When I started track days (and then moved on to racing) brakes involved a big lever and a wooden block against a steel tyre. Or contact with the car in front.
Now, I've just bought a BMW 325i (E46). I'm going to leave it absolutely standard other than the brakes. This is mainly because the brake pedal doesn't seem to be attached to anything.
So, EBC Red Stuff, Yellow Stuff, or Ferodo 2500s, or something else...?