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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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AC Schnitzer: Famed BMW Tuner Is Celebrating 30 Years Of Leading-Edge Performance

Fri, May 12, 2017 | Posted by:

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Raising an eyebrow among the BMW crowd can be a tough ask… AC Schnitzer has been raising the adrenalin output of BMW enthusiasts for three decades… that’s saying something. The renowned tuning house is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2017 so we’re taking a peek back at how it got started and what they’re doing […]

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Introducing: Griot’s Garage World’s Fastest Detail Wagen

Mon, Oct 31, 2016 | Posted by:

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Our Detail Wagen is set to make a big splash at SEMA but in order to maximize its impact we’ve had to keep it under wraps for the last 10 months. It’s been excruciating, but the day of reckoning is here. We will quickly rundown the specs but rest assured we have a series of […]

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Parking Spot Car Feature – Lead Sled, A Stock-Class Drag Racing Icon Of The ’70s

Fri, Jul 15, 2016 | Posted by:

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This edition of Parking Spot Car Feature got started because the car in question happened to be parked where John Bunker, our interactive designer and photographer, usually parks. Little did we know the perfectly patina’d wagon was 2-1/4 tons of drag racing history.

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Garage Basics – Air Compressors, Features, Benefits, How They Work

Wed, Jun 22, 2016 | Posted by:

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Compressed air is one of those features that can take your garage to the next level. Having a basic, standard-issue air compressor opens the door to advanced tasks well beyond detailing, increasing the completion speed, the amount of torque you can unleash, and the overall scope of projects you can complete in your home garage.

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Project 280 SLeeper Part 2: Our 1970 Mercedes 280SL Gets Suspended

Tue, Jun 14, 2016 | Posted by:

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The plan for our 1970 Mercedes Benz 280SL calls for a V8 swap and a color change from a boring and unhealthy Tobacco Brown to a much more soothing Blue Gray Metallic and the interior color from brown to red. The parts are back from their various coaters, platers, and blessers… and we are putting […]

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Insider Trading: The Tale Of A Jaguar Interior

Wed, Feb 4, 2015 | Posted by:

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Tearing a classic collector car down to its bare bones can be trying on the nerves and the hands. In some cases, like a cosmetic restoration, the drama can be diminished. Repainting, an engine refresh, or an interior update for instance are much more manageable for mind and body alike. Case in point is this […]

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Collectors Foundation: Bringing Back Shop Class

Wed, Nov 28, 2012 | Posted by:

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Most of us will recall our shop classes from junior high and high school fondly. Designing, building, and problem-solving with both head and hands… There is lasting value in these learning experiences. Unfortunately, we are witnessing the demise of vocational training in our schools. One philanthropic movement aims to reverse the trend.

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As Seen On TV: Griot’s Garage Treasures

Wed, Oct 24, 2012 | Posted by:

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You know they exist… Warehouses, barns, and garages filled to the gills with one-of-a-kind automobiles. But these troves of car guy dream stuff are often inaccessible. You hardly ever get to look inside. Until now. In a 13-show TV series, Griot’s Garage is rolling open the door on some of the most interesting car collections […]

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Get Your Free Garage Therapy Door Hanger

Wed, Feb 1, 2012 | Posted by:

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so here’s an easy way to make sure you get some quality time with the one you love. Download, print, and cut out this door hanger, then enjoy some much-needed garage therapy. Of course, the sentiment is not limited to the month of February. Feel free to enjoy […]

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‘Twas the Night Before Race Day

Fri, Dec 16, 2011 | Posted by:

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With a tip of the crash helmet to Clement Clarke Moore… ‘Twas the night before race day, when all through the garage, not an engine was turning, not even my Dodge. The spanners where hung by the compressor with care, in hopes that “St. Horsepower” soon would be there.

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Guest Post: How to Prevent a Car or Shop Fire

Fri, Oct 14, 2011 | Posted by:

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It’s every car lover’s nightmare. Your prized automobiles, your garage, or both are engulfed in flames, while you stand helplessly and watch dreams and dollar signs drift skyward with the smoke. As devastating as car and shop fires can be, they are (in large part) preventable. Our friends at Hagerty Insurance have put together some […]

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The Secret to a Great Garage: Start With The Floor!

Tue, Aug 23, 2011 | Posted by:

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You may have heard us say it now and then at Griot’s… Every great garage starts with the floor. My dad has been working piece-by-piece to transform his garage into a great one. So, with sheet rock hung and walls painted, it was time to attack the 35 year-old slab of tired looking, oil-stained concrete. […]

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Star Cars: The Ralph Lauren Car Collection

Mon, Jul 11, 2011 | Posted by:

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At one time or another, most of us have debated with friends how, if money was no issue, we’d fill our dream garages. For most, these answers rarely go beyond  that afternoon discussion. For a lucky few, one (or maybe two) of these dream machines might find their way to the garage. And then there […]

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A New Garage! Part 6: Rounding the Bend

Wed, Apr 7, 2010 | Posted by:

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You’ve had projects in your garage, so you know… There comes a time in every build where the finished product is in sight. Idea has transformed to rendering has transformed to reality. Just over a month ago, we showed you the progress on our barn find build and asked you to use your imagination. Now, […]

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