VSA Motorsports and Lotus

I met Allen Strommer years ago, operating out of someone else’s body shop in LA. He was hard at working keeping Lotus Race Cars competitive in North America, a not-so-easy feat considering the size of the company and their limited support. … Continue reading

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Making BMW Magic with Marc Norris and Bavarian Workshop.

I think the Automotive Enthusiast world is in some ways similar to architecture. There are different levels: Your average sub-division might be built to a cost, but its pretty much spec and no one expects it to last forever. These … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle

And just like that, 5 years went by.  I never planned to stop writing, but 5 years ago things were very different, and I didn’t necessarily feel like sharing what was going on. We were coming out of a recession, there was … Continue reading

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Vi-PEC Plug & Play ECUs for 2001-2005 Mini Cooper S (R53) are here!

Vi-PEC has been building some incredible plug & play ECUs of late. Their newest is for the 2001-2005 Mini Cooper S, a car that Apex is very familiar with.  We worked on our first Vi-PEC-Mini installation with Jan from Revolution … Continue reading

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How Injector Technology and the Right Suppliers Make for a Better Tune

A new generation of fuel injectors has significantly changed engine tuning. These injectors are more consistent & predictable than ever, and they provide big improvements in idle quality, driveability and power. Still, a lot of people continue to buy old … Continue reading

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Vi-PEC Releases Plug & Play for E36 BMW M50TUB25 – Now with Digital Knock Control!

We’re become big fans of the Vi-PEC line of ECUs.  Our own Tim Whitteridge runs a plug & play on his EVO9.  We’ve put some in the hands of high-end engine builders who have been very impressed with the features … Continue reading

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MOTEC RaceGrade Motorsports Keypads – more of our favorite products of PRI 2012

Switch Panels are usually a lot of work to make, but now there’s a new product that is truly revolutionary.  For 2012, MOTEC USA has introduced the RaceGrade Motorsports Keypads, which bring excellent functionality for any custom or race car … Continue reading

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MOTEC CDL3 Dash/Logger – Apex’s favorite products 2012

MOTEC’s new CDL3 dash is a well thought-out entry-level data logger/dash display, making it one of my favorite new products for 2012. It bridges the gap between lower-end units and MOTEC’s current model line perfectly and keeps a lot of … Continue reading

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BMW Store E92 M3 takes on the 25 Hours of Thunderhill for the 3rd time with Apex Speed Technology

Its been 3 years since we did our first E92 M3 Standalone System, which allow the cars to be fully tuned including VANOS & drive by wire, while eliminating all of the heavy and restrictive stock electronic systems.  We were … Continue reading

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Quality Tuning means a Quality Dyno – Working with DC Performance

Proper tuning requires a proper dyno & the right technicians.  That’s why we at Apex Speed Technology feel incredibly lucky to have DC Performance in our backyard.  Located just a few minutes down the road, they not only have  4-wheel … Continue reading

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