think that’s fair. Just because the lovable boxy styling of the GTI faded into the past with the introduction of the rather bubbly and rounded MK5 generation doesn’t mean it can’t be cool. Some of the best-looking cars I notice [...]

2020-06-08T13:54:59-04:00June 8th, 2020|Exhaust, Suspension, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Visually Transform Your Volkswagen MK5 GTI On A Budget

Best Coilovers to Fit Your Budget

Lately, we’ve focused heavily on what you can do to improve your car with modifications that are multi-purpose. When we say ‘mulit-purpose,’ we mean an upgrade that offers both a physical performance benefit as well as a perceived improvement to style, appearance, driving pleasure, and/or more aspects that help you love your car more and [...]

2020-05-05T15:29:19-04:00May 5th, 2020|About, Suspension|Comments Off on Best Coilovers to Fit Your Budget

Throwback Thursday: A European Experience 2018 Story

Continuing the trend of normal content, it’s Thursday, which makes it the perfect day to do a throwback article. I’m more creative than just re-running an old article, so let’s take a look back at one of my favorite experiences since joining ECS in 2017. That would have to be the European Experience 2018 trip [...]

2020-04-23T15:12:20-04:00April 23rd, 2020|About, ECS Show Nation, Project Cars|Comments Off on Throwback Thursday: A European Experience 2018 Story