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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Your 1957 Buick Special Estate Wallpapers Are Here

Fri, Feb 21, 2014 | Posted by:

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wallpapers_1957_buick_wagon_thumbnailOur catalog #380 cover car, this 1957 Buick Special Estate Wagon, embodies bold, late ’50s design. We love the notched rear door beltline, pillarless interior, classic finned rear-end treatment, and it just wouldn’t be a Buick without an enormous, in-your-face grille. Read more at griotsgarage.com, then put a wallpaper on your desktop!

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Your 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Wallpapers Are Here

Wed, Feb 5, 2014 | Posted by:

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wallpapers_1964_jaguar_thumbnailLet the drooling begin. Griot’s Garage catalog #379 features a 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta, which has the distinction of being the last Ferrari road car powered by a Gioacchino Colombo-designed V12. Only 355 were built between 1963 and 1964. Read more at griotsgarage.com, then put a free wallpaper on your desktop!

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Top 10 Wheel Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Mon, Feb 3, 2014 | Posted by:

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top-10-wheel-cleaning-tips_thumbnailWheels are a focal point of any automobile, so keeping them sharp and shiny is key. You never get a second chance to make a first impression! The task can be especially challenging because wheels get dirtier (and do so faster) than any other part of your car. There are two main culprits; brake dust and road grime.

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Famed Supercar Builder Alois Ruf Visits Griot’s Garage

Thu, Jan 30, 2014 | Posted by:

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RUF_visit_thumbnailAlois Ruf started wrenching out of his father’s service station in 1960, and from Day One his passion was Porsches. In 1974, he took over the shop and stepped up his game. A year later, the first Ruf-tuned Porsche took to the Autobahn… it would not be the last. And the world of performance Porsches would never be the same.

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Seahawks Great Marcus Trufant Headlines Caffeine & Gasoline

Tue, Jan 28, 2014 | Posted by:

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caffeine_gasoline_seahawks_thumbnailIt was a cruiser’s dream at Griot’s Garage January 4th. Parking lot revs, bumpin’ bass beats, and plenty of automotive gawking were the norm as nearly 400 cars dropped in to soak up the atmosphere. Caffeine & Gasoline’s a chance to let your inner car guy loose, and there are always plenty of trick rides to talk about.

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Your 1964 Jaguar XKE Speedster Wallpapers Are Here

Fri, Jan 24, 2014 | Posted by:

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wallpapers_1964_jaguar_thumbnailThe body lines of the Jaguar XKE are pure seduction. The Griot’s Garage catalog #376 cover car is an excellent example of the iconic sports car that Enzo Ferrari himself called, “The most beautiful car ever made.” Read more about this priceless machine at griotsgarage.com, then put a free wallpaper on your desktop!

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Your 1947 Ferrari 166 Wallpapers Are Here

Wed, Dec 18, 2013 | Posted by:

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wallpapers_1947_ferrari_thumbnailThe Griot’s Garage catalog #375 cover car is believed by automotive historians to be the second 166 built and the fourth Ferrari ever produced. This car has the longest racing history of any of the eight 166′s built. Read more about this priceless machine at griotsgarage.com, then put a free wallpaper on your desktop!

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20 Cylinders Of F1 Fury Scream To Life In Tacoma

Fri, Dec 13, 2013 | Posted by:

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caffeine-gasoline-lauda-fire-up_thumbnailDateline: Tacoma. December 7. – It was sensory overload as Formula 1 racing history fired to life at our monthly Caffeine & Gasoline cruise-in. The raucous engines of Niki Lauda’s Ferrari 312T and Jochen Mass’ McLaren M23 were hard on the ears for sure, but I was surprised by the pronounced pounding they generated in my chest cavity.

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When 10 Aventadors are not enough…

Wed, Dec 11, 2013 | Posted by:

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veneno_thumbnailWhen Lamborghini announced they were creating a nine-car run of Veneno Roadsters at $4.5 Million a pop, my internal abacus whirled into action like a turbo spooling to redline. The car generates some interesting numbers itself; 5.6-liters, 12 cylinders, 740 horsepower. But what would it take to own one?

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Your 1965 Volkswagen(s) Wallpapers Are Here

Fri, Nov 8, 2013 | Posted by:

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your-1965-volkswagens-wallpapers-are-here_thumbnailIt would have been impossible to choose just one of Steve Westall’s awesome ’65 VW’s for our Handbook cover, So we included them both! And when the opportunity came up to shoot the Notchback and Double Cab at the deserted Olympia Brewery, we couldn’t pass. Watch for a video soon. In the meantime, enjoy the free downloads!

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Griot’s Garage Rocks the 2013 Seattle Auto Show

Wed, Nov 6, 2013 | Posted by:

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griots-garage-rocks-the-2013-seattle-auto-show_thumbnailRock stars are accustomed to the spotlight, so it was no surprise to see show-goers flocking to our booth at the Seattle Auto Show like groupies to a tour bus. After all, we’d brought along two legitimate icons of Formula One. Niki Lauda’s Ferrari 312T and Jochen Mass’ McLaren M23 are racing history on wheels. Heck, they stole the show!

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