Rensselaer Motorsport Shines Bright

Fri, Apr 14, 2017 | Posted by:

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Rensselaer Motorsport is a team of volunteer students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York that spends nine months each year designing, manufacturing, and testing a small open-wheeled race car. We are proud to be part of the team.
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From Oxidation To Adulation: Another Astonishing Transformation

Wed, Apr 12, 2017 | Posted by:

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Customer feedback comes in all shapes and sizes. In this case it came in the form of Rod J.’s 1987 Chevy pickup. He attended our recent Caffeine & Gasoline show, grabbed the ear of one of our staffers, and sang the praises of how our products revived his truck’s tired, sunbaked paint. Here’s what he had to say…
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Video: McLaren – See The Trailer Of The Upcoming Bruce McLaren Biographical Film

Tue, Apr 11, 2017 | Posted by:

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A motorsports legend like no other, New Zealander Bruce McLaren was one of the few men to do it all. He was an inventor, self-taught engineer, Formula 1 driver, skilled mechanic, race car designer, team owner, development driver, and businessman. There’s a movie about his incredible life coming out soon and we have the trailer.

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Supercars Up The Intensity At Caffeine & Gasoline

Mon, Apr 10, 2017 | Posted by:

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The spirit of spring was definitely in the air at our April Caffeine & Gasoline event, yet rain was still falling from the sky. The vibe was strong, there seemed to be more story-telling going on, and a lot of people lingered after the show was officially over… all signs that more than flowers are blossoming in the great Northwest.
 
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Battery & System Tester: The Easy Way To Trace Electrical Gremlins

Sat, Apr 1, 2017 | Posted by:

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Starting problems happen. We’ve all been there… turn the key and you’re greeted by a distinctive rapid clicking sound or utter silence, not the vroom you were hoping for. There’s a gremlin in your starting electrics but how do you pinpoint the problem? Enter the Griot’s Garage Battery & System Tester.

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Video: Heavy-Duty Wheel Cleaner

Fri, Mar 31, 2017 | Posted by:

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It can be tough keeping pace with dirty wheels. Some of you are burdened with brake pads that dust like a blizzard and blacken your wheels, some live in wet environs that invite grime to stick to your wheels like an adhesive, and some of us deal with a mix of both scenarios. Our Heavy-Duty Wheel Cleaner says “bring it on.”
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Video: RC Cars As Tow Rigs? … Say What?

Wed, Mar 22, 2017 | Posted by:

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Buzzy RC engines are one of the few motors to generate less torque than a Honda Civic… well maybe not. We came across this otherworldly video where a herd of 15 1:10 scale Tamiya Hilux Bruiser 4WD RC trucks are each hitched up to a real Toyota Hilux and then proceed to pull the big truck out of a warehouse. This is must-see TV.

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Caffeine & Gasoline® Car Feature: Danny Gogue’s 1960 Volkswagen Type 2 Double Cab

Mon, Mar 20, 2017 | Posted by:

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When you see Danny Gogue next to his 1960 Volkswagen Type 2 Double Cab all is right with the world. They belong to each other. You could see them on opposite sides of the parking lot and easily connect the dots between car and owner. We did. When we saw his Double Cab at our recent Caffeine & Gasoline® event we just knew.

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Video: Protecting Vital Fabrics From The Sun, Water, And Stains

Fri, Mar 17, 2017 | Posted by:

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Fabrics are all over our cars… inside on seats, door panels, headliners, carpets, and more and outside woven into convertible tops. So protecting fabric is a critical task. We have developed a great, easy-to-use product that beads water, guards against fading due to the sun’s UV rays, and provides excellent stain resistance. Read on…

Steve McQueen’s “Bullitt” Mustang Chase Car Found

Wed, Mar 15, 2017 | Posted by:

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According to the “Los Angeles Times” the star of one of the most famous chase scenes ever put on film, the Highland Green 1968 Mustang Fastback from the movie “Bullitt,” has been found… in Baja California, Mexico. It seems the Ford’s been living ‘La Vida Loca’ south of the border, enjoying carne asada and margaritas for the last 49 years.

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Griot’s Garage Prepped Blue Oval Wins Big In Scottsdale

Tue, Mar 14, 2017 | Posted by:

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leven_thumbnailBruce Leven’s GT51, a vintage racecar inspired 1951 Ford Coupe, took home some hardware at the recent Goodguys Spring Nationals in Scottsdale, Arizona. Bruce’s success was especially meaningful to us because the car was prepped with products from Griot’s Garage.

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Video: A Cavalcade of Car Care Questions

Wed, Mar 8, 2017 | Posted by:

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Got car care questions? Here are a few videos of our own FAQs. These were taken from the Q&A page of our website but if the videos inspire you to ask a question yourself please do so in the comment section below. We will get you a quick answer and your inquiry may end up on a future FAQ video!

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Ferraris For The Win At Caffeine & Gasoline

Tue, Mar 7, 2017 | Posted by:

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For the first time in 2017 the rays of the sun greeted us at our Caffeine & Gasoline® cruise-in car show. The joint was jumpin’ as the place was a buzz with car stories and tuning advice. Donuts are a great way to judge attendance and our 40 dozen was gone in 60 minutes… We could’ve had 80 dozen and still not had any leftovers.

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Video: Detailing Tip: Different Types Of Polishing

Fri, Feb 24, 2017 | Posted by:

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Do I polish by hand or machine? Do I use a one-step synthetic polish or a two-step approach that features a correcting polish for more severe blemishes and a follow-up polish that refines the surface in preparation for the application of a wax or sealant? Enlightenment awaits.

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Video: Car Jacking With Our 2-Ton Floor Jack

Wed, Feb 22, 2017 | Posted by:

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Our feature laden floor jack sports a three-inch saddle clearance, giving it the lowest profile in the world yet is capable of lifting 4,000 pounds to a height of 20 inches. Got a slammed ride? No problem. See this jack in action in one of our more entertaining, higher energy videos.
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