Articles by: Derek

Mystery Machine Clone: Crunk or Junk?

Mystery Machine Clone: Crunk or Junk?

We’ve spotted this Mystery Machine replica passing the IMG Global Headquarters on more than one occasion. Each time, a “Zoinks!” is yelled down the hallway as everyone reaches for their phone to snap a picture. Where does this car-toon replica rate on your scale of automobile awesomeness?

by 04/17/2012 4 comments Car Culture, Cars, Crunk or Junk?, Star Cars
Griot’s Garage Glass Sealant

Griot’s Garage Glass Sealant

We experience a healthy amount of rainy weather here in the Pacific Northwest (okay, probably an unhealthy amount of rainy weather). While I’m not usually one to talk positive about gray skies and water-soaked shoes, it does make for an ideal test bed when developing products to fight our aquatic adversary.

by 04/09/2012 27 comments Car Care, Griot's Garage, Tech
WIN THIS! Griot’s Car Care New Arrivals Collection

WIN THIS! Griot’s Car Care New Arrivals Collection

Recently, a request to bring back the Griot’s Garage Logo Sign popped up on our Facebook page. In fact, quite a few of you chimed in that you’d like  more red in the garage. We love feedback from our customers! So, in addition to re-releasing the sign, we thought we’d have a little fun. Feel like winning some new car care products?

by 04/06/2012 5 comments Car Care, Griot's Garage
Car Quotable: Close Calls Edition

Car Quotable: Close Calls Edition

“The crashes people remember, but drivers remember the near misses.” – Mario Andretti Racing accidents are like hockey fights, they get our adrenaline pumping even from the comfort of our couches. But what about close calls? If you’ve ever been behind the wheel for one, I’m sure you still get that sinking feeling in your stomach just thinking about it.

by 03/26/2012 3 comments Car Quotable, Columns
5 Gotta-Know Wax Application Tips

5 Gotta-Know Wax Application Tips

Griot’s Garage has collected some great car care tips and tricks over the last 21 years. We also learned a few things while developing our new Premium Carnauba Paste Wax that will definitely help you have more fun in your garage! And fun is what it’s all about, right? So here you go… the top five, gotta-know wax application tips.

by 12/28/2011 20 comments Car Care, Griot's Garage
WIN THIS! Tin #1 of Premium Carnauba Paste Wax

WIN THIS! Tin #1 of Premium Carnauba Paste Wax

WIN! FREE! ONE-OF-A-KIND! Got your attention? Richard Griot is proud of NEW Premium Carnauba Paste Wax, and he wants you (well, a lucky one of you) to win the first tin down the production line. He even signed it! Entering the giveaway is simple, and you’ve got up to three chances to win this one-of-a-kind prize ($39.99 value)!

by 12/22/2011 75 comments Griot's Garage
First Look: LeMay – America’s Car Museum

First Look: LeMay – America’s Car Museum

Words can’t describe how impressive America’s Car Museum is… even calling it a museum doesn’t feel right. Something about that word suggests a place where you silently walk around looking at static displays. What the folks at LeMay have done is different; and not just because cars are the subject matter.

by 12/09/2011 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Sweet Builds
Tire Care Secrets Part 3: Inspection and Maintenance

Tire Care Secrets Part 3: Inspection and Maintenance

We sometimes take them for granted, but you can learn a lot about a car by looking at its tires. Whether it’s for myself, friends, or family, I help inspect and maintain quite a few well-loved cars. One thing that never surprises me is how much I can evaluate (and in many cases easily repair) with a quick check of the four corners.

by 11/17/2011 0 comments Car Care, Griot's Garage, Tech
What’s better than a blue ribbon?

What’s better than a blue ribbon?

When people have success using Griot’s Garage products, we love to hear about it! We receive countless letters from customers who have won everything from weekend car shows to the Pebble Beach Concours. But when our customer’s 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa hit the auction block recently, like the rest of the world, we were blown away by the result.

by 09/02/2011 0 comments Cars, Griot's Garage
The 2011 BMW M-Car Day in Photos

The 2011 BMW M-Car Day in Photos

BMW M-Car Day has become one of my must-attend car shows of the year. Centered on the cars developed by the Motorsport division of BMW, and organized by the great folks over at the Puget Sound Chapter of the BMW CCA, this show has grown each year (with 2011 being the biggest yet), totaling 175 BMW M-Cars!

by 08/26/2011 3 comments Car Culture, Cars, Events, Griot's Garage