Video: Slim LED Work Light

Thu, Jul 21, 2016 | Posted by:

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This wand-style COB LED features a thumbwheel on/off dial that offers variable intensity adjustment up to the light’s 410 lumens max output. The unit’s 3/8-inch thick lighting element is shaped like a blade so you can really maneuver it into cramped, tucked away, and otherwise inaccessible spaces.

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Parking Spot Car Feature – Lead Sled, A Stock-Class Drag Racing Icon Of The ’70s

Fri, Jul 15, 2016 | Posted by:

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This edition of Parking Spot Car Feature got started because the car in question happened to be parked where John Bunker, our interactive designer and photographer, usually parks. Little did we know the perfectly patina’d wagon was 2-1/4 tons of drag racing history.

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Detroit’s Finest Celebrated At July Caffeine & Gasoline

Wed, Jul 13, 2016 | Posted by:

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We are happy so many enthusiasts made Griot’s Garage part of their Fourth of July celebration on July 2nd. There was a lot of revving going as we had a great mix of American muscle cars, roadsters, and wicked hot rods dominating the parking lot and concours lawn. Check out some of the cool cars that were in attendance.

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Parking Spot Car Feature – Michael Leach’s Factory Five Type 65 Daytona Coupe

Thu, Jun 30, 2016 | Posted by:

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Show stopper, head turner… the adjectives one can use to describe Michael Leach’s Factory Five Type 65 Daytona Coupe don’t just flow, they gush. When we saw the sleek machine at the June Caffeine & Gasoline we knew it deserved a deeper look.

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You Can’t Even Believe Your Eyes Anymore…

Mon, Jun 27, 2016 | Posted by:

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The Mill Blackbird can bring cars to life where nothing existed before. The Blackbird is a rolling wireframe that CGI gurus can use to create anything from a realistic Lightning McQueen, to a Mars Rover, to the next DeLorean. Computer-generated graphics are at the point where it’s hard to tell if it’s real or Memorex.

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Garage Basics – Air Compressors, Features, Benefits, How They Work

Wed, Jun 22, 2016 | Posted by:

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Compressed air is one of those features that can take your garage to the next level. Having a basic, standard-issue air compressor opens the door to advanced tasks well beyond detailing, increasing the completion speed, the amount of torque you can unleash, and the overall scope of projects you can complete in your home garage.

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A Father’s Dream 2016

Fri, Jun 17, 2016 | Posted by:

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I love Father’s Day. It’s a day I get to spend time with my kids and I think of how fortunate I am to have such a great mentor in my own father. 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 am I doing as a father?”

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Project 280 SLeeper Part 2: Our 1970 Mercedes 280SL Gets Suspended

Tue, Jun 14, 2016 | Posted by:

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The plan for our 1970 Mercedes Benz 280SL calls for a V8 swap and a color change from a boring and unhealthy Tobacco Brown to a much more soothing Blue Gray Metallic and the interior color from brown to red. The parts are back from their various coaters, platers, and blessers… and we are putting Humpty back together again.

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Ground-Shaking Dragster Fire-Up Headlines Caffeine & Gasoline

Thu, Jun 9, 2016 | Posted by:

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It was a loud and proud morning at Griot’s Garage on June 4th. We blasted the morning dew off the leaves when we fired and revved “Juvenile Delinquent,” a blown 383-inch small-block V8-powered 1947 Fiat Topolino as part of our Caffeine & Gasoline activities.

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Video: Surface Prep Mitts

Tue, Jun 7, 2016 | Posted by:

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There are numerous advantages to choosing our mitt over a clay bar. The mitt’s unique diamond-patterned polymer surface measures 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ and is seven times larger than a 3″ x 3″ clay bar, so you can cover more ground faster. Further the polymer matrix lasts 10 times longer than a clay bar, enough for 70 to 100 cars.

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The Chevrolet Corvair: Flop or Success?

Fri, Jun 3, 2016 | Posted by:

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With sales of more than 1.7 million units, how can the Corvair be considered a flop? It was the Motor Trend Car of the Year in 1960 for goodness sake. On numerous “worst cars of all time” lists yet gaining respect as a collector car, the Corvair is a conundrum on four wheels.

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Video: PFM Terry Weave Drying Towel

Thu, May 26, 2016 | Posted by:

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pfm-drying-towel-thumbnailThis towel is a Griot’s Garage exclusive. We searched for the most advanced microfiber weave we could find and, in the process, introduced a new kind of microfiber to the automotive industry. The innovation is the terry weave, more precisely the density and length of the loops used in the weave. A longer nap means more drying area.

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Exotics Bullish At Caffeine & Gasoline

Thu, May 19, 2016 | Posted by:

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Exotics were the theme of our April 2nd Caffeine & Gasoline and we populated the Auto Display with all the big names in the supercar game. The joint was jumping as the deck ramp were full of some outstanding rides. The weather was great and we plowed through 40 dozen donuts in the first hour.

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Your 1955 Chevy Suburban Wallpapers Are Here

Fri, Jul 31, 2015 | Posted by:

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wallpapers_1955_suburban_thumbnailSubtlety can be cool. Look no further than Jon Byers’ ’55 Suburban with its mild chop, hood and grille mods, hunkered stance, and a rumbly 468-inch V8 for proof. There is a lot to see inside and outside of the old Chevy. Check out our array of images and add a touch of performance to your desktop.

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Your 1960 Ford Edsel Wallpapers Are Here

Thu, Jul 30, 2015 | Posted by:

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wallpapers_2015_edsel_thumbnailThere is more than meets the eye when it comes to this 1960 Edsel. It is not a factory drop top but an expertly crafted roadster conversion that features tons of custom touches, air suspension, and a 429-inch V8. Check out our array of images and add a touch of performance to your desktop.

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