Swap Madness: Old School Opel Kadett Gets A Turbo Honda J-Series V6

Wed, Jun 28, 2017 | Posted by:

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Here’s a Kadett worthy of a salute. It’s a 1979 Opel Kadett coming at us from Hokksund, Norway. The car and its innovative swap were executed by OakHeart Racing. The diminutive coupe had been motivated by a turbocharged Volvo inline-four but has recently taken a side trip to the land of the Rising Sun.

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Video: How To Clean Your Pads

Mon, Jun 26, 2017 | Posted by:

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Keeping your polishing or waxing pads clean as you’re detailing your car is important because unclogged pores deter product build-up, ensuring you’ll see the best possible results while also extending the life of your pads. This video covers maintenance and cleaning tricks and tips for foam and microfiber pads.

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Mythbusting With Jason: Truth From The Show Trail – Man Versus Machine

Fri, Jun 23, 2017 | Posted by:

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Editor’s Note – This is the first of a series of articles on paint care myths. Jason Mathews has been burning up the highway for 20 years as our National Events Manager. He has more one-on-one face time with our customers than anyone else in the company. So he’ll be dispelling misconceptions… starting with fear of the machine buffer.

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Tech: Using Black Shine™ Trim Restorer

Wed, Jun 21, 2017 | Posted by:

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Automotive trim is a grab bag. It can be made from metal, plastic, or rubber. Beyond the materials involved, the density and composition of the trim can make detailing a real challenge. Rubber trim can be found in the form of super soft weather stripping, malleable window gasket trim, and rigid window surround trim.

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Video: Iron & Fallout Remover

Mon, Jun 19, 2017 | Posted by:

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Iron brake dust and environmental fallout can penetrate the surface of your paint. Once inside, these particles introduce corrosive compounds that eat into the finish’s sub-layers. Mechanical solutions like clay typically remove above-surface contaminants, leaving the below-surface particles intact. Enter Iron & Fallout Remover.

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Tech: Fun And Effective Engine Cleaning Tips & Tricks

Fri, Jun 16, 2017 | Posted by:

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The Wow Factor is important when it comes to engines. You want to be greeted by gasps, oohs, and aahs when you raise that hood at a show or at home among friends and neighbors. But engines are adorned with plastic covers, hoses, different types and finishes of metal… it’s a turkey shoot in there. Don’t worry, we got your back.

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ETS/English Racing 6-Second, 2,719-WHP Nissan GT-R Drag Car w/ Video

Wed, Jun 14, 2017 | Posted by:

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No matter how you look at it, this highly-tuned weapon of speed has the numbers to impress. It pegged a 2,500 horsepower chassis dyno, blasted 244 mph in the ½ mile, 6.98 seconds in the quarter mile, and it’s still “street legal.” We caught up with it at the recent Import FaceOff event at Woodburn Raceway in Oregon.

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Event Coverage: Porsches Flock To Caffeine & Gasoline

Mon, Jun 12, 2017 | Posted by:

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We packed in the Porsches on June 3rd as Stuttgart’s finest highlighted our monthly Caffeine & Gasoline cruise-in car show and all-around hangout session. The theme refers more to the contents of our Auto Display than acting as a call for Porsches to show up… but they did. Click through for some eye candy.

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Video: Rinseless Wash & Wax

Fri, Jun 9, 2017 | Posted by:

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New product alert! We are proud to introduce Rinseless Wash & Wax, a versatile, highly concentrated formula that quickly washes and protects vehicle surfaces without rinsing. It can save up to 60 gallons of water per wash! It’s great for apartment dwellers and water restricted areas. See it in action.

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Event Coverage: Shinefest Pride & Perfection Car Show

Wed, Jun 7, 2017 | Posted by:

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Two down, three to go. Our Shinefest car show series kept the gleam alive last Sunday as the parking lot was full of cool cars and the sun was in full effect. It was the second of the five shows we have planned for this season and there was an intoxicating mix of vehicles in attendance. Check out the results.

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50 Years Ago Today, Mazda Introduces Rotary Power

Tue, May 30, 2017 | Posted by:

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Mazda, known as Toyo Kogyo Corporation at the time, needed to create a unique technology that would differentiate it among a rapidly globalizing Japanese automotive industry in order to stay independent. In 1961, Mazda licensed NSU Motorenwerke AG and Wankel GmbH’s rotary engine technology and the rest is history.

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Video: Long-Lasting Tire Dressing

Mon, May 29, 2017 | Posted by:

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Take proper care of your expensive tires and enjoy a finish that lasts and lasts in the toughest of driving conditions. It creates a black, satin finish for a natural rubber look or you can dial in more gloss if that’s how you want to roll. Get some tips and tricks on proper tire care.

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Celebrating Memorial Day One Race At A Time

Fri, May 26, 2017 | Posted by:

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Memorial Day weekend has always had a tremendous amount of meaning in my family. Not only is it significant because we in America remember those who have died serving our country, but in the Griot house it was also all about the racing traditions that fall on the weekend. I’m talking about the Indy 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix.

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Video: More Car Care Questions Answered

Thu, May 25, 2017 | Posted by:

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Got car care questions? Here are a few videos of our own FAQs. These were taken from the Q&A page of our website but if the videos inspire you to ask a question yourself please do so in the comment section below. We will get you a quick answer and your inquiry may end up on a future FAQ video!

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Dodge Challenger Demon SRT: When 707 HP Isn’t Enough

Tue, May 23, 2017 | Posted by:

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“We’ll see your 707 horsepower and raise you 133.” There seems to be dueling engineering groups at Dodge, each plotting a plan to outdo the other in the hyper muscle car market. Currently, the Hellcat has been replaced by the 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger Demon SRT. At a base price of $84,995, that’s about $100 per horsepower.

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