Are You Twerkin’ Hard, or Hardly Twerkin’?
Your Chance To Do Something None Of Our Competitors Ever Will…Catch Up With Us
WE’RE ALMOST to the end of 2013. Can you believe that?
With each year that goes by, the trends, topics, and technologies change. Frankly, we’re finding it a little hard to keep up. Everywhere we look people are talking about the newest gaming console (the newest iPhone is known as the 5, but the newest X-Box is the one? Where’s Jerry Seinfeld on all this?), managing their fantasy football leagues (Megatron has won the week for us on more than one occasion), or sharing videos featuring an obscene amount of jiggling skin and…assets.
Meanwhile, we’re just over here trying to make these dad-gum horseless carriages a little faster.
Maybe we’re just old fashioned.
Then again, it’s pretty easy to stay relevant when our products are powering some of the most powerful BMW’s on the road AND the roadcourse. Not to toot our own horn…but beep-beep. Learn More
Proving Why The Number (M)3 Will Live Forever…
Whether we like to admit it or not, as BMW owners and tuners, there’s a bit of a reputation about us.
We’re of course referring to the fact that the general public views us as extremely respectful and courteous highway drivers who are responsible with our money and time, and probably hold a roughneck, blue-collar 9-5 position at the local steel mill.
If there is a differing opinion out there, feel free to let us know.
One thing that our Bavarian brutes aren’t exactly known for however, is striking an overwhelming sense of fear and inferiority in the loins of our fellow road warriors. Like it or not, the exhaust note of an M3 doesn’t exactly send pedestrians running for cover the way they might when confronted with a modified Viper.
…And that’s just the way Jack Galyean likes it. Besides, what those pedestrians don’t know, is that he just got done wiping the floor with that Mopar monstrosity on the highway. Learn More
Everyone Loves A Little Extra Green
Things Are Getting A Little Shifty
Read Part 1 Here
If the term “grabby” has ever been used to describe you, chances are your social life may be lacking a bit.
Past the age of 5, keeping your hands to yourself is generally considered an essential life skill. It’s a matter of manners and social decorum. No one wants to be the overly touchy-feely guy or girl. It can lead to a lot of lonely nights spent in front of a computer screen, perusing performance BMW blogs.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that. How do we know? Because we actually prefer for our cars to be a bit grabby.
It’s clutch time, ladies and gentlemen. Learn More
headed to the junkyard? don’t be silly. To the race track!!!
The ChumpCar World Series is coming to Sebring International Raceway this Saturday, September 28th 2013!! For those of you unfamiliar with ChumpCar, allow me to enlighten. ChumpCar is an endurance car race for ‘Average Joe’s’. ‘Average Joe’s’ meaning average income and average vehicles for the above average gear-head. All the fun of a true endurance race without feeling like you have to impress with a fancy car, fancy outfit and without having to obtain sponsors. If you love driving, and especially driving fast, but are on a budget – This could be for you. I must warn you though, you MUST LOVE DRIVING because these races are long, this particular race being 14 hours! While 14 hours is nothing to scoff at, it falls very short of being their longest race. ChumpCar has the accolade of holding the longest closed-course endurance road race in North America – 25:25:25, as in 25 hours of racing. Pretty intense and pretty cool. One of the best parts of ChumpCar is that there are very few rules. Two major rules being that cars must be $500 or less (this price is calculated based on the average internet value of said car), and that the vehicle/drivers are outfitted with proper safety equipment. These two rules will cost you time and money but for those with a passion to race and a limited budget – you really can’t get any better. Especially not when you note that the races are conducted on some of the most famous racetracks in all of North America! Sebring International is one of the oldest continuously operating race tracks on the continent and, due to its fame and rather unusual track, has been featured in many movies and racing games. Active Autowerke is proud to have prepared a ChumpCar for its very first run (pictured here). We will post pics and results next week – although winning is just a bonus, the most fun is in the race!
both under the hood and inside the cabin – Active made this ChumpCar race safe
No Photoshop Magic Here…We Swear
There won’t be a cute lead-in to this one…Other than that positively brilliant title of course.
No, this post exists to accomplish only one purpose – to properly track the progress of one of the most rare and extensive builds we have ever taken part in.
Over the coming months, we’ll be documenting a full-scale project, the likes of which most of you have probably never seen. It will require well-planned custom fabrication, copious dyno testing, and hours of fine tuning in order to ensure the level of quality and finish that our customers have grown accustomed to. Active Autowerke is on the brink of beginning a journey to rival anything Tolkein, Martin, or Rowling could possibly dream up. And you won’t believe where it will take us.
Of course, like any good story, this one requires a bit of a prologue… Learn More
Talk About A Red Light District…
Real Men Love (Power) Curves
If your local highways, tracks, and drive-thrus have been anything like the Active Autowerke shop recently, you already know that the latest (and possibly last) iteration of the BMW M3 is more popular than ever. The E90, E92, and E93 Chassis are more advanced, luxurious, and powerful than any 3-series before them, and as a result, have sold like wienerschnitzel…or whatever the German equivalent of hot cakes might be.
For most of their owners, the high-revving 400+ horsepower V8 S65 engine housed within these M3s is more than enough to get to and from a relatively boring commute. It’s even enough to give your boss’s corvette a run for it’s money on almost any stretch of pavement…not that we’d condone racing your boss in public. There’s a strong chance you might lose your Christmas bonus.
However, if 414bhp were enough for you, you wouldn’t be reading this blog. You wouldn’t be contemplating supercharging your M3. You wouldn’t be plotting alternate routes that just may have you running into your company’s CEO’s Ferrari for a friendly jaunt. Learn More
We’ve Had It UP TO HERE With You…
IF YOU’RE anything like us, you secretly know all the lyrics to Independent Woman – a song brought to us by a group of 3 young ladies who captured our hearts as well as encompassed everything that was good about the early part of the millennium. Just take a moment and watch the music video again.
If you’re even considering denying that your head began to nod as soon as the beat started up, you are either lying, or were not blessed to come of age at a time when an entire music video could be produced using a green screen and some funky outfits. This song spoke to a generation.
Yeah, try and get that one refrain out of your head for the rest of the day. Learn More