For more photos of this trip, including the cars involved please click on the image to the right for the full Article.
On a cold December day one of our web customers, Jon, walked through the door. He was here on leave from Germany and wanted to put a face to the company he'd previously done online shopping with. Our discussions centered on the strict German TuV laws which hinder German residents from modifying their vehicles. Think of California's Smog Law * 10 and you have the TuV. Due to this there are VERY few Performance Shops, completely unlike the US. Here is the catch, TuV does not apply to US soldiers based in Germany, ALRIGHT! One topic led to another and before I knew it I was on a plane to Deutschland.
This was the first of several trips to Germany. Each trip consisted of technical installations (motor builds/tear downs, clutch jobs, big brake kits, etc) as well as ECU tuning via COBB Tuning's ProTuner. Let me say this, there is nothing, and I mean NOTHING, more exhilarating then testing your tunes at the world famous Nurburgring!
One of the greatest Gremany trips was when the Boys from Modified were invited along for a week of insane roads, cars, food, and of course beer. Dave, Peter, & Mike were some of the nicest and funniest group of guys I had ever met. The end result was a Cover Story with some of the wildest European automotive hot spots. Please feel free to read about our journeys through Germany, Austria, and Italy by clicking on the article thumbnail.