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Before becoming Griot's Garage's resident "Edgy Bulldog Ninja Content Generator," Evan was the editor of Turbo & High-Tech Performance magazine from 1992 to 2005. During his tenure at the publication, dubbed "The Birthplace of Import Performance,” the import scene went from a loose subculture to a mainstream industry complete with its own movie franchise. A hardcore car guy, Evan drives a lightly breathed-upon Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX pushing 330 awhp. Evan's "fun in the garage" finds him underneath or under the hood of a 1968 Toyota Corona hardtop coupe that he is trying to resuscitate after rescuing it from nine years under a tarp. Evan keeps it real in the great Northwest, cultivating the automotive culture and looking for that next project hidden in the weeds... Or under another dreaded blue tarp.

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Video: More Car Care Questions Answered

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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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 […]

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

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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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 Currently, the Hellcat has been replaced by the 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger Demon SRT.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 $1,000 per […]

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Caffeine & Gasoline® Car Feature: Robert Shick’s 1964 Ford Cortina GT Mk 1

Thursday, May 18, 2017

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We’d seen the Cortina prowling previous Caffeine & Gasoline shows but the cosmic tumblers never aligned. That all changed May 3rd. We spotted the owner, Robert Shick of Dupont, WA, when he was showing someone the engine. The more we saw, the more we were enamored with the British Blue Oval. This car’s feel-good story […]

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Lamborghinis In The Spotlight At Caffeine & Gasoline

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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The long-awaited springtime sun finally made its presence felt as our May Caffeine & Gasoline was the warmest and brightest of the year. The place was packed. The great thing about these open house car show events is you never know what’s going to roll up the driveway. Check out our coverage and see for […]

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AC Schnitzer: Famed BMW Tuner Is Celebrating 30 Years Of Leading-Edge Performance

Friday, May 12, 2017

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Raising an eyebrow among the BMW crowd can be a tough ask… AC Schnitzer has been raising the adrenalin output of BMW enthusiasts for three decades… that’s saying something. The renowned tuning house is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2017 so we’re taking a peek back at how it got started and what they’re doing […]

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Event Coverage: Griot’s Garage Shinefest Pride & Perfection Car Show

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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We’re off and running with the Griot’s Garage Shinefest Pride & Perfection Car Show Series. One of the warmest and sunniest days of the year greeted the throngs in attendance at our Tacoma store. We have four more shows planned throughout the summer on June 4, July 2, August 27, and September 3. Here are […]

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Video: Black Shine Family Of Tire Care Products

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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The Black Shine™ family of premium tire care is an advanced-formula dressing that allows you to be the boss of your gloss. Keeping your tires looking their best has never been easier and this video will show you the differences between each Black Shine product and how you control the amount of gloss on your tires.

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Rensselaer Motorsport Shines Bright

Friday, April 14, 2017

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Rensselaer Motorsport is a team of volunteer students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York that spends nine months each year designing, manufacturing, and testing a small open-wheeled race car. We are proud to be part of the team.

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From Oxidation To Adulation: Another Astonishing Transformation

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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  Customer feedback comes in all shapes and sizes. In this case it came in the form of Rod J.’s 1987 Chevy pickup. He attended our recent Caffeine & Gasoline show, grabbed the ear of one of our staffers, and sang the praises of how our products revived his truck’s tired, sunbaked paint. Here’s what […]

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Video: McLaren – See The Trailer Of The Upcoming Bruce McLaren Biographical Film

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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A motorsports legend like no other, New Zealander Bruce McLaren was one of the few men to do it all. He was an inventor, self-taught engineer, Formula 1 driver, skilled mechanic, race car designer, team owner, development driver, and businessman. There’s a movie about his incredible life coming out soon and we have the trailer.

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Supercars Up The Intensity At Caffeine & Gasoline

Monday, April 10, 2017

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The spirit of spring was definitely in the air at our April Caffeine & Gasoline event, yet rain was still falling from the sky. The vibe was strong, there seemed to be more story-telling going on, and a lot of people lingered after the show was officially over… all signs that more than flowers are […]

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Battery & System Tester: The Easy Way To Trace Electrical Gremlins

Saturday, April 1, 2017

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Starting problems happen. We’ve all been there… turn the key and you’re greeted by a distinctive rapid clicking sound or utter silence, not the vroom you were hoping for. There’s a gremlin in your starting electrics but how do you pinpoint the problem? Enter the Griot’s Garage Battery & System Tester.

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Video: Heavy-Duty Wheel Cleaner

Friday, March 31, 2017

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It can be tough keeping pace with dirty wheels. Some of you are burdened with brake pads that dust like a blizzard and blacken your wheels, some live in wet environs that invite grime to stick to your wheels like an adhesive, and some of us deal with a mix of both scenarios. Our Heavy-Duty […]

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Video: RC Cars As Tow Rigs? … Say What?

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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Buzzy RC engines are one of the few motors to generate less torque than a Honda Civic… well maybe not. We came across this otherworldly video where a herd of 15 1:10 scale Tamiya Hilux Bruiser 4WD RC trucks are each hitched up to a real Toyota Hilux and then proceed to pull the big […]

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Caffeine & Gasoline® Car Feature: Danny Gogue’s 1960 Volkswagen Type 2 Double Cab

Monday, March 20, 2017

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When you see Danny Gogue next to his 1960 Volkswagen Type 2 Double Cab all is right with the world. They belong to each other. You could see them on opposite sides of the parking lot and easily connect the dots between car and owner. We did. When we saw his Double Cab at our […]

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