Another year has passed and it’s hard to not be just a little sentimental. 2014 has been a fruitful year filled with great accomplishments. Instead of listing every single thing we have achieved, we decided to save you the boredom of reading an endless essay of accomplishments and instead we’ll list our top 3. We will also be saving our biggest and most exciting accomplishment for last. So fasten your seat belts because we are about to speed through a year at Active Autowerke. Continue Reading
Here we are.
It’s been quite a journey, and we can’t lie; it’s been a tough one. Project Euro M3 began as more of a dream than anything: Build a fully functioning – comfortable – 500+ horsepower ultimate driving machine. The platform for the ambitious build was arguably one of the most coveted iterations of the legendary marque, the European market E36 M3. Our mission was simple…add a bunch of extra air.
Both in the engine bay, AND the cabin.
For many of us who grew up in the U.S., our first encounter with the country of Taiwan happened when we flipped over the plastic trinkets that came with our Happy Meals, and asked our mothers to read the three little words that we found. Although we couldn’t pronounce it’s name, Taiwan meant one thing to us: fun toys.
Now (somewhat) more mature, “Made in Taiwan” carries a similar meaning, at least here at Active Autowerke. Over the years, we’ve cultivated a profound relationship with a large group of BMW enthusiasts on the island who have some pretty impressive toys of their own…and none of them contain a single ounce of cheap plastic. Learn More
“Those were the days.”
Nostalgia has a funny way of coloring our memories of the past in a hue of rose. The further we travel away from it, the more we become convinced that things will never be as grand as they once were. However, if we’re constantly looking back, we risk missing the gifts of the present. We neglect the opportunity to implement the lessons from yesterday, with the technology of today; in order to burn some serious rubber tomorrow.
Ira Schacter, the owner of one of the most insanely intricate project builds we’ve ever come across, has decided to pay homage to the past in a way that illustrates just how far automotive culture has come. This is what happens when the soul of American Graffiti collides with the unrestrained imagination of The Fast And The Furious. This is the embodiment of mechanical precision and hand-built execution. And it is mind-blowingly awesome.
Perhaps, we should say THESE are the days. Learn More
Passion? Obsession? Addiction?
These words may sound a bit strong to the average person. Negative, even. However, between ourselves and Precision Sport Industries, we like to believe we give obsessive compulsive disorder a good name.
We honestly can’t help ourselves. The stainless steel shine of our hand-welded exhausts? Our reputation. The decimals on the dyno sheet? Our business. Without this perfectionist attitude and attention to detail, we’d be just another result on a Google search page.
When it comes to your BMW, you may experience a certain amount of OCD as well. We get it. You should expect top quality products and service. You should expect in a word…precision.
And when it comes to trusting your neighborhood performance tuning shop, our money is on the one with “Precision” right in it’s name. Learn More
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