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Supercars Pave The Way At April Caffeine & Gasoline®

Supercars Pave The Way At April Caffeine & Gasoline®

Car shows and weather are dramatically opposing forces and they were on a collision course at our April Caffeine & Gasoline event. In what may well have been the biggest downpour in Caffeine & Gasoline® history, we were astonished to see so many people fight Mother Nature and swing by the store.

by 04/18/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Events
Aasbo Powerslides Papadakis Racing Corolla To Victory In Long Beach

Aasbo Powerslides Papadakis Racing Corolla To Victory In Long Beach

  We did a splash feature of the Papadakis Racing Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla Hatchback on April 3rd. Flash-forward to April 9th and we’re telling you how driver Fredric Aasbo shocked the world by winning the season-opening Formula Drift event on the Streets of Long Beach… the car’s maiden event.

by 04/09/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Racing
Famous Paul Newman Race Cars Displayed Together For First Time

Famous Paul Newman Race Cars Displayed Together For First Time

Built for speed, a collection of 10 cars raced by Paul Newman, who was a legitimate racer before he made famous spaghetti sauce and salad dressings will be the centerpieces at the 8th annual San Marino Motor Classic, a premier Concours d’Elegance held in Southern California.

by 04/06/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, History, Racing
Papadakis Racing Takes All-New 2018 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Drifting

Papadakis Racing Takes All-New 2018 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Drifting

Drift champion Fredric Aasbo will pilot this heavily modified Toyota Corolla Hatchback in the popular Formula Drift series. The AE86 variant of the Corolla, a rear-drive model produced from 1985 to 1987, is regarded as the founding father of drifting in Japan. When it was done on the lowdown up and over remote mountain passes and dubbed touge drifting.

by 04/03/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Racing
Video: Inside Griot’s Garage – 1959 Cadillac DeVille

Video: Inside Griot’s Garage – 1959 Cadillac DeVille

One of our biggest cover cars, take an inside look at Larry H.’s Series 63 resto mod Caddy from our 2017 run of holiday Handbooks (Cover 440). Its 200 square feet of sheet metal features some of most famous fins to ever grace the open road.

by 03/28/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Garage Life
Barn-Found: Golden Sahara II w/ Video

Barn-Found: Golden Sahara II w/ Video

How many wacky kustoms did George Barris build? We all know about the Batmobile, the Monkeys GTO, and the gaggle of morbid yet cool Munster cars. But what is the Golden Sahara II? What happened to the first Golden Sahara? Forget George Barris, we’re thinking hello George Jetson! Based on a 1953 Lincoln Capri, the Golden Sahara II was a technologically futuristic (for the times) kustom that features a Barris signature bubble top, a long slabbed and low-riding chassis, and tons of one-off design elements. The donor car was close to Barris’ heart because it was his daily driver before […]

by 03/24/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, History
The Color Wheel Of Race Car Liveries

The Color Wheel Of Race Car Liveries

What’s in a color? For racers of early automobiles their national pride was closely tied to the hue of paint sprayed on their car. In the early years of motorcar racing it was difficult to tell one car from the next… even with numbers, spectators had a hard time cheering for the right racer because the cars looked too similar. When we say early we mean it. There’s a saying that the first race took place soon after the second car came across the first at some crossroads. Going International In 1900 there were enough cars racing at the Gordon […]

by 03/12/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, History
All-New Toyota Supra Racing Concept Wows The Crowd At The Geneva Motor Show

All-New Toyota Supra Racing Concept Wows The Crowd At The Geneva Motor Show

The Toyota Supra MkIV (1993 – 1998 in America) was an iconic tuner car years before the Fast & Furious franchise started making movies. The car’s 3.0-liter 2JZ-GTE inline 6 was factory turbocharged and intercooled and rated at a conservative 320 horsepower.

by 03/06/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars
Video: Top Gear Is Back… Ken Block Chases Moonshiners

Video: Top Gear Is Back… Ken Block Chases Moonshiners

Top Gear’s 25th season debuts this Saturday, March 3rd in America. One of the hot segments pits Hoonigan Ken Block as a cop in pursuit of the guys. The scenario has the hosts acting as bootleggers a la the “Dukes of Hazard” TV show.

by 03/01/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Events, Garage Life, People, Videos
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.