Ahead by a Century: The One Hundred Tuning Club

Ahead by a Century: The One Hundred Tuning Club

Photography by Shaun Keenan


We visited some really cool sites during our visit to Beijing. Not the Great Wall, the Imperial Palace or the Olympic Village and its centerpiece, the Bird’s Nest Stadium, but rather spots for car enthusiasts.

BMWs are easily the most common cars driving in and around Beijing, and the One Hundred Tuning Club is the place to be if you’re a certifiable Bimmerhead. Though this wasn’t immediately apparent when we spotted the Swarovski crystal-encrusted 300C outside of it newest flagship location at the Tuner Tribe (see the Aug./Sept. 16.04 Issue of PASMAG), it was enough to whet our appetites and arrange a visit at one of the outfit’s other locations in Beijing’s Chaoyang District, outside the fifth ring near the Chinese National Film Museum. The exact coordinates are 39° 59' 28.4" N, 116° 30' 57.5" E if you want to see it on a map. For the Tuner Tribe location, search 39° 52' 12.9" N, 116° 29' 57.3" E.

One Hundred Tuning Club One Hundred Tuning Club

This one-stop, full service tuning shop is one of several locations across mainland China where enthusiasts come to trick out their rides. Founded by Mengzhe Zhang, the One Hundred Tuning Club serves as a meeting place for hundreds of luxury and tuner car enthusiasts from all over. It originally catered to BMW enthusiasts exclusively; however, its doors are now open to fanatics of other high-end makes and models.   

Having gained international notoriety for several past builds, including its widebody C74 Mercedes-Benz and the stop-you-in-your-tracks 300C, the One Hundred Club is an authorized dealer for many European tuners such as  ABT Sportline, AC Schnitzer, AF Design, Akrapovic, Brembo, Gruppe M, GT Haus Meisterschaft, Hamann, KW Suspensions, Recaro, Renntech, Techtec, Wald and others.

One Hundred Tuning Club One Hundred Tuning Club One Hundred Tuning Club Shaun Keenan

This multi-level facility used to be jammed most nights of the week with young car-tweaking misfits and socialites where drinks, music and dancing filled the atmosphere long into the morning. The gatherings are fewer and farther between these days, but the One Hundred Club gets by on regular return visits from many of its loyal customers with money to burn.

For more on the One Hundred Tuning Club, visit www.bmw100.com.

Related Articles

OMG Miata: Dione Mascunana's 1994 Mazda Miata OMG Miata: Dione Mascunana's 1994 Mazda Miata
One of the internet’s most popular - and polarizing - Miata builds. If you’ve been a reader of PASMAG for a few years, there’s a good chance you’re...
A Phoenix Risen: Luke Skalisius' 2004 Subaru WRX STi A Phoenix Risen: Luke Skalisius' 2004 Subaru WRX STi
How Luke Skalisius turned tragedy into gold, winning him the title of 9th Annual Tuner Battleground Champion. Subaru’s GD chassis holds a special...
Juan Perez's 2015 Ford Mustang GT Juan Perez's 2015 Ford Mustang GT
Juan Perez is a proud owner of this 2015 Ford Mustang GT. He purchased it brand-new in 2016 with just 4,000 miles on the odometer. Since Mustangs are...
Is This The World's Largest 4Runner: Ethan Mullani's 1996 Toyota 4Runner Is This The World's Largest 4Runner: Ethan Mullani's 1996 Toyota 4Runner
Ethan Mullani’s journey to build a 4Runner fit for Houston, Texas. Ethan Mullani’s 1996 Toyota 4Runner has an enviable distinction: it’s the biggest...
The Spirit of Going Sideways: Aaron Leavitt 1992 Nissan Silvia The Spirit of Going Sideways: Aaron Leavitt 1992 Nissan Silvia
Seeing a dream come to life is one of the most fulfilling things that can happen to a person. From the moment Aaron Leavitt saw early-2000s footage of...
Learning Curve: Eric Chob's 1998 Lexus GS300 Learning Curve: Eric Chob's 1998 Lexus GS300
A transition from lightweight and nimble drift cars to the big body big leagues, and all that comes with it. For our readers who immerse themselves...