Articles by: Evan

Hot Rods Rule February Caffeine & Gasoline®

Hot Rods Rule February Caffeine & Gasoline®

Mother Nature cooperated and cool cars were buzzing around Griot’s Garage like bees circling their hive. The theme of the event was hot rods, but the great thing about these monthly get-togethers is you never know what’s going to pull in the parking lot. Beyond the four-wheeled eye-candy, it’s the comradery and conversations that make C&G a great way to spend a Saturday morning.

Video: Cordless Pro LED Shop Lights

Video: Cordless Pro LED Shop Lights

Light up your projects and enjoy the portability that allows you to take your illumination on the road. Our professional, industrial-quality, rechargeable, cordless LED shop lights are also great garage companions. A rubber bumper surround protects against drop damage and we offer a number of optional mounting accessories.

by 02/05/2018 0 comments Videos
Video: 3″ Random Orbital Upgrades

Video: 3″ Random Orbital Upgrades

Get some tips and tricks on how to upgrade the performance of your Griot’s Garage 3″ Random Orbital. See how changing pad thickness and foam density delivers more energy transfer and more correcting capability, how using a smaller pad provides more focused correcting ability, and how stepping up to a larger pad gives you more panel coverage.

by 02/01/2018 0 comments Car Care, Videos
Video: How Much Can the PFM® Terry Weave Drying Towel Hold?

Video: How Much Can the PFM® Terry Weave Drying Towel Hold?

We tout how the PFM® Terry Weave Drying Towel’s innovative long-loop weave gives you the speed and convenience of one-pass drying and the capacity of one towel, one vehicle performance. But exactly how much water can it hold? The video answers that inquisitive question once and for all. 

by 01/29/2018 0 comments Uncategorized
Video: Inside Griot’s Garage – ’57 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner

Video: Inside Griot’s Garage – ’57 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner

Buckle up as we take you on a behind the sheetmetal look at the iconic 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner. See (and hear) the car’s claim to fame, its power retractable Hide-Away-Hardtop. No less than seven electric motors, four lift jacks, and 10 solenoids scream like a freight train when actuating the top.

by 01/22/2018 0 comments Videos
Shop Tour: J-Rod & Custom

Shop Tour: J-Rod & Custom

  Born or made? For the biggest car enthusiasts it’s both. Jared Hancock is a case in point. “I grew up around hot rods,” says Jared, ‘my dad did upholstery on the side, and I went to car shows at a super young age as soon as I could walk the show. Seeing my dad working on cars, I really tuned into it. It’s been my passion forever.” Like many before him, Jared started out on the bottom rung of the ladder. “I never really got into the upholstery side of things, I started out in bodywork. When I was […]

by 01/19/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Garage Life, Stories
50th Anniversary Mustang Bullitt Celebrates Famed Movie

50th Anniversary Mustang Bullitt Celebrates Famed Movie

Easily one of the Top 10 car chase movies of all time… and that’s being conservative, the iconic detective thriller “Bullitt” is celebrating its 50th anniversary. A Dark Highland Green Mustang fastback was the runaway star of the show and Ford will produce a special Mustang Bullitt edition based on the all-new 2019 Mustang to pay tribute to the cinema phenom.

by 01/17/2018 0 comments Car Culture, History, Star Cars, Videos
Video: Ultra-Premium Glass Cleaner

Video: Ultra-Premium Glass Cleaner

It sucks getting in your car and struggling to see through the windshield because leaves, pine needles, and muck have accumulated overnight. As the weather turns and the winds whip into a frenzy this scenario is becoming more frequent and the need for clean glass is becoming more critical. Enter Ultra-Premium Glass Cleaner.

by 01/15/2018 0 comments Videos
Sweet Swap: 240Z Meets 370Z

Sweet Swap: 240Z Meets 370Z

Fever Racing out of Tampa, Florida gets the kudos for this clean swap that drops a Nissan VQ37VHR out of a 370Z into its great-great grandfather and founder of the Zed car, the Datsun 240Z. The swap was pulled off by using a McKinney Motorsports VQ35 swap kit, and of course Fever had to inject some boost into the deal by bolting on twin Garrett GTX3071R turbochargers. The goal is to surpass 1,000 horsepower and 8,000 rpm.

by 01/12/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Sweet Builds
Seahawks Dominate January Caffeine & Gasoline®

Seahawks Dominate January Caffeine & Gasoline®

Even though the Seattle Seahawks were on the sidelines during the playoffs for the first time since the 2011 season, we still celebrated the team and their fans known as 12s for 12th man at our January Caffeine & Gasoline®. We open the gates for Caffeine & Gasoline® on the first Saturday of every month and invite car lovers to roll their rides in and talk shop over free coffee and donuts.

by 01/10/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Events