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Car Culture: What Is An Orphaned Car?

Car Culture: What Is An Orphaned Car?

Car shows can cater to all types and genre of vehicles. On-road or off road, American muscle or tuners, even Fords or Chevys. But what is a car show for discontinued and orphaned cars? And how are cars orphaned? We have a show for these neglected rides here at Griot’s every year. These are the forgotten cars of yesteryear… rides that the aftermarket bypassed in a big way, leaving them with no go-fast parts… and in dire circumstances limited replacement parts.

by 10/10/2019 0 comments Car Culture, Cars
The Toyota Supra is Back!

The Toyota Supra is Back!

For decades every Lexus concept with a wedgy look and high performance ego was hoped to be the new Supra. As time marched on the denials became less convincing and the messaging from Toyota took on a more promising tone. Somewhere around 2014 the rumors gained traction and one of those ‘unnamed sources’ let it slip that the Lexus FT-1 concept could contain styling cues that hint at what a new Supra could look like.

by 01/16/2019 0 comments Car Culture, Cars
Lanzante Motorsport To Build 11 F1-Engined Porsche 930s

Lanzante Motorsport To Build 11 F1-Engined Porsche 930s

Many have dreamed of building the ultimate Porsche 911. There are a number of over the top builders that can lay claim to such a title… Ruf, RAUH-Welt Begriff (RWB), and Singer come to mind. But taken in the context of pure performance, they may well be taking a back seat to Lanzante Motorsport and their Formula 1 powered limited-edition 930s.

by 10/12/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars
Video: 900-Horsepower Mustang Drifts Entire Nurburgring

Video: 900-Horsepower Mustang Drifts Entire Nurburgring

Nordschleife just got more grip as Vaughn Gittin Jr. laid down tons of rubber as, according to Ford Racing, he became the first person to ever drift the entire 12.9 mile Nordschleife at the Nurburgring. Vaughn, a staple in the Formula drifting community, attacked the legendary German track behind the wheel of the 900 horsepower Ford Mustang RTR he uses in Formula Drift competition. Vaughn won the Formula Drift championship in 2013 and is a three-time World Drift Series champion in 2011, ‘’12, and ‘13. In 2005, Vaughn became the first American ever to win a D1 Grand Prix event […]

by 10/01/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Racing
Porsche Drops New 935 At Rennsport Reunion VI

Porsche Drops New 935 At Rennsport Reunion VI

It’s an exciting time to be a Porsche fan. The automaker has unveiled its new 935 race car on the occasion of “Rennsport Reunion VI” at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in California. Featuring a body reminiscent of the legendary Porsche 935/78, the 700-horsepower competition vehicle will be produced in a limited number of 77 units.

by 09/28/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Racing
Video: Bosozoku – Cartoon Cars Come To Life

Video: Bosozoku – Cartoon Cars Come To Life

Bosozoku is all about rebellion against the mainstream ideals and the ethics of civilized society. In the era of the 1950’s it started as a sub-culture of Japanese motorcycle gangs who showed no respect for traffic laws, traffic officers, and other accepted norms on the road… and beyond. The brashness of the Bosozoku movement evolved through the decades, adding two wheels, dialing back the gang mentality, and taking on a more eccentric, audacious tone in regards to representing on the street. The cars of Bosozoku, known as Kaido Racers in some circles, are easy to spot… If it’s a vintage […]

by 09/25/2018 0 comments Art, Car Culture, Cars
70 Million Reasons To Praise This Prancing Horse

70 Million Reasons To Praise This Prancing Horse

This rare thoroughbred Ferrari recently sold for $70 million. What is it built from… Unobtainium? This could be the most ever paid for any car, period. Rarity and race history are the key factors in the value of collector cars and this silver 250 GTO has those boxes checked big-time.

by 06/11/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Gearhead Hobbies
Car Feature: Byron Sanborn’s 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo

Car Feature: Byron Sanborn’s 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo

Byron Sanborn is a long-time fan of all things BMW. He loves driving them and tinkers with them for a living. His shop, Vintage Racing Motors, located in Redmond, Washington, builds, maintains, and pulls track support duty for numerous old Bavarians still working hot laps on the vintage racing circuit. Byron has a nice stable of his own and the standout is this 1974 2002 Turbo.

by 05/17/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Featured Car
Shop Tour: Art Morrison Enterprises

Shop Tour: Art Morrison Enterprises

Meet the early bird among early birds. Art Morrison knows about a hard day’s work. At 3 a.m., while most of us are deep into our REM cycles, conjuring images of our ultimate hot rod, Art is powering up the shop and readying the place for a day of making those dreams come true.

by 04/28/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, History, People, 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