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Car Culture: What Is An Orphaned Car?

Car Culture: What Is An Orphaned Car?

Car shows can cater to all types and genre of vehicles. On-road or off road, American muscle or tuners, even Fords or Chevys. But what is a car show for discontinued and orphaned cars? And how are cars orphaned? We have a show for these neglected rides here at Griot’s every year. These are the forgotten cars of yesteryear… rides that the aftermarket bypassed in a big way, leaving them with no go-fast parts… and in dire circumstances limited replacement parts.

by 10/10/2019 0 comments Car Culture, Cars
October: Fall Car Care Month And How We Can Help

October: Fall Car Care Month And How We Can Help

The mercury will be dropping soon and, depending on where you live, difficult driving conditions are on the horizon. October is Fall Car Care Month making this is a great time to create a punch list of seasonal maintenance that will provide peace of mind, sustain safety, and maximize your car’s efficiency as the weather turns.

by 10/08/2019 8 comments Car Care, Tech
Event Coverage: September Caffeine & Gasoline

Event Coverage: September Caffeine & Gasoline

Our Caffeine & Gasoline events happen the first Saturday of every month and September is usually well attended because summer is coming to a close. This means it may be the last chance to take that special car out for a cruise… It was game on for the September 7th event. We went through 60 dozen donuts in 60 minutes… and we cut our donuts in half!

by 10/02/2019 0 comments Event Coverage
Introducing The All-New G9 Random Orbital Polisher

Introducing The All-New G9 Random Orbital Polisher

The G9’s comfort is second to none. You can feel its lightness and balance the first time you pick it up. We designed the G9 with perfectly placed grips, high-quality double-shot rubber touch points, and easy to engage controls that are convenient for right- and left-handed users. We’ve upped the power ante to 1,000 watts, a 17% increase over our previous 6” Random Orbital.

by 09/10/2019 0 comments Tech
Tech: Down & Dirty Metal Polishing Tips

Tech: Down & Dirty Metal Polishing Tips

Polishing metal is a challenging and rewarding job. How much of challenge depends on your starting point… but bringing a weary and neglected part back to life also reaps the biggest rewards. I recently ran through the metal polishing minefield and have some tips and tricks that may help you produce great results, save time by reducing trial and error, and have more fun in your garage.

by 07/16/2019 0 comments Garage Life, Tech
Video: Metal Polishes Explained

Video: Metal Polishes Explained

We offer two metal polishing products. This video outlines the similarities and differences between our Metal Polish and Heavy-Duty Metal Polish. It explains the formulation of each, outlines the types of metal each is best suited to beautify, and provides tips and tricks so you can achieve optimal results.

by 07/02/2019 0 comments Videos
Video: Driving Niki Lauda’s 1975 Ferrari 312T F1 Car

Video: Driving Niki Lauda’s 1975 Ferrari 312T F1 Car

This Ferrari 312T Formula 1 racer has appeared on our Handbook cover three times and played a starring role at numerous Caffeine & Gasoline events where it was fired up to the revelry of the crowd… and the chagrin of the neighborhood. But the footage in this video is the first time in a long time that it has carved apexes in anger.

by 06/24/2019 0 comments Car Culture, Racing, Videos
Video: Spray-And-Wipe Detailer Comparison

Video: Spray-And-Wipe Detailer Comparison

Speed Shine is a long-time customer favorite while Best of Show Detailer is relatively new to the game. Both these products excel at quick clean ups, dusting, and general paint maintenance between full-service washes but they each have their own personalities.

by 06/20/2019 0 comments Car Care, Videos
Video: Detailing Swabs

Video: Detailing Swabs

  These detailing swabs have been a big hit… and why not they are so versatile and effective, what’s not to love about them. We’ve hijacked these high-tech swabs from the cleanrooms of the semiconductor industry.

by 06/18/2019 0 comments Car Care, Videos
Video: Foaming Metal Detailer

Video: Foaming Metal Detailer

Looking for an awesome way to liven up your metal. Foaming Metal Detailer is a fast-acting, foam-and-wipe detailer that removes smudges and grime while enhancing the shine of any and all bare metal surfaces.

by 06/14/2019 0 comments Car Care, Videos