Cars

Shop Tour: J-Rod & Custom

Shop Tour: J-Rod & Custom

  Born or made? For the biggest car enthusiasts it’s both. Jared Hancock is a case in point. “I grew up around hot rods,” says Jared, ‘my dad did upholstery on the side, and I went to car shows at a super young age as soon as I could walk the show. Seeing my dad working on cars, I really tuned into it. It’s been my passion forever.” Like many before him, Jared started out on the bottom rung of the ladder. “I never really got into the upholstery side of things, I started out in bodywork. When I was […]

by 01/19/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Garage Life, Stories
Sweet Swap: 240Z Meets 370Z

Sweet Swap: 240Z Meets 370Z

Fever Racing out of Tampa, Florida gets the kudos for this clean swap that drops a Nissan VQ37VHR out of a 370Z into its great-great grandfather and founder of the Zed car, the Datsun 240Z. The swap was pulled off by using a McKinney Motorsports VQ35 swap kit, and of course Fever had to inject some boost into the deal by bolting on twin Garrett GTX3071R turbochargers. The goal is to surpass 1,000 horsepower and 8,000 rpm.

by 01/12/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Sweet Builds
Seahawks Dominate January Caffeine & Gasoline®

Seahawks Dominate January Caffeine & Gasoline®

Even though the Seattle Seahawks were on the sidelines during the playoffs for the first time since the 2011 season, we still celebrated the team and their fans known as 12s for 12th man at our January Caffeine & Gasoline®. We open the gates for Caffeine & Gasoline® on the first Saturday of every month and invite car lovers to roll their rides in and talk shop over free coffee and donuts.

by 01/10/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Events
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.

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.

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

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

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.

by 07/20/2017 0 comments Car Culture, Cars
Ken Block’s Coyote-Swapped Classic Bronco

Ken Block’s Coyote-Swapped Classic Bronco

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.

by 07/19/2017 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Star Cars, Sweet Builds
Auto Display Car Feature: 1978 Porsche 930

Auto Display Car Feature: 1978 Porsche 930

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.

by 06/30/2017 0 comments Cars