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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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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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Video: Protecting Vital Fabrics From The Sun, Water, And Stains

Friday, March 17, 2017

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Fabrics are all over our cars… inside on seats, door panels, headliners, carpets, and more and outside woven into convertible tops. So protecting fabric is a critical task. We have developed a great, easy-to-use product that beads water, guards against fading due to the sun’s UV rays, and provides excellent stain resistance.

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Steve McQueen’s “Bullitt” Mustang Chase Car Found

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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According to the “Los Angeles Times” the star of one of the most famous chase scenes ever put on film, the Highland Green 1968 Mustang Fastback from the movie “Bullitt,” has been found… in Baja California, Mexico. It seems the Ford’s been living ‘La Vida Loca’ south of the border, enjoying carne asada and margaritas […]

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Griot’s Garage Prepped Blue Oval Wins Big In Scottsdale

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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Bruce Leven’s GT51, a vintage racecar inspired 1951 Ford Coupe, took home some hardware at the recent Goodguys Spring Nationals in Scottsdale, Arizona. Bruce’s success was especially meaningful to us because the car was prepped with products from Griot’s Garage.

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Video: A Cavalcade of Car Care Questions

Wednesday, March 8, 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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Ferraris For The Win At Caffeine & Gasoline

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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For the first time in 2017 the rays of the sun greeted us at our Caffeine & Gasoline® cruise-in car show. The joint was jumpin’ as the place was a buzz with car stories and tuning advice. Donuts are a great way to judge attendance and our 40 dozen was gone in 60 minutes… We […]

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Video: Detailing Tip: Different Types Of Polishing

Friday, February 24, 2017

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Do I polish by hand or machine? Do I use a one-step synthetic polish or a two-step approach that features a correcting polish for more severe blemishes and a follow-up polish that refines the surface in preparation for the application of a wax or sealant? Enlightenment awaits.

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Video: Car Jacking With Our 2-Ton Floor Jack

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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Our feature laden floor jack sports a three-inch saddle clearance, giving it the lowest profile in the world yet is capable of lifting 4,000 pounds to a height of 20 inches. Got a slammed ride? No problem. See this jack in action in one of our more entertaining, higher energy videos.

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