Berk Technology is proud to announce its first official event of the 2010 year!  And what better way to kick off the year than by raising money for a worthy cause.  In conjunction with Fatlace and their Hellaflush 3.5 event, Berk Technology will be setting up an official American Red Cross donation center near the car show area where participants can make donations, check out our 370Z demo car, check out our 135i time attack car, and more.   The really exciting part is that...
Velocity Motorcars is fast becoming a very well known name in the BMW and MINI Cooper world.  Specializing in manufacturing and designing functional and extremely high quality products, Velocity Motorcars will bring a lot to the table for the Berk Technology Time Attack Race Team.  We will be running the full Velocity Motorcars product line for the BMW 135i on our time attack car as well as helping in development and testing on some exciting new products that will be coming out soon! ...
One of the best racing games out there is Forza Motorsports 3 for XBox.  One of the coolest things about the game is the ability to create your own liveries so you can replicate almost any car if you have the skills and the time.  Replicating and designing cars on Forza has become very popular among gamers worldwide.  There has been a trend of re-creating Time Attack cars within the Forza community which is a huge testiment to the popularity of the sport among the current generati...
 Vivid Racing is one of, if not the largest online aftermarket parts stores in the import car community.  They are also major importers that are responsible for bringing many of the top JDM and European brands over to the United States.  Having such a big name associated with our racing efforts is quite a feat, which is why we are proud to announce Vivid Racing as our newest sponsor for our time attack race team in 2010! Vivid Racing is based out of Arizona in a state of the art ...
The search for speed continues with our Time Attack BMW 135i this off season in preparation for the opening round of the 2010 Redline Time Attack series. Although we are continuously breaking our own records and progressing forward with our little 1-Series monster there is still a long way to go. With progress comes issues and one of those issues we ran into this past season was the fact that we needed more negative camber. One of the most overlooked aspects of a well handling car is its al...
There was a time when the Berk 135i lived a life as a normal commuter car that got you from point A to point B.  Then the guys in the motorsports department got their hands on the car and things were never quite the same again.  Here's a look back to the past when the Berk Technology BMW 135i was still a virgin.  Personally I think she looks better now with all of the carbon fiber, but that's just my opinion.  
APR Performance develops a new BMW 135i application for their GTC-200 series of carbon fiber airfoil wings. The new kit is application specific to the BMW 135i trunk lid. We opted to configure our wing package to a full competition spec which adds the optional gurney flap and 2.5" riser plates. The gurney flap (or wicker bill for our UK audience) is that little right angle piece of carbon fiber that is added to the trailing edge of the wing. The wicker adds additional downforce by incr...
BMW did a fine job with the Brembo 6 piston braking system on the 135i. But as some of you have noticed the OEM system has a limited heat capacity before experiencing serious brake fade on the road course even when using proper race pads. Berk Technology and Rotora took a two prong approach to attack the problem. 1.  335mm Big brake upgrade from Rotora.  This uses their latest 6 piston forged aluminum caliper and their 2 piece 335mm rotor. 2.  Custom brake ducting and with a...
For all the fans and customers...Hopefully if you are reading this you are both, but we are going to be competing at the Redline Time Attack finals on November 14th & 15th with the Berk 135i.  We have already shattered the BMW 135i/335i track record at Willow Springs Raceway and we have no doubt that the record will fall at Autoclub Speedway.  We hope to see you all out there to check out our new stuff.  If you feel up to it come on out and hang out with the Berk crew, may...
BMW's are known for their legendary chassis balance, superb handling, and the driver's experience. BMW is not known for being lightweight unless you own one of the M3 CSL models. Seibon Carbon steps in an helps us shed quite a few pounds off the car by replacing the hood and trunk lid with lightweight carbon fiber composite pieces. Although it took two guys to carry the OEM stamped steel hood up the ladder we were sure glad to put them away for long term storage. Coming out of the packagi...