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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: Leather 3-in-1 Spray

Monday, September 11, 2017

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Leather 3-in-1 Spray removes light scuffs and stains on your interior’s leather and leatherette surfaces, conditions by enhancing the suppleness of your leather, and protects your interior from the damaging rays of the sun. Check out this video and put your leather in the fast lane to perfection.

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Event Coverage: Shinefest Pride & Perfection Car Show

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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Our aptly named Shinefest car show series has made the most of these warm and glorious summer months. The August event, the fourth of the five shows slated for 2017, was a case in point. All the cars in attendance were primped and preened to get as many votes as possible. Here are the results […]

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Caffeine & Gasoline® Car Feature: Jim Terhar’s 1962 Bel Air Bubbletop

Thursday, August 31, 2017

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  Think of Chevy Bel Airs and most of us will default to the Tri-Fives (’55 – ’57), one of the most-rodded platforms from the ’50s. But they lived well into the ’60s and there is another iconic, rare, and desirable Bel Air out there: the bubbletop. Well-executed mods can make these coupes look and […]

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Video: Watch Miata Engine Disassemble Itself

Monday, August 28, 2017

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This creative time-lapse video shows a Mazda Miata engine falling to pieces right in front of your eyes. The footage is from “How A Car Works” and shows the basic steps in tearing down a complete engine into its basic building blocks… all without a busted bolt or bloody knuckle… if only things went so […]

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Video: Picking The Right Leather Product For You

Friday, August 25, 2017

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Got leather? Keeping it in tip-top shape adds style and comfort to your drive while protecting the value of your fine automobile. Get a rundown on our lineup of leather care products from leather rejuvenation to cleaning to regular maintenance. Get the info you need to make an informed leather care decision and some savvy […]

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Video: Wheel Cleaning Tools

Friday, August 18, 2017

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Wheels are important first-impression makers and we’ve developed innovative wheel cleaning tools that make it easy to standout as you roll up. This video explains the shapes, sizes, angles, and materials used in our wheel brushes, shows you the best microfiber to use, and gives you some tips and tricks to maximize your results.

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Tech: Reviving A Triple-Deuce Intake Manifold With Citrus Multi-Surface Cleaner

Friday, August 11, 2017

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  It had been more than half a century since fuel flowed through the Holley triple deuce carburetors. In the decades since, the carbs and the Edelbrock manifold they’re mounted to were stored deep in the garage, giving the grunge plenty of time to gather and take hold. It was time to bring this hardware back […]

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Video: Mobile Tool & Power Station

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

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Take your garage therapy to the next level with this quality garage product. You can store your tools and lock them up, power your tools via 3 outlets, and use the durable rubberized top as a work platform for detailing small parts or whatever your garage therapy demands. This video delivers beyond-the-specs details. Check it […]

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Video: Best of Show® Detailer

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

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Best of Show® Detailer boosts color, depth, and clarity more than any other spray detailer in our product lineup. It’s a finishing detailer for when you want to impart the very best finish you can and its high flash point means quick and effective wipe off, even in direct sunlight. Get some tips and see […]

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Video: Picking The Right Wash

Friday, July 28, 2017

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Washing your car is not only one of the most common car care tasks, it’s also one of the most important. Getting this step right sets the stage for all the following steps. This video breaks down the differences and showcases the benefits of our traditional soap-and-water washes, our rinseless wash, and our waterless wash.

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2018 Ford Mustangs Make Burning Out Easy w/Video

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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The Blue Oval boys like boisterous behavior. Their Focus RS has a Drift Mode that helps drivers hang it out like a champion and now they’re helping enthusiastic Mustang owners burn the rubber off their tires. Enter Ford’s electronic line-lock system. The GT has had it, but Ford is spreading the love to include EcoBoost […]

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Video: Vinyl & Rubber Dressing

Friday, July 21, 2017

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Vinyl & Rubber Dressing will produce professional results on interiors, exterior trim, tires, and the plastic and rubber engine parts. See how it dries on your tires leaving behind a smooth satin finish and how it’s a perfect finishing touch on your dash and door panels without that goopy gloss left behind by other dressings.

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Mercedes-Benz To Produce Pickup Truck, Meet The X-Class

Thursday, July 20, 2017

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In a better-late-than-never move Mercedes is jumping into the pickup truck game, becoming the only German automaker currently producing a pick-em-up. Before you get your engines revving too much, it is unclear if this rig will be bound for American shores or a Euro-only proposition. The X-Class certainly has the look.

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Ken Block’s Coyote-Swapped Classic Bronco

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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We’ve all heard stories of husbands buying their wife a power drill for her birthday or wives getting their hubby a foot bath for his birthday. We are wondering if such a scenario is playing out in the Ken Block household as the head hoonigan has gifted his wife a Coyote-swapped classic Bronco.

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July Caffeine & Gasoline Celebrates American Muscle

Monday, July 10, 2017

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We are keeping House of Donuts in business. Our July 1 Caffeine & Gasoline required 70 dozen to satisfy the sweet teeth of the throngs of enthusiasts in attendance. That’s right 840 of the holey cakes of joy passed hands. The donuts and untold gallons of coffee fueled the conversations from the Indy Café to […]

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