Winter Project Car Ideas

If you’re in the market for a new headache (project car,) there’s no better time to get started than in the winter. You’re not going to be driving, you spend a lot of time at home, and need something to keep that seasonal depression at bay. Why not take advantage of those aspects and do [...]

2020-11-03T14:15:43-05:00November 3rd, 2020|Buying Guide|Comments Off on Winter Project Car Ideas

Eurodistrict 2020: ECS Tuning Road Trip and Schedule

Well, we had a truncated event schedule this year due to lockdowns all summer and continuing restrictions nationwide, but we are at least able to head to one of our favorite annual shows. This weekend, we’re driving south to Jeffersonville, Indiana to attend Eurodistrict 2020. The rescheduled make-up show is happening this time in cold [...]

2020-10-14T12:03:12-04:00October 14th, 2020|car show|Comments Off on Eurodistrict 2020: ECS Tuning Road Trip and Schedule

From the Files of Ben Battles: Artistic Arteon

If you’re a regular reader of our quaint little blog here, you’ve seen plenty of gorgeous shots by the talented Ben Battles. Articles like his escapades at the Lane Motor Museum or the Smart Fortwo Passion come straight from his camera lens and are brought to life with his crisp, dark, aesthetic for your eyeballs [...]

2020-10-05T14:33:22-04:00October 5th, 2020|Volkswagen|Comments Off on From the Files of Ben Battles: Artistic Arteon

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

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

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

Greatest Hits Vol. MK2: Kraftwerx Auto’s VW MK2 GTI Rallye SEMA Showstopper at ECS

SEMA has always been about the products and by proxy the cars, but it is also about making connections within the automotive industry. The biggest names in the industry are side-by-side with new faces displaying the next generation of creative genius. With all the most celebrated names in the community all in one place, it [...]

2018-11-06T20:36:53-05:00November 6th, 2018|About, DIYs, ECS Nation, Engine, Performance, Suspension, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Greatest Hits Vol. MK2: Kraftwerx Auto’s VW MK2 GTI Rallye SEMA Showstopper at ECS