American Muscle In Spotlight At Caffeine & Gasoline

Mon, Jul 28, 2014 | Posted by:

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caffeine_and_gasoline_july_american_muscle_thumbnailCars are freedom. I remember how my first car, a six-cylinder ’67 Camaro, opened up my world, giving me the ability to go anywhere at any time. I’ve always thought this realization of freedom was one of the driving forces behind America’s love affair with the automobile. So the Fourth of July holiday is a great time for a car show.

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Your 1956 Ford F100 Wallpapers Are Here

Thu, Jul 10, 2014 | Posted by:

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wallpapers_1956_f100_thumbnailGet your wallpaper groove on with this wicked cool fat-fendered ’56 Ford F100. Of course we like the paint, a custom blend loosely based on Chevy’s Buttercup Yellow, but this Blue Oval has more than pretty paint going for it. Check out its Rally America Artillery wheels and hunkered stance as you add some class to your desktop.

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Vintage Racing Celebrated At June Caffeine & Gasoline

Tue, Jul 1, 2014 | Posted by:

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caffeine_and_gasoline_june_vintage_racing_thumbnailVintage Racing was the battle cry at the June Caffeine & Gasoline and the place was rockin’. A suitably loud and visceral  McLaren CanAm car was fired up twice during the morning. We were impressed with the number, quality, and diversity of the custom cars and trucks that rolled into the Griot’s Garage parking lot.

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Feuer Rettungswagen: 1963 VW Single Cab Fire Rig

Tue, Jul 1, 2014 | Posted by:

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feuer_rettungswagen_thumbnailThis ain’t your granddad’s flower power festooned VW Bus. This 1963 single-cab is an all-original vintage fire rescue rig straight from the homeland: Historischer Loschzug Pelfum, Germany. It’s complete down to the last fitting and owner, Jason A., told us with a chuckle that the pump almost out-powers the Bus: Pump 36, Bus 40. Yikes.

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Picking The Right Pad… Micro Fiber Vs. Foam

Thu, Jun 26, 2014 | Posted by:

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mf_vs_foam_thumbnailThe product development team has been on the rev limiter and new gear has been coming at us like pylons on a slalom course. Their revision of our foam pads and creation of a new line of micro fiber pads are sure to raise questions. Here’s some insights and answers to help you pick the right pad and get the amazing results you want.

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A Father’s Dream

Tue, Jun 3, 2014 | Posted by:

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a_fathers_dream_thumbnailFather’s Day. Every year it swings around I think of how fortunate I am to have such a great mentor. My father is still larger than life to me and I’m so thankful to have a best friend in life that I look up to. This year though I’ve stopped to ask myself… How well am I doing as a father? And as you’ll see I got a bit off track in recent years.

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First Responders Honored At Caffeine & Gasoline

Tue, Jun 3, 2014 | Posted by:

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caffeine_and_gasoline_may_first_responders_thumbnailFirst responders are the most important part of our community. Griot’s Garage chose May 3rd to pay tribute to these heroes by opening our doors to all things first responder. The display was full of police and fire vehicles and there were some interesting rescue and military rides in the parking lot.

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Your 1967 Cadillac DeVille Wallpapers Are Here

Mon, May 26, 2014 | Posted by:

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See what happens when a decision to ‘freshen the paint’ spirals out of control like grinder that hits the floor at full throttle. This drop-top  ’67 DeVille has benefitted greatly from the devolution, a path that ultimately led to a full restoration. Read more at griotsgarage.com, then put a free wallpaper on your desktop!

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Picking The Right Leather Care

Wed, May 14, 2014 | Posted by:

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Leather interiors are the embodiment of luxury. They feel like opulence, smell like extravagance, and carry an aura of affluence about them like no other part of the automobile. Leather is also an expensive, upscale option in most cars. So caring for your leather is essential and we have an entire product line dedicated to the task.

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Your 1957 Chevy Bel Air Wallpapers Are Here

Wed, May 7, 2014 | Posted by:

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wallpapers_1957_belair_thumbnailTri-Five fans rejoice we have a smokin’ hot ’57 Bel Air for your wallpaper downloading pleasure. The Chevy was the cover car of catalog #384. It runs a well-dressed 400-horse, 396-cubic-inch, big-block V8 scavenged from a 1969 Camaro. Read more at griotsgarage.com, then put a free wallpaper on your desktop!

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Stampeding Mustangs Dominate Caffeine & Gasoline

Thu, Apr 24, 2014 | Posted by:

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caffeine_and_gasoline_april_mustang_thumbnailThe deep and distinctive V8 roar of two dozen free revving Mustangs shook the trees and echoed through the neighborhood at our April Caffeine & Gasoline. Griot’s Garage was overrun with ponycars as we paid tribute to 50 years of the Mustang. The coordinated group fire-up sent owners scurrying to their cars to get in on the action.

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Porsche Fire-Up Highlights Caffeine & Gasoline

Tue, Apr 8, 2014 | Posted by:

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caffeine_and_gasoline_march_porsche_thumbnailMarch was Porsche month at Griot’s Garage. To celebrate, Max RPM Motorsports unleashed the fury, firing up tuned Porsches to the delight of a soggy but enthusiastic crowd. Our victims were a pair of 997 twin turbo 911s. One was a 900-horsepower monster that had yet to be fully tuned. The other pumped out about 600 horsepower.

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Cascade Rovers Celebrate A Snow Day

Tue, Apr 1, 2014 | Posted by:

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cascade_rovers_snow_day_thumbnailRovers are among the most capable off-road vehicles on the planet. I remember watching the Camel Trophy trucks as a kid and being in awe of the terrain they conquered. Stuff like fording creeks to the point they looked more like a submarine than a truck, climbing rocky outcrops at unbelievable angles, and enduring days in the desert.

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Absorbency Showdown: The Great Towel Tussle

Thu, Feb 27, 2014 | Posted by:

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towel_test_thumbnailOur towels pack away so much water even camels get envious, but exactly how absorbent are they? I was charged with finding this truth, and it isn’t as self-evident as one would expect. Meet our five contenders in the “Griot’s Garage Battle in a Bucket” showdown, and then scan the results charts to see who came out on top.

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Monster Truck Fire-Up Jolts Caffeine & Gasoline

Fri, Feb 21, 2014 | Posted by:

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caffeine_gasoline_monstertruck_thumbnailThe glass of the Griot’s Garage storefront was shakin’ to near-breakage levels when our honorary master of ceremonies, Survivor, fired its blown, alcohol-burning V8 to life. It woke the neighbors on three separate occasions as the crowd, many whom had to cover their ears in haste, couldn’t get enough of the imposing pickup.

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