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Berk Technology 135i at Bimmerfest 2011

May 18, 2011

This past weekend, the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles played host to America’s biggest annual BMW gathering….Bimmerfest!  Bimmerfest is a BMW enthusiast mecca with hundreds of cars showing up from all over the continent to show off their BMWs.  Of course this meant that Berk Technology had to bring out our BMW 135i race car.  Not only did we bring the car to the show, but our sponsor VMR Wheels had us park in their booth!  The car got plenty attention as usual as it showed off its goods.  It’s important to us not only to have a great performance record at the race track, but also to have a car that’s pretty to look at!

A huge thank you to VMR Wheels, European Auto Source, Hankook Tire, Performance Friction Brakes, KW Suspension, AEM Electronics, APR Performance, GIAC, OS Giken, VFiber, Macht Schnell, and MotoIQ for their support!

Catch the Berk Technology BMW 135i in action this weekend (May 21-22) at Willow Springs Raceway for the inaugural Global Time Attack event!

For more photos, visit European Auto Source’s huge gallery at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/europeanautosource/sets/72157626618233465/

Link Love:
BerkTechnology.com
VMRWheels.com
EuropeanAutoSource.com
HankookTireUSA.com
PerformanceFriction.com
KW-Suspension.com
AEMelectronics.com
APRperformance.com
GIACUSA.com
OSgiken.net
VFiber.com
MachtSchnell.com
MotoIQ.com
Bimmerfest.com
GlobalTimeAttack.com

—Berk Technology

Berk Technology / European Auto Source / VF Engineering MFest V Ride-A-Long Experience A Success!

April 26, 2011


MFest is the premier BMW event in North America and its fifth year proved to be bigger and better than ever with over 200 BMWs coming from all over the US.  Berk Technology, European Auto Source, and VF Engineering teamed together to provide adrenaline thirsty fans with a chance to take a ride around the Las Vegas Motor Speedway road course in one of four highly modified BMWs.  Furthermore, the cars were hurled around the track by Berk Technology and VF Engineering factory drivers Mike Bonanni and Jordan Yost to ensure that fans would get a chance to see, feel, and hear the full potential of the incredible line up of cars.

Fans were given the choice between four incredible cars to take their lap in; Berk Technology brought out their 2010 Redline Time Attack Championship winning BMW 135i which features a full roll cage, race seats, Berk Technology exhaust system, GIAC tune, full race suspension from KW, and Hankook slicks for the fan who wanted the full race car experience.  European Auto Source brought out their shop project which is an E92 M3 equipped with a VF Engineering Stage 2 supercharger kit and other go fast bits from Macht Schnell and ChallengeVF Engineering brought two of their flagship platforms, both of which were equipped with a VF Engineering Stage 2 supercharger kit.  One was a mildly built E46 M3 and the other was a wildly modified E92 M3 which featured a Vorsteiner widebody kit and 620 horsepower!

The ride-a-long portion of the event was a huge hit and our only regret is that we simply didn’t have enough time to accommodate everyone that wanted rides.  There’s no better way to showcase your products than to strap someone into your car and show them first hand. We had customers and fans who came out to MFest just for the chance to ride in our car and that was a great feeling. We are definitely looking forward to MFest VI in 2012!” – Laura Heng, Berk Technology



To learn more about the cars and drivers that participated in this event, please visit the following websites:

www.EuropeanAutoSource.com
www.BerkTechnology.com
www.VF-Engineering.com
www.MFest.com
www.BonanniMotorsports.com
www.Twitter.com/JordanYostRacin

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Berk Technology / EAS / VF Engineering Ride-A-Long Experience at MFest V!

April 11, 2011

That’s right, Berk Techology, European Auto Source, and VF Engineering have teamed up to provide our fans with a once in a lifetime opportunity to be hurled around the Las Vegas Motor Speedway road course in one of four incredible track cars!  Here’s the skinny…

This event will be one day only, April 23rd 2011 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during the fifth annual MFest track event.  People can sign up to take a ride in one of four heavily modified BMWs at the event in the European Auto Source / Yokohama Tire booth.   Those brave enough will be strapped into the passenger seat next to one of our two professional drivers, Berk Technology’s own Mike Bonanni and VF Engineering’s Jordan Yost who will do their best to make you scream for your mommies as they give you the ride of your life!

Here are the cars that we will be using for the Ride-A-Long experience:

Berk Technology BMW 135i Race Car
2010 Redline Time Attack Street Tire RWD Champion
Reigning Un-Defeted MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Challenge Winners
Street Tire RWD Record Holder at Buttonwillow and Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch

VF Engineering VF620 E92 M3
620 Horsepower VF Engineering Supercharged V8
Carbon Fiber Vorsteiner Widebody Kit

European Auto Source E92 M3
VF Engineering Supercharged V8

VF Engineering E46 M3
570 Horsepower VF Engineering Supercharged Inline 6cyl

For more information on these cars and the MFest event please visit:

EuropeanAutoSource.com
VFEngineering.com
MFest.com

—Berk Technology

VMR Wheels Photoshoot | Berk Technology BMW 135i

March 11, 2011

Check out these studio shots of the Berk Technology BMW 135i by VMR Wheels!  The shoot features our car with the VMR V701 wheels wrapped in Hankook RS3 rubber!







