Jaguars Leap Into The Spotlight At Caffeine & Gasoline

Fri, Sep 9, 2016 | Posted by:

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We were surprised at the number of Leaping Cats in attendance at our Jaguar-themed September Caffeine & Gasoline show. The popularity of the event, however, was not a surprise. The joint was jumping and parking spots were at a premium. It was great to see enthusiasts trading stories as the sun peaked through the early morning clouds.

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Parking Spot Car Feature: Jason Anderson’s 1955 Porsche Continental

Wed, Aug 31, 2016 | Posted by:

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The 1955 Porsche Continental is a rare, one-year-only, America-only offering that’s basically a 1500 with a catchy, made-for-America nameplate. Porsche’s marketing scheme backfired as Ford took exception to the use of Continental which was its line-topping Lincoln product and sued. This one had a football huddle of people around it.

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Porsches Rule The Roost At Caffeine & Gasoline

Thu, Aug 11, 2016 | Posted by:

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The themes we create for Caffeine & Gasoline are meant to be loose fitting, mostly describing the makes of the cars in our Auto Display. But word must have gotten out because there were a ton of Porsches at our August 6th extravaganza.
 
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Parking Spot Car Feature: 1948 Chevrolet Pickup

Wed, Aug 3, 2016 | Posted by:

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When this fat-fendered pickup rolled off the line in 1948 it was resigned to accept its fate as a workhorse, it had no aspirations of greatness. As it toiled away on the farm there were no dreams of cruising the open road, attending car shows, or having people point in delight at the lowly Bow Tie. The truck has definitely aged well.

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GMC Syclone & Typhoon: A Staggering One-Two Punch Of (Truck) Performance

Wed, Jul 27, 2016 | Posted by:

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With the Syclone being an all-black turbocharged V6 powerhouse, parallels to the famed Buick Grand National are often made. These observations are spot on. In fact, the demise of the Grand National led to the creation of the Syclone and Typhoon. These GMC’s were built to spank unsuspecting supercars, and they proved capable.

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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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