Articles by: Evan

Toyota GAZOO Racing Wins 86th 24 Hours Of Le Mans

Toyota GAZOO Racing Wins 86th 24 Hours Of Le Mans

Toyota made some history over the June 17th weekend by taking the overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race at the Circuit de La Sarthe in France. It was the automaker’s 20th attempt.

by 06/18/2018 1 comment Car Culture, Racing
SODO Moto: Purveyor Of Rare JDM Classics

SODO Moto: Purveyor Of Rare JDM Classics

Adam Chovanak is a big-time motorhead. Like many of us, his story starts with that first car. The 47-year old’s first ride was a 1969 NSU Sport Prinz with its motor sitting behind a woodpile. Adam got the West German icon up and running and then sold it for a profit… the hook was set.

by 06/14/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Gearhead Hobbies
70 Million Reasons To Praise This Prancing Horse

70 Million Reasons To Praise This Prancing Horse

This rare thoroughbred Ferrari recently sold for $70 million. What is it built from… Unobtainium? This could be the most ever paid for any car, period. Rarity and race history are the key factors in the value of collector cars and this silver 250 GTO has those boxes checked big-time.

by 06/11/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Gearhead Hobbies
Video: Introducing The BOSS™ Foaming System

Video: Introducing The BOSS™ Foaming System

We are proud to announce a revolution in car washing… The BOSS™ Foaming System. The system uses the cleaning power of foam to deliver a deeper, safer clean. Two washes, a poly wax surface enhancer, and an innovative foam cannon are at the primary products. We designed and formulated every aspect of the system in the name of perfection so you can wash with confidence.

by 06/08/2018 0 comments Car Care, Tech, Uncategorized
Porsches Storm The Gates At Caffeine & Gasoline®

Porsches Storm The Gates At Caffeine & Gasoline®

“The car is a two-tone for a reason… it was on the lift, I wedged a 4×4 under it to balance the chassis and the thing almost fell off.” … “I pulled it out of a barn and worked on it for three weeks straight to get it running.” … “Is that supercharged?” These are a small sample of the conversation starters we overheard at the June 2 Caffeine & Gasoline®.

by 06/04/2018 0 comments Event Coverage
Event Coverage: Shinefest Pride & Perfection Car Show

Event Coverage: Shinefest Pride & Perfection Car Show

Shinefest is back. Our very own car show series began its second year on May 19th. The show is judged by the entrants in nine of the ten categories, with the Best Detailed honors awarded by vote of Griot’s Garage staffers.

by 05/23/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Event Coverage
Trifecta: A Triple-Supercharged ‘Stang

Trifecta: A Triple-Supercharged ‘Stang

Is this a “Three strikes and you’re out” or “The third time’s the charm” scenario? Meet Trifecta, a 1965 Mustang that flexes three superchargers in the name of overkill. The towering engine is the brainchild of collector Brad Gray who calls his stable of custom cars Blown Mafia. Is it too over the top or are you in love? We came across this beast at engineswapdepot.com and the Blown Mafia Facebook page. It made quite a splash at the recent 2018 Summit Racing Equipment Motorama in Atlanta. The Blue Oval is motivated by a 7.0-liter, 427 cubic-inch LSx V8 with […]

by 05/21/2018 0 comments Car Culture
Car Feature: Byron Sanborn’s 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo

Car Feature: Byron Sanborn’s 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo

Byron Sanborn is a long-time fan of all things BMW. He loves driving them and tinkers with them for a living. His shop, Vintage Racing Motors, located in Redmond, Washington, builds, maintains, and pulls track support duty for numerous old Bavarians still working hot laps on the vintage racing circuit. Byron has a nice stable of his own and the standout is this 1974 2002 Turbo.

by 05/17/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Featured Car
Video: 6″ Random Orbital Upgrades

Video: 6″ Random Orbital Upgrades

Our Random Orbitals are designed to grow with your detailing skills. There are ways to tune the machine to your style, enhance its effectiveness, and use different methods to achieve the best results possible. The video outlines how to modify and adapt our 6″ Random Orbital to increase its aggressiveness. Tips include changing backing plates and the effects of using a thinner pad on the machine as well as techniques to get the most out of your detailing sessions.

by 05/11/2018 0 comments Car Care, Tech
Motorcycles Rumble At May Caffeine & Gasoline®

Motorcycles Rumble At May Caffeine & Gasoline®

The rumpity rump of motorcycles was the order of the day at our May Caffeine & Gasoline® cruise-in and car show. Warm exhaust manifolds and warm weather made for a great morning of eye-ballin’ bikes, gawking at cars, and talking shop with like-minded gearheads. Sometimes the theme of our Caffeine & Gasoline® events is not fully represented… and that’s OK… usually the theme is best represented in our Auto Display. However, hot rodders, Ferrari owners, and the cars of Deutschland are exceptions that seem to embrace the occasion… add bikers to that list. There were tons of two wheelers prowling […]

by 05/09/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Event Coverage