Visit VMR Wheels at http://www.VMRWheels.com

—Berk Technology

Now Hiring: Part-Time Sales Position

September 9, 2010

Berk Technology is now hiring for the following positions:

Salesperson – Part Time – Santa Ana, CA

If you would like to get more information on this job opportunity, please contact Laura Heng at laura@berketchnology.com

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Fontana Nissan Meet This Sunday!

July 30, 2010

Join Berk Technology this Sunday, August 1st out at the 2nd Annual Fontana Nissan Meet!  We will have a booth set up out there with some of our Nissan/Infiniti products on display as well as our Berk Technology Time Attack BMW 135i and the menacing flat black RareJDM Infiniti G35 which features a Cosworth NA motor build and Berk Technology high flow catalytic converters!  At our booth, we will also have discounted products and special coupons so be sure to stop by if you’re going to be in the Southern California area.


Berk Technology has been involved with the Nissan/Infiniti community for a long time making some of the most popular high flow cats, test pipes, and exhaust systems for platforms like the 350Z, 370Z, G35, and G37.  Berk Technology also makes a select number of intake products for the 350Z, G35, Maxima, and Altima!

We have been a proud supporter of many Nissan race cars as well which have been an essential part in helping us develop the best track tested dyno proven products out there.  Berk Technology products are used on the Enjuku Racing 350Z convertible used in professional drifting competition as well as the Double Down Motorsports 370Z that was used in the Redline Time Attack series.

The 2nd Annual Fontana Nissan Meet takes place at the Fontana Nissan dealership (16444 So. Highland Ave., Fontana, CA)  from 9am to 1pm.  The event will feature free food from Weinerschnitzel, music by DJ POW, models Sarah McDowd and Alexia Lei, over $500 worth of raffle prizes, and some of the best Nissans & Infinitis in California on display, including Fontana Nissan’s own Redline Time Attack Super Modified RWD class 350Z and Modified AWD class R35 GTR!  See you out there!




—Berk Technology

SpoCom Super Show 2010

July 21, 2010

The 2010 SpoCom Super Show has come and gone and it looked to be a huge success!  The Berk Technology Time Attack BMW 135i was on display in the Redline Time Attack booth alongside other time attack cars like Tri-Point Engineering‘s Mazdaspeed3, Mazdatrix‘s RX7 and RX8, Fontana Nissan‘s 350Z, and ABF Motoring‘s MINI Cooper S.

The car got a great reception from our fans and that means a lot to us since the fans are why we are out there.  It was a great opportunity for us to meet with some of our sponsors as well, like AEM Performance Electronics, APR Performance, and KW Suspension and even talk to some potential new sponsors for the 2011 season.

Berk Technology was also represented well on the RareJDM G35 Coupe owned by Zack Tscharanyan.  His matte black G35 was a huge hit with the crowd.  The built naturally aspirated VQ35DE engine is a unique approach to building a car that not only looks great standing still but can also run with the best of them on the track.  When designing his motor build plans he needed the best of the best when it came to which parts to put on the car to make the most power without the aide of a turbo or supercharger.  When it came time do decide on an exhaust system that not only provided the best performance, but also fit within the Redline Time Attack rules, Zack chose none other than Berk Technology high flow catalytic converters!  You can check out Zack’s car at www.RareJDM.com

Thanks to all of the fans and customers we met at the show!

See more photos on our Facebook page! www.Facebook.com/BerkTechnology

—Berk Technology

KW Suspension and Vivid Racing Coilover Suspension Give-A-Way!

June 15, 2010

Vivid Racing and KW Suspension North America have teamed up to giveaway 3 sets of coilovers (Variant 1, Variant 2, and Variant 3) 100% FREE to lucky winners! We are looking for the sickest road racers, auto-x drivers, car show fanatics, drift racers, and daily driving enthusiasts to share photos of their car and why they should get a FREE set of KW Coilovers. The best part is, YOU VOTE FOR THE WINNER! KW has won the 24hr of Nurburgring 5 times, they are also podium finishers in FormulaD, and even Vivid Racing has proven their quality taking our Project 997TT to 206.2mph at the Texas Mile! So enter this contest and get fitted with the best coilovers in the market!

Enter Here – www.vividracing.com/kwcoilovers

So How Can I Win?

  • Fill out the entry form below.
  • Once you click submit, it will forward you to our KW Coilover Contest gallery where you need to upload a photo.
  • After you upload the photo, click the Share Button and post to your Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Blogs, Forums, and other sites so peopleVOTE for your car!
  • Don’t forget to vote for yourself!

