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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
Video: Inside Griot’s Garage – Range Rover Interior Swap

Video: Inside Griot’s Garage – Range Rover Interior Swap

In this second installment on our imported Range Rover Richard outlines the improvements he’s made to the vehicle. He explains how the Rover’s rolling stock has been upgraded, highlights the SUV’s far-reaching interior transformation, and considers a wild engine swap.

by 01/04/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Garage Life, Sweet Builds
Blood, Sweat, And Wax – The Story Of Our Award-Winning Lamborghini Islero w/Video

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

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 Concours d’Elegance is one such event.

by 07/31/2017 0 comments Car Culture, Events, Garage Life
AC Schnitzer: Famed BMW Tuner Is Celebrating 30 Years Of Leading-Edge Performance

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

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 to stay on top.

by 05/12/2017 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Garage Life, History
Introducing: Griot’s Garage World’s Fastest Detail Wagen

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

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 buildup articles in the pipeline. This thing rocks.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

by 06/22/2016 0 comments Garage Life, Tech, Uncategorized
Project 280 SLeeper Part 2: Our 1970 Mercedes 280SL Gets Suspended

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

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 Humpty back together again.

by 06/14/2016 1 comment Cars, Garage Life, Sweet Builds, Tech
Insider Trading: The Tale Of A Jaguar Interior

Insider Trading: The Tale Of A Jaguar Interior

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 1964 Jaguar XKE Speedster.

by 02/04/2015 1 comment Car Culture, Cars, Garage Life
Collectors Foundation: Bringing Back Shop Class

Collectors Foundation: Bringing Back Shop Class

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.

by 11/28/2012 5 comments Car Culture, Garage Life, People