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Singer Vehicle Design – Building The Ultimate Porsche 911

Singer Vehicle Design – Building The Ultimate Porsche 911

Acute attention to detail, vast technical knowledge, love of everything Porsche 911, and a healthy dose of patience are among the attributes that go into every Singer build. You gotta love these guys. Their company motto is “Restored – Reimagined – Reborn” and when they reimagine it’s with performance in mind.

by 07/13/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Featured Car
America’s Best Shines Bright At Caffeine & Gasoline

America’s Best Shines Bright At Caffeine & Gasoline

Mother Nature threw us a bit of a curveball on July 7th. While the surrounding area basked in the glow of a warm sunrise, Tacoma was overcast with a dastardly mist of rain falling. It only lasted 45 minutes and luckily didn’t seem to put too much of a damper on the morning. We had it going on with a great mix of American muscle cars, roadsters, and wicked hot rods on the deck, in the parking lot, and on the concours lawn.

by 07/09/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Event Coverage, Events
Video: See Tire Morph Into Tank Tread

Video: See Tire Morph Into Tank Tread

Look out Optimus Prime you have competition on the rise. It’s starting with tires that morph into tank tracks, but who knows where this will end? The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has teamed up with Carnegie Mellon University to create Reconfigurable Wheel-Track (RWT) technology.

by 07/05/2018 0 comments Car Culture
Toyota GAZOO Racing Wins 86th 24 Hours Of Le Mans

Toyota GAZOO Racing Wins 86th 24 Hours Of Le Mans

Toyota made some history over the June 17th weekend by taking the overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race at the Circuit de La Sarthe in France. It was the automaker’s 20th attempt.

by 06/18/2018 1 comment Car Culture, Racing
SODO Moto: Purveyor Of Rare JDM Classics

SODO Moto: Purveyor Of Rare JDM Classics

Adam Chovanak is a big-time motorhead. Like many of us, his story starts with that first car. The 47-year old’s first ride was a 1969 NSU Sport Prinz with its motor sitting behind a woodpile. Adam got the West German icon up and running and then sold it for a profit… the hook was set.

by 06/14/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Gearhead Hobbies
70 Million Reasons To Praise This Prancing Horse

70 Million Reasons To Praise This Prancing Horse

This rare thoroughbred Ferrari recently sold for $70 million. What is it built from… Unobtainium? This could be the most ever paid for any car, period. Rarity and race history are the key factors in the value of collector cars and this silver 250 GTO has those boxes checked big-time.

by 06/11/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Gearhead Hobbies
Porsches Storm The Gates At Caffeine & Gasoline®

Porsches Storm The Gates At Caffeine & Gasoline®

“The car is a two-tone for a reason… it was on the lift, I wedged a 4×4 under it to balance the chassis and the thing almost fell off.” … “I pulled it out of a barn and worked on it for three weeks straight to get it running.” … “Is that supercharged?” These are a small sample of the conversation starters we overheard at the June 2 Caffeine & Gasoline®.

by 06/04/2018 0 comments Event Coverage
Event Coverage: Shinefest Pride & Perfection Car Show

Event Coverage: Shinefest Pride & Perfection Car Show

Shinefest is back. Our very own car show series began its second year on May 19th. The show is judged by the entrants in nine of the ten categories, with the Best Detailed honors awarded by vote of Griot’s Garage staffers.

by 05/23/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Event Coverage
Trifecta: A Triple-Supercharged ‘Stang

Trifecta: A Triple-Supercharged ‘Stang

Is this a “Three strikes and you’re out” or “The third time’s the charm” scenario? Meet Trifecta, a 1965 Mustang that flexes three superchargers in the name of overkill. The towering engine is the brainchild of collector Brad Gray who calls his stable of custom cars Blown Mafia. Is it too over the top or are you in love? We came across this beast at engineswapdepot.com and the Blown Mafia Facebook page. It made quite a splash at the recent 2018 Summit Racing Equipment Motorama in Atlanta. The Blue Oval is motivated by a 7.0-liter, 427 cubic-inch LSx V8 with […]

by 05/21/2018 0 comments Car Culture
Car Feature: Byron Sanborn’s 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo

Car Feature: Byron Sanborn’s 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo

Byron Sanborn is a long-time fan of all things BMW. He loves driving them and tinkers with them for a living. His shop, Vintage Racing Motors, located in Redmond, Washington, builds, maintains, and pulls track support duty for numerous old Bavarians still working hot laps on the vintage racing circuit. Byron has a nice stable of his own and the standout is this 1974 2002 Turbo.

by 05/17/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Featured Car