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

Wed, Sep 20, 2017 | Posted by:

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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 […]

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Event Coverage: Shinefest Pride & Perfection Car Show

Tue, Sep 5, 2017 | Posted by:

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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 […]

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

Thu, Aug 31, 2017 | Posted by:

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  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 […]

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Video: Watch Miata Engine Disassemble Itself

Mon, Aug 28, 2017 | Posted by:

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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 […]

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

Fri, Aug 11, 2017 | Posted by:

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  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 […]

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

Mon, Jul 31, 2017 | Posted by:

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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 […]

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2018 Ford Mustangs Make Burning Out Easy w/Video

Wed, Jul 26, 2017 | Posted by:

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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 […]

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Mythbusting Car Waxes For Dark Colors – Don’t Fill Imperfections, Eliminate Them

Mon, Jul 24, 2017 | Posted by:

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Editor’s Note – This is the third of a series of articles on paint care myths. Jason Mathews has been burning up the highway for 20 years as our National Events Manager. He has more one-on-one face time with our customers than anyone else in the company. He’s dispelling misconceptions… today’s myth… waxes made for […]

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Mercedes-Benz To Produce Pickup Truck, Meet The X-Class

Thu, Jul 20, 2017 | Posted by:

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In a better-late-than-never move Mercedes is jumping into the pickup truck game, becoming the only German automaker currently producing a pick-em-up. Before you get your engines revving too much, it is unclear if this rig will be bound for American shores or a Euro-only proposition. The X-Class certainly has the look.

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Ken Block’s Coyote-Swapped Classic Bronco

Wed, Jul 19, 2017 | Posted by:

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We’ve all heard stories of husbands buying their wife a power drill for her birthday or wives getting their hubby a foot bath for his birthday. We are wondering if such a scenario is playing out in the Ken Block household as the head hoonigan has gifted his wife a Coyote-swapped classic Bronco.

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July Caffeine & Gasoline Celebrates American Muscle

Mon, Jul 10, 2017 | Posted by:

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We are keeping House of Donuts in business. Our July 1 Caffeine & Gasoline required 70 dozen to satisfy the sweet teeth of the throngs of enthusiasts in attendance. That’s right 840 of the holey cakes of joy passed hands. The donuts and untold gallons of coffee fueled the conversations from the Indy Café to […]

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Event Coverage: Shinefest Pride & Perfection Car Show

Mon, Jul 3, 2017 | Posted by:

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Thanks to our third Griot’s Garage Shinefest car show, the Fourth of July weekend got off to a great start. The July 2nd show was the middle of the season and cars in attendance continued to impress. We have two more shows on the docket; August 27 and September 3. Here are the results from […]

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Auto Display Car Feature: 1978 Porsche 930

Fri, Jun 30, 2017 | Posted by:

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The 930 is one of the most blatant examples of the trickle-down theory where race car technology is adapted for street cars intended for public consumption. During the late ’60s Stuttgart integrated turbo performance into its racing program and when they needed a homologation car, the dominoes that led to the 930 began to fall.

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Swap Madness: Old School Opel Kadett Gets A Turbo Honda J-Series V6

Wed, Jun 28, 2017 | Posted by:

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Here’s a Kadett worthy of a salute. It’s a 1979 Opel Kadett coming at us from Hokksund, Norway. The car and its innovative swap were executed by OakHeart Racing. The diminutive coupe had been motivated by a turbocharged Volvo inline-four but has recently taken a side trip to the land of the Rising Sun.

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Mythbusting Paint Correction – Better by hand or machine?

Fri, Jun 23, 2017 | Posted by:

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Editor’s Note – This is the first of a series of articles on paint care myths. Jason Mathews has been burning up the highway for 20 years as our National Events Manager. He has more one-on-one face time with our customers than anyone else in the company. So he’ll be dispelling misconceptions… starting with fear […]

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