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Road Trippin’ In A Just-Bought 1972 Mercedes Benz 280SE

Road Trippin’ In A Just-Bought 1972 Mercedes Benz 280SE

So, to pick up this story from my holiday handbook column. My son Phillip and I were driving home from LA and my itchy trigger finger led to the eBay purchase of this 1972 280SE 4.5 from a gas station off the freeway in San Jose, California. We’ve just laid eyes on the car and are about to get back on the road.

by 11/12/2017 1 comment Car Care, Car Culture
SEMA Lincoln: Built For Burnouts & Disturbing The Peace

SEMA Lincoln: Built For Burnouts & Disturbing The Peace

The best project cars start with sentimental meaning. Some conjure childhood memories, others are the stereotypical dream car, and some scratch an itch and become the memory machines or dream cars for future generations. Meet the latest addition to our family.

by 10/31/2017 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Sweet Builds
Caffeine & Gasoline® Car Feature: Bob Mehler’s 1955 Chevrolet 210 Del Ray

Caffeine & Gasoline® Car Feature: Bob Mehler’s 1955 Chevrolet 210 Del Ray

Tri-Five Chevrolets (1955 – 1957) are the quintessential street rod. These cars were the first fresh GM designs after World War II as the previous model’s silhouette can be traced back to 1940. More importantly, they were fitted with Chevy’s game-changing small-block V8. Bob Mehler’s ’55 210 Del Ray hits all the high notes.

Frankfurt’s Finest: Our 5 Favorite Rides From The Frankfurt Motor Show

Frankfurt’s Finest: Our 5 Favorite Rides From The Frankfurt Motor Show

The Frankfurt Motor Show is where automakers from around the world roll out their biggest and best pre-production prototypes and future-looking concept cars. We found ourselves in the internet rabbit hole (during our lunch break of course) and thought it would be fun to give you a taste and send you down the hole as well.

by 09/20/2017 0 comments Car Culture, Events
Event Coverage: Shinefest Pride & Perfection Car Show

Event Coverage: Shinefest Pride & Perfection Car Show

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 from the August 27th event.

by 09/05/2017 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Events, Uncategorized
Caffeine & Gasoline® Car Feature: Jim Terhar’s 1962 Bel Air Bubbletop

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

  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 drive awesome. Just ask Jim Terhar.

Video: Watch Miata Engine Disassemble Itself

Video: Watch Miata Engine Disassemble Itself

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 smoothly in real life.

by 08/28/2017 0 comments Car Culture, Videos
Tech: Reviving A Triple-Deuce Intake Manifold With Citrus Multi-Surface Cleaner

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

  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 into the light.

by 08/11/2017 0 comments Car Care, Car Culture, Tech
Blood, Sweat, And Wax – The Story Of Our Award-Winning Lamborghini Islero w/Video

Blood, Sweat, And Wax – The Story Of Our Award-Winning Lamborghini Islero w/Video

As many of you may already assume, there is really no time of the year when we at Griot’s Garage aren’t prepping for or attending car shows all over the country. While all of them are awesome, some of them stick out due to the level of perceived significance within our hobby. The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is one such event.

by 07/31/2017 0 comments Car Culture, Events, Garage Life
2018 Ford Mustangs Make Burning Out Easy w/Video

2018 Ford Mustangs Make Burning Out Easy w/Video

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 ‘Stangs too.

by 07/26/2017 0 comments Car Culture, Randomness, Videos