    What are the Rules?

  • The contest will run from June 15th – July 15 with winners being announced July 16, 2010.
  • Winners will be calculated based upon the number of public votes their image receives. 1st place will get a set of Variant 3, 2nd place Variant 2, 3rd place, Variant 1.
  • Contestants must fill out the entry form below completely. Your information will be shared with both Vivid Racing and KW Suspension for marketing analysis and use.
  • Contestants must upload Only 1 Image of their vehicle and include the required information. Uploading a image does not require you to be a registered member. However ALL images are moderated and anything deemed offensive or not filled out completely will be deleted.
  • Each person can only vote on a car 1 time from their computer.
  • Number of votes are calculated on the Top Rated page. Number of stars do not matter.
  • Contest is open to USA and Canada Residents ONLY, this includes Puerto Rico. If a contestant is chosen outside of the continental 48 states, they are required to pay for shipping.
  • Vivid Racing and KW Suspension have the last say in who the winner is. Anyone found cheating by automatically programming votes, slandering others, or any circumstances deemed unexceptable will be disqualified and the next runner up will take their place.
  • Once winners are announced, KW Suspension will send them the required fitment for their vehicle within 90 days pending stock
  • Winner is required to have the coilovers installed at their own expense and take photos of the installation and final shot of their car to be used on the Vivid Racing and KW Suspension website. These photos are to be provided within 30 days of receiving product.
  • Any issues, questions, or concerns about this contest can be directed to marketing@vividracing.com.
  • Live Twitter Updates This Weekend!

    May 28, 2010

    This weekend is a big one for the Berk Technology Time Attack Race Team!  It is Round #4 of the 2010 Redline Time Attack series and it will be held at our home track, Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA!

    Last time Berk Technology ran this track it was for the 2009 Redline Time Attack Finals in November of last year.  At that event, we ran a 1:54.909 which still stands as our best time at that track, however that was only good for 5th place.  1st place, and the current Street Tire RWD record was set by Jeremy Croiset in the Berk Technology/MCS Toyota MR2 at a 1:50.692.

    This year, heading into the event, we know we have a much more capable car, but will it be good enough to break the track record, despite the weather being 20+ degrees hotter than it was back in November?  Will we get our third straight podium finish this weekend?  Will we take the championship points lead this event?  How will we do in our Super Session debut?

    This weekend is sure to be full of drama and excitement, and you don’t want to miss it!  Get the inside scoop on whats going on with the Berk Technology Time Attack Race Team by following us on Twitter all weekend long!  We will be updating our Twitter account from the track all day Saturday and Sunday so join in to see if we can win the event, take the points lead, and set a new track record!

    http://www.Twitter.com/BerkTechnology

    —Berk Technology

    Berk Technology Invades Bimmerfest 2010

    May 25, 2010

    The annual Bimmerfest car meet is widely known as the largest gathering of BMWs in the USA.  Normally held in Santa Barbara, Calfornia the event switched venues for 2010 to the famous Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California.  True to form, the Bimmerfest event drew over 2000 BMWs and thousands of spectators driving in from as far away as Alaska and Florida.

    Not one to miss a party, the Berk Technology Time Attack BMW 135i was on display amongst the sea of Bavarian beauties.  The car was on display in the European Auto Source (EAS) booth which featured a number of crowd pleasing BMW street cars, show cars, and race cars.  Spectators and fans of the Berk Technology Time Attack race team got a chance to see our race car live in the flesh and also got to get a sneak peak of some new additions that have gone on the car in preparation for Round #4 of the 2010 Redline Time Attack series coming up in less than a week out at Auto Club Speedway.  New additions included a custom carbon fiber rear diffuser and some low-drag Formula GT3 mirrors, both from APR Performance.  New custom built KW Suspension Clubsport coilovers were also on the car hidden behind our APEX ARC-8 wheels and Hankook RS-3 tires.

    “The EAS booth is always one of the most anticipated and larger booths at each Bimmerfest and we are truly proud to have had the opportunity to be a part of it by displaying our 135i time attack car alongside some of the best BMWs at the show!” – Bryan M, President, Berk Technology

    We at Berk Technology were truly overwhelmed with how many fans our time attack car and team have gained this year within the BMW community.  Our early successes in time attack competition and the release of our BMW 135i exhaust systems has gained us tremendous support from our fellow BMW owners and enthusiasts.  Berk Technology is planning on pushing into the BMW market even harder this year with the release of our new BMW 335i exhaust system, which is currently in the development and testing phase!  With the addition of the 335i exhaust system, paired with our already popular 135i exhaust systems and our time attack race team, we plan on quickly becoming one of the most sought after brands in the BMW market!

    Berk Technology would like to thank European Auto Source and Macht Schnell for inviting us to display our car in their booth.  We would also like to thank our time attack race team sponsors for making our car what it is, and of course to all of our fans and customers who make this all worth while for us.

    —Berk Technology