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Event Coverage: Shinefest Pride & Perfection Car Show

Event Coverage: Shinefest Pride & Perfection Car Show

Shinefest is back. Our very own car show series began its second year on May 19th. The show is judged by the entrants in nine of the ten categories, with the Best Detailed honors awarded by vote of Griot’s Garage staffers.

by 05/23/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Event Coverage
Trifecta: A Triple-Supercharged ‘Stang

Trifecta: A Triple-Supercharged ‘Stang

Is this a “Three strikes and you’re out” or “The third time’s the charm” scenario? Meet Trifecta, a 1965 Mustang that flexes three superchargers in the name of overkill. The towering engine is the brainchild of collector Brad Gray who calls his stable of custom cars Blown Mafia. Is it too over the top or are you in love? We came across this beast at engineswapdepot.com and the Blown Mafia Facebook page. It made quite a splash at the recent 2018 Summit Racing Equipment Motorama in Atlanta. The Blue Oval is motivated by a 7.0-liter, 427 cubic-inch LSx V8 with […]

by 05/21/2018 0 comments Car Culture
Car Feature: Byron Sanborn’s 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo

Car Feature: Byron Sanborn’s 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo

Byron Sanborn is a long-time fan of all things BMW. He loves driving them and tinkers with them for a living. His shop, Vintage Racing Motors, located in Redmond, Washington, builds, maintains, and pulls track support duty for numerous old Bavarians still working hot laps on the vintage racing circuit. Byron has a nice stable of his own and the standout is this 1974 2002 Turbo.

by 05/17/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Featured Car
Video: 6″ Random Orbital Upgrades

Video: 6″ Random Orbital Upgrades

Our Random Orbitals are designed to grow with your detailing skills. There are ways to tune the machine to your style, enhance its effectiveness, and use different methods to achieve the best results possible. The video outlines how to modify and adapt our 6″ Random Orbital to increase its aggressiveness. Tips include changing backing plates and the effects of using a thinner pad on the machine as well as techniques to get the most out of your detailing sessions.

by 05/11/2018 0 comments Car Care, Tech
Motorcycles Rumble At May Caffeine & Gasoline®

Motorcycles Rumble At May Caffeine & Gasoline®

The rumpity rump of motorcycles was the order of the day at our May Caffeine & Gasoline® cruise-in and car show. Warm exhaust manifolds and warm weather made for a great morning of eye-ballin’ bikes, gawking at cars, and talking shop with like-minded gearheads. Sometimes the theme of our Caffeine & Gasoline® events is not fully represented… and that’s OK… usually the theme is best represented in our Auto Display. However, hot rodders, Ferrari owners, and the cars of Deutschland are exceptions that seem to embrace the occasion… add bikers to that list. There were tons of two wheelers prowling […]

by 05/09/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Event Coverage
Video: Electric Orbital Buyer’s Guide

Video: Electric Orbital Buyer’s Guide

Our Random Orbitals give everyday people the power to perfect paint. Picking the right orbital for you and your ride is important. This insightful video dispels myths about machine buffing, explains what the orbit in random orbital means, the value and purpose of backing plates, and the pros and cons of all the orbitals in our lineup. All so you can make an informed decision and get a n orbital that will grow with your skillset and be part of your garage therapy for years to come.  

by 05/07/2018 0 comments Car Care, Tech
Video: Glass Cleaning Clay

Video: Glass Cleaning Clay

Clean glass takes more than a cheap glass cleaner and a sheet of the Sunday comics. Using quality cleaners and high-tech microfiber is the way to go. But truly clean glass takes more. Road film, oil, tar, grease, water spots, and more bonds to glass and are difficult to remove. Use our Glass Cleaning Clay to break their grip.

by 05/04/2018 0 comments Car Care, Tech
Video: Black Shine High Gloss Tire Gel

Video: Black Shine High Gloss Tire Gel

Tires deserve to look good too. The trick is to balance the amount of luster you want and get proper protection against rain, road grime, and the sun’s harmful rays. We developed Black Shine High Gloss Tire Gel to create a darker, uniform color and add a durable, glossy shine to your tires.

by 05/02/2018 0 comments Car Care, Tech
Shop Tour: Art Morrison Enterprises

Shop Tour: Art Morrison Enterprises

Meet the early bird among early birds. Art Morrison knows about a hard day’s work. At 3 a.m., while most of us are deep into our REM cycles, conjuring images of our ultimate hot rod, Art is powering up the shop and readying the place for a day of making those dreams come true.

by 04/28/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, History, People, Racing
Event Coverage: Adventure Tacoma

Event Coverage: Adventure Tacoma

Adventure Tacoma is an all-new, first-time event that caters to adventuresome outdoorsy types… and their vehicles. It won’t be the last. Adventure vehicles like tricked out UTVs, side by sides, lifted trucks, 4x4s, extreme campers, and wild expedition vehicles were the order of the day.

by 04/24/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Event Coverage, Events