Garage Life

A New Garage! Part 5: Snapshots from the Beehive

A New Garage! Part 5: Snapshots from the Beehive

Work on the new Griot’s Garage headquarters continues to buzz along, and a recent visit to the site saw Richard Griot beaming like a kid on Christmas. As he excitedly showed us around, stepping over chalk lines and dodging drywallers on stilts, we managed to snap a few photos of the action. Add these to the project scrapbook!

Garage Plus lets you (yes, you) own a Man Cave.

Garage Plus lets you (yes, you) own a Man Cave.

Our friends at Garage Plus thought way outside the storage unit box when they came up with this concept: Garage “condos” you can own and customize! As they say, your imagination is the only limit to what can be done with your personal toy box. We recently asked Michelle Simon of Garage Plus to share a little more about their project.

by 02/04/2010 7 comments Events, Garage Life, Sweet Builds
A New Garage! Part 4: Momentum

A New Garage! Part 4: Momentum

If you’ve ever restored or customized a car, you know there’s a tipping point where the project just takes off. Plans have been refined and committed to memory, the vision is clear, and the tedious groundwork has been laid. It’s a satisfying time. Every night when you turn out the garage lights, you’ve made real, tangible progress.

A New Garage! Part 3: Rolling Up Our Sleeves

A New Garage! Part 3: Rolling Up Our Sleeves

Anyone who’s had a project car in the garage knows that it takes a certain “vision” to imagine what is possible. In our case, Richard Griot is the man with the vision… and the project is our garage! In the last update we gave you the history of our new digs. Since then, Richard has put his ideas into motion and the work has begun!

Porsche Guys’ Night in the Man Cave

Porsche Guys’ Night in the Man Cave

There’s something about cars that turns total strangers into friends in mere minutes. When a Porsche guru from Portland asked Richard Griot to join he and a bunch of buddies for dinner recently, Richard’s reply was, “Maybe you should all come over and hang out in my garage instead.” How could any red-blooded car guy refuse?

From the Flickr Pool: Heaven Has a Concrete Floor

From the Flickr Pool: Heaven Has a Concrete Floor

At InMyGarage, we know where to find the best room in the house; be it polished or greasy. Flickr pool member avilon_music captured this slice of car guy heaven in a photo that begs to be explored in full-resolution. Who can’t imagine spending some late nights out here? Thanks for sharing, and enjoy your prize!

by 10/08/2009 6 comments Garage Life, Media, Photos
A New Garage! Part 2: The Barn Find

A New Garage! Part 2: The Barn Find

Maybe you’ve experienced something like this… You hear a rumor that there is something special nearby – lying neglected, hidden, almost forgotten. You find the spot, and coax the owner into letting you take a peek inside. The barn doors creak open and there, waiting patiently in the dark and covered with years of dust, is your next project.

by 09/18/2009 7 comments Garage Life, Griot's Garage, History
Boys’ Night Out: Thursdays in the Garage

Boys’ Night Out: Thursdays in the Garage

There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes at Griot’s Garage. Bringing the best Car Care, tools, accessories, and garage gadgets to market takes time and dedication. It also means some late nights out in the garage testing and perfecting. Here’s the story of a time-honored research-and-development tradition… Thursday Boys’ Night Out.

by 09/14/2009 5 comments Car Culture, Garage Life, Griot's Garage
10 Things You’ll Never Hear in My Garage

10 Things You’ll Never Hear in My Garage

Our garages are a sanctuary. There are unspoken rules and codes passed down through the generations before us about proper conduct in the cave. And let’s be honest, there are some things that just don’t (or shouldn’t) fly within those four walls, right? Here’s my list… what are the things you’d never hear (or want to hear) in your garage?

by 08/28/2009 8 comments Car Culture, Garage Life, Randomness