Caffeine & Gasoline Car Feature

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.

Caffeine & Gasoline® Car Feature: Brian Fitzgerald’s Jeepster

Caffeine & Gasoline® Car Feature: Brian Fitzgerald’s Jeepster

Most of the time hand-me-downs are a bummer… a worn pair of blue jeans or a battered and bruised toy. Cars are also passed along and, like toys, some are battered and bruised but others can become heirlooms. Meet Brian Fitzgerald, the lucky sibling left holding the keys to this highly desirable 1948 Jeepster.

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.

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.

Caffeine & Gasoline® Car Feature: Robert Shick’s 1964 Ford Cortina GT Mk 1

Caffeine & Gasoline® Car Feature: Robert Shick’s 1964 Ford Cortina GT Mk 1

We’d seen the Cortina prowling previous Caffeine & Gasoline shows but the cosmic tumblers never aligned. That all changed May 3rd. We spotted the owner, Robert Shick of Dupont, WA, when he was showing someone the engine. The more we saw, the more we were enamored with the British Blue Oval. This car’s feel-good story starts on eBay.