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SpeedFactory Makes Quarter Mile History

SpeedFactory Makes Quarter Mile History

In an effort to keep it real on the local we’d like to give SpeedFactory Tuning and Fabrication a shout out for their recent success at the 23rd Annual World Cup Finals – Import Vs. Domestics drag racing showdown. The shop is mere minutes from Griot’s Garage HQ in Tacoma and we try to display their cars but they’re always racing when we need them. The team’s diligence is paying off.

by 11/09/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Racing
2018 Formula Drift Champion Crowned In Thrilling Season Finale

2018 Formula Drift Champion Crowned In Thrilling Season Finale

The “Luck of the Irish” was in full effect at the Formula DRIFT season finale at the famed House of Drift, Irwindale Speedway. The 2018 campaign was by far the closest points race in the series’ 15-year history and the final weekend its most exciting ever.

by 10/17/2018 1 comment Event Coverage, Racing
Lanzante Motorsport To Build 11 F1-Engined Porsche 930s

Lanzante Motorsport To Build 11 F1-Engined Porsche 930s

Many have dreamed of building the ultimate Porsche 911. There are a number of over the top builders that can lay claim to such a title… Ruf, RAUH-Welt Begriff (RWB), and Singer come to mind. But taken in the context of pure performance, they may well be taking a back seat to Lanzante Motorsport and their Formula 1 powered limited-edition 930s.

by 10/12/2018 1 comment Car Culture, Cars
Event Coverage: Shinefest Car Show

Event Coverage: Shinefest Car Show

The Griot’s Garage Shinefest Pride & Perfection Car Show Series recently wrapped up its 2018 season. These car shows are our own series of events that have been going on since 2017. The cars are judged by the participants and attendance is free and open to the public.

by 10/05/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Event Coverage
Video: 900-Horsepower Mustang Drifts Entire Nurburgring

Video: 900-Horsepower Mustang Drifts Entire Nurburgring

Nordschleife just got more grip as Vaughn Gittin Jr. laid down tons of rubber as, according to Ford Racing, he became the first person to ever drift the entire 12.9 mile Nordschleife at the Nurburgring. Vaughn, a staple in the Formula drifting community, attacked the legendary German track behind the wheel of the 900 horsepower Ford Mustang RTR he uses in Formula Drift competition. Vaughn won the Formula Drift championship in 2013 and is a three-time World Drift Series champion in 2011, ‘’12, and ‘13. In 2005, Vaughn became the first American ever to win a D1 Grand Prix event […]

by 10/01/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Racing
Porsche Drops New 935 At Rennsport Reunion VI

Porsche Drops New 935 At Rennsport Reunion VI

It’s an exciting time to be a Porsche fan. The automaker has unveiled its new 935 race car on the occasion of “Rennsport Reunion VI” at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in California. Featuring a body reminiscent of the legendary Porsche 935/78, the 700-horsepower competition vehicle will be produced in a limited number of 77 units.

by 09/28/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Racing
Video: Bosozoku – Cartoonists, on acid, designing body kits….

Video: Bosozoku – Cartoonists, on acid, designing body kits….

Bosozoku is all about rebellion against the mainstream ideals and the ethics of civilized society. In the era of the 1950’s it started as a sub-culture of Japanese motorcycle gangs who showed no respect for traffic laws, traffic officers, and other accepted norms on the road… and beyond. The brashness of the Bosozoku movement evolved through the decades, adding two wheels, dialing back the gang mentality, and taking on a more eccentric, audacious tone in regards to representing on the street. The cars of Bosozoku, known as Kaido Racers in some circles, are easy to spot… If it’s a vintage […]

by 09/25/2018 0 comments Art, Car Culture, Cars
Old School Datsun 510 Gets Modern Power Infusion

Old School Datsun 510 Gets Modern Power Infusion

We scoped this old schooler on engineswapdepot.com and it sent us down a rabbit hole of LS swap options, swap candidates for the Datsun 510, and general car dreaming.

by 09/12/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Featured Car
Caffeine & Gasoline® Italian Style

Caffeine & Gasoline® Italian Style

Fans of espresso, pizza, and cars made in Maranello, Modena, and Milan crashed the gates in a big way for our monthly cruise-in car show. We were a bit surprised by how many Italian cars showed up as the theme of C&G is more for show. As usual the mix of cars was eclectic and the people who stopped by were ready to engage in conversation.

by 09/07/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Event Coverage, Events
LEGO Builds Life-Size Bugatti Chiron That Drives

LEGO Builds Life-Size Bugatti Chiron That Drives

Many of us have fond memories of crafting cars from LEGO building blocks. Before there were ‘kits,’ items like a wedge-shaped nose piece, a wafer thin ‘chassis’ pieces, and the special blocks that accepted the wheels and tires were must haves. Then there were kits with specially made blocks that allowed you to build a specific car… that looked like the real car.

by 09/04/2018 0 comments Art, Car Culture