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Video: Inside Griot’s Garage – ’57 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner

Video: Inside Griot’s Garage – ’57 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner

Buckle up as we take you on a behind the sheetmetal look at the iconic 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner. See (and hear) the car’s claim to fame, its power retractable Hide-Away-Hardtop. No less than seven electric motors, four lift jacks, and 10 solenoids scream like a freight train when actuating the top.

by 01/22/2018 0 comments Videos
Shop Tour: J-Rod & Custom

Shop Tour: J-Rod & Custom

  Born or made? For the biggest car enthusiasts it’s both. Jared Hancock is a case in point. “I grew up around hot rods,” says Jared, ‘my dad did upholstery on the side, and I went to car shows at a super young age as soon as I could walk the show. Seeing my dad working on cars, I really tuned into it. It’s been my passion forever.” Like many before him, Jared started out on the bottom rung of the ladder. “I never really got into the upholstery side of things, I started out in bodywork. When I was […]

by 01/19/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Garage Life, Stories
50th Anniversary Mustang Bullitt Celebrates Famed Movie

50th Anniversary Mustang Bullitt Celebrates Famed Movie

Easily one of the Top 10 car chase movies of all time… and that’s being conservative, the iconic detective thriller “Bullitt” is celebrating its 50th anniversary. A Dark Highland Green Mustang fastback was the runaway star of the show and Ford will produce a special Mustang Bullitt edition based on the all-new 2019 Mustang to pay tribute to the cinema phenom.

by 01/17/2018 0 comments Car Culture, History, Star Cars, Videos
Video: Ultra-Premium Glass Cleaner

Video: Ultra-Premium Glass Cleaner

It sucks getting in your car and struggling to see through the windshield because leaves, pine needles, and muck have accumulated overnight. As the weather turns and the winds whip into a frenzy this scenario is becoming more frequent and the need for clean glass is becoming more critical. Enter Ultra-Premium Glass Cleaner.

by 01/15/2018 0 comments Videos
Sweet Swap: 240Z Meets 370Z

Sweet Swap: 240Z Meets 370Z

Fever Racing out of Tampa, Florida gets the kudos for this clean swap that drops a Nissan VQ37VHR out of a 370Z into its great-great grandfather and founder of the Zed car, the Datsun 240Z. The swap was pulled off by using a McKinney Motorsports VQ35 swap kit, and of course Fever had to inject some boost into the deal by bolting on twin Garrett GTX3071R turbochargers. The goal is to surpass 1,000 horsepower and 8,000 rpm.

by 01/12/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Sweet Builds
Seahawks Dominate January Caffeine & Gasoline®

Seahawks Dominate January Caffeine & Gasoline®

Even though the Seattle Seahawks were on the sidelines during the playoffs for the first time since the 2011 season, we still celebrated the team and their fans known as 12s for 12th man at our January Caffeine & Gasoline®. We open the gates for Caffeine & Gasoline® on the first Saturday of every month and invite car lovers to roll their rides in and talk shop over free coffee and donuts.

by 01/10/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Events
Video: Inside Griot’s Garage – Range Rover Interior Swap

Video: Inside Griot’s Garage – Range Rover Interior Swap

In this second installment on our imported Range Rover Richard outlines the improvements he’s made to the vehicle. He explains how the Rover’s rolling stock has been upgraded, highlights the SUV’s far-reaching interior transformation, and considers a wild engine swap.

by 01/04/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Garage Life, Sweet Builds
Caffeine & Gasoline® Car Feature: Brian Fitzgerald’s Jeepster

Caffeine & Gasoline® Car Feature: Brian Fitzgerald’s Jeepster

Most of the time hand-me-downs are a bummer… a worn pair of blue jeans or a battered and bruised toy. Cars are also passed along and, like toys, some are battered and bruised but others can become heirlooms. Meet Brian Fitzgerald, the lucky sibling left holding the keys to this highly desirable 1948 Jeepster.

Video: Premium Carnauba Paste Wax

Video: Premium Carnauba Paste Wax

Our Premium Carnauba Paste Wax produces the highest level of carnauba protection, creating paint protection that’s easy to see. Easy to apply, its hydrophobic technology forms a “non-wettable” surface so the water beads actually curve into themselves for less surface contact. The surface is so smooth the water just glides right off.

by 12/01/2017 0 comments Car Care, Reviews, Videos
Video: Plastic Polish

Video: Plastic Polish

While the shapes and materials used to form car bodies has evolved over the years, the same holds true for vehicle interiors. Decades ago dashes were made of wood and seats were formed from leather or burlap. Today, plastic rules the roost as the most popular interior material. So caring for plastic is important.

by 11/21/2017 0 comments Uncategorized