France, England Square Off At Caffeine & Gasoline

Thu, Oct 30, 2014 | Posted by:

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caffeine_gasoline_october_thumbnailVeyron for the win! Billed as a showdown between Earl Grey tea and Grey Poupon mustard, our France versus Britain Caffeine & Gasoline event sounded like a bit of stretch on paper. I mean the French cars would be greatly outnumbered, right? But quality trumped quantity to the tune of 1,001 horsepower… Vive la France.

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Project 280SLeeper Part 1: A Mercedes 280SL Gets Prepped For Resurrection

Tue, Oct 28, 2014 | Posted by:

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280SLeeper_thumbnailFollow along as we chronicle the revival of a 1970 Mercedes 280SL. Like a vast, open road that disappears into the horizon it is difficult to image what trials and tribulations await the Benz. As we start this series, the car has been deconstructed, bits and pieces shipped out, and the shell has just returned from the paint shop.

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The Gods Of Gravel Reign At Seattle Global Rallycross

Fri, Oct 3, 2014 | Posted by:

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2014_red_bull_global_rallycross_thumbnailRed Bull Global Rallycross is small car, big power, all-wheel drive, close-quarters racing on slippery dirt and not so slippery tarmac. It’s a blast watching race-built 600 horsepower subcompacts do battle at the Dirtfish Rally School in Snoqualmie, WA. Popular drivers include famed Hoonigan Ken Block, Tanner Foust, and Brian Deegan.

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Italian Cooking At Caffeine & Gasoline

Tue, Sep 30, 2014 | Posted by:

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caffeine_and_gasoline_september_italian_thumbnailDi Vinci would have been impressed with the automotive aesthetic that went down during our Italian Automobili-themed Caffeine & Gasoline event on September 6th. While Ferrari and Lamborghini ruled the roost there were also tons of cool cars bred elsewhere on the European continent as well as the good ole U.S.A to drool over.

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Cars Of Europe Impress At August Caffeine & Gasoline

Thu, Aug 28, 2014 | Posted by:

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caffeine_and_gasoline_august_european_thumbnailWe were impressed with the collection of outstanding cars that rolled into the Griot’s Garage parking lot as we celebrated Europe’s finest automobiles at our August 2nd Caffeine & Gasoline. Rare, high-end rides from the likes of BMW, Porsche, Mercedes Benz, and Lamborghini dotted the parking lot and concours lawn.

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Virtues Of Our 5.5 Inch Foam Pads Explained

Tue, Aug 26, 2014 | Posted by:

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5_inch_foam_pads_explained_thumbnailBuffing pads are as critical to paint correcting as tires are to a race car’s performance. Like a tire, a pad interacts with a stable surface, impacting how energy is managed including grip, firmness, rigidity, and heat management. All these attributes have a major effect on your paint finishing results, so choosing wisely is imperative.

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Your 1988 Porsche 930 Wallpapers Are Here

Mon, Aug 11, 2014 | Posted by:

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wallpapers_1988_porsche_slantnose_thumbnailDrop some awesome on your desktop with wallpapers of this seductive 1988 Porsche 930. This rare factory slantnose, or Flachbau, has been bumped from its stock 330 horsepower to a whopping 465 ponies with go-fast bits from famed Porsche tuning house RUF. Check it out and add some class to your desktop.

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